Opening of Kartarpur border ‘victory of peace’, says Pakistan

Pakistan’s Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday welcomed the Indian cabinet’s announcement to commence the construction of the Kartarpur corridor and called it a “victory of peace”, reported the Dawn.

In a tweet Chaudhry said:

Country’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan had already informed India of its decision to open the Kartarpur corridor for Baba Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary.

Earlier, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi headed Union Cabinet approved of the development of the Kartarpur corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district to the International Border.

“The Kartarpur corridor will be implemented as an integrated development project with Government of India funding, to provide smooth and easy passage, with all the modern amenities. The government of India will put in place suitable facilities for smooth passage of pilgrims,” a press release said.

Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh in a tweet said:

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