Former PM Manmohan Singh to go to Pakistan for the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor
Former Indian PM Manmohan Singh to go to Pakistan for the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor.
Pakistan had invited Manmohan Singh to attend the inaugural ceremony of the landmark Kartarpur Corridor in November and he has accepted the invitation.
The news was confirmed by the Punjab Chief Minister media advisor Raveen Thakral earlier today as he tweeted, 'Former PM Dr Manmohan Singh accepts @capt_amarinder’s invite to join 1st Jatha to Sri Kartarpur Gurdwara on Nov 9, will also attend Sultanpur Lodhi main event @550yrsGuruNanak'.
Happy to meet former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh ji at his residence today. Have invited him to join us on the 1st Jatha to Sri Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara & attend the main event at Sultanpur Lodhi to mark Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's #550thPrakashPurab. pic.twitter.com/CZw5bbeUDj— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) October 3, 2019
For the unknown The Kartarpur Corridor is an under construction border corridor between the neighbouring nations of India and Pakistan, connecting the Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib (located in Punjab, India) and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur (in Punjab, Pakistan). Currently under planning, the corridor is intended to allow religious devotees from India to visit the Gurdwara in Kartarpur, 4.7 kilometres (2.9 miles) from the Pakistan-India border, without a visa.
After Pakistan's invitation, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, 'Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the government should send an all-party delegation led by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to attend the opening of Kartarpur Corridor.'
However, Pakistan is scheduled to open the Kartarpur Corridor for Indian Sikh pilgrims on November 9, days ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Baba Guru Nanak on November 12.