CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday said Pakistan Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid’s disclosure that Kartarpur Corridor was the “brainchild” of their Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and it will hurt India forever had exposed Islamabad’s nefarious intent behind the initiative.
Singh expressed concern over this admission and said that in validating his stand on the issue, Rashid had completely bared the wicked design of Pakistan behind the Corridor, which India had hoped would emerge as a bridge of peace between the two countries.
Given Rashid’s revelation, the chief minister also urged his former cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu to be cautious in his dealings with the Imran Khan government. Bajwa had disclosed Pakistan’s decision to build the corridor to then Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu at the time of Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony, said Amarinder. “Imran had not even taken over, yet their Army Chief had spoken about this to Sidhu. How is it possible unless Bajwa was the one behind the decision,” asked Amarinder, recalling that he had pointed this out long back.
Singh took strong exception to Rashid’s remarks that “the Corridor would hurt India forever, which would forever remember the wound inflicted on it by Gen Bajwa with the Kartarpur Corridor.” Terming it an open and blatant threat against India’s security and integrity, he warned Pakistan to not attempt to indulge in any misadventure against India.