Pakistan regrets India's decision not to issue visas to journalists for Kartarpur meeting

Posted In: News Date:Mar 13th, 2019

The Foreign Office on Wednesday expressed disappointment at the Indian government's decision to not issue visas to Pakistani journalists to cover tomorrow's meeting on the Kartarpur Corridor.

A Pakistani delegation will visit India tomorrow [March 14]. Indian and Pakistani officials will meet at Attari, near Amritsar, according to Indian media. This will be followed by a visit to Islamabad of an Indian delegation on March 28.

Earlier in January, Pakistan had shared its draft of the proposed agreement on the Kartarpur Corridor with India and called for initiation of negotiations for its finalisation. In February, after a bit of wrangling over the venue of the talks, the two countries had agreed in principle on reciprocal visits of officials for negotiating and finalising the agreement.

"Regrettable that India has not given visas to Pakistani journalists for the Kartarpur meeting tomorrow," said Dr Mohammad Faisal, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday via Twitter.


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