Pak-India talks on Kartarpur Corridor at Attari

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Islamabad news officials reveal that Pak-India meeting over Kartarpur Corridor held this morning (Thursday) at Attari. This will prove to be the first high-level bilateral meeting between the two countries after the tensions that were going between the two sides, a few days ago.

Owing to some problems, New Delhi is not the center of the meeting this time, rather the Indian government had decided to hold the meeting at Attari.

An official reveals that, “It is a clear signal that India is agreeing to meet for the sake of the Sikh community, especially on the eve of elections, but it does not want to send a message to the public that it has de-escalated completely by suggesting Attari instead of Delhi as a meeting point”.

Dr. Muhammad Faisal, DG South Asia has led Pakistan’s delegation while Indian side was being led by Joint Secretary SCL Das from the Home Ministry. India reveals that it has two expectations from this meeting over the Kartarpur Corridor. First, there will be a proper understanding of the different issues spoken in the meeting. Second, border infrastructure should be set up.

Dr. Faisal stated that “Pakistan hopes that keeping the Kartarpur spirit, the meeting will being a change for the better for people of both countries.”
In the meeting, both countries try to finalize the modalities of the Kartarpur Corridor so that Sikh devotees will not encounter any problem to observe the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Indian Spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar said that “It is not any resumption of bilateral talks, let me make it very clear that it is not in any way a resumption of bilateral dialogue. It is related to emotions and sentiments of the Indian citizens of the Sikh faith and our decision to meet reflects our strong commitment to operationalize the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.”

The meeting goes on well. There were certain points and levels that were discussed by both parties. There were differences too, the details of which cannot be discussed right now.

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