Islamabad (Staff Report): Pakistan has accepted India’s proposal for a meeting of technical experts from both sides on the Kartarpur Corridor on April 16.
“Continuing with Pakistan’s spirit of constructive engagement, we have agreed to the Indian proposal for a technical meeting on 16 April,” Foreign Office spokesperson confirmed on Monday in a tweet.
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— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) April 8, 2019
“We expect positivity from India so that the corridor becomes reality for 550th celebrations,” he added.
The development comes days after New Delhi postponed a meeting scheduled on April 2 on the Pakistani.
Last month, technical experts of Pakistan and India discussed the plan for the Kartarpur corridor project.
On March 14, Pakistan and Indian delegations met in Attari.
Kartarpur corridor will go a long way in facilitating the Sikh community of both the countries to visit their holy shrines without visa formalities.
Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of four kilometres-long Kartarpur Corridor in district Narowal in November 2018.
The project connects two Sikh holy sites, Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan and Dera Baba Nanak in India.
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Narowal district of Pakistan's Punjab province holds religious significance for the Sikh community. It is where Baba Guru Nanak settled down after his travels as a missionary. He lived there for 18 years until his death in 1539.