In a major development, Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that Indian Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been extended an invite to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur Border corridor.
It need be mentioned that Prime Minister Imran Khan is to inaugurate the groundbreaking ceremony of the facilities at the crossing on the Pakistan side on November 28.
The Pakistan Minister said that the former Indian cricketer would visit the country.
This will be Sidhu’s second visit to Pakistan this year.
The decision comes in response to a long-pending demand of the Sikh community to build a religious corridor linking India’s border district of Gurdaspur with a historic gurudwara in Pakistan.
The Indian government too has cleared a proposal to develop a corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district to the International Border to facilitate Indian pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur in Pakistan.>