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Thursday Oct 10 2019
Web Desk

Pakistan formally invites Manmohan Singh for Kartarpur Corridor opening

Web Desk
Former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh-File photo

ISLAMABAD;  Pakistan has formally invited former prime minister of India Manmohan Singh to attend the opening ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor on the occasion of the 550th Birth Anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.

Speaking at a weekly briefing, Foreign Office spokesman said decisions on other invitations are yet to be taken. 

"Let me also reiterate that Kartarpur Saheb project is expected to be completed on time and the opening will take place as committed by the Prime Minister of Pakistan," said the spokesman.

Kartarpur Corridor is a proposed border corridor between Pakistan and India connecting the Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur.

The inaugural ceremony of the landmark corridor is scheduled for November 9, 2019.

In November last year, Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone for the corridor, months after he assumed office after winning majority of seats in the parliament.

India's cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and other officials had attended the ceremony.