Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan, revealed that they have shared a draft pact on Kartarpur Corridor with India and have invited officials from India to finalise the deals and its termas on an urgent basis. The ministry reiterated that they are eager to open the Corridor in time for the 550th Birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji during November this year.
Dr. Muhammad Faisal, Director-General (South Asia & SAARC), has been officially appointed by Pakistan as the focal representative rom the Pakistan side on the Kartarpur Corridor agreement and the Pakistani authorities has asked India to announce its focal officer for the purpose.
Earlier this week, Pakistan released photographs of the ongoing work in progress for Kartarpur Corridor, showing its seriousness and eagerness to their commitment for the Kartarpur Corridor. In a recent statement the Foreign affairs ministry of Pakistan stated that Pakistan would continue with its efforts to bring peace and stability in the region, and “in line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s commitment”
Officials from the two countries are expected to review the draft pact and meet next month to finalise the agreement between the two countries. Among the issues that needs to be finalised are, the point of crossing, the identity documents and security procedures by both the countries. Earlier Pakistan had shared a fourteen point agreement with India, covering these issues, which are yet to be finalised and agreed by both countries.