Former Indian-cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday commended Pakistan for announcing a visa-free hall pass to the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims from India.
“They (Pakistan) are ready to open the corridor of Kartarpur Sahib on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Ji. There can be no bigger happiness than this for the people of Punjab,” said Sidhu.
Speaking to his local media, the Indian Punjab minister contended that this “is not the time for religion-based politics” and urged the central government to reciprocate on the matter. “I plead to the Prime Minister and the External Affairs Ministry that if they have made an effort, you should also make an effort”.
“This is the message from Pakistan to the whole world. Don’t think that anyone can oppose this noble gesture,” Sidhu asserted.