Published: Sat, December 01, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Katarpur corridor: A road to peace between India and Pakistan?

Katarpur corridor: A road to peace between India and Pakistan?

Indian VP Naidu (3L), Union ministers Nitin Gadkari (6L) and Hardeep Singh Puri (5R), Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore (2L), and other officials stand for the national anthem during the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the planned Dera Baba Nanak-Kartarpur Sahib road corridor to the Pakistan border, at Dera Baba Nanak, Nov. 26, 2018.

He recalled that "Imran Khan said he will take two steps for every one step India takes". However, he added that "unless better sense prevailed in India, we may have to wait for Sidhu to become (India's) Prime Minister".

The prime minister went on to say that the situation in Pakistan wont change until we continue to import goods and not export goods. It will provide year round visa-free access to Sikh pilgrims from India after more than seven decades.

I'm aware of reports on this Kartarpur corridor.

Speaking to Indian reporters in Islamabad on the completion of 100 days of his government, Khan said that people in Pakistan want peace with India and he will be happy to meet Modi and talk to him on any issue.

Imran Khan said that instead of seeking loan, we demanded technology from the Chinese government, adding that the country progress when technologyis transferred.

'If those (France and Germany) countries managed to come together after waging such a big war in which so many people on both sides died, why can't we do the same?

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Even as the Indian cabinet approved the building of the corridor, Delhi on Wednesday dismissed the resumption of bilateral talks.

Reacting to a reference to Kashmir by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran that the only issue between India and Pakistan is Kashmir, and it all needs is just two capable leadership to resolve this issue, the Ministry of External Affairs India said that its "deeply regrettable" and he chose to politicise a "pious moment".

She also declined an invitation from Islamabad for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the upcoming SAARC summit in the capital by categorically saying that "we will not participate in SAARC". "One fails to understand why allowing people pilgrimage to Guru Nanak Dev ji's birth place would assume such undertones".

The Pakistan foreign minister said the new government has now carved out from scratch the country's foreign policy priorities.

He said relations with China were solid and poised to further deepen as the two sides have given new direction to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Pakistan denies supporting militants targeting Indian forces in Kashmir and in return accuses India of supporting separatist movements within Pakistan.

Chief of Pakistan's army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, attended the ground breaking ceremony and termed the opening of Kartarpur corridor a "step towards peace", which the region needed.

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