Kartarpur corridor opening a gesture of goodwill: Qureshi

Published: December 1, 2018
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Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. PHOTO: AFP

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. PHOTO: AFP

MULTAN  : Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said the opening of Kartarpur corridor was a gesture of good will, Express News reported.

The foreign minister added that regional stability is essential for economic prosperity while addressing the media in Multan. It is the nation’s collective desire to establish good relations with both our eastern and western neigbours.”

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Expressing gratitude towards the Indian government for its cooperation in the matter, FM Qureshi said the step was to honour the Sikh community’s desire to visit Kartarpur Sahib, one of the holiest sites in the religion and a mere stone throw away from the international border.

The corridor will allow visa-free access to pilgrims from the community to visit the Kartarpur shrine.

Referring to southern Punjab, the foreign minister announced that the government is making headway in regards to making the southern region of Punjab into a province.

“The government and the opposition are addressing legal barriers,” added Qureshi.

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He also reiterated the government’s commitment to bring back looted wealth from abroad. “The prime minister has established a recovery unit,” he said and added that the ruling party believes in abiding by the law and the government will continue its focus on accountability.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the Kartarpur corridor which connects Narowal’s Gurdwara Darbar Sahib to Dera Baba Nanak situated in India’s Gurdaspur.

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