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Pak delegation leaves for India to discuss Kartarpur draft agreement

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

A Pakistani delegation Thursday left for to discuss a draft agreement on the proposed Corridor that will facilitate the of Indian Sikh pilgrims to Sahib in

and last year agreed to open a special border crossing linking Sahib in Pakistan's - the final resting place of Sikh faith's founder - to in India's district.

The meeting comes amid heightened tensions between and since the Pulwama terrorist attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed on February 14. This would be their first meeting to finalise the modalities of the proposed cross-border Corridor.

The meeting will take place on the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah border. An Indian delegation would visit to on March 28 for the follow up meeting.

The Pakistani delegation is being led by and SAARC, Muhammad Faisal, who is also of the foreign ministry.

In brief interaction with the media, Faisal said that Pakistan gave a lot of importance to the rights of minorities. He also said that the reduction in tensions between Pakistan and India was important for the regional peace.

A session of technical experts of Pakistan and India will also be held at Attari simultaneously. Experts will discuss the issues relating to the corridor, its construction, road and other technicalities.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 12:20 IST