While laying the foundation of the Kartarpur corridor, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that Kashmir was the only issue between India and Pakistan.
“The only issue between us is Kashmir, all it needs is just two capable leaderships to resolve this issue. Just imagine the potential we have if our relationships get strong,” said Khan, according to news agency ANI.
Earlier, Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Sidhu, who described the Kartarpur Corridor as a major opportunity to open the hearts of the people in the two neighbouring countries, said that violence must be stopped and peace should be restored between India and Pakistan.
Sidhu, who attended the ground-breaking ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor on the Pakistani side, said both the government should realise that they have to move forward.
Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone for the corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur – the final resting place of Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak Dev – to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district.
Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan is located across the river Ravi, about four kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine. It was established by the Sikh Guru in 1522. The first gurdwara, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, was built here, where Guru Nanak Dev is said to have died.
Khan also took umbrage at the criticism Sidhu was facing back in India.
“I don’t know why was Sidhu criticised (in India). He was just talking about peace. He can come and contest election here in Pakistan, he’ll win. I hope we don’t have to wait for Sidhu to become Indian PM for everlasting friendship betwen our nations,” asked Khan.