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Opening of Kartarpur border to bring opulence in region, says Sidhu

NAROWAL: Former Indian cricketer and member of Punjab cabinet, Navjot Singh Sidhu has said opening of Kartarpur crossing to bring opulence in the region, ARY News reported on Thursday. Talking to the newsmen after his visit to Darbar Sahib, Mr. Sidhu said Kartarpur border opening to help in settling decade’s long unresolved issues between both the countries. Terming the Kartarpur crossing opening, a landmark step taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan, he said, it will add its share in strengthening the economy of both the…

Sidhu arrives in Pakistan to attend Kartarpur Border Corridor ceremony

LAHORE: Former Indian cricketer, Navjot Singh Sidhu, has arrived in Pakistan to attend Kartarpur Border Corridor ceremony scheduled to take place tomorrow (Wednesday). Speaking to media after coming to Lahore through Wagah Border, Sidhu said he was grateful to Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government for giving him another opportunity to arrive in Pakistan for the border ceremony. "It was our wish for last 73 years which has now become a reality", Sidhu said with a smile brimming over his face.…

FM Qureshi invites Sushma Swaraj to Pakistan for Kartarpur groundbreaking

ISLAMABAD: In a positive development, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday invited his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu to attend the groundbreaking for the Kartarpur border corridor. Qureshi in a tweet said: “On behalf of Pakistan I have extended an invitation to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj @SushmaSwaraj ,Capt Amarinder Singh @capt_amarinder & Navjot Singh Sidhu @sherryontopp to attend the groundbreaking…

Sidhu expresses gratitude to PM Imran for opening Kartarpur border

NEW DELHI: Navjot Singh Sidhu, a renowned former cricketer and minister in the Indian Punjab, on Thursday expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Pakistani government for opening Kartarpur border. According to the details, Sidhu made a telephone call to senator Faisal Javed Khan and conveyed his sentiments saying that the Sikh community’s longstanding demand had been fulfilled by the Pakistani government. He said Pakistan's measures will bring peace and brotherhood among the two neighboring countries.…

Sidhu says travelling to Pakistan ‘better than visiting South India’

MUMBAI: Former cricketer and Punjab Congress minister Navjot Singh Sidhu doesn’t stop speaking his heart out, and once again he has stirred up a hornet’s nest in his country with a blunt statement. In his statement on Saturday, Sidhu said that his travel experience to Pakistan was way better than South India. The following remarks were made by the Congress leader while he was participating in the 7th Khushwant Singh Literature Fest in Kausauli. https://arynews.tv/en/pakistan-love-sidhu-embrace-hug-army-chief/ As per…

Sidhu telephones Faisal Javed, says “be ready for a sensational match”

ISLAMABAD: Well-wisher of Pakistan Navjot Singh Sidhu telephoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed few hours ahead of most awaited cricket match of Asia Cup. As arch-rivals Pakistan and India are about clash in one of the important matches of Asia Cup today, cricketer-turned-politician Sidhu made a phone call to PTI leader and asked him to stay ready to watch a 'sensational match'. "It is going to be a nerve wrecking contest in today's match," Sidhu told Faisal Javed. "Cricket between Pakistan and…

Sidhu urges India to reciprocate on Pakistan move to open Kartarpur border

As Pakistan announces earlier Friday to open Kartarpur border with India, the move was promptly appreciated by the former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who remained under fire by extremist Indians lately.  I have "no words to thank" Prime Minister Imran Khan, the former cricketer said, according to NDTV. "They are ready to open the corridor of Kartarpur Sahib on the 550 birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Ji. There can be no bigger happiness than this for the people of Punjab," Sidhu shared. The…

Imran Khan’s emphasis on peace through talks has affirmed hope: Navjot Sidhu

NEW DELHI: Embroiled in a controversy after his recent visit to Pakistan, cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has said that he went to Pakistan as a ‘goodwill ambassador’ and received a very positive message from people, politicians and friends, who desire peace in the region. "The way I was welcomed, it has reinforced my belief that relations between India and Pakistan may improve in the near future. "I have returned from Pakistan with such hopes. Mr. Imran Khan’s emphasis on peace through talks has only…

Sidhu receives support from Shatrughan Sinha over “hug controversy”

MUMBAI: Former Indian cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was highly regarded by Pakistani’s when he came to attend the oath taking ceremony of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Sidhu was overwhelmed with the love and respect he received on the Pakistani soil, but things have now turned sour for the former Indian cricket team player as his own country’s lawmakers and citizen are bashing him after photos of Sidhu hugging Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa came to light. After being under attack for…

Extremist group declares Rs0.5 million bounty for Sidhu’s head

As NewsX reported, Bajrang Dal, a religious militant organisation in India, has announced Rs0.5 million reward to anyone who will behead the former cricketer and Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu. Enraged over Sidhu’s presence at  PTI chief Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony in Pakistan, Bajrang Dal Agra District President, Sanjay Jaat, was seen announcing the reward for Sidhu's head in a video clip that has gone viral on the social media lately. Bajrang Dal also expressed displeasure over the hugs Sidhu had…