Pakistan sets July 14 for Kartarpur Corridor talks

Pakistan sets July 14 for Kartarpur Corridor talks

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Islamabad, Jul 2: Pakistan on Tuesday said that the second meeting to discuss the draft agreement on Kartarpur Corridor and related technical issues will be held on July 14 at Wagah.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said that Pakistan conveyed this to India during the day.

India has proposed to Pakistan to hold the second round of meeting on the modalities to operationalise the Kartarpur corridor between July 11-14 at Attari-Wagah (Pakistan side).

The Foreign Office said Pakistan was "committed to expedited progress on the matter to ensure that the Corridor is operationalized in time" for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak in November 2019.

Both sides have so far held three rounds of technical level discussions at the experts level to try and finalise the alignment, crossing point and infrastructure along the corridor.

India laid the foundation stone of the Kartarpur corridor in Gurdaspur district on November 26 last year. Two days later, Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of the corridor in Narowal, around 125 km from Lahore.

Kartarpur is located in Pakistan's Narowal district across the Ravi river, about four km from Dera Baba Nanak. (UNI)