Kartarpur row: The corridor of infinite possibilities


Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the country's biggest issues is its current account deficit. "We need peace in order to speed up the development of our country", Qureshi said.

"There are United Nations sanctions of 1267 (resolution) on Hafiz Saeed".

On Wednesday, speaking after laying the foundation stone for the historic Kartarpur Corridor - 120 km from Lahore - linking two revered gurdwaras on both sides of the border, Khan had said: "If India takes one step forward, then we will take two steps forward toward friendship".

"The more people meet, the more they realise how much in common we have, and what we are missing by not resolving our outstanding issues." he said.

Indian External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj said that "unless and until Pakistan stops terror activities in India, there will be no dialogue", sending a clear message that Pakistan's peace overtures are meaningless gestures until all issues are resolved.

India and Pakistan made some headway in improving their relations by announcing to jointly-construct a border crossing for millions of Indian Sikhs who have long desired to visit the shrine of Sikhism's founder, Guru Nanak, which is nestled in Kartarpur, in the Narowal district of Punjab, almost five kilometers away from Pakistan's eastern border.

Referring to the strained relations between the two countries, he said a lot of mistakes have been made in the past by both the sides and said "the past is for learning lessons".

"Both India and Pakistan are nuclear armed". In the last few years, violence, including cross border shelling from both sides, has intensified in the disputed Kashmir region that both sides claim. He added that a major chance of breakthrough could only emerge after the Lok Sabha elections in India.

Maduro se compromete a solucionar problemas de la fuerza aérea del país
"A sacar plata de donde no tenemos , pero hay que tener nuestra aviación militar en el nivel más alto donde tengamos que tenerla", se comprometió el mandatario en medio del acto de condecoración a los representantes de esta fuerza .

Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has been making all the right noises about wanting to improve relations with India.

He says that it's too early to judge the Kartarpur Corridor as breakthrough in peace talks between India and Pakistan, but it surely one of the biggest confidence building measures between the two countries.

Seventy-five-year-old Gurcharan Singh was just a child during Partition in 1947, when his family left their home in the city of Sialkot, in modern day Pakistan, to head to India. We have found Kashmiri terrorists in Punjab.

No summit meeting of SAARC has happened ever since.

Praising Sidhu's effort for peace between the two countries, Khan said he had become very popular in Pakistan and if he ran in elections here, he would win.

"There is no doubt that when in the past, politicians like former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari gave such positive gestures; the questions used to be raised whether or not the military was on board with the civilian government".

The Kartarpur corridor is supposed to be completed and opened well ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of the Sikh guru on November 23, 2019. The corridor will facilitate the crossing of Sikh devotees from India to visit the Gurudwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in the Narowal district of Pakistan.

She also said the Kartarpur corridor initiative was not linked to the dialogue process with Pakistan.