A day after the Union Cabinet approved the proposal to open the Kartarpur corridor, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he hoped that it will act as a bridge between India and Pakistan.
Underlining the strength of people-to-people contact, Modi said,”Had anyone ever thought that the Berlin Wall would fall. May be with the blessings of Guru Nanak Devji, this Kartarpur corridor will not just remain a corridor, but act as a bridge between the people of the two countries.”
While speaking at a function to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev at the residence of Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal in New Delhi, PM Modi referred to the Partition and said, “What has happened in 1947 has happened.” He said the issues between the governments and the armies would continue and only time will show the way out.
Earlier, Pakistan, after Indian approval had called it a ‘victory of peace’.
Moreover, Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary informed on Friday that Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu would arrive in the country to attend the ceremony of the Kartarpur Border corridor, according to a media report.