Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu crossed the Attari-Wagah border into Pakistan on Tuesday and will attend the ground-breaking ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor the next day, saying no one from the Centre had objected to his visit.
Sidhu’s visit to Pakistan comes a day after he skipped the foundation-laying ceremony on the Indian side, saying he was not into any credit war. He had said that the “full credit” of the decision to develop and open the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara Corridor between the two countries goes to “friend” and Pakistan PM Imran Khan.
Speaking to reporters after crossing the border, Sidhu denied his visit would put the Congress in a spot as was the case with his last visit to Pakistan when his party had to explain his ill-times hug with Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa.
The foundation stone on the Pakistani side of the corridor will be laid by Imran Khan on Wednesday. The corridor would aid the passage of Sikh pilgrims from India to worship Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan which was built to commemorate the site where Guru Nanak Dev, the Sikhs first guru and founder of Sikhism, lived for 18 years until his death in 1539.