The acting Prime Minister of Punjab, Amarinder Singh, has refused Pakistan's invitation to attend the groundbreaking event for the Kartarpur Corridor across the border, continuing terrorist attacks in his state and the assassination of Indian soldiers led by Pakistani forces.
However, Congressman Navjot Singh Sidhu will be visiting Pakistan to attend the Kartarpur Border Corridor event. "I look forward to meeting you at this historic event and my application for permission to participate has now been submitted to the MEA," Mr. Sidhu told Pakistan's Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
In a letter to Mr. Qureshi, Captain Amarinder He also welcomed the historic event which he described as the cherished desire of the Sikhs around the world, but said he must "regret his inability to be present" (1
"The last attack took place last Sunday in Amritsar, a peaceful religious gathering in one of our villages where three men were killed and 19 were wounded, including women and children," said Captain Amarinder.
"I hope the Prime Minister (Imran K Han) will understand that under these circumstances I will not be able to attend this historic event in Pakistan, although my homage to Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib has always been my cherished dream, and hopefully it will be meets hostilities and murders are set, "said Captain Amarinder.
The planned corridor will connect Gurdwara Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan with Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab. "As you can see from the stone laid in Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib, from 1920 to 1929, my grandfather Maharaja Bhupindra Singh carried out flood protection measures to protect our Gurdwara, which was devastated every year by the floods in the Ravi River." he said.
Although Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj will not visit Pakistan, two of her cabinet colleagues will attend. India will send trade union ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri, said her office on Saturday while responding to an invitation from Islamabad to the event.