Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan officially opened the historic Kartarpur Corridor on Saturday to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.
Imran Khan removed the curtains which were raised by hot air balloons and opened the corridor. A large kirpan was displayed at the site of the inauguration.
Imran Khan said while addressing the audience of 12,000 people including a friend of PM Imran Khan and politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and former prime minister Manmohan Singh, “I was not aware of the importance of the Kartarpur till a year ago.”
Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday as he congratulated the Sikh community on the occasion of the 550th anniversary of the birth of the founder of Sikhism, Baba Guru Nanak Dev, that the historic opening of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor proves Pakistan’s commitment to peace in the region. The PM said in his speech on the occasion of the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, “We believe that the road to the prosperity of the region and bright future of our coming generation lies in peace. Today we are not only opening the border but also our hearts for the Sikh community.”
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the unmatched gesture of goodwill of the Pakistani government reflects its deep respect for Baba Guru Nanak Dev and the religious sentiments of the Sikh community.
Imran Khan also gave credit to his government for finishing the Kartarpur Corridor in just 10 months.
" I had no idea that our govt is this efficient and capable to have completed #KartarpurCorridorProject just in 10 months " 😂😂😂
Posted by Josh-e-Junoon (Tsunami of Imran Khan) on Saturday, November 9, 2019
The Kartarpur Sahib Corridor, which connects Dera Baba Sahib in Gurdaspur, India with Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, Pakistan was opened on Saturday. This historic human-to-human initiative has brought a glimmer of hope for improving the tensions between India and Pakistan.
“This is the Medina of the Sikh community. I didn’t have any idea what place Kartarpur held in the hearts until a year ago. A leader always brings people together. He doesn’t spread hatred, and gather votes.”, the PM said.
The PM said while talking about Kashmir, “I asked Modi why can’t we resolve this issue. What is happening in Kashmir is beyond the territorial issues, it’s about human rights. Eighty lakh people are trapped by the Army. This is about human rights. They are being treated like animals. Peace won’t prevail like this. Because of this, all our relations have soured. If PM Modi is listening to me, then I’d say that peace prevails through justice. Give justice to the people of Kashmir.”
Listen to his whole speech here:
Prime Minister Of Pakistan Imran Khan Speech At Inauguration Of Kartarpur Corridor, Nankana Sahib, Narowal District (09.11.19)#PrimeMinisterImranKhan #Pakistan 🇵🇰 #KartarpurCorridor
Posted by Imran Khan (official) on Saturday, November 9, 2019