New Delhi: A minister in Pakistan government has shocked India by saying the station at Kartarpur would have been named ‘Khalistan Station’ had it been his way.
The statement by the Pakistan railways minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has sparked controversies even as officials from India and Pakistan yesterday held “detailed and constructive” discussion on the Kartarpur corridor.
The meeting was held to will allow Indian pilgrims to visit Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib inside Pakistan through a dedicated corridor.
India has already conveyed to Pakistan that places of pilgrimage should not be used for separatist propaganda by anti-India elements.
Pakistan government had announced last year that it would provide land to Sikh organisations for constructing hotels in Kartarpur, Nankana Sahib and Narowal and a railway station in Kartarpur for the pilgrims.
The Kartarpur corridor was inaugurated by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on November 28, 2018.