NAROWAL- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday performed the groundbreaking of the long-awaited corridor connecting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur area of Narowal district to Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Gurdaspur district today.
A large number of Sikh yatris both local and Indian along with Indian Minister for Food Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Minister for Housing Hardeep S. Puri, and Indian journalists and foreign diplomats are attending the ceremony.
Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed, and Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi are also in attendance.
The event began with the airing of a film about the pilgrimage of members of the Sikh community to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib.
The Pakistan government will open the four-kilometre-long visa-free corridor on Baba Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary next year.
The project will be completed keeping in view the needs of the Sikh community.
Speaking about his cricketing days, PM Imran said, “There were two kinds of cricketers one who were scared of losing and took no chances and the other who took risks and were always successful.”
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.
PM Imran thanked those in attendance and vowed, We will keep improving Kartarpur corridor and next year you will see all facilities will be available there.
Prime Minister said that peace is the only way forward for India and Pakistan as it is foolish to think that two nuclear-armed nations can go on war.