Sidhu Can Come And Contest Elections In Pakistan’s Punjab


Navjot Singh Sidhu can win an election even in Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday as he wondered why there was a hue and cry over the former Indian cricketer’s push for peace and brotherhood during his previous visit to the country.

Khan laid the foundation stone for the historic Kartarpur Corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur – the final resting place of Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak Dev – to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district to facilitate visa-free movement of Sikh pilgrims.

The corridor made headlines in August after the Punjab cabinet minister and Congress leader visited Pakistan to attend Prime Minister Khan’s swearing-in ceremony.

Sidhu was later criticised for hugging Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

“I heard there was a lot of criticism of Sidhu when he went back after my oath-taking ceremony. I don’t know why was he criticised. He was just talking about peace and brotherhood,” Khan said.