NANKANA SAHIB: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said the entire subcontinent could become prosperous, if the dispute of Kashmir was resolved.
“After coming into power, I discussed with Indian PM Narendra Modi that the biggest issue facing the subcontinent is poverty and we could eradicate it through cordial relations and opening our borders for economic activities,” Imran Khan said while addressing the opening ceremony of Kartarpur corridor.
He said if the issue of Kashmir was resolved the whole subcontinent could boost its economy. “We want to get liberation from these issues.” Kashmir issue could be resolved through negotiations, he maintained.
PM Imran said the conflict of Kashmir had gone far beyond only territorial issue and it had turned into human rights crisis now.
“In a society of animals, there is no justice and humanity. The region would become prosperous once the issue of Kashmir is resolved,” he emphasized.
Imran said he did not have idea that what value Kartarpur held for Sikhs. “I realized it one year ago. It was as if Muslims could only watch Madina from a distance of few miles but could not reach it.”
He said a leader united people, he did not divide them through spreading hatred. He said Allah’s all Prophets were leaders and our Prophet Muhammed (SAWW) was Rehmatulill Aalamin (merciful to all the worlds).
The prime minister went on saying that Islam taught us that murder of one human was tantamount to murder of the whole humanity.
Former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu on this occasion said Alexander The Great had conquered the world through force, but Prime Minister Imran Khan had conquered hearts of Sikhs across the world through love by opening the Kartarpur corridor.
“I have seen big politicians with small heart, but Imran Khan has a big heart. He has created the history by opening the Kartarpur corridor,” former Indian minister of local government Navjot Sidhu said.