India shares Kartarpur Corridor ‘zero point’ with Pakistan

India shares Kartarpur Corridor 'zero point' with Pakistan

India has shared the coordinates of the ‘zero point’ along the international border with Pakistan where the Kartarpur Corridor in Pakistan will meet the Indian side at a proposed integrated check post, sources from the Ministry of Home Affairs confirms.

The official notification to acquire the land needed for the integrated check post is expected to be issued in a few days. The state government of Punjab has assumed that the land for both the integrated check post and the highway leading to it will be made available by the middle of next month.

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba held a high level meeting recently to fast track the project, attended by Punjab chief secretary Karan Avtar Singh, Border Security Force DG R.K. Misra, Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad Ajay Bisaria and senior officers of other agencies.

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Though the coordinates of the zero point has been communicated with Pakistan, a detailed plan of the Integrated check post will be finalised by India within a week and shared accordingly. A draft agreement proposed by India and other modalities are expected to be finalised by the next month.

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