Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary AIzaz Ahmed Chaudhry and his Indian counterpart Sujatha Singh will meet in Islamabad on August 25 to carry forward the dialogue process between the two countries.
Sujatha Singh spoke to Chaudhry on the telephone on Wednesday to confirm the meeting that could lead to resumption of the peace process suspended since January last year — an indication of how difficult the process for normalisation is.
Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said it was agreed that the two foreign secretaries will meet in Islamabad on August 25 to carry forward the dialogue process.
Keeping in view the vision of the two prime ministers, Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi who met in New Delhi this year, the two foreign secretaries are holding meeting in Islamabad to improve and establish good neighbourly relations, said the spokesperson.
The two foreign secretaries agreed that the dialogue process between the two countries should be result-oriented, she added.
Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan TCA Raghavan, meanwhile repeated allegations of violation of ceasefire along the LoC by the Pakistani side.
“There have been attempts for infiltration followed by unprovoked firing,” Raghavan said while speaking at an Iftar reception hosted by the Indian High Commission. He added that firing from “across the Working Boundary” had resulted in death of an Indian soldier in addition to other civilian casualties.
Pakistan had earlier attributed the latest Working Boundary incident to “intermittent and unprovoked firing from the Indian side.”