Navjot Singh will attend the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor after obtaining authorizations, says his wife
AMRITSAR: former minister and leader of Congress Navjot Singh Sidhu He will attend the opening ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor if he obtains the necessary authorizations from the authorities concerned, said his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu Here on Saturday.
She said the former cricketer received a special invitation from the office of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for the event to be held on November 9.
" Navjot Singh Sidhu has applied for necessary clearances as he has received a special invitation from the office of Pakistan PM Imran Khan to attend the inauguration of Kartarpur corridor," she told the reporters.
Imran has said that Sidhu's presence is important since he had requested this corridor. If you get the required authorizations and permits, it will certainly go, he added.
"If our ties with Pakistan deepen after the inauguration of Kartapru corridor, then Attari border will also be opened, which is our next wish. If he gets permission from the Chief Minister and the Foreign Ministry, he will definitely attend the event," said Kaur.
Navjot Singh Sidhu 's visit to Pakistan in 2018 had drawn criticism from some quarters in India after he hugged the Pakistan i Army Chief General at the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan.He had earlier attended the ground-breaking ceremony of Kartarpur corridor but has not been included in the Congress delegation, which will be visiting the gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib on November 9.
Last month, India and Pakistan signed an agreement on the modalities for operationalising Kartarpur Sahib corridor, paving the way for its inauguration ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru nanak Dev.
The corridor connects the Dera Baba Nanak sanctuary in Gurdaspur in India with the gurdwara Darbar Sahib.