POK’s ‘PM’ offered a corridor like Kartarpur for pilgrims
Raja Farooq Haider Khan, the ‘Prime Minister’ of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, said that there are about 600 pilgrimages to Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist sites in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), including Sharda and Ali Beg. Officials are planning to restructure these sites, which can be opened for the pilgrims of Jammu and Kashmir.
King Farooq Haider Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, said on Saturday that he has submitted a proposal to the Pakistani government, in which the kartarpur Corridor has been said to open religious places for Sikhs, Hindus, and Buddhists.
Haider said in a program in Mirpur that there are about 600 pilgrimage places of Hindu, Sikh and Buddhists in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK), including Sharda and Ali Beg. Officials are planning to restructure these sites, which can be opened for the pilgrims of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that with this step, with big boost of tourism in the area, the trust between the people and the governments of both the countries will also increase which will help dispute the disputes in the region peacefully. Haider said that he has told the Pakistani government that in the way the Kartarpur corridor has been opened for Sikhs in Punjab, in the same way, all traditional routes between Pok and Jammu Kashmir should be opened for religious travelers.
Significantly, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh termed Pakistan’s decision to open the Kartarpur corridor as a conspiracy of its army and ISI. Capt Amarinder Singh had said that Pakistan could misuse this corridor to re-create Khalistan movement and terrorism in Punjab.