NAROWAL -- An Indian minister on Wednesday hailed the groundbreaking of the Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan's Narowal district and called for peace between the two neighbouring countries.
Indian Minister for Food Harsimrat Kaur Badal, addressing the ceremony here earlier today, thanked the Pakistani government for the historic groundbreaking of the Kartarpur corridor and referred to the fall of the Berlin Wall as an analogy for breaking of barriers between India and Pakistan.
'If the Berlin Wall can fall, then the wall of hate between India and Pakistan can also be taken down,' a visibly teary-eyed Badal said.
'It is a historic day for the Sikh community. History is being written today. Distances are being erased today,' she said, adding that she had 'never imagined in her life that she would be a part of this historic moment.'
'After 70 years, the dream of devotees has come true. So close, yet so far. Millions of Sikhs like me now have got an opportunity to be invited here to Baba Gurdwara.'
Thanking Prime Minister Imran Khan, she said, 'Imran Khan's government did what didn't happen for 70 years.'
She added that when she used to watch Imran Khan play cricket she knew he would reach great heights.
'The corridor will increase love between India and Pakistan,' the minister, who arrived in Lahore earlier today via the Wagah Border as part of the Indian delegation, added.
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