The Ministry of External Affairs, on Monday, announced that the government is ready to sign the agreement on Kartarpur Sahib corridor on October 23.
MEA: In view of the long pending demand of pilgrims to have visa free access to Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib& in the interest of operationalisation of Kartarpur Corridor in time before 12 Nov, Govt conveys that we would be ready to sign Agreement on Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on 23Oct pic.twitter.com/TXiq9vgYUx
— ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2019
News agency ANI quoted MEA as saying, “In view of the longstanding demand of pilgrims for visa-free access to Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib and in the interest of operationalisation of Kartarpur Corridor before November 12, the Government conveys that we would be ready to sign an agreement on Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on October 23”.
The Government of Pakistan has again been urged to reconsider its insistence to levy service fee of $20 on pilgrims. India would be ready to amend the agreement accordingly at any time. Meanwhile, the sources from Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs have revealed that Pakistan has also agreed to sign the Agreement on Kartarpur Sahib Corridor, on October 23.