Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the Kartarpur corridor and said peace is the only way forward for India and Pakistan.
The premier performed the groundbreaking of the corridor, connecting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur area of Narowal district with Dera Baba Nanak in India's Gurdaspur District.
Addressing the ceremony which was attended by Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, government officials, Indian ministers and foreign diplomats, PM Imran thanked those in attendance and vowed, "We will keep improving Kartarpur corridor and next year you will see all facilities will be available there."
The prime minister dispelled myths of differences between civilian and military leadership over friendship with India. “I want to tell you that the civil and military institutions are on the same page.”
He reiterated his inaugural speech statement that Pakistan was ready to take two steps if India took one. “The blame game and point scoring will continue. The past teaches you a lesson to forward.”
Recalling European history, PM Imran reflected that India and Pakistan may have ‘killed’ each other but never had there been a massacre similar to that between Germany and France. He said France and Germany were living with open borders despite fighting war. “Their leaders broke the chains of the past and initiated business and investments.”