Cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s claim that Pakistan was ready to open kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims seems to have fallen on deaf ears.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that Pakistan has not sent any official communication for establishing a corridor to Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib located in Pakistan.
In a letter to Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Mrs Swaraj said, India has taken up the matter with Pakistan.
However, Pakistan has so far not agreed to include visits to Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib by the Indian pilgrims under bilateral protocol on visits to religious shrines of 1974.
Swaraj said over the past many years, Pakistan authorities have only allowed the limited number of visits of the Indian pilgrims to the Gurudwara along with the visit to other shrines in Pakistan.
Suehma assured Mrs Badal that India remains seized of the matter and will continue to take up the matter with Pakistan.