Pakistan to take yet another initiative to normalise strained ties with India
The first major breakthrough that has been on air is related to the opening of Kartarpur corridor. Punjab Minister Navjot Sidhu’s coming to oath-taking ceremony of Imran Khan paved the way for melting the ice on this subject.
*Interestingly, Indian Punjab Assembly has passed resolution to open Kartarpur corridor. It can be termed as the significant improvement towards better relations between two countries. Opening of this border will definitely be a vital step towards the progress in their relations and will be a ray of hope in bringing them together.* ------------------------------
Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, showing an optimistic and friendly gesture and even without Navjot’s demand assured him to open up this part of border for the convenience of Sikh pilgrims on 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
This corridor will connect Kartarpur Sahib to Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur. Kartarpur Sahib is the place where Guru Nanak Dev spent 18 years of his life. There are ample chances that negotiation to open this borders will prove fruitful.
Thousands of Sikh Yatrees visit Pakistan from India to perform their religious duty. Government of Pakistan gives them special treatment. Ajay Bisaria, Indian High Commissioner to Islamabad, has just recently Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara at Narowal to discuss relevant matters with local Sikh community.