Chandigarh: Defending his earlier stand on the opening of Kartarpur corridor by Pakistan, Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday thanked his “friend” Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for enabling the opening of the religious corridor. The Kartarpur corridor will allow pilgrims from India to go to a gurdwara in Pakistan, close to the India-Pakistan border, which is associated with Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.
Sidhu even claimed that the Pakistan government had invited the government of India for talks on the Kartarpur corridor issue. “See what my friend has done. I thank you Khan Saab (Imran Khan) a million times for doing this,” Sidhu said, adding that things happened with the blessings of Guru Nanak. Sidhu took a dig at those, meaning the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which criticized him for his statements earlier on the issue (IANS)