Pak, Indian technical experts discuss Kartarpur corridor project

Pak, Indian technical experts discuss Kartarpur corridor project

Lahore (Agencies): Technical experts of Pakistan and India on Tuesday discussed the plan for the Kartarpur corridor project.

On March 14, Pakistan and Indian delegations met in Attari.

Addressing a press conference after the meeting, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said that both sides held detailed and constructive discussions on various aspects and provisions of the proposed agreement and agreed to work towards expeditiously operationalising the Kartarpur corridor.

The next meeting between the two sides will be held on April 2 at Wagah.

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.

An Indian delegation comprising Indian Minister for Food Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister for Housing Hardeep S Puri and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu also witnessed the ceremony.

The Indian journalists and a large number of Sikh pilgrims also attended the ceremony.

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.