In the face of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh deciding to grant the ground-breaking ceremony of Kartarpur corridor a decline, On the other hand Pakistan has hailed India’s ‘positive response’ on the subject of heated discussion.
Worth mention here the Pakistani media quoted country’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi as saying that India’s Ministry of External Affairs had “responded well to Pakistan’s proposal to bring the Sikh community closer”.
Ad per report in Pakistan-based The Express Tribune, Qureshi stated that “Pakistan had won the hearts of millions of Sikhs” with its decision on the Kartarpur corridor. He also added that the corridor would greet Sikhs from not just India, but other parts of the world, including the US and the UK.
Qureshi’s comeback came after Sushma Swaraj expressed her incapability to be present at the ground-breaking ceremony, which is going to held on Wednesday.
“Since I am unable to travel to Kartarpur Sahib on the scheduled date, Government of India will be represented by my esteemed colleagues Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Mr. H.S.Puri,” the External Affairs Minister had tweeted.
However, Minister of State for External Affairs General (retired) VK Singh clarified that not much must be read into Sushma not attending the occasion.