WOW! PAKISTAN PROPOSES BRIDGE ON RAVI TO OPEN CORRIDOR TO KARTARPUR
According to a news report in Ajit daily of 16-12-13 Pakistan has proposed to Govt of India to construct a bridge on River Ravi to open corridor to Gurdwara Kartarpur sahib. According to press report the Pakistan federal minister Ahsen Iqbal brought the entire peace plan in the notice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Ahsen told the media this plan will dawn peace in the region.
We believe any serious attempt for peace between the two Punjab or broadly speaking between India and Pakistan should begin from kartarpur. Kartarpur is a key to peace between India and Pakistan. It is the last abode of Guru Nanak. Kartarpur sahib where Guru Nanak breathed his last is spread in two countries i.e Pakistan and India. It is amusing to know that when Guru Nanak passed away Muslims build a grave and Hindus built a 'marhi' or Samadhi. Both these are in Pakistan, just four Kms from Indo-Pak border, in district Narowal. Further surprising that a third tomb does also exist and it is in India at Dera Baba Nanak i.e one Km away from border.
Guru Nanak is really a bridge between Islam and Hinduism. Let us build a corridor connecting the these three shrines and peace will dawn in this region.
Punjabis of this side are running a very peaceful campaign from the year 2001 seeking a corridor for visa free visit to Kartarpur sahib. The (East) Punjab has also unanimously passed a resolution requesting the Centre to take it the issue with Pakistan Govt. This is a great news as the Pakistan as taken initiative for this pious work. It will really be great if the peace movement is started from here.
MEANWHILE DR. NAVJOT SIDHU Parliamentary Secretary Govt of Punjab visited the Corridor site and assured us that she will henceforth vigorously pursue the corridor cause.