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Pak regrets India's refusal to issue visas to journalists for Kartarpur meeting

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

on Wednesday expressed disappointment over India's decision to not issue visas to Pakistani journalists to cover the first meeting between the two on the Corridor.

The meeting will take place on the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah border on Thursday.

"Regrettable that has not given visas to Pakistani journalists for the meeting tomorrow," Dr Mohammad Faisal, of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, tweeted.

It is not known 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.

A Pakistani delegation will visit on Thursday for the meeting, which would be followed by an Indian delegation's visit to on March 28.

Faisal also pointed out that the groundbreaking ceremony of the Corridor in last year was covered by over 30 Indian journalists.

"They also met and were hosted by for a dinner during their stay," he tweeted.

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

The corridor will facilitate the of Indian Sikh pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 20:05 IST