NSA level talk: Pakistan PM approves agenda
Talks between national security advisers of India and Pakistan scheduled to be held in New Delhi on August 23-24.
The approval was given by the prime minister on Monday during a meeting. It was attended by Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Assistant to the PM on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, reported Dawn online.
The agenda finalised by PM Sharif to be given to India with a confirmation letter for the coming talks so that there could be no misunderstanding or ambiguity "about what has to be discussed".
India invited National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz earlier this month to a meeting with his counterpart Ajit Doval in New Delhi on Aug 23 and 24.
Convening a meeting of the national security advisers to discuss issues relating to terrorism was taken by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during their meeting in Ufa, Russia last month.
According to reports, Pakistan had decided to press for a discussion on alleged Indian involvement in unrest in Balochistan, Karachi and tribal areas.