Indian Home Secretary heads to Pakistan for talks, key issues will be on the table

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Delhi: A high-level delegation led by the Union Home Secretary RK Singh left for Islamabad today for bilateral talks which will be held on 24-25th May 2012.

The Indian delegation consists of Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB), Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA) and other concerned officials.

The broad agenda of the talks would focus on Terrorism, Fugitives from Indian Law, Narcotics and Humanitarian issues such as of Indian fishermen & civilians in Pakistan Jails.

The visit comes in the immediate backdrop of President Zardari’s visit to India on April 8, 2012 during which Prime Minister  had Manmohan Singh stressed the need for Pakistan to take firm action to curb terrorism.

A revised Visa Agreement is expected to be signed. This revised agreement inter-alia introduces the concept of Group Tourist Visa, Visa on arrival and a separate category of Business Visas.
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