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Kartarpur Corridor: Talks between Pakistan, India on March 14


LAHORE: Pakistan and India will hold foreign-ministerial level dialogues on March 14 following a major development in the opening of Kartarpur Corridor, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal will lead Pakistani delegation in the dialogues to be held in Attari between 9:00 am till 5:00 pm on Thursday.

Pakistani delegation will hold a press briefing at Wagah border at 8:30 am before departing to India for Kartarpur Corridor talks.

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The delegation will inform progress of the dialogues on Kartarpur Corridor project after reaching back at Wagah border.

The dialogues had been scheduled in New Delhi but later the venue changed after rejection from the Indian government.

On March 7, Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed the Frontier Works Organization (FWO) to ensure completion of standard work on the Pakistani side of the border timely for Kartarpur Corridor project.

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Sources privy to the development said on February 2, that the construction work on first phase of Kartarpur Corridor Project has been completed upto 45 percent.

Earlier on February 8, Islamabad and New Delhi had agreed on reciprocal visits of their officials to clinch the historic agreement.

It was decided that Pakistani delegation will travel to Delhi in March’s second week for initiating the process of negotiations over the accord.

In a historical event on November 28, Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of Kartarpur Corridor which was also attended by Indian ministers Navjot Singh Sidhu, Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri on the invitation of the Pakistan government.

The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other government officials.

Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara is located at the bank of Ravi river in Pakistan is about four km from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine.


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