Sharm-el-Sheikh (Egypt), July 15 (ANI): Pakistan's dilly dallying attitude over prosecuting Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) chief Hafeez Mohammad Saeed, the prime accused in the 26/11 Mumbai carnage, has served a heavy blow to the much awaited dialogue between India and Pakistan on the margins of the NAM summit here, as the Foreign Secretary level talk between both the nations have failed to produce any substantial results.
Despite some initial positive signals, the talks which were expected to set the tone of the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh with his Pakistan counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani, failed to achieve any major breakthrough.
Diplomatic analysts, who are keeping a close watch on all developments, believed that the success of the secretary level talks was directly related to the resumption of the stalled composite dialogue, but for the time being neither country has revealed the future course of action.
Mixed signals coming from Islamabad on the appeal in the Supreme Court against the release of Saeed seem to have done the real damage, The Dawn reports.
However, Pakistan is still hopeful of some positive outcome.
"It is important that the foreign secretaries have met, and engagement of the political leadership is taking place," said Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir.
"Prolonged suspension of the peace talks was not in the interest of either country," Bashir added.
Now, all eyes are set on the meeting between the Prime Ministers of the two neighbouring nuclear powered countries.
Experts are hoping that both leaders rise to the occasion and set aside some of the irritants that have pegged back the resumption of bilateral talks. (ANI)