Islamabad: Pakistan has categorically rejected the malicious Indian propaganda regarding alleged use of Kartarpur Corridor for business meetings.
In a statement today (Sunday), the Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said it is obvious that this concoction is part of New Delhi’s deliberate smear campaign seeking to undermine Pakistan’s historic initiative of opening the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor for Sikh pilgrims from India and around the world.
He said there is nothing new about India’s desperate bid to malign the “Corridor of Peace” and divert the world’s attention away from the grave injustices being done to its own minorities, especially Muslims, who are being targeted with impunity by Hindu zealots in utter disregard of all tenets of law and justice.
The spokesperson said Pakistan accords the highest primacy to the rights of minorities and ensures sanctity of religious places and revered sites of every community in the country.
He said just recently, Pakistan hosted over 2000 Sikh pilgrims from India alone who were here to participate in the annual Baisakhi festival held from 12th to 21st of this month.
He said the Sikh community around the world appreciates Pakistan’s commitment to inclusivity, diversity and promotion of religious harmony.