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Pakistan NSA Sartaj Aziz confirms India visit on 23 August; to discuss LeT and Balochistan

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 3:40 IST

Pakistan's national security advisor (NSA) Sartaj Aziz has confirmed that he will visit India for talks on 23 August.

"I can confirm that I will be going to India on August 23," Sartaj Aziz, the advisor on foreign affairs to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, told a news conference.

This will be the country's first attempt in a long time to reach out to India for talks.

As reports suggest, Pakistan will discuss the unrest in Balochistan province, which is also Karachi's financial hub.

India will, of course, bring up the issue of terrorism in light of recent Gurdaspur and Udhampur attacks, and the involvement of the Lashkar-e-taiba (LeT) in the same.

"Indian national security advisor Ajit Doval is also expected to raise concerns over the slow pace of the 26/11 trial and bail for Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the military commander responsible for coordinating the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people," Hindustan Times reports.

First published: 13 August 2015, 4:19 IST
 
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