Can’t wait for Sidhu to become Indian Prime Minister: Imran Khan

Lahore | Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday stated Navjot Singh Sidhu should become the Indian Prime minister for improving the relation between both India and Pakistan.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor the Cricketer turned politician said,”Happiness I saw today was like of those Muslims who are standing 4 km away from Medina on other side of the border, but are unable to visit it, but when they get chance to visit it, the happiness they get is the happiness they are relishing today.”

Responding to the controversy regarding Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu visit to Pakistan, Khan said,” I heard there was a lot of criticism of Sidhu when he went back after my oath-taking ceremony. I don’t know why was he criticised.” Khan further added that Sidhu can come and contest election here in Pakistan’s Punjab, he’ll win. The Pakistani PM further proposed that Sidhu should become Indian prime minister for the betterment of India-Pakistan relation. He said,”I hope we don’t have to wait for Sidhu to become Indian PM for everlasting friendship between our nations.”

Raising the issue of Kashmir at the event, Khan said, “The only issue between us is Kashmir, all it needs is just two capable leadership to resolve this issue. Just imagine the potential we have if our relationships get strong.”

Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday accepted Pakistan’s invite to attend the ground-breaking ceremony of a corridor to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara across the border saying this initiative would open “the borders of hearts and the mind”. Earlier on Monday Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Amarinder Singh laid the foundation stone for the Kartarpur Sahib corridor, which will facilitate easy passage to Sikh pilgrims to the historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan. The decision to build the passage — from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district to the International Border — was taken by the Union Cabinet on November 22.

Kartarpur is located in Shakargarh in Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab. Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, had spent more than 18 years of his life there.

The Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara is located on the banks of the Ravi river, about three-four km from the border in Pakistan.

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