B.S GorayaNov 24, 2005
Corridor to Kartarpur be Opened: Pak MP In Jalandhar
Photo -1. Begum Riffat Javald Kahlon and her husband
Col Javald Kahlon (retd) being welcomed In Jalandhar.
Photo-2:Begum riffat Kahlon and Her Husband being
presented a photo of golden Temple by Jathedar Wadala
and Baba Sewa Singh
EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE: Jalandhar, NOV 23
THE Minority Standing Committee of the Pakistan
National Assembly has forwarded a proposal to the
government for having an open corridor to Kartarpur
Sahib located in Pakistan. And the Pak government
would accept the proposal soon. This was stated by
member of the Minority Standing Committee Riffat
Javaid Kahlon here today.
Riffat, who belongs to the ruling Muslin League party
from Narowal area in Pakistan, was accompanied by her
husband Col Javaid Kahlon (retd).
She said the Indian government should also consider
the proposal to respect the religious feelings of the
"This matter is getting delayed because of the
national security concerns," she added. About the
Indo-pak peace process, she said the response from
India was not up to desirable levels.
About the opening of the Wagah border, her husband
said it would be opened soon, as Pak wants to increase
trade between the two countries. Welcoming' quake
relief efforts of India, Riffat said the Kashmir
problem should be solved soon.'
The following is translation of News in Jagbani
(Punjabi) published from Jalandhar
PAKISTAN PROPOSES PERMANENT OPENING OF CONTROL LINE
Jalandhar Nov.23 (Dhawan)
Begum Riffat Javald Kahlon member National Assembly
Pakistan has proposed permanent opening of control
line in Kashmir to Govt of India. Accompanied by her
husband Colonel Javed Safdar Kahlon Begum Riffat is on
a private tour to India on the invitation of Jathedar
Kuldip Singh Wadala. Speaking to the mediamen she said
though India has responded to the Pakistan peace offer
but Kashmir becomes a stumbling bloc.
She said opening of control line for relief supplies
to the quake victims is a positive gesture but there
is a need that it should be permanently opened so that
the Kashmiris get relief.
Begum Kahlon informed that permanent committee on
minorities of the National Assembly Pakistan has
recommended an open corridor to gurdwara Kartarpur
sahib for the pilgrims. We have also made
recommendations on the visa relaxation to Hindu
pilgrims of Katasraj. The Govt is yet to decide on our
recommendations, she said.
She said Wahga border will be opened within a year for
trade. She said relations between India and Pakistan
have improved yet in the peace process India raises
obstacles from time to time. She said in the whole
world countries are coming closure to each other and
in this changed scenario India and Pakistan should
resolve Kashmir issue.
On this occasion Jathedar Wadala demanded that keeping
in view the goodwill gestures Govt of India should
attempt to see that Corridor to Kartarpur sahib is granted.
Amritsar, East Punjab (India)