Pakistan regrets India's surprise decision over Kartarpur talks

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Pakistan regrets India's surprise decision over Kartarpur talks

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan regrets India's surprise decision over Kartarpur talks as news emerged that India has cancelled the talks to be held at Wagah.

Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal has said that Pakistan regrets India’s decision to postpone the next scheduled meeting on Kartarpur corridor at Wagah border on April 2.

Dr Faisal wrote on twitter this morning, “Pakistan regrets the Indian decision to postpone the upcoming Kartarpur meeting, jointly agreed by both sides on 14 March 2019. The meeting was to discuss & find consensus on outstanding issues”.

He added that “Last minute postponement without seeking views from #Pakistan and especially after the productive technical meeting on 19 March is incomprehensible”.

During the first meeting between Pakistan and India on March 14, New Delhi had decided not to grant visas to Pakistani journalists to cover the event.

On March 19, Pakistan and India held a technical meeting at the designated zero point to discuss the plan for the Kartarpur corridor project.

During the meeting, the technical experts indicated areas related to the corridor. Both sides set up border fencing around the Kartarpur corridor.

The Kartarpur Corridor connects Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Narowal district with Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Gurdaspur.