Kartarpur Corridor: 3rd Round of Talks Underway

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The third round of meeting between delegates of India and Pakistan was held on Wednesday to discuss and finalize the draft agreement of the operationalisation of the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims.

Officials said that a 20-member Pakistani delegation crossed over to India for the joint secretary-level meeting at Attari in Amritsar.

According to officials, the corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims who will have to obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib which was established in 1522 by Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev.  

According to a report published in news agency PTI, Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson and Director General of South Asia and SAARC Mohammad Faisal before crossing into India at Wagah border to take part in the talks said that Pakistan is positive about the outcome of the third round of talks on the corridor. He said, “We are hopeful to give a final shape to the draft agreement of Kartarpur corridor in today’s talks with India. Some 90 percent work on the project has been completed and Pakistan is committed to opening the corridor in November.”

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