On the issue of foundation stone for the religious corridor between India and Pakistan, Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu will share stage with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Known as the Kartarpur corridor, it is aimed at linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev in Pakistan, to Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur.
On the occasion, Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa too will remain present.
The grand event will take place amid differences between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu who accepted Pakistan’s invite.
Meanwhile, the Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj declined Pakistan’s invite last week and also stressed that any scope for bilateral talks need total curb in terror infra across the border.
“Terror and talks can’t go together,” Ms Swaraj told reporters in Hyderabad, announcing that India will not participate in the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) summit in Pakistan.
Diplomats from several countries and several members of the Sikh from across the world will attend today’s ceremony.
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib is located across the Ravi river in Pakistan and is just about four km from the gurdwara in Pakistan. >