ISLAMABAD: A day after Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor on November 9, New Delhi Monday announced that it was ready to sign the Kartarpur Corridor agreement on October 23 – three weeks ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Sahib.
The announcement from Delhi comes when Pakistan has invited Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to join other Islamabad-based diplomats to visit the Line of Control and see the ground situation there with their own eyes.
The guided tour [of diplomats] has been arranged by the Pakistan Army and the Foreign Office.
While Pakistan neither reacted nor made public the logistics involved while signing the Kartarpur Corridor agreement, it is understood that like the earlier meetings the historical agreement will be signed either at the Zero Point of Wagah border or the Kartarpur border.
Prime Minister Imran Khan would inaugurate the facility on the scheduled date as construction work has entered the final stage, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party announced on Sunday on its official Twitter handle.