Pakistan will inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor in November: Dr. Faisal


ISLAMABAD:  Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Faisal has said Pakistan has already taken a big step to fulfill its commitment in respect of minorities and now India will have to show political flexibility and then this job will be done.

He said Pakistan will open Kartarpur corridor on the eve of 55th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in the month of November for Sikh Yatris and India is itself responsible for its incomplete works.

He said this while giving briefing to media  men after  third session of talks on Kartarpur corridor Wednesday.

He told the media men that the talks remained positive despite prevailing tension in Kashmir.  Kartarpur corridor  remained  focus during delegation level talks between Pakistan and India, he added.

He went on to say both the sides have agreed on the draft to activate Kartarpur corridor. However two to three points have yet to be agreed. Most of the bottlenecks have been removed.  Local Siklh Yatris and international Sikh Yatris will visit Kartarpur . However it has been agreed that 5000 Sikh Yatris will arrive from India. If the number of Sikh Yatris surpasses 5000 then Pakistan will accept them too.

Clarifying his point Dr Faisal said all the Yatris who will come from India to Pakistan beyond capacity will be welcomed .  

Responding to a question he made it clear that Pakistan will inaugurate Kartarpur corridor in the month of November on the eve of birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak from its side.

Responding to a question he said Sikh Yatris will come to Pakistan from India by bus. Inside Pakistan borders duty will be assigned to FIA. In the absence of visa, cards will be provided for identification of Sikh Yatris.  Sikh Yatris will return to Indian within one day after performing their religious rituals.


AMRITSAR (Punjab): India-Pakistan’s third meeting regarding Kartarpur corridor held at Attari in Amritsar on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)