India Pakistan to meet for 2nd round of talks on Kartarpur Corridor today
New Delhi: Officials from India and Pakistan will meet on Sunday to discuss issues related to Kartarpur Corridor. The second round of talks will focus on the pilgrim’s safety and connectivity.
The meeting will start at 9.30 am at the Attari-Wagah border on the Pakistani side.
India is expected to raise several issues including infrastructure and safety of the pilgrims in this meeting. Besides this, the documents required for the movement of pilgrims, the number of people to be allowed would be on the meeting agenda, sources said.
Pakistan removed the pro-Khalistan leader Gopal Singh Chawla from the discussion panel, reported ANI. New Delhi had conveyed strong concerns over him being part of the Kartarpur project.
Coming to the construction part, India is constructing a bridge on the zero line of the Kartarpur Corridor to provide all-weather connectivity.
Pakistan, however, has been insisting on constructing a causeway. Opposing this move, India retorted that this will act as a barrier, directing more flood water towards India, reports have said.
The project will allow easy access to Sikh pilgrims from India to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur in Pakistan, the final resting place of Guru Nanak. The corridor is expected to be functional by November, ahead of the commemoration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.