Pakistan, India Move to Open Historic Border Crossing for Sikhs

Pakistan, India Move to Open Historic Border Crossing for Sikhs

The reference to neither India nor Pakistan being in a position to "win" a nuclear war also raised eyebrows.

"It is not in our interest to allow use of Pakistan's territory for terror outside", Khan, who is celebrating 100 days of his government Thursday, said during an interaction with a group of Indian journalists here.

"The moment Pakistan stops terrorist activities in India, the dialogue can start but the dialogue is not connected with only the Kartarpur corridor", Indian media quoted her as telling reporters in Hyderabad ahead of the groundbreaking on the Pakistani side. "We want to move forward", he said.

Ms. Badal was in tears as she recalled that "lakhs and crores" of Indian Sikhs who had asked for making the Kartarpur shrine accessible to them.

"Opening of the Kartarpur corridor is a significant initiative by Pakistan which if seized by India could help bringing down the tensions and the beginning of some sort of process of normalizing of relations".

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Prime Minister Khan directly addressed the commonly held view that Pakistan's powerful military and intelligence services don't want peace with India, whilst civilian governments generally do.

Speaking at the Kartarpur corridor groundbreaking ceremony, Khan heaped praise on Navjot Singh Sidhu and said the Punjab Minister is a messenger of peace from India.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wedenesday asserted that the Army and political leadership in Islamabad were on the same page on improving ties with India. "I see it as pure symbolism and I don't see it as any change in either country's basic positions", said Ajai Sahni, the executive director of New Delhi based Institute for Conflict Management.

Whether Kartarpur will open new corridors of possibilities for the two nuclear-powered nations is a million dollar question.

He assured the Sikh community that facilities at Kartarpur Sahib will be even better for 550th birth celebrations for Guru Nanak Dev next year.

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'If those (France and Germany) countries managed to come together after waging such a big war in which so many people on both sides died, why can't we do the same? Khan also threw darts at Narendra Modi and suggested that Navjot Sidhu - the joker in the pack who can not tell a news conference from a stand-up comedy show - would make for a far better prime minister. Even if both Pakistan and India are willing to make peace with each other, the global powers involved in the great game in Afghanistan and the sale of billions of dollars worth of weapons to South Asian countries will never let peace prevail.

"I am grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who have been working relentlessly for the last seven months for this occasion", Badal said.

The fenced crossing dubbed a "corridor of peace" will link Indian border city Dera Baba Nanak, to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the final resting place of Sikhism's founder Guru Nanak in Pakistani Punjab. Qureshi also condemned the violence in Kashmir and said that Pakistan always stood with people of Kashmir and would always stand by them. "The only issue between us is Kashmir".

Pakistan denies supporting militants targeting Indian forces in Kashmir and in return accuses India of supporting separatist movements within Pakistan.

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