Sidhu to attend Kartarpur corridor ceremony

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ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday announced that Indian politician Navjot Singh Sidhu will attend the inaugural ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor on November 9.

A statement released by the party said that Senator Faisal Javed Khan held a telephonic conversation with Sidhu on the direction of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and invited him to the country on November 9.

“Pakistan has decided to send the invitation to Navjot Singh Sidhu for the Kartarpur corridor opening ceremony. Senator Faisal Javed Khan had a telephonic conversation with Navjot Singh Sidhu on the direction of PM Imran Khan and invited him to Pakistan on 9 Nov,” the statement read.

Sidhu had attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor earlier this year. He, however, is not a part of Congress delegation, which will be visiting the gurdwara on November 9.

The delegation includes former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Jyoraditya Scindia, RPN Singh, Asha Kumari, party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, Deepender Singh Hooda, and Jitin Prasad.

Last week, India and Pakistan had signed an agreement on the modalities for operationalising Kartarpur Sahib corridor, paving the way for its inauguration next month ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. The corridor connects Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur in India to Darbar Sahib gurdwara in Kartarpur, Pakistan.