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Pakistan, India officials hold technical meeting on Kartarpur corridor

LAHORE: Pakistan and India on Tuesday held a technical assembly to speak about the modalities for the corridor linking Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district in Punjab.

The technical experts and foreign place of business officers from each side participated in the talks held at Zero Point (Kartarpur), in step with Geo News. They reportedly mentioned installation of a border fence and highway design.

An legit of the Pakistan Rangers advised PTI that the assembly of each side took place at — the Kartarpur Zero Point to the PTI but said any commentary will likely be issued either by way of Pakistan's Foreign Office or the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan army.

In a major initiative remaining November, each India and Pakistan agreed to arrange the Kartarpur Corridor to link the ancient Gurdwara Darbar Sahib — the general resting place of Sikh religion's founder Guru Nanak Dev to Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur.

Kartarpur Sahib is positioned in Pakistan's Narowal district across the river Ravi, about 4 kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine.

Earlier, India postponed the Kartarpur Corridor assembly between the two countries at the Wagah border scheduled for April 2.

India and Pakistan on March 19 held a gathering of technical experts on the Kartarpur corridor during which its alignment, coordinates, and different engineering sides of the proposed crossing points had been mentioned.

The technical assembly at the stage of experts, including engineers and surveyors, was once held at "proposed zero points" in the practice as much as the decision reached on the March 14 assembly.

Later, the Pakistani Cabinet constituted a 10-member Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (PSGPC) to facilitate Sikh pilgrims after opening of the Kartarpur corridor.

India voiced issues over the presence of a number of Khalistani separatists in the committee on the Kartarpur corridor and said it'll stay up for a response from Islamabad on the issue and will not pass ahead with a previously agreed assembly on the corridor on April 2 in Wagah on the Pakistani facet.

During the former assembly, each side collectively surveyed the coordinates of the Zero Point and mentioned the technical main points, including finished highway stage, top flood stage and so on.

Pakistan will construct the corridor from the Indian border to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur whilst the other section from Dera Baba Nanak in Indian Punjab's Gurdaspur district as much as the border will likely be built by way of India.

In Pakistan, the groundbreaking ceremony of the corridor was once performed on November 28 remaining year by way of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Fifty according to cent of the four-kilometre stretch being built by way of Pakistan has been completed whilst the stretch between the Zero Line to Baba Nanak's shrine is being built by way of India.

The corridor will likely be opened in November this year in reference to the 550 beginning anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.

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