Navjot Singh Sidhu welcomes Centre's move to build Kartarpur corridor

Navjot Singh Sidhu welcomes Centre's move to build Kartarpur corridor

Navjot Singh Sidhu welcomes Centre's move to build Kartarpur corridor

The heritage complex at Sultanpur Lodhi, Pind Babe Nanak da will be developed to depict life in the times of Guru Nanak Devji. "Kartarpur corridor project with all modern amenities and facilities to be implemented with Central Government funding", India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted following the meeting.

"Commemorative coin and postage stamps to be released by the Government of India". The Union Cabinet has made a decision to develop the historic town of Sultanpur Lodhi as heritage town on Smart City principles.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today welcomed the Centre's decision to build and develop a corridor to facilitate Sikh pilgrims from India to visit holy Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan. On the other hand, the government also asked the Pakistani to built the corridor on its territory to recognise the sentiments of the Sikh community.

Highlighting on the key points for the development on the issue, Singh said that a High-Level Committee chaired by him will regularly review, monitor and oversee the implementation of activities to celebrate the anniversary of Guru Nanak. "It will build bridges, burn animosity and will act like a soothing balm for two neighbouring countries", Sidhu said in a tweet. Doordarshan will telecast programmes on Shri Guru Nanak Devji and the Gurubani. UNESCO to be requested to publish Shri Guru Nanak Devji's writings in world languages.

Sikh pilgrims wave from a special train as they leave for Pakistan from Attari Railway Station, Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018, to visit Nankana Sahib for celebrating 550th birthday anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji.


Even though Pakistan, on 19 September, had claimed that there was no formal communication with India regarding the construction of the Kartarpur Corridor, The Express Tribune reported that Pakistan has chose to begin the project later this month.

While Sidhu had said that the Pakistan government was waiting for an official request from India to open the route, Badal had claimed that Sidhu had deliberately made it seem like Islamabad was ready to let Punjabi pilgrims in, and that the delay was from New Delhi's side.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shahd Mehmood Qureshi said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone for Kartarpur corridor on November 28. However, I was shocked when I received the minister's reply, stating that there's nothing like that.

"We welcome the Sikh community to Pakistan for this auspicious occasion", the Minister added.

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