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“This is a cor­ri­dor of in­fi­nite pos­si­bil­i­ties, of peace, of pros­per­ity, of open­ing up of trade re­la­tions... The seed Im­ran Khan had sown three months ago has be­come a plant” Pun­jab min­is­ter NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU trav­elled to Pak­istan the day be­fore the coun­try’s prime min­is­ter Im­ran Khan was to lay a cer­e­mo­nial stone to mark the build­ing of a ‘cor­ri­dor’ be­tween the gur­d­wara in Kar­tarpur, where Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, lived out his last years, and Dera Baba Nanak in Gur­daspur dis­trict over the In­dian bor­der. The build­ing of the link, mooted for two decades, was given fresh im­pe­tus by Sidhu’s visit in Au­gust. Pun­jab CM Amarinder Singh turned down an in­vi­ta­tion to Kar­tarpur on the grounds that Pak­istan con­tin­ues to fa­cil­i­tate ter­ror­ism in In­dia. But Sidhu, re­fus­ing to be cowed down by crit­i­cism, was ef­fu­sive in his praise for Pak­istan’s lead­er­ship and the ef­fort to build the cor­ri­dor.

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