The two countries, India and Pakistan were meeting on the sidelines of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) with the Indian delegation led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai has been a bone of contention between both countries with the role of Pakistan in perpetrating attacks in neighbouring India a serious issue.
After being jailed, he was sentenced to death by the Bombay High Court and he has appealed against the order in the Supreme Court.
Both Prime Ministers from India and Pakistan were happy with the progress in the talks and said that they were moving in the positive direction. PM Manmohan Singh said, "We will resume dialogue with all the sincerity. I believe PM Gilani is a man of peace. Leave bitterness of the past."