NEW DELHI: According to the External Affairs Ministry, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi in a letter in response to a congratulatory message from Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has demanded the early launch of the Kartarpur corridor, which remained open throughout the year. The ministry said PM Modi's letter was sent to Khan on June 12. In reply to a question in a media briefing, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, PM Narendra Modi has sent a letter to Imran Khan.
He further stated that the letter mentions the Kartarpur corridor and he wrote that "we will continue to work for the early commissioning of the Kartarpur Corridor, which remains open throughout the year." He said the current situation is that three technical level discussions have taken place and clarifications have been sought from Pakistan. He has said that India is waiting for the answer. Ravish Kumar has said that the Government of India is committed to build a corridor as it is a long-pending demand of devotees and we will take steps that will be necessary to complete it.
Kartarpur is located in The Narowal district of Pakistan. Officials from Pakistan and India held a meeting on May 27 to discuss modalities for the Kartarpur corridor. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Punjab CM Amarinder Singh laid the foundation stone of the corridor in Gurdaspur district on November 26 last year. Two days later, Pak PM Khan laid the foundation stone at Narowal, 125 km from Lahore.