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Pak invites Swaraj to attend ceremony of Kartarpur corridor

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Islamabad, Nov 24:  Pakistan has invited External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj to visit the country to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Saturday.

A long-pending demand of the Sikh community to build a religious corridor linking India's border district of Gurdaspur with a historic gurudwara in Pakistan may finally be fulfilled with both the countries announcing that stretches would be developed in their respective areas.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the groundbreaking ceremony of the facilities at on the Pakistan side on November 28.

Apart from Swaraj, Qureshi also invited Punjab Chief Minister Amrinder Singh and cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to the ceremony.

"On behalf of Pakistan I have extended an invitation to External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj@SushmaSwaraj ,CaptAmarinder Singh @capt_amarinder&Navjot Singh Sidhu @sherryontopp to attend the groundbreaking ceremony at #Kartarpura on 28 Nov, 2018," Qureshi tweeted.

India's Cabinet had cleared a proposal Thursday to develop a corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab's Gurdaspur district to the International Border to facilitate Indian pilgrims to visit GurdwaraDarbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan.

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