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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the country's biggest issues is its current account deficit.

The Kartarpur corridor is supposed to be completed and opened well ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of the Sikh guru on November 23, 2019.

Replying to another question on President Donald Trump's tweets on stopping aid to Pakistan at a time when the USA is seeking its cooperation on Afghanistan, the State Department Spokesperson stressed the need for Islamabad to build confidence in bilateral relations. Watch Rajdeep Sardesai & Raj Chengappa review the long historic day. The corridor will facilitate the crossing of Sikh devotees from India to visit the Gurudwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in the Narowal district of Pakistan.

Pakistan's decision to agree to a Kartarpur corridor was likely driven by a desire to emerge from its current state of isolation as well as a calculation that the initiative could provide an opportunity to radicalise or indoctrinate Indian pilgrims who visit the shrine.

Although, the Kartarpur Corridor which has been pending since last 70 years, got passed by both the governments in India and Pakistan, was the need of the hour and its more of a strategical solution rather than a political solution.

Even as the Indian cabinet approved the building of the corridor, Delhi on Wednesday dismissed the resumption of bilateral talks.

The PM said that it is not in Pakistan's favour that its soil is used for attacks and Pakistan is in favour of peace.

He, however, said the gesture for peace can not be one-sided.

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However, India reiterated its stand that Pakistan must fulfil its global obligations and take effective and credible action to "stop providing shelter and all kind of support to cross-border terrorism from territories under its control".

Because there were so many U-Turns throughout these 100 days, be it about Atif Mian's appointment to the Economic Council or in the aftermath of Aasia Bibi's case, PTI made a decision to post an advertisement in today's newspaper that says 'Hum Masroof Thay', or "We've been busy" for the English language papers.

Mr Khan recalled that it was India that cancelled a meeting between foreign ministers of both the countries on the sidelines of the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) this year.

"Initially, they will employ 5,000 Pakistanis in their plant which will eventually increase to 45,000", he said.

Many in India construed this statement as Pakistan's desire for a change in Indian leadership.

On Monday, India marked the Mumbai attacks with ceremonies at sites across the city that became battlegrounds in the 2008 violence, which dealt a critical blow to relations between the neighbours.

Imran Khan said India needs to look at Kashmir differently and not as a territorial issue.

Chief of Pakistan's army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, attended the ground breaking ceremony and termed the opening of Kartarpur corridor a "step towards peace", which the region needed. "How are we expected to tolerate all this?" he told Indian newspaper The Hindu.


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