The Weekend Leader - Punjab CM takes up Pak forced conversion issue with Shah

Punjab CM takes up Pak forced conversion issue with Shah

New Delhi


 Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday called on Union Home Minister Amit Shah here to discuss issues of national and state security, besides urging him to take up with Pakistan the case of forcible conversion of a Sikh girl to Islam.

The Indian government should take up the issue at the highest level with the Pakistani authorities, he told the media after his meeting with Shah.

In response to a question, the Chief Minister said he had even made a public statement seeking the personal intervention of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to take stern action against the culprits.

On being asked about the extension of timeline for another four months to Punjab, Haryana and the Centre by the Supreme Court for a negotiated settlement in the contentious SYL issue, Amarinder Singh said the apex court had already ordered both the governments of Punjab and Haryana to nominate their officers to find an amicable solution through talks.

The Punjab Chief Secretary was already in talks with his Haryana counterpart to resolve the issue in the best possible way, he added.

On the issue of Kartarpur corridor, the Chief Minister said he was fully satisfied with the progress of the project, which was being executed as per schedule, with officers of both countries scheduled to meet again within a couple of days. IANS 

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