“I was delighted to meet with a delegation from the Sikh and Pakistani community to discuss the development of the Kartarpur Corridor initiative.
The Pakistani government announced that access to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur will be opened for Sikh pilgrims, in time for celebrations of the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak.
This is a big step for the global Sikh community, and also for Pakistani and Indian relations.
I would like to thank Yasmin Qureshi MP for organising this, as well as fellow parliamentarians for showing their support.
This significant milestone symbolises the cooperation between Pakistan and India and the potential to build peace between the two countries. I am hopeful this progress continues. Confidence building is critical for the South Asia region and this moment of positivity needs to carry on between India and Pakistan for the sake of their citizens “