Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday inaugurated the Kartarpur Corridor enabling a visa free entrance of Sikh pilgrims to Baba Guru Nanak’s shrine in Punjab, Pakistan. The 3 km Corridor connects Gurdaspur in Indian Punjab to Narowal in Punjab, Pakistan where Gurdwara Darbar Sahib (shrine) of founder of Sikhism is located.
The project being referred as ”Corridor of Peace” between India and Pakistan was completed in a record period of 11 months. Imran Khan at the beginning of his tenure had promised opening of the corridor and is being hailed all over for this gesture of peace.
Not just Sikhs from all over the world are ecstatic but general public from both sides of border is praising this step taken by Pakistan. Pakistani celebrities also came up to laud the Prime Minister for portraying positive image of the country worldwide. Here are all the tweets from celebs hailing Imran Khan and at the same time condemning India’s unjust actions in Kashmir and Indian Supreme Court’s verdict on Babri Mosque case on the same day of the opening of Kartarpur Corridor.
Two different nations and two different stories. You decide! (Abusive comments will be blocked and reported so don’t bother) #KartarpurCorridor Congratulations Pakistan for taking the road to tolerance and respect today. I am feeling really good today. #peaceistheway pic.twitter.com/j1nA1HOrJW
— Armeena Khan (@ArmeenaRK) November 9, 2019
A friend Zarmina, visited the #KartarpurCorridor and can’t stop raving its beauty & the fact that it was all completed in 8 months. Religious harmony & the facilitation to allow all faiths to practice their beliefs is key to peace. A warm welcome to the #SikhCommunity #Kartarpur pic.twitter.com/YTf410HupN
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) November 8, 2019
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) November 9, 2019
— Bilal Ashraf (@IamBilalAshraf) November 9, 2019
— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) November 9, 2019
Mr Prime Minister, thank you for leading with so much compassion and empathy. We as a nation are proud of looking up to you as our leader and a beacon of peace in the region. @ImranKhanPTI #PakistanOpensKartarpur #KartarpurCorridorForPeace
— Momina Mustehsan (@MominaMustehsan) November 9, 2019
Our PM just keeps knocking it out of the park! The opening of #KartarpurCorridor shows who we are as a nation & the direction our country is heading towards. There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that Pakistan is a dignified country of peace.Welcome our Sikh brother & sisters
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) November 9, 2019
The opening of the #KartarpurCorridorForPeace in time for Guru Nanak’s 550th Gurpurab is a real milestone. It’s a sign of true religious harmony & how open hearted Pakistanis are. All too often men build walls & not enough bridges .. 🇵🇰 #Kartarpur #Kartarpur2Khalistan2020
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) November 8, 2019
Must commend the efforts of everyone involved in the successful inauguration of the #KartarpurCorridor. Indeed a proud moment for Pakistan and a much needed step towards greater inclusivity, regional peace and happier people
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) November 9, 2019
— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) November 9, 2019
#KartarpurCorridor will be remembered in history as the unprecedented step initiated by Pakistan to promote regional peace and religious harmony.@imrankhanpti Thank you for showing us, and the world what a true leader is. #peacealways
— Ahad Raza Mir (@ahadrazamir) November 9, 2019
The verdict on #BabriMasjidCase cannot be viewed as unbiased since recent events have shown how India is titling towards hindu extremism. With hastags calling animal sacrifice inhuman on Eid Day, the condemning of McDonalds for selling halal food, not to mention the (contd)
— manshapasha (@manshapasha) November 9, 2019
As the #KartarpurCorridor opens, #Pakistan has won my heart. What a win for diplomacy and a lesson for the subcontinent. Respect and tolerance for each other is the only message that should echo in the region. Congratulations Pakistan!
— Ali Rehman Khan (@alirehmankhan) November 9, 2019
We at Pakistani Cinema congratulate the Sikh Community on this historical occasion and hope that opening of the corridor proves to pave way for peace and stability in the region with the actions being reciprocated from other side of the border