The Kartarpur corridor, which India had proposed to Pakistan around 20 years ago, is expected to be completed within six months.
India, which is observing the 10th anniversary of one of the worst terrorist attacks in the country, has been pushing Pakistan to bring to justice the planners of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Chawla's presence in Pakistan comes at a time when Khalistan separatist groups have already strategised and become active to use the route to push terrorism and separatist activities in India. He is now lodged in the Peshawar Central Prison after being sentenced by a military court to three years' imprisonment for possessing a fake Pakistani identity card. Imran said. "The two nuclear powers can not afford another war".
'If those (France and Germany) countries managed to come together after waging such a big war in which so many people on both sides died, why can't we do the same?
Addressing a launch ceremony arranged in this regard in Islamabad, the prime minister said $900 million were being invested in the plant that will become "the first vehicle manufacturing plant in the country and will generate thousands of jobs".
The groundbreaking ceremony for the corridor was held in Kartarpur on Wednesday.
The Indian external affairs minister had also been invited to attend the ceremony by her Pakistani counterpart, but she expressed her inability to undertake the visit due to prior commitments. "We look to move forward even if there are hiccups and there is a lot of positivity in the air (after the corridor initiative) and we definitely want to build upon that". "This will usher in peace & progress for both India & Pakistan", Ms Mufti said in a tweet. And of course, the United States would welcome efforts to increase people-to-people ties between India and Pakistan, State Department deputy spokesman Robert Palladino told reporters.
However, Khan raked up the Kashmir issue saying that it was the only festering problem between the two countries and even that can be solved with "boldness and decisiveness" of political leadership. Pakistan, he said, is willing to wait till after the Indian elections for any gesture from Delhi for resumption of bilateral relations.
Mr Kugelman said: "It's politically risky for the Indian government, particularly for a Hindu nationalist government like the current one, to extend an olive branch to Pakistan during the height of campaign season".
The Kartarpur Corridor was opened yesterday after the ground breaking ceremony was conducted successfully but it has courted controversy for both the nations in different ways.