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Kartarpur talks between India Pakistan

Kartarpur talks between India Pakistan

As the security concern on Kartarpur is increasing, India and Pakistan will discuss this on Sunday.

Sources state that the second India-Pakistan talk on the modalities of the Kartarpur Corridor would take place at Wagah, Pakistan.

These issues include connectivity at the Zero Point, the number of pilgrims to be allowed and the security aspect.

India wants Pakistan to keep Khalistan away and address the concern over the involvement of people who support for Khalistan campaign.

Actually, the second round of talks was expected to happen on April 2 but India postponed the talks due to Pakistan’s engagement of Khalistan elements on a committee related to the corridor.

As per the sources, security is vital and it is not at all to be compromised. Hi-tech and robust security system will take place once the corridor becomes operational.

The work on a four-lane highway on the Indian side is in full swing. The work is planned to be completed by October 31 with over 250 labourers and 30 engineers continuously working at the site in three shifts.

A bridge is being constructed by India at the Zero Point. At the same time, India urged Pakistan to also build a similar bridge on its side for a safe and secure movement of pilgrims.

The bridges would also help address the concerns regarding flooding.

However, Pakistan proposed to build a mud-filled embankment which would lead to flooding in areas on the Indian side as well as pose a threat to bridge structure.

When the Ravi river swells in the monsoon, the creek floods on which the bridge is being constructed.

Pakistan’s other proposal of building a causeway is not acceptable to India as it would not provide an all-weather road.

Kartarpur is located in Pakistan’s Narowal district, around four km from Dera Baba Nanak.

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