Pakistan, India hold talks on Kartarpur Corridor
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India held talks on the Kartarpur Corridor on Tuesday, ARY News reported.
Technical experts from both the countries met at the Zero Point of the Kartarpur Corridor to discuss and finalise the modalities of the corridor. Various matters, including border fencing and construction of road, came under discussion.
Earlier, on April 8, Pakistan had accepted India’s proposal for a technical meeting on the Kartarpur Corridor on April 16.
“Continuing with #Pakistan’s spirit of constructive engagement, we have agreed to the Indian proposal for a technical meeting on 16 April. We expect positivity from #India so that the corridor becomes reality for 550th celebrations. #PakistanKartarpurSpirit,” Foreign Office spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal said in a message on his Twitter handle.
India had earlier postponed a meeting which was to be held on April 2 on the Pakistani side. On March 29, Dr Faisal had announced via Twitter that India had postponed the scheduled Kartarpur meeting between the two sides at Wagah border.
He regretted India’s decision, saying, “Last minute postponement without seeking views from Pakistan and especially after the productive technical meeting on March 19 is incomprehensible.”
The Kartarpur Corridor will provide visa-free access to Indian Sikh pilgrims to the Gurdwara in Kartarpur Sahib – a small town in Narowal, four kilometres from the Pakistan-India border, where Sikhism founder Baba Guru Nanak spent the last 18 years of his life.