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India Pakistan held first meet for Kartarpur & Gurdaspur corridor

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India and Pakistan on Thursday, 14 March will hold their first meeting to finish the to finish the formalities regarding the corridor connecting the Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistani town of Kartarpur with Gurdaspur district in Punjab.

In the meeting, to be held at the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah outskirt/border, New Delhi is probably going to press for problem free travel of Indian leaders to the Pakistani side other than asking that Islamabad protect them from any propaganda by Khalistani separatists, official sources said.

This meetings comes when the both nations had a rough time after the pulwama attack and the air strike by the Indian Air Force in Balakot.

The Indian side delegators will have officials from Union Home Ministry, External Affairs Ministry, BSF, National Highways Authority of India and Punjab government.

As per sources of PTI, India may ask for Pakistan to allow the Indian pilgrims to enter the gurudwara without the passport and visa.

The govt has recognized 50 acres of land for the Kartarpur corridor and it would be constructed in two stages.

Pak Expresses Disappointment over Denial of Visas to Journalists         

Pakistan disappointment over India’s decision to not issue visas to Pakistani journalist who were arriving here to cover the first meeting between the two nations on the Kartarpur Corridor.

“Regrettable that India has not given visas to Pakistani journalists for the Kartarpur meeting tomorrow,” Dr Mohammad Faisal, representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, tweeted.

It isn’t known yet how many journalists had applied for visas to cover the meeting.

“Hope the #PakKartarpurSpirit and meeting tomorrow will bring a change for the better for people of both countries,” he added.

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