Published On: Tue, Mar 19th, 2019
Published in Category: District News / Islamabad

Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan, India to hold dialogues today

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ISLAMABAD/NAROWAL:   Pakistan and India will hold dialogues on today (Tuesday) following a constructive meeting held in a cordial environment on March 14.

The dialogues will be held at Dera Baba Nanak at Zero Line in Kartarpur, Narowal, which would be attended by the technical teams of both countries.

“Designs of Kartarpur corridor, roads and other technical affairs would be discussed in the meeting which would be attended by the engineers, NIH and other officials,” sources of a private TV channel said.

On March 14, Pakistan and India agreed to hold a second round of discussion to finalise the modalities for the Kartarpur Corridor on April 2 following today’s ‘constructive meeting in a cordial environment’.

Talking to media upon his return from India Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said that technical experts from both the countries will meet next Tuesday. Technical team and experts are scheduled to discuss issues relating to the corridor, its construction, road, and other technicalities.

Dr Faisal, Director General South Asia and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), led 18-member Pakistani delegation via Wagha Border to hold talks for drafting an agreement on Kartarpur Corridor at Attari near Amritsar.

He praised the Indian delegation by stating that they [India] were welcoming and the environment was conducive.

The meeting was held on the draft agreement of Kartarpur corridor connecting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Narowal district with Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Gurdaspur.

The April 2 meeting will be technical in nature and holds great importance, he further said. “There were differences on certain aspects, the details of which cannot be revealed at the moment,” he went on to say.

A statement by FO read, “The first meeting to discuss the modalities and the draft Agreement for facilitation of pilgrims to visit Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib using the Kartarpur Corridor was held today at Attari, India in a cordial environment”.

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