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World

Web Desk
November 9, 2019

Indian authorities stop Navjot Singh Sidhu at Wagah

World

Web Desk
Sat, Nov 09, 2019

LAHORE:  India  authorities on Saturday barred  cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu from entering Pakistan through the Attari-Wagah border, sources said, days after  giving go-ahead to  him.

Sources said  despite having a five-day visa the Indian authorities at Attari stopped the cricketer from entering Pakistan.

The sources said Sidhu will now enter Pakistan from Kartarpur.

On Friday, the BJP-Government had assured the Congress lawmaker that he will be allowed to travel to Pakistan from Wagah after he wrote his third letter to the Indian foreign ministry on Thursday requesting permission to visit Pakistan.

The Foreign Office had confirmed on Thursday that it had issued a visa to former Indian cricketer and politician Navjot Singh Sidhu for Kartarpur Corridor inauguration.

"Pakistan has issued visa to Indian politician Navjot Singh Sidhu for his visit to holy shrine of Baba Guru Nanak," Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said during his weekly briefing.