Former India cricketer and Punjab minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu, recently travelled to Pakistan to take part in the inauguration of the much-anticipated Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims. Speaking at the event, Sidhu showered praises on his former cricketer friend, now Pakistan’s PM, for respecting the sentiments of 14 crore Sikhs.
Speaking at the event in the presence of Khan, Sidhu said that Sikhs could not repay the debt of the Pakistani prime minister for his generosity.
Meanwhile, a video of Khan inquiring about his friend Sidhu while taking a bus to visit the inauguration venue has gone viral on social media. In the video, Khan is seen asking his aides, “where’s our Sidhu? I am saying ‘our Sidhu.’ Has he arrived?”
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday flagged off the first batch of over 500 Indian pilgrims led by Akal Takhat Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib through the corridor.
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The corridor was thrown open for devotees coinciding with the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev. Speaking on the occasion, the Pakistani prime minister also raised the issue of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.