India bars Sidhu from crossing border


WAGAH: The Indian government on Saturday barred Navjot Singh Sidhu from entering Pakistan via the Attari-Wagah border.
On a special directive from Prime Minister Imran Khan, PTI Senator Faisal Javed had approached Sidhu to extend the invitation for the grand ceremony on November 9 (today).
Navjot Singh Sidhu was given permission by the Indian government to visit Pakistan to attend opening ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor, but despite having a five-day visa the Indian authorities at Attari stopped the former cricketer from entering Pakistan.
In this regard, the sources said that Sidhu will now enter Pakistan from Kartarpur corridor.
It may be noted that on November 7, the Indian government had given political clearance to Navjot Sidhu to attend the Kartarpur corridor opening ceremony in Pakistan.
The Indian government allowed Navjot Sidhu to attend Kartarpur opening after he wrote the third letter to the Ministry of External Affairs seeking clearance to attend the event.
The Congress leader had written a third letter to Indian govt in which he maintained that if he receives no response, he will go to the shrine across the border like “any other pilgrim”. –Agencies