Kartarpur opening

‘practical proof’ of Pakistan’s desire for peace: UN Chief                                  

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the Kartarpur Corridor was a practical example of Pakistan’s desire for peace and inter-faith harmony.

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made the remark during a visit to the Darbar Sahib Kartarpur Corridor, where he was briefed about the facilities being provided to the Sikh community by the Pakistani government.

The UN chief who was on a four-day visit to Pakistan was told that purpose of opening of Kartarpur Corridor was to provide an easy access to the Sikh community across the border.

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Speaking to the media, the secretary-general said the opening of the corridor was a good step and it would promote tolerance and inter-faith harmony.

Separately on Twitter, the UN chief called the Kartarpur Corridor “a corridor of hope, connecting two key Sikh pilgrimage sites”, adding that it is a “welcome symbol of interfaith harmony”.

During his visit, the UN chief held meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa besides attending a conference on Afghan refugees.

In his meeting with PM Imran, the premier apprised the secretary-general about Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.

In the meeting with the army chief at the General Headquarters (GHQ), Guterres and the army chief discussed the Afghan refugee problem and regional security.

Matters of mutual interest concerning Pakistan and the UN also came under discussion. During the meeting, Guterres said the United Nations’ resolutions on occupied Kashmir should be implemented.

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