Kartarpur corridor row: Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh urges Centre for quick resolution with Pak

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Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged the Centre for quick resolution of the issue of opening up of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor for preparedness of 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak Dev.

Singh said he had personally met the prime minister Narendra Modi and the external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and requested them to take up the issue with Pakistan.

Speaking to the reporters, Singh said that Kartarpur Corridor being one of the parts of the bilateral issues, it needs an active engagement from both India and Pakistan.

His urged comes a day after New Delhi rejected Islamabad’s proposal of resumption of dialogue, saying talks and terror cannot go hand-in-hand.

Moreover, the Centre said that the Pakistan is yet to officially communicate on the issue.

The Ministry of External Affairs also claimed that it has been raising the issue with Islamabad rigorously over the past few decades.

“The government is planning to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, in a big manner,” the Chief Minister said.