Kartarpur corridor: India submits dates for engineers’ meet
New Delhi: India has proposed the dates February 15 and 16 for engineers to meet for the Kartarpur corridor. The proposal has been made for the meet to take place at Zero Point of the Kartarpur corridor or Wagha Attari.
The meet is to be a one-day event and Pakistan has been given a choice between the two dates.
India had proposed the engineers’ meet for February 7 while accepting Pakistan’s date for an India-Pakistan officials’ meet on March 13.
In a tweet, India’s Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar, said, “For expeditious realisation of the Kartarpur corridor, India has also proposed technical-level discussions between engineers on both sides without waiting for a discussion on the modalities.”
He added, “We hope Pakistan would positively respond & confirm coordinates of crossing point as well”
India had earlier proposed Febuary 26 and March 7 for the officials’ meet on the corridor. Pakistan responded by suggesting March 13, which was accepted by India.
India is hoping for all legal modalities with Pakistan to be over within a month. Earlier this week, the second meet on Kartarpur corridor took place at the Home Ministry, which was chaired by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and attended by Punjab Chief Secretary, Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria & DG BSF RK Misra. Meanwhile, speaking to Pakistani media, Bisaria termed the Kartarpur corridor as a “corridor of faith” that will build trust between the two countries. He said, “I am certain this vision will drive the relationship between India and Pakistan.”
The development comes even as India and Pakistan cleared each other’s pending diplomatic and official visas. The issue of visas for air advisors was agreed after an intervention at the high commissioner-level.
A man serves food to Sikhs from India in Kartarpur, Pakistan