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Pak team to visit India on March 13 to discuss Kartarpur pact

New Delhi, February 8, 2019: A team of Pakistan delegations will visit India on March 13 to discuss the draft agreement of Kartarpur corridor. The date was finalised days after India proposed February 27 and March 7 for the visit to Pakistan.

The officials would meet twice in March and finalise a pact that will enable the Sikh pilgrims from India to cross over to the Kartarpur Sahib shrine in Pakistan’s Narowal area.

Pakistan minister on Thursday proposed March 13 for the visit which was later confirmed by Indian foreign ministry official.

“In a spirit of constructive engagement #Pakistan has proposed to India that the Pakistan delegation may visit#India on 13 March followed by the return visit of the Indian delegation to Pakistan on 28 March to finalise the draft agreement for the #kartarpur corridor,” said a twitter post by Mohammed Faisal, Pakistan’s foreign office spokesman.

“We look forward to positive reciprocity from India,” he said in a second post.

The Indian foreign ministry was quick to accept the Pakistani suggestion of dates.

“We welcome the visit of #Pakistan team to discuss and finalise modalities for facilitating visit of pilgrims through #Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on 13 March 2019 to India. Follow up meeting can be held in Pakistan, as required,” India foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said in his Twitter post.

“For expeditious realisation of #kartarpurcorridor, India has also proposed technical level discussions between engineers on both sides without waiting for discussion on the modalities. We hope #Pakistan would positively respond & confirm coordinates of crossing point as well,” Kumar added.

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