COAS General Qamar Bajwa give a strong blow to India which Delhi will remember for ever
ISLAMABAD - The opening of the historic Kartarpur corridor was the brainchild of Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and it will hurt India for ever, a top Pakistani minister claimed on Saturday.
On November 9, Pakistan Prime Minister Khan inaugurated the Kartarpur corridor to facilitate the visa-free entry of Indian Sikh pilgrims to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev.
While inaugurating the corridor, Imran Khan had told a gathering of over 12,000 devotees: "I had no idea of the importance this place holds. I found out a year ago. I am happy we could do this for you." by Taboola link: Sponsored Links link: You May Like link a Job in Dubai from India Might Be Easier Than You ThinkJobs in Dubai | Search Ads link
However, Pakistan's Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid, a known motormouth considered to be a close aide of Prime Minister Khan, contradicted the government's claim on Saturday when he told reporters here that the opening of the corridor was the brainchild of Army chief General Bajwa and asserted that it will hurt India for ever.
"India will remember forever the kind of wound inflicted on it by Gen Bajwa by opening Kartarpur corridor," he said.
"Gen Bajwa strongly hit India by opening the corridor. Through this project, Pakistan has created a new environment of peace and won itself love of the Sikh community," he said.
Rashid claimed that the Indian media "played up" the issue of General Bajwa's extension.
"The Imran Khan government has three more years and Bajwa has got three years in extension and not six months. So our government will complete its tenure," he said, indirectly referring that General Bajwa is here to back Prime Minister Imran Khan's government.
General Bajwa did not attend the Kartarpur corridor's opening ceremony apparently to avoid any controversy. In the ground breaking ceremony on November 28 last year, the hug of Congress leader Sidhu with General Bajwa had sparked a controversy.