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Imran Khan’s speech at Kartarpur Corridor groundbreaking ceremony, a real diplomatic high for Pakistan

Pakistan has taken a step towards peace!

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It was a historic speech by the Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan at the groundbreaking ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor. The vision he has provided with could pave the way forward for India and Pakistan peace.

The speech by Pakistani PM was a real diplomatic high. PM Imran Khan said that the Pakistani government, opposition, army and all institutions are on the same page for improving relations with India ‘friendly neighborhood’, consensus that trade, people and people contacts, religious tourism etc., needed to be urgently enhanced for benefit of the people.

Here within are the important points from the speech:

PM stressed that the core dispute between both countries is Jammu & Kashmir which can only be resolved through dialogue. Stated that unless better sense prevailed in India we may have to wait for Sidhu to become PM.

PM Imran Khan calls for settlement of Kashmir dispute with India. “The only issue between us is Kashmir, all it needs is just two capable leaderships to resolve this issue. Just imagine the potential we have if our relationships get strong”, said PM

While speaking at the Kartarpur groundbreaking ceremony, the PM has also emphasized that visionary leadership and will are needed to overcome the extremely difficult Pakistan and India relations. He further added that both countries had to move beyond point scoring and pull their people out of poverty and disease.

He also stressed that it would be madness to think about a war between two nuclear powers.
The PM also talked about the criticism which Sidhu has faced in India for visiting Pakistan.

“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 & brotherhood. He can come and contest election here in Pakistan’s Punjab, he’ll win”, said Imran Khan.

Navjot Singh Sidhu at the event thanked his friend PM Imran Khan for doing what couldn’t be done in 71 years and expressed heartfelt gratitude and thankfulness of the entire Sikh community for Pakistan.

Unfortunately, the reaction from Indian side was cold as always, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in a statement said, “For many years the Indian Government has been asking for this (#Kartarpur) corridor, only now Pakistan responded positively. It doesn’t mean the bilateral dialogue will start because of this, terror & talks can’t go together”

Here is how world reacts to the historic event on social media:

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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