Sushma Swaraj respectfully rejects Pakistan's invitation
New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday respectfully rejected the invitation from Pakistan to attend Kartarpur Corridor ceremony on November 28, saying that she has some prior commitments for the day.
Releasing a statement, Sushma Swaraj said that in her place Union ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri will travel to Pakistan for the groundbreaking ceremony.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had invited his Indian counterpart to attend the ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor, that links India’s border district of Gurdaspur with the historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, on November 28. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu are also among the invitees.
"On behalf of Pakistan I have extended an invitation to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Capt Amarinder Singh & Navjot Singh Sidhu to attend the groundbreaking ceremony at Kartarpura on Nov 28, 2018," Qureshi tweeted.