Kartarpur Corridor opening a step towards regional peace, says Pakistani president Nov 12, 2019 0 945 12345 APP/AgenciesLAHOREPakistan’s President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday said durable peace in the region was an objective of Pakistan and the opening of Kartarpur Corridor was a step towards that.Addressing the Sikh yatrees at the Governor’s House, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan was committed to have peaceful relations with the neighbours and that was why he sent a message of peace and love across the border soon after taking oath of his office.President Arif Alvi was the chief guest at the Hi-Tea arranged by Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar for the Sikh delegates, who were in Pakistan to attend the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the opening ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor. Over 2000 Sikh yatrees from India and other parts of the world attended the Hi-Tea.Welcoming the Sikh delegates to Pakistan, President Alvi said Sikhism was a religion of peace. The opening of Kartarpur Corridor was a major initiative for regional peace as it would unite the people across the border.The Sikhs, who were a hardworking community, were faithful brothers for the Pakistanis, he added. Pakistan, he said, was a citadel of peace and would continue its efforts for world peace.The president said he had visited India to see the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holiest pilgrimage site for the Sikhs, which was built in 1589.First Lady Mrs Samina Arif Alvi also attended the ceremony and welcomed the female yatrees.President Arif Alvi also gave away shields to the Sikh yatrees, along with the parliamentarians and government functionaries who had worked day and night for the construction of Kartarpur Corridor.He also distributed shields among the local administration of Nanakana Sahib for renovating the city in connection with the birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji. RELATED ARTICLES DEADLY ‘BIN LADEN’ CAUGHT IN INDIA Nov 12, 2019 0 203 Farage withdraws Brexit threat to PM Johnson Nov 12, 2019 0 173 White House top officials asked me to undermine Trump: Nikki Haley Nov 12, 2019 0 525 Sri Lanka minister slams Facebook over ‘censorship’ Colombo: A senior Sri Lankan minister accused social media giant Facebook on Monday of censoring comments he made questioning the citizenship of presidential election frontrunner Gotabhaya Rajapakse. The .. Myanmar faces genocide lawsuit at top UN court The Hague: Myanmar faced accusations of genocide in a landmark lawsuit filed by Gambia at the UN’s top court on Monday over the Southeast Asian nation’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims, Gambia’s government said. Gambia .. Dozens detained in India over holy site social media remarks AFP New Delhi Indian police have arrested dozens of people for social media comments that allegedly threatened “communal harmony” after the Supreme Court awarded a holy site once used for a mosque to Hindus, officials .. Bolivia’s president resigns after losing backing of security forces La Paz: Bolivian President Evo Morales has resigned after three weeks of sometimes violent protests over his disputed re-election, as his allies denounced an alleged coup. “I resign my post as president,” the leftist .. Chile to amend constitution, a key demand of protesters Santiago: Chile has announced it will move to draft a new constitution and replace one dating back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship -- a key demand of protesters who have rocked the country for three weeks. The new .. ‘Positive step’ if Iran returns missing FBI agent: Trump DPA Washington US president Donald Trump has called on Iran to return missing FBI agent Robert Levinson. “If Iran is able to turn over to the US kidnapped former FBI Agent Robert A Levinson, who has been missing in Iran for 12 .. Sinn Fein slams Johnson’s vow to protect soldiers from prosecution London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson drew an angry response from Irish republican party Sinn Fein on Monday after he promised to protect British soldiers on military operations from prosecution under civilian ..