ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, while addressing the federal cabinet on Thursday, termed it unfortunate that Indian media has given Pakistan’s positive gesture of opening the Kartarpur border a “political colour”.
“Unfortunately the Indian media has given Kartarpur [border opening] a political colour, as if we did this to gain some sort of political mileage (…) This is not true. We did it because it is part of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s manifesto,” the DawnNews quoted Imran Khan as saying.
“We have religious sites that are important for Hindus and Buddhists; we should open them up and facilitate the people,” he added.
“The Sikh community has responded very positively to the effort (to open the Kartarpur border). It is to them what Madinah is to us Muslims. We hope that India will also respond positively in return,” Prime Minister Khan said.