As praises pour in for Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan over the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor despite deteriorating Pakistan-India ties, a group of Sikhs has demanded Nobel Prize for the premier.
According to reports, several Sikh organisations, including “Sikhs for Justice”, have decided to launch a campaign seeking the Nobel Prize for Imran in a bid to make the world recognise his peace efforts.
The Sikh community, in this regard, will write a letter to the Nobel committee — a body responsible for most of the work involved in selecting Nobel laureates — wherein it will highlight the details pertaining to Kartarpur opening amid heightened Pakistan-India tensions.
It also plans to shed light on how the Imran-led government in Islamabad ignored all political differences between the two countries to facilitate Indian Sikh minorities and indicate Pakistan’s efforts for regional peace.
PM Imran on Saturday formally inaugurated the Kartarpur Corridor at a star-studded ceremony, paving way for Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit their second-most holiest site — Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan — without a visa.
“I am happy we could do this for you,” he told a gathering of over 12,000 devotees, including former Indian PM Manmohan Singh and cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu.
“Believe me, I had no idea of the importance this place holds; I found out a year ago,” Imran said. During his brief address, he also raked up the Kashmir issue and said it had resulted in 70 years of hatred between Pakistan and India.