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Sharif discusses agenda for NSA-level talks

Resumption of Foreign Secretary-level talks, issue of bail granted to the main accused in Samjhauta blasts and India’s alleged interference will be high on Pakistan’s agenda for the first NSA-level talks in New Delhi next week.

Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif and Director-General, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar called on Premier Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming visit of the Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz to New Delhi.

Government sources said it was decided at the meeting that Indian intelligence agency RAW’s alleged interference in Pakistan would be among the top agenda items during the talks.

They said the ISI chief briefed Mr. Sharif about RAW’s activities in the country and repeated ceasefire violations by the Indian troops along the LoC.

Mr. Aziz will travel to India on August 23 for talks with his counterpart Ajit Doval.

Mr. Sharif’s discussions with the military top brass came a day after he chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the agenda of the NSA-level talks.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, were present during the meetings. Dawn News quoted sources as saying that Pakistan will stress on laying out a counter-terrorism mechanism between the two countries during the talks.

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