New Delhi, October 19: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said that former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend the opening ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor. Qureshi, speaking to Pakistan's Capital Tv, said Singh has agreed to come to the event but not a chief guest but as an "ordinary man." Pakistan will formally inauguration the much-awaited Kartarpur Corridor on November 9, three days ahead of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.
"I had invited former PM of India Manmohan Singh. I'm thankful to him, he wrote me a letter and said, 'I'll come but not as a chief guest but an ordinary man.' We'll welcome him even if he comes as an ordinary man," Qureshi said. Kartarpur Corridor Online Registration to Begin From October 20: How to Apply? Documents Required, Pilgrimage Fee & Other Details.
Pakistan Foreign Minister, on Pak's Capital TV, on Kartarpur Corridor: I had invited former PM of India Manmohan Singh. I'm thankful to him, he wrote me a letter & said, 'I'll come but not as chief guest but an ordinary man.' We'll welcome him even if he comes as an ordinary man. pic.twitter.com/Kbx3ePhX2U
— ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2019
Earlier this month, Pakistan had extended an invitation to Singh for the inauguration of the corridor. However, there were reports that the former Prime Minister will not accept the invitation. Kartarpur Corridor: How to Reach Dera Baba Nanak to Visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan From Various Cities of India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the corridor- which connects Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab's Gurdaspur to Darbar Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan- on November 8.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who was also invited to Pakstan, ruled out his presence. He said that he would be leading the first all-party 'jatha' (delegation) to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara to pay obeisance.