India-Pakistan Kartarpur meet underway -
India-Pakistan Kartarpur meet underway
Posted 14 Mar 2019 03:03 PM


The meeting started after the arrival of the Pakistani delegation through Attari-Wagah border joint check post land border.

Exactly a month after the Pulwama terror attack killed 40 CRPF troopers. Indian and Pakistani officials met for the first time at Attari border near Amritsar on Thursday to finalize modalities of the corridor to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara.

"Commitment to fulfill a dream!" said by the spokesman Raveesh Kumar from Ministry of Home Affairs. referred to the crucial dialogue on Twitter, once the meet kicked off.He further added, "Talks begin between India and Pakistan to discuss and finalise the modalities for the Kartarpur Corridor, that will facilitate Indian pilgrims to visit the holy shrine of Gurudwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur,".

The meeting started after the arrival of the Pakistani delegation via the Attari-Wagah joint check post land border. It is being held at the Integrated Check Post at Attari on the Indian side. Officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs , Ministry of External Affairs , National High Authority of India and other related departments represent the Indian side at the talks.

While Pakistan has sent an 18 member team headed by its Foreign Office's Director General of South Asia, Muhammad Faisal the Foreign Office spokesperson.

The Ministry has said that the issue relates to emotions and sentiments of the Indian citizens of the Sikh faith and its decision regarding the meeting reflects a strong commitment to operationalize the corridor on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

India is aware of the Pakistan establishment's direct and indirect support to pro Khalistan elements who would like to take advantage by reaching out to pilgrims from India.

It will cater to about 5,000 pilgrims per day with provision to cater to additional 10,000 pilgrims during festivals.

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