Kartarpur corridor opening is huge success for Pakistan: FO

Kartarpur corridor opening is huge success for Pakistan: FO

Kartarpur corridor opening is huge success for Pakistan: FO

He can come and contest election here in Pakistan's Punjab, he'll win.

If Pakistan can prove that it is India (and not a terror-exporting Pakistan) that is holding off the peace process, then it may be able to stave off some pressure and put some burden on India instead.

Earlier, in the wake of rising diplomatic tensions follwing a terrorist attack on an Indian Army camp in Uri of Jammu and Kashmir in September, 2016, India had announced its boycott of the summit, alleging Pakistan's involvement in the attack. "Past teaches us that we need to keep moving forward", Khan said. - AFP Visiting Indian Sikh pilgrims attend the groundbreaking ceremony in Kartarpur.

Pakistan's limitless capacity for treacherous behavior is matched only by India's bottomless ability to get surprised by it. India's outrage at being blindsided by Imran Khan and Pakistan army chief General Qamar Bajwa during the groundbreaking ceremony for Kartarpur Sahib corridor is in equal parts sad and amusing.

Reacting to India cancelling a meeting of foreign ministers at UNGA in New York, Imran Khan called it a "bad response" and the he was "really surprised".

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Thursday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government after coming into power had started taking initiatives and succeeded in saving the country from being bankrupt. "If France and Germany can leave their bloody past behind why can't India and Pakistan break the shackles of the past".

Khan, occasion of ground-breaking ceremony for the long-awaited Kartarpur Corridor to reset his country's troubled ties with India, made a strong pitch for better ties between the two nuclear-armed states and that friendship was the only option.

In a post captioned "With sedu pa g", Sidhu is seen standing beside Chawla, who is one of the prominent voices seeking a separate homeland for the Sikh community.

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The Pakistan prime minister appreciated the joy on the faces around him.

Thousands of Sikh devotees from India visit Pakistan every year to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.

Politicians on both sides have hailed the decision as an impetus for peace between the two countries that have fought several wars in their seventy-year existence. "Its a step toward peace which our region needs", Pakistani military spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor quoted him as saying.

As part of the Indian delegation that arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday to attend the ceremony, Navjot Singh Sidhu, former Indian cricket player turned minister, was greeted by Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar at Governor House Lahore.

A few months after rejecting Pakistan's proposal to open the Kartarpur corridor, however, the government in India has now suddenly approved plans to open a visa-free corridor for Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.

On Monday, Indian Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu laid the foundation stone for the construction of the corridor in India.

Moreover, it's plausible that both countries are looking to gain domestically rather than using the Kartarpur corridor development as an opportunity to initiate dialogue on more pressing bilateral issues such as deep mistrust concerning New Delhi and Islamabad's respective positions on Afghanistan and the issue of Kashmir.

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