Pakistan has asked India to immediately send a delegation to finalize a draft agreement in line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s commitment to open Kartarpur Corridor on the occasion of the 550th Birth Anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak in November this year.
In a press release issued on Monday, Foreign Ministry said Pakistan has shared the draft Agreement with India through its High Commission in Islamabad. Pakistan Government has appointed Director-General South Asia & SAARC as the focal person from Pakistan’s side and requested that the Indian Government to designate a focal person in this regard. Prime Minister Imran Khan had inaugurated the ground breaking ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor on 28 November last year. Pakistan took the step to accommodate the longstanding request of the Sikh community, especially from India particularly in view of 550th Birth Anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.
The step was taken in line with Islamic principles that advocate respect for all religions and Pakistan’s policy of promoting inter-faith harmony and religious tolerance and also in line with Quaid’s vision of a peaceful neighbourhood. Pakistan would continue with its efforts to bring peace and stability in the region.