The Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan will hold round 3 of talks

The third round of discussions between delegates of India and Pakistan will be held to discuss and finalise the draft agreement to make the Kartarpur corridor operational for Sikh pilgrims.

This is going to be the second such meeting after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status leading to fresh tensions between the two neighbours.

In the last joint secretary-level meeting which was held in July at Wagah in Pakistan, it was agreed that 5,000 pilgrims per day will be allowed to visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan.

On 30th August, the meeting between the technical experts of India and Pakistan had taken place.

The corridor will be connecting Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab and will facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims which was established in 1522.

The four-lane highway connecting the Zero Point of the Kartarpur Corridor up to National Highway-354 is under construction by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

The corridor will open in November to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had laid the foundation stone of the Kartarpur corridor in Gurdaspur district on 26th November last year.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had laid the foundation stone of the corridor in Narowal, around 125 km from Lahore.

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