Union Ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Hardeep Singh Puri to participate in Kartarpur corridor ceremony

Updated - November 28, 2018 01:13 pm IST

Published - November 28, 2018 01:12 pm IST - CHANDIGARH

B.LINE:Minister of Food Processing Industries ,Harsimrat Kaur Badal during the  Curtain Raiser Press Conference for World Food India 2017  , in New Delhi ,on 16.10.17. Pic : Kamal Narang 

B.LINE:Minister of Food Processing Industries ,Harsimrat Kaur Badal during the Curtain Raiser Press Conference for World Food India 2017 , in New Delhi ,on 16.10.17. Pic : Kamal Narang 

Union Ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday reached Wagah border as they were headed to Pakistan for participating in foundation stone ceremony in Kartarpur for the “Kartarpur Corridor”.

The corridor, foundation stone for which is to be laid by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, would link Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib (in Pakistan) to Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur (India).

Before leaving, Mr. Puri termed the travel to Pakistan as momentous journey of his life, while Ms. Badal said it was a historic moment.

“It has been a long pending demand (corridor) of Sikh community. I express my gratitude towards Pakistan government. Everyone should welcome the decision of constructing the corridor. I am happy over the starting of work on the corridor,” said Mr. Puri adding that the Central government was working on the corridor issue and it’s preparations for several months.”

“We raised the issue at the bilateral level and then a decision was taken by the cabinet,” he added.

Ms. Badal said everyone had been raising the demand to open corridor for last over seventy years. “Now both countries have taken a step forward. It’s a historic day and an emotional moment.”

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