Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated on Wednesday that the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, from the Indian facet was an excellent improvement.
The minister’s remarks got here whereas he was speaking to the media exterior the Parliament. Pakistan could be internet hosting hundreds of Sikh pilgrims from India and around the globe for the 552nd beginning anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak from November 17 to November 26.
A day earlier, the Narendra Modi-led Indian authorities determined to satisfy the calls for of hundreds of Sikh pilgrims within the neighbouring nation and agreed to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor.
“I welcome Sikh pilgrims on behalf of the Government of Pakistan and the people of Pakistan,” the FM stated. “From today, Sikh pilgrims will come to visit their holy places through this corridor from 17 November.”
The overseas minister added that Pakistan was completely satisfied to have paved the best way for the promotion of interfaith concord.
“While Pakistan had reopened the Kartarpur Corridor on 29 June 2020 after a temporary suspension of about three months due to Covid-19 pandemic, India had kept the Corridor closed from its side for nearly 20 months, and has only now allowed it to be re-opened,” the overseas minister added.
Furthermore, FM Qureshi wished that India would rethink its angle and create a conducive setting in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) so that individuals may go to mosques for Friday and Eid prayer.
“I wish India would create the environment we are trying to create today,” Qureshi added.