India and Pakistan hold discussions on Kartarpur corridor
Punjab Update Bureau
Attari (Amritsar), March 14: India and Pakistan today initiated dialogue for the first time after Pulwama attack and the associated developments to discuss modalities for Kartarpur Sahib corridor that is to connect Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan with Dera baba Nanak on the Indian side.
This 4-km corridor is to free access to the Sikh pilgrims to visit Kartarpur Sahib from the Indian side.
The Indian delegation was led by SCL Das, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, while the Pakistan delegation was led by Mohammad Faisal, DG (SA & SAARC) of Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Both sides held detailed and constructive discussions on various aspects and provisions of the proposed agreement and agreed to work towards expeditiously operationalising the Kartapur Sahib corridor.
Both sides also held expert-level discussions between the technical experts on the alignment and other details of the proposed corridor.
The next meeting would be held at Wagha on Pakistani side on April 2. This will be preceded by a meeting of the technical experts on March 19 at the proposed zero points to finalise the alignment.