March 13, 2019
Published 12 days ago
ISLAMABAD - The Foreign Office on Wednesday expressed disappointment over India's decision to not issue visas to Pakistani journalists to cover the first meeting between the two countries on the Kartarpur Corridor.
The meeting takes place on the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah border on Thursday.
A Pakistani delegation will visit India on Thursday for the meeting, which would be followed by an Indian delegation's visit to Islamabad on March 28.
The corridor will facilitate the visa-free travel of Indian Sikh pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur.
Regrettable that #India has not given visas to #Pakistani journalists for the #kartarpur meeting tomorrow. Hope the #PakKartarpurSpirit & meeting tomorrow will bring a change for the better for people of both countries (2/2)— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@DrMFaisal) March 13, 2019
"Regrettable that India has not given visas to Pakistani journalists for the Kartarpur meeting tomorrow," Dr. Mohammad Faisal, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on Twitter.
In another tweet, he pointed out that more than 30 Indian journalists covered the Kartarpur groundbreaking ceremony in Pakistan last year. They also met the prime minister and were hosted by the foreign minitsre for dinner during their stay.
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