Pakistan invites India to discuss Kartarpur corridor. Weeks after ground breaking ceremony amid fanfare by Prime Minister Imran Khan on November 28, 2018, Pakistan has now shared a draft agreement with India on the Kartarpur corridor issue.Shared through the Indian High Commisison in Islamabad, the draft lists out proposals to facilitate the travel of Indian Sikh pilgrims to Darbar Sahib Kartarpur Gurudwara in Narowal in Pakistan, nearly 4 km away from Gurdaspur border on the Indian side.
Pakistan has appointed its Director-General (South Asia & SAARC) currently Mohammad Faisal as the focal person on its side. Islamabad has requested Delhi to appoint its focal person soon. “The Government of Pakistan also invited Government of India to urgently send a delegation to Islamabad to negotiate and finalize the Agreement,” said a formal statement from Islamabad.
India had recently deliberated on issues including land acquisition on its side, biometrics and online registration process at a meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary and including DG Punjab, DG Intelligence, BSF and NHAI officials as well as Indian envoy to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria.”
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