Pak officials to visit India March 14 to discuss Kartarpur corridor

Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan’s Narowal district, where Guru Nanak Dev spent 18 years of his life.

New Delhi: A Pakistani delegation will visit New Delhi on March 14, and then host a reciprocal Indian visit in Islamabad, to discuss a draft agreement on a Sikh pilgrimage Kartarpur corridor, Pakistan said on Tuesday, indicating that bilateral tensions were easing.

Hostilities between the nuclear-armed neighbours escalated dramatically last month, when India attacked what it said was a militant group that had carried out a suicide attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Feb. 14.

The Kartarpur corridor, which will officially open next year, is about 120 km north of the Pakistani city of Lahore and will be used by Sikh pilgrims coming from India on a visa-free basis to visit holy sites in Pakistan.

The Pakistani Foreign Ministry announced the talks in a statement.