New Delhi, November 6
India followed up its strong note to Pakistan on the Kartarpur Corridor issue on Thursday by summoning Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner on Friday to seek a reversal of its decision, said MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava during a media briefing.
The Pakistan diplomat was told that the decision to hand over the management of the project to the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) instead of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (PSGPC) was highly condemnable. This is evident by the reaction of a section of the Sikh community here which also met MEA’s Pakistan Desk incharge JP Singh to register their protest.
The MEA said such actions expose the Pakistani leadership’s tall claims of preserving and protecting the rights and welfare of the religious minority communities. But the Pakistan Foreign Office maintained that the PSGPC remained responsible for carrying out rituals at the gurdwara as per the Sikh code of conduct. — TNS