New Delhi: Following the talks between India and Pakistan delegation on the Kartarpur Corridor on Sunday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has informed the details of the talks held at the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab’s Amritsar.
Some of the highlights shared by the MEA :
- India highlighted flooding concerns of Dera Baba Nanak & adjoining areas in India as result of earth filled embankment road or a causeway that is proposed to be built by Pakistan on their side & that it shouldn’t be built even in interim.
- In response, Pakistan has agreed to build a bridge in principle, at the earliest. This would address flooding related concerns & ensure smooth pilgrimage.
- India offered to make interim arrangements for making corridor operational in November 2019, given historic importance of 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, due to pending bridge construction.
India requested Pakistan that 5,000 pilgrims be allowed to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib using the corridor everyday, given the expected high demand on our side.
- Additionally, India requested Pakistan that 10,000 additional pilgrims be allowed to visit on special occasions. Also, India requested Pakistan that not only Indian nationals, but also Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) holding OCI cards be allowed to use.
Pakistan side has assured our delegation in response to the request made that no anti-India activity will be allowed by them.