Kartarpur Corridor: Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri leave for Pakistan


Till the time we break the barriers of the past, blame game and point scoring will continue. He said: "We can't live in the past. There is no issue which can not be resolved", he said and reiterated that if India moves one step forward, Pakistan will take two steps forward. "Just imagine the potential we have if our relationships get stronger".

"If we want to do what we want to do, which is concentrate on fixing poverty, institutions, we need peace in the region".

Moreover, it's plausible that both countries are looking to gain domestically rather than using the Kartarpur corridor development as an opportunity to initiate dialogue on more pressing bilateral issues such as deep mistrust concerning New Delhi and Islamabad's respective positions on Afghanistan and the issue of Kashmir. Humans have reached the Moon. "If man can walk on the moon, what problems are there that we cannot resolve?" I want good relationship with India.

Khan said the civilian government and the Pakistani Army were on the same page on the Kashmir dispute.

"It's a confidence building measure but at the end of the day India and Pakistan are still at loggerheads". "What was his crime?" he asked. However, he added that "unless better sense prevailed in India, we may have to wait for Sidhu to become (India's) Prime Minister".

A day after the foundation ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor, Imran Khan asserted the he couldn't answer for the "past" when questioned about repeated attacks on Indian soil despite signing agreements.

Sidhu is a leader of the opposition party Indian National Congress and had recently visited Pakistan and called for restoring peace between the two neighbours.

Indian Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, left, and Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal, centre, make their way from the Indian side of the border at Attari to Wagah.

"After 71 years, a dream will soon be a reality".

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Talking to audience at the inaugural ceremony, Sidhu said "whenever the history of Kartarpur Sahib will be written, name of Imran Khan will be on the top", because it is a miracle which could not take place in 73 years, but happened within three months with Khan's initiative.

Pakistan earlier invited Swaraj for Wednesday's ceremony.

He said relations with China were solid and poised to further deepen as the two sides have given new direction to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Imran Khan in a recent interview to an English news channel has said that the consensus for talks with India should not be seen as desperation for talks while adding that he can't be blamed for the issues which his government has inherited in Pakistan with respect to New Delhi-Islamabad relations.

He also took to Twitter to post pictures of the foreign diplomats attending the ceremony.

Thousands of Sikh devotees from India visit Pakistan every year to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.

Pakistan is constructing a border terminal, which will have parking, immigration and medical facilities.

Swaraj had decline the invitation to attend the ceremony which laid the foundation stone for the corridor project linking Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur to Gurdwara Dera Nanak Baba in Gurdapur. After biometric scanning, they will be free to roam the gurdwara.