Unlike Indian authorities, Pakistan invites Indian media for coverage of Kartarpur Corridor talks at Wagah
*ISLAMABAD - **Unlike Indian authorities, Pakistan invites Indian media for coverage of Kartarpur Corridor talks at Wagah Border.*
*Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Friday confirmed that Pakistan and India will hold another meeting on opening Kartarpur Corridor on April 2.*
The next round of talks will be held in Pakistan’s Wagah border in next month.
Dr Mohammad Faisal, in his latest Twitter message, invited Indian media to Pakistan for coverage of the meeting between Islamabad and New Delhi for Kartarpur Corridor.
He added that the Indian journalists could apply to Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi to get their visas.
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It is pertinent to mention here that India had not issued visas to Pakistani journalists for the coverage of previously held March 14’s Attari meeting for the corridor, the decision which was regretted by the Islamabad.
On March 27, the federal cabinet had constituted a ten-member Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (PSGPC) to facilitate Sikh pilgrims on the Kartarpur crossing.
The corridor will be opened for the Sikh community to travel to the Kartarpur shrine by November this year, said Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry.
Earlier on March 19, a three-hour long meeting of technical experts from Pakistan and India held to finalize the Kartarpur Corridor alignment at Zero point.
During the meeting, the technical experts indicated areas related to the corridor and both sides agreed for border fencing around the Kartarpur corridor, sources said.
“Representatives from both sides will present survey reports of today’s meeting to their respective sides”, the sources said. Both the sides had agreed to meet again on April 2 at Wagah.