Imran Khan and Navjot Singh Sidhu’s posters were seen in Amritsar with a message, “Navjot Singh Sidhu and Imran Khan are the real heroes, for opening Kartarpur Corridor.”
An Indian Councillor, Marster Harpal Singh, who has put up the posters, said to ANI,
“We wanted to congratulate the people who made it happen, Sidhu sahab and Imran Khan. More posters are to be put tomorrow.”
The reason of this development comes as PM Imran Khan sent a formal invitation to Sidhu on November 4, asking him to attend the inaugural ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor on November 9.
The invitation letter for Sidhu reads,
“Enclosed please find an invitation for Navjot Singh Sidhu from Imran Khan, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for the inauguration ceremony of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur corridor, Narowal, Pakistan, on Saturday, 9 November 2019.”
Sidhu had earlier wrote a letter to Indian Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to grant him permission to visit Pakistan in order to attend the ceremony.
“It is brought to your kind notice that I have been invited by the Pakistan government for the opening ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor on November 9, 2019. As a humble Sikh, it shall be a great honour to pay obeisance to our great Guru Baba Nanak on this historic occasion and connect to our roots,” he said.”Therefore, I may be permitted to visit Pakistan for this auspicious occasion,” he said in the letter.
Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had recently said that the invites from Pakistan for the inaugural ceremony would have to seek political clearance.
Historic opening of Kartarpur Corridor is all set to take place in the month of November after both, India and Pakistan, signed the bilateral agreement on October 24.
Imran Khan will inaugurate the project on 9 November, three days before the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nananak.