Image credit: Twitter
Kartarpur Corridor Talks on Hold as India Seeks Clarification on Names of ‘Tainted’ Pak Envoys
The talks on Kartarpur Corridor between India and Pakistan have been put on hold after the former sought a clarification from the latter on the inclusion of controversial names such as Gopal Chawla who is associated with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Bishen Singh in Pakistan’s 10-member committee set up three days back. Reacting to the Kartarpur corridor issue, the government sources stated, “There can’t be any let up in security. India hopes Pakistan will address security concerns. Once the security aspect is cleared and we get a satisfactory response we are open and keen to take the discussion forward and conclude in a meaningful way.” India has reportedly made key proposals in the Kartarpur corridor which includes more than 5000 pilgrims visiting the place on a daily basis and as many as 15,000 pilgrims on special days. Notably, the corridor will be open for everyone irrespective of their religion, said the sources. The government sources added that the corridor will be made available for Overseas Citizenship (OCI) card holders to which Pakistan did not agree. Moreover, India has asked that the corridor be open on all 7 days of a week.