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Kartarpur corridor: Amarinder asks Pak to be more amenable, responsive

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Friday urged Pakistan to be more amenable and responsive to India s demands, which include visa-free access for 5,000 pilgrims a day to a historic gurdwara in Kartarpur in the neighbouring nation. He expressed disappointment at Pakistan s reported response to the issues raised by New Delhi during the first meeting on the Kartarpur corridor that took place on Thursday at the Attari-Wagah border. In a statement issued here, the chief minister said the response of Islamabad to India s demands was totally inadequate and the neighbouring country needed to reconsider its stand if the corridor was to serve its purpose. The governments of the two countries took a historic decision by agreeing to open the corridor to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the Sikh faith s founder, in November this year, Singh said. It was good the two countries remained on track with the project deadlines, but Pakistan needs to go a step further to make ..

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