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Easing of travel between India and Pakistan

New Delhi
July 09, 2001

It is our conviction that the foundations of peace between India and Pakistan have to be laid in the minds and hearts of men and women, and above all, the youth of both countries. Thus travel between India and Pakistan should be made as simple and easy as possible. The Prime Minister has, therefore, decided that henceforth Pakistani passport holders will be allowed to come by the road route and obtain visas at the check-post at Attari. An additional check-posts will be opened at Munabao, in Rajasthan. Similar check-posts will also be opened at designated points along the IB (International Border) and the LOC (Line of Control) in Jammu and Kashmir. Administrative arrangements, including those for transport, will be urgently put in place so as to implement the Prime Minister's decision within three months.