Kartarpur, Nov 28: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for a corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.
Union ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri, and Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu represented India in the ceremony.
The foundation stone of the corridor on the Indian side, from Dera Baba Nanak to the International Border, was laid on November 26 by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
“Happiness I saw today was like of those Muslims who are standing 4 km away from Medina on other side of the border, but are unable to visit it, but when they get chance to visit it, the happiness they get is the happiness they are relishing today”, the Pakistani Prime Minister said while speaking at the event.
“The only issue between us is Kashmir, all it needs is just two capable leadership to resolve this issue. Just imagine the potential we have if our relationships get strong”.
While Sidhu stated “Both the governments should realise that we have to move forward. My father used to tell me that Punjab Mail went till Lahore, I believe that it can go further till Peshawar, till Afghanistan”.
While talking about Kartarpur Corridor, Harsimrat Kaur Badal got emotional.
She said that “When the wall of Berlin can be brought down, then hatred between India and Pakistan can be brought down too with opening of Kartarpur Corridor. It can be a new beginning in the name of Baba Nanak who said ‘na koi Hindu na koi Musalman lekin ek Onkar’.