Former Indian cricketer-turned-government official Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday respected Pakistan’s choice to open the Kartarpur hallway for Sikh explorers in November.
‘I have “no words to thank” Prime Minister Imran Khan’, the former cricketer stated.
“They [Pakistan] are ready to open the corridor of Kartarpur Sahib on the 550 birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Ji. There can be no bigger happiness than this for the people of Punjab,” Sidhu said.
The former cricketer, who as of late visited Pakistan to go to PM Imran’s oath taking ceremony, likewise asked the Indian government to respond to Pakistan’s signal.
“I plead to the Indian prime minister and the External Affairs Ministry that if they have made an effort, you should also make an effort,” he said.
This “is not the time for religion-based politics”, Sidhu asserted.
“This is the message from Pakistan to the whole world. Don’t think that anyone can oppose this noble gesture,” he added.
Earlier today, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry declared Pakistan will before long open the Kartar Singh outskirt for Sikh pioneers and enable them to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur without obtaining a visa.
“A system has been formed for the pilgrims entering Pakistan,” Chaudhry noted.