Navjot Singh Sidhu Representing between India and Pakistan - Highlights By: Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch

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Navjot Sidhu said he has brought "a message of love" to Pakistan as a goodwill ambassador of India: NDTV



1. Are the critics of Navjot Singh Sidhu for Representing between India and Pakistan criticizing the Ministry of External Affairs or External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj?



2. After getting mandatory clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs, Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Archives and Museums, Government of Punjab was overwhelmed to receive a call from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.



3. Navjot Singh Sidhu is representing between India and Pakistan as a conduit between both India and Pakistan



4. Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Archives and Museums, Government of Punjab is representing India as a conduit between both India and Pakistan.



5. I am fortunate to have a chance to be a conduit between both India and Pakistan to ease the tension and will try to work towards strengthening the trade and cultural ties between the two nations,” Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Archives and Museums, Government of Punjab said.



6. “Since I am representing India, this gesture is on behalf of India for Imran. I am fortunate to have a chance to be a conduit between both India and Pakistan to ease the tension and will try to work towards strengthening the trade and cultural ties between the two nations,” Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Archives and Museums, Government of Punjab said.



7. Worth to quote here, “Before crossing over to Wagah, Sidhu expressed his feeling in his one liner, “Hindustan jive te Pakistan jive, hasda wasda eh sara jahan jive........te aan baan shaan naal.....pyar aman te khushhali ban ke mera yaar Imran Khan jive.”



8. “Sidhu has got arranged a special ‘Pashmina shawl- Kashmiri Pashmina shawl’ for Imran Khan as a gift:



(i) He said that he was excited to meet his dear friend with whom he shared relationship for the past 35 years.



(ii) “Since I am representing India, this gesture is on behalf of India for Imran. I am fortunate to have a chance to be a conduit between both India and Pakistan to ease the tension and will try to work towards strengthening the trade and cultural ties between the two nations,” he said.



(iii) Sidhu has got 15-day visa for Lahore and Ismalabad. Sources revealed that he will be meeting Khan tonight”.



9. However, before leaving Sidhu also offered his condolences on Vajpayee’s death:



(i) “I had spiritual relations with Vajpayee sahib. Cutting across party lines, there is respect for this wonderful statesman. He elevated the BJP party from mere two seats to the majority. His demise is an irreparable loss for all of us. Vajpayee sahib will be remembered as an institution,” he said. — With PTI



(ii) “Being a law abiding citizen I am very disciplined when it comes to the norms of a nation. I waited for clearance of my Pakistan visit. I was surprised when madam Sushma called me personally to intimate that the requisite clearance has been granted,” he said.



(iii) After getting mandatory clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs, Sidhu was overwhelmed to receive a call from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.



THE NEWS COURTESY BY: Sidhu arrives in Pakistan to attend Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony reported by GS Paul; Tribune News Service; Attari/Lahore August 17, 2018



Highlights Forwarded By: Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch

Posted on Aug 18, 18 | 8:38 am