Pakistan is not happy on the postponing of the Kartarpur Corridor meeting. The meeting was supposed to take place on April 2, but it has been postponed. Foreign Office Official Dr. Faisal confirmed the news on his tweets followed by resentment on the decision.
Kartarpur Corridor is a border of a total of 2.9 miles (4.7 kilometers) proposed by two nations, Pakistan and India, which connects the Sikh’s from the Dera Baba Nankana Sahib of Indian Punjab to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Punjab, Pakistan.
Before this, the initiative was taken by Pakistani Prime Minister, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in 1999. In November 2018, India laid the foundation of the corridor followed by Pakistan two days later. Reportedly, the corridor will be completed and made accessible before the 550th anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak in November 2019.
KARTARPUR CORRIDOR MEETING POSTPONEMENT CAN UNDERMINE THE PLAN
The meeting which was to be held on April 2, would provide visa-free access to the Indian Sikhs in the Kartarpur’s Gurdwara. The postponing of the meeting could threaten and hurdle in the cause of doing so. Senior officials were to meet at the Wagah Border to finalize the modalities of the border, but Indian committee on the issue raised serious concerns.
#Pakistan regrets the Indian decision to postpone the upcoming #Kartarpur meeting, jointly agreed by both sides on 14 March 2019. The meeting was to discuss & find consensus on outstanding issues.
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) March 29, 2019
“Last minute postponement without seeking views from Pakistan and especially after the productive technical meeting on March 19 is incomprehensible,” were said officially by Dr. Faisal.
Earlier on 19th March, Pakistan allowed the Indian Media to come over and observe the Kartarpur Corridor Meeting.
Official reports from New Delhi briefed that a cloud of controversial elements was added on the topic from Pakistan, but there was nothing of the sort. According to Dr. Faisal, India is attempting to seek clarification of their proposal in the finalization of modalities.