Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti opined that opening corridors like the Kartarpur Corridor would “promote friendship” between India and Pakistan.
“It’s a very welcome step that the Kartarpur Corridor is being opened. I wish we could have more such corridors – Jammu-Sialkot, etc. These roots can allow people and goods to go across from these borders. It would promote friendship rather than animosity between the two sides,” Mufti told ANI on Tuesday.
Following delegation-level talks on March 14, experts from India and Pakistan held a meeting at the Zero Point of the Kartarpur Corridor to discuss technical details, including Finished Road Level, High Flood level.
The next meeting on operationalisation of the corridor will be held at Wagah on April 2.
Meanwhile, Mufti, while taking a jibe at BJP’s ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign, said, “This is for the first time in the history of our country, with our Prime Minister as the ‘Chowkidar’, you still have people like Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya and Mehul Choksi, who are looting the country with thousands and thousands of crore rupees and they have left the country. So, I don’t know what kind of a ‘Chowkidar’ you are talking about.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the “Main Bhi Chowkidar” campaign on Saturday, a day after which he and a number of other BJP leaders added the prefix ‘chowkidar’ to their respective Twitter handles.