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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called Navjot Singh Sidhu as “hamaara Sidhu” while asking about his arrival at the Kartarpur corridor opening ceremony on November 9.
While former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh led the first delegation of Sikh pilgrims as they entered Pakistan through the Kartarpur corridor and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh too was part of the ‘jatha.’ But more interestingly Sidhu was the chief guest at the opening ceremony in Pakistan since he was invited by Imran Khan.
The Kartarpur corridor connects Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, which is the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev.
— Geeta Mohan گیتا موہن गीता मोहन (@Geeta_Mohan) November 10, 2019
Along with other officials, Khan arrived at the inauguration ceremony in the shuttle service being used by pilgrims. In a video that has gone viral, Imran Khan, while in the shuttle, asked for Sidhu, saying, “Achcha hamaara woh Sidhu kidhar hai? Main keh raha hoon hamaara Sidhu.”
The video has had several thousand likes.
Ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Imran Khan inaugurated the Kartarpur corridor in Punjab province of Pakistan. The corridor will pave the way for thousands of Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.
During his speech at the opening ceremony in Pakistan, Sidhu thanked Pakistan PM Imran Khan and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“It is the first time since partition that the boundaries have been dismantled. No one can deny my friend Imran Khan’s contribution. I thank Modi ji also for it. I am sending a Munnabhai MBBS-style hug to you Modi sahab for this,” Sidhu said.