Sidhu thanks Pakistan for opening Kartarpur border

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Sidhu thanks Pakistan for opening Kartarpur border

KARACHI: Former Indian cricketer and PunjabCabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday welcomed the decision of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa to open the Kartarpur Border.
On the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, Pakistan has agreed to open the corridor to the Kartarpur Sahib situated at Narowal District of Punjab.
Applauding the decision, Sidhu said the people of Punjabcouldn’t be happier as opening the pilgrimage to Kartarpur has been a desire of millions of Sikh devotees.
He appreciated Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision of keeping politics separate from religion, adding that this decision will bridge the gap between the two countries.
“I thank my friend Imran Khan. They (Pakistan) are ready to open the corridor of Kartarpur Sahib on the 550 birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Ji. The desire of millions of Sikh devotees is being fulfilled.
There can be no bigger happiness than this for the people of Punjab,” said Sidhu.
“I will be part of the first lot of pilgrimage if I am allowed. My friend, Imran Khan, has made my life successful. He separated politics from religion,” Sidhu further said while talking to Indian media.
The Indian minister congratulated everyone on this decision and said God has answered the appeal of the people. He added that the decision was not related to his ‘hug’ with COAS Bajwa.