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Pak team to visit India next month to discuss modalities on Kartarpur Corridor

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A team from will visit next month to discuss and finalise the modalities for facilitating visit of pilgrims through the Sahib Corridor.

The Thursday said has also proposed technical-level discussions between the engineers on both sides without waiting for discussions on the modalities.

"We welcome the visit of #team to discuss and finalise modalities for facilitating visit of pilgrims through #Sahib Corridor on 13 March 2019 to Follow up meeting can be held in Pakistan, as required.

"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 #would positively respond & confirm coordinates of crossing point as well," tweeted.

Last month, India shared with Pakistan the coordinates of the crossing point of the proposed corridor which will link village in to Darbar Sahib in Narowal in Pakistan.

Pakistan had said it shared a draft agreement on the with India and invited to urgently send a delegation to to negotiate and finalise the proposal.

Both sides are yet to finalise the modalities of travel of the Indian pilgrims to the Gurudwara.

M Venkaiah Naidu and Chief Minister on November 26 last year laid the foundation stone for the in district.

Two days later, Pakistan's laid the foundation stone for the corridor at Narowal, 125 km from

The decision to build the corridor -- from in district to the International Border -- was taken by the on November 22.

The corridor was a long-pending demand of the Sikh community. Pakistan has committed to open the corridor in November on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Dev.

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 22:35 IST