Imran Khan invites Navjot Sidhu for Kartarpur Sahib corridor ceremony


"The resolution is a comprehensive document that contains detailed information on plans for the celebration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, not just on the corridor".

The government expressed grave concern that this is the third consecutive visit in which Indian officials have not been allowed to meet Sikh pilgrims visiting Pakistan "on the pretext of security".

His tweet came on the heels of Indian government's endorsement of Pakistan's offer to open Kartarpur border to facilitate Sikh pilgrims travelling to Pakistan. Global seminar on the life and teachings of Shri Guru Nanak Devji to be organised in New Delhi.

Singh also hailed the Centre's move to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on a grand scale, globally, and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for acceding to his personal requests in this regard. "Doordarshan to telecast programmes on Shri Guru Nanak Devji and Gurubani", Singh said further.

According to the details, Sidhu made a telephone call to senator Faisal Javed Khan and conveyed his sentiments saying that the Sikh community's longstanding demand had been fulfilled by the Pakistani government.

The Centre will also release commemorative coin and postage stamps for the occasion, and the Indian Railways will run a train that will pass through all the holy sites associated with Guru Nanak Dev.

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Imran Khan has invited former Indian cricketer to visit Pakistan to attend the ground-breaking ceremony of Kartarpur border corridor with India on November 28.

On 9 September, Sidhu had written to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, urging her to "make every possible effort" on the corridor to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur. It said the access was denied despite the Pakistan Foreign Ministry granting them prior travel permission.

Union Cabinet Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal wasted no time to take credit for her party "persistent requests" behind the decision.

Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, Kartarpur corridor project with all modern amenities and facilities will be implemented with Central Government funding.

"We welcome the Sikh community to Pakistan for this auspicious occasion", the Minister added.

Amarinder Singh said that he was not against Sidhu's Pakistan visit but the way he hugged Bajwa apeared as if he has forgotten the sacrifices of Indian soldiers.