The Congress on Sunday announced that former prime minister Manmohan Singh would nevermore visit on Pakistan on the request of the government of the nearby country.
Congress spokesman Pranav Jha, however, told that Singh, as a pilgrim,
will be a member of the first jattha (group) that will tour the Kartarpur gurdwara on with other Indian dignitaries.
Manmohan Singh would nevermore visit on Pakistan, He stated if Singh had to go for the commencement ceremony, the request has to come from the Indian state and not on one from Pakistan.
“Remember, as a prime minister for ten years, he [Singh] never hit Pakistan even once,” said Jha.
Earlier in the day, Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that former Indian PM Manmohan Singh was welcome
to visit the November 9 Kartarpur Corridor inauguration as “a common man”.
Singh had earlier rejected Islamabad’s invitation to be the chief patron at the event.
“He is welcome even as a common participant,” local media quoted Qureshi as speaking on Saturday.
Qureshi said that all orders had finalised and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan would begin the corridor on November 9.
The corridor will link Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Punjab to Darbar Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan’s Kartarpur,
where Guru Nanak, the author of the Sikh religion, spent his final days.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is supposed to begin the Indian side of the corridor on November 8.