Pakistan wins hearts of Sikh community world over

Pakistan wins hearts of Sikh community world over

ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has welcomed India's decision to send its two ministers to attend the ground-breaking of Kartarpur Corridor, terming it a positive response to Pakistan's move.

He expressed these views while talking to APP during his visit to the stall of Indian High Commission at the Pakistan Foreign Office Women’s Association charity bazar in Islamabad.

The Foreign Minister said India has responded well to Pakistan's initiative in its bid to bring the Sikh community closer.

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in reply to Foreign Minister Qureshi's letter has confirmed sending two ministers namely Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri to attend the Kartarpur event scheduled for Wednesday.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan has won the hearts of millions of Sikhs with a single but significant step.

He expressed confidence that Kartarpur Corridor would attract members of Sikh community to Pakistan from across the globe including the United States and United Kingdom.

He said the Sikh community will be greeted here amid sentiments of love and would take back positive image about Pakistan and its people.

Earlier, Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria received Foreign Minister Qureshi at the stall.

The Foreign Minister also paid visit to various stalls set up by other countries including China, Turkey, Japan and Central Asian states.