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Pakistan committed to open Kartarpur Corridor in November: Minister


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LAHORE, Aug 31: Minister for Interfaith Harmony Noorul Haq Qadri on Saturday said that Pakistan is committed to open Kartarpur Corridor in November 2019 regardless of the tense situation over Kashmir issue.

Addressing International Sikh Convention in connection with 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak, he said the initiative of Kartarpur Corridor was taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan to facilitate the Sikh community to visit Gurdawara Darbar Sahib Kartaprur.

Noorul Haq Qadri said the government will provide all necessary facilities to the minorities at their sacred and worship places.

He said the message of Baba Guru Nanak was the message of humanity, peace and love; which needs to be promoted in the world.

Addressing the convention, Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of opening Kartarpur Corridor is a great initiative of promoting interfaith harmony.

Pakistan committed to open Kartarpur Corridor in November: Minister

She said Pakistan is committed to ensure the provision of all basic rights to the minorities as per the teachings and principles of Islam. She emphasized the need for defeating the extremist mindset in the society.

Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said the oppressed people of Occupied Kashmir consider the Sikh community as their strength. She said every follower of Baba Guru Nanak will become voice of innocent people of Occupied Kashmir.

Meanwhile Firdous said fascist Modi is writing a gruesome chapter of tyranny and oppression in occupied Kashmir.

In a tweet on Saturday, she said India has made lives miserable for people in the occupied valley. Occupied Kashmir is completely cut off from the rest of the world as twenty six days have passed since the curfew was imposed there.

Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the Kashmiri people are faced with severe shortages of food items and medicines. Seriously sick and elderly people are also deprived of health facilities.

Dr Firdous said that Prime Minister Imran Khan while representing the true aspirations of the nation has expressed his strong commitment to firmly stand by the oppressed Kashmiri people.

Referring to the Kashmir hour observed on Friday, the special assistant said the entire nation under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan demonstrated unprecedented solidarity with the oppressed people of Indian occupied Kashmir.

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