Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh urges Sushma Swaraj to take up Kartarpur corridor issue with Pakistan

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Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Friday urged Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj to take up with the government of Pakistan the issue of opening of the corridor from Dera Baba Nanak to Sri Kartarpur Sahib.

In a letter to Sushma Swaraj, the Chief Minister has expressed his desire to ensure the opening up of Kartarpur corridor before the celebration of 550th birthday of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, begins next year.

The Chief Minister apprised Swaraj that the Punjab Vidhan Sabha had passed a unanimous resolution on August 27, seeking uninterrupted opening of corridor from Dera Baba Nanak to Sri Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.

The gurdwara is situated around four kilometres westward from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of the Punjab province in Pakistan. 

Singh said that the Punjab government had time and again requested the government of India to take up the issue with the Pakistan government. 

The Chief Minister on August 20, through a letter had requested Sushma Swaraj to take up the matter with Pakistan.