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Pakistan team to visit India on March 13 for Kartarpur corridor talks

  A team from Pakistan will visit India on March 13 to discuss and finalise the modalities for visit of pilgrims to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahab through the Kartarpur corridor with New Delhi on Thursday accepting the dates proposed by Islamabad.
Feb 8, 2019
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NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD:  A team from Pakistan will visit India on March 13 to discuss and finalise the modalities for visit of pilgrims to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahab through the Kartarpur corridor with New Delhi on Thursday accepting the dates proposed by Islamabad.
 
"We welcome the visit of Pakistan team to discuss and finalise modalities for facilitating visit of pilgrims through Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on March 13, 2019 to India. Follow up meeting can be held in Pakistan, as required," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet. 
 
I"For expeditious realisation of Kartarpur Corridor, 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 said in another tweet. 
 
Pakistan on Thursday offered to send a delegation to India on March 13 to finalise the draft agreement for the Kartarpur corridor.
 
"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," Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said in tweets.
 
The shrine, located about 3 km from the international border near the town of Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab's Gurdaspur district, is highly significant for the Sikh community as it is here that Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev spent 18 years of his life and is his final resting place.

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