Pakistani Foreign Secretary likely to Visit New Delhi for attending Heart of Asia meet

Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry

New Delhi: A day- long visit is expected from the Pakistani Foreign Secretary- Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry to India’s New Delhi, by tomorrow, Tuesday, 26th April, and it will be for attending a meeting of the Heart of Asia grouping, setting the stage for likely talks with his Indian counterpart.

The information is reveals from sources, and as per such sources the High Commission of Pakistan found stated that the said Foreign Secretary- Aizaz Ahmad is schedule to travel to New Delhi- the Indian capital on tomorrow’s morning and also he confirmed about his return journey which will be soon after such meeting, on the same day.

Moreover, it is also learnt from the sources that along with the said foreign secretary, the deputy foreign minister from Pakistan, namely, Hekmat Khalil Karzai will also attend the said meeting of the Heart of Asia.

However, it is also confirmed by the sources from the Pakistani mission that there were no bilateral meetings scheduled for the Foreign Secretary- Aizaz Ahmad with the Indian Officials. However, there are possibilities to the effect that he would have some informal interaction with his Indian counterpart, namely, S. Jaishankar.

Moreover, as per the Islamabad- based Foreign Office’s issued statements, the Pakistani delegation will be holding a bilateral meetings with the other leading delegations who will be attending the said Heart of Asia meeting.

It is here notable that the tomorrow’s meeting would be the first high- level contact between these two countries since from the 2nd day of January, a day when Pathankot airbase terror attack was experienced, and due to which the India appeared blaming the Pakistan- based Jaish- e- Mohammed as responsible.

It was also seen that the Joint Investigation Team from Pakistan in this connection had already visited India earlier for investigating the attach in which about 7 people from security officials were killed. It was also seen in this connection that after such visit the Pakistani officials told the media that they were not provided with the evidences of the involvement of Jaish- e- Mohammed in the attack.

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