Kartarpur Corridor: Meeting of Pakistan, India technical experts underway

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16 Apr, 2019 8:40 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A meeting of technical experts of Pakistan and India are holding talks over Kartarpur Corridor at Zero Point on Tuesday.

During the meeting, they will discuss on the matter of Gurduwara Baba Nanak construction of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur’s road construction.

Reportedly, the talks related to construct protective boundary by the sideline of Ravi in the Pakistani boundary. The Pakistani-led delegation will be consisted on the officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Federal Works Organisation (FWO).

From Indian side, officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Interior will also participate in the meeting.

This would be the second round of talks regarding technical details of the Kartarpur corridor. Matters pertaining to construction of road, fencing and discussion over maps will come under discussion in the meeting.

Pakistan has already completed more 50 per cent of the corridor project.

Kartarpur corridor: Pakistan accepts India’s proposal for meeting

On previous Monday, Pakistan accepted the Indian proposal for a technical meeting regarding Kartarpur corridor on April 16.

This was stated by Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal in a tweet today. He said Pakistan is continuing its spirit of constructive engagement.

The FO spokesperson said Pakistan expects positivity from India so that the corridor becomes reality for 550th celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak.

“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,” he tweeted.

Pakistan regrets Indian decision to postpone upcoming Kartarpur meeting

Earlier, Pakistan has regretted the Indian decision to postpone the upcoming Kartarpur meeting which was scheduled to be held at Wagah.

In a tweet today, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said last minute postponment without seeking views from Pakistan and especially after the productive technical meeting on 19th of this month, is comprehensible.

The first meeting between the two sides on Kartarpur corridor was held at Wagah-Attari border on 14th of this month in which both sides had agreed to work expeditiously towards operationalization of the Corridor.

It is pertinent to mention here that the move came a day after the FO said its preliminary probe into the Pulwama attack failed to establish any link between Pakistan and the February 14 suicide bombing.

The FO spokesperson’s statement was issued following Indian Ministry of External Affairs said New Delhi sought “clarifications from Pakistan on key proposals put forward by India at the last meeting held in Attari to discuss the modalities of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor”.

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