NAROWAL: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that Pakistan and India should move forward by leaving ‘bitter’ experiences of past behind, ARY News reported.
Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony of Kartarpur Border aimed to facilitate Sikh pilgrims in performance of their rituals, the prime minister said, both [Pakistan and India] committed mistakes in the past but “we need to stop living in the past for the better and prosperous future of the people of both the countries.”
Highlighting the Kashmir issues, the prime minister said, the issue can be resolved, if India sits together on decades long unresolved issues, “Pakistan will take two steps forward, if India takes ones”, he continued.
Ruling out the chances of war between the two countries, he said “its foolish to think that there will be a war between the two nuclear countries, issues can be resolved on the table of talks, he maintained.
Its foolish to think that there will be a war between the two nuclear countries, issues can be resolved on negotiation table: Imran Khan
On the occasion, PM Imran thanked the Indian minister and foreign delegates for attending the historic event. “The happiness that Muslims feel after arriving in Medina, the same I can see on the faces of Sikh community today,” PM said to the Sikh delegates.
Mr. Khan said, we will keep improving Kartarpur corridor and in the next year, you will see all facilities will be available there,” he vowed.
The prime minister underlined the need of opening of the borders in order to eradicate poverty from both the countries.
Speaking about his cricketing days, PM Imran said, “There were two kinds of cricketers — one who were afraid of losing and took no chances and the others who took risks and were always successful.”
“Pakistan will take two steps forward, if India takes ones”, PM Khan said
The premier continued that when he entered politics he also came across two kinds of politicians. “One who sacrificed the public good for their own benefit and the other who thought about the society, did not spread hate, took chances and big decisions as well.”
Earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan had laid the foundation stone of Kartarpur Corridor which will link Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan with India’s Gurdaspur district.
The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other government officials.