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No official communication from Pakistan over Kartarpur Sahib: Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj said that the Government has been taking up the issue with Pakistan. 

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj has expressed that the Pakistani government has so far neither consented to incorporate visits to Kartarpur Sahib by Indian pioneers under reciprocal convention nor has sent any official correspondence for setting up the hall.

Swaraj kept in touch with Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal saying, "Dear I got your letter of 13 September 2018 in regards to encouraging visits of the Indian explorers, including through a passageway, to the blessed Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib situated in Pakistan. The Government has been taking up the issue with Pakistan.

Be that as it may, Pakistan has so far neither consented to incorporate visits to Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib by the Indian travelers under the respective Protocol on visits to religious hallowed places of 1974 nor has it sent any official correspondence for building up a passage."

In the letter dated September 15, Swaraj additionally educated that over past numerous years, Pakistani specialists have just permitted set a number of visits of the Indian travelers to the Gurudwara alongside the visit to different altars in Pakistan.

The EAM additionally guaranteed you that "administration remains seized of the issue and will keep on taking up the issue with Pakistan."

Swaraj's announcement has punctured Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's cases, who on the event of the 550th birth commemoration of Guru Nanak said that Pakistan will open the hallway of Kartarpur Sahib. The Congress pioneer had additionally hailed this move as a generosity signal.

Prior on Monday, Minister of State for External Affair, General (Retd.) VK Singh had additionally expressed that India has not gotten any proposition from Pakistan to open the Kartarpur course between the two nations.

The Kartarpur course along the India-Pakistan fringe is scarcely three kilometers from Gurdaspur, Punjab. In the event that opened, it will permit Sikh explorers an immediate access to the memorable Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan where Guru Nanak kicked the bucket in 1539.

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