Sushma accepts Pakistan’s invitation to Kartarpur corridor ceremony, Harsimrat Kaur & Hardeep Puri to represent India

Sushma Swaraj (File Photo)

Union Ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Puri will represent India in Kartarpur corridor groundbreaking ceremony in Pakistan as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has declined the invitation extended to her by her counterpart.

Sushma in her reply to an invitation from Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday said since she was unable to travel to Katarpur Sahib on the scheduled date, Government of India will be represented by her colleagues Mrs.Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Mr.H.S.Puri.

 

Qureshi took to Twitter late on Saturday to extend an invitation to three politicians – Sushma Swaraj, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh and state minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to join the Kartarpur corridor ceremony on the Pakistan side of the international border on November 28.

On Thursday, both India and Pakistan had announced separately that they will make corridors on their sides of the border to enable the pilgrims to visit Kartarpur Gurudwara.

The Gurudwara is built at the site where Guru Nanak died. The move came ahead of the celebration of 550th celebration of Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary in 2019.

Updated on : Nov 24, 2018 at 23:44 IST

By EP Web Desk

(With Inputs From IANS)

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