The Pakistani prime minister has said that India and Pakistan should learn lessons from the past to resolve the differences over Jammu and Kashmir while asserting that if India takes one step forward then Pakistan will take two steps forward toward friendship during the foundation laying ceremony of a pilgrimage corridor.
Talking to Arab News, he said: "After all, we have concerns about Khalistanis in Canada, yet we have a relationship with Canada".
The Kartarpur corridor is a 3-km long road network that connects Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan to Gurdaspur in India's Punjab.
All we need is just two leaderships on both sides of the border to solve this issue.
"#Kashmir finds a mention at the groundbreaking of the #KartarpuraCorridor".
"If India takes one step forward, we will take two steps forward in friendship", he reiterated. "Makes it sound so simple", Omar wrote on twitter.
Last week, India gave the go-ahead to Pakistan's proposal to build the Kartarpur corridor to facilitate Sikh pilgrims wishing to visit the place that holds religious significance for the Sikh community.
Top civil and military leaders - including General Qamar Javed Bajwa - foreign diplomats and a large number of Sikh pilgrims turned up at the groundbreaking ceremony where popular Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and Union Ministers Hardeep Puri and Harsimrat Kaur Badal were also in attendance.
The decision to open the Kartarpur border was made after Imran Khan assumed office in August; Navjot Singh Sidhu was invited for the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief.
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"Where Pakistan and India stand today, we have seen such a situation for 70 years now", Imran Khan said.
Pushing his call for peace between the nations, Khan cited the example of France and Germany France and Germany, which were on opposite sides of the battleground during the Second World War.
The Army chief said every time peace returned to Kashmir, it was used by terrorist groups to regroup.
He vowed to improve the facilities at the Kartarpur gurdwara.
Gen. Rawat said the common identity on either side of Kashmir had been "gradually eroded" as Pakistan had changed the demography of PoK. Indian intelligence blamed Pakistan based terrorists for orchestrating the attacks.
Sikhs from India have traveled to Pakistan to pay homage at the shrine for years but the trip is a hard one to make due to a contentious relationship and security concerns.
Pakistan had invited External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who thanked her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi for the invite and said she was unable to travel to Kartarpur Sahib due to prior commitments.
After his return, Sidhu said that Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa had told him that Pakistan may open a corridor to Kartarpur Sahib. Pakistan has warmly welcomed and initiated the ground-breaking ceremony and extended their hands in welcome to the Indian ministers and journalists on the occasion.