Pakistani delegation to visit NDelhi

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 corridor, Pakistan said on Tuesday. The statement indicates that bilateral tensions were easing.

The information was a part of messages conveyed to Acting Indian High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia, who was invited to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) for a meeting today by Dr Mohammad Faisal, the director general for South Asia and Saarc.

According to the statement, a Pakistani delegation will visit New Delhi on March 14. This will be followed by a visit to Islamabad of an Indian delegation on March 28.reports Dawn e-newspapers

Hostilities between the nuclear-armed neighbors 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 February 14. The Kartarpur corridor, which will officially open next year, is about 120km 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.

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