The decision to open the Kartarpur Sahib shrine to devotees from across the border was taken in good faith, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Sunday.Mr. Qureshi’s clarification came as India indicated that it would reciprocate Pakistan’s diplomatic outreach without ceding points for either political opponents at home or for hardliners in Islamabad.“Dragging my comment towards ‘Sikh sentiments’ is a deliberate attempt to misrepresent and mislead.

What I said was strictly with reference to bilateral interaction with the Indian government. We have deep respect for Sikh sentiments and no amount of distortions or controversies would change it,” Mr Qureshi said, in an apparent damage control measure.

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