Navjot Singh Sidhu again ready to visit Pakistan after accepting another invitation
By Sandy - Nov 25, 2018 11:42 am
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Former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has turned politician, has accepted another invitation from the new Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Pakistan once again.

Navjot Singh Sidhu

This time the former World Cup-winning Pakistan captain and the new Pakistan PM Imran Khan has invited his close friend Navjot Singh Sidhu to visit Pakistan for the opening ceremony of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor with India on November 28.

Recently, India and Pakistan have mutually agreed to construct the corridor on their respective sides so that the Sikh community could worship at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib during the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in November next year.

While the Pakistan PM will lay the foundation stone for the corridor in their side on November 28, India has scheduled to lay the foundation stone for the corridor in their side on November 26 in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

Earlier in this August, Sidhu attended Imran Khan’s oath ceremony as Pakistan PM with a special gift – Kashmiri shawl. In that occasion, Sidhu got mixed reactions from the nation as some Indians criticised him for his attendance in that ceremony.

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However, Sidhu is ready to visit Pakistan once again in this year and feels grateful to both governments.

The former Indian batsman said according to media reports, “All the formalities related to my visit have been done with. The visa is ready and I am about to submit my passport. I am so happy. I don’t have words to express my joy. Whatever was lost in 1947 will now get compensated. I am really grateful to the governments of both nations. Especially Imran Khan. He is such a learned man. And sorted. He knows the value of these things.”

Meanwhile, according to India Today, Sidhu said, “That is why I went there in August. My hug worked. The opening of the corridor will bring the two nations closer. What hadn’t been possible in past 75 years has happened in the last three months.”