LAHORE -UNS – Former Indian cricketer Novjot Singh Sidhu has welcomed Pakistan’s decision to open Kartarpur border with India, saying the move will lessen the gap between the two countries.
The cricketer-turned-politician, who attended the oath taking ceremony of Prime Minister Imran Khan last month, urged his government to normalise relations with Pakistan.
While addressing a press conference, Sidhu said no religion teaches animosity. “Pakistan has taken a step forward. Now it’s India’s turn to respond positively,” he added.
Sidhu appreciated Pakistan’s decision to open Kartarpur border for Sikh pilgrims and criticised those who are speaking against it.
He termed the decision as an effort to resume talks between the two countries. “Now, people can visit Kartarpur Sahib without visa. It’s a shut up call to the haters,” he added.
Sidhu, while recalling his visit to Pakistan, said, “I visited Pakistan with the message of peace and, in return, received unforgettable love.”
He thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for taking initiative to normalise relations with New Delhi.