Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi to hold wide-ranging talks with his Indian counterpart on Nov. 26


New Delhi : Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will hold wide-ranging talks with his Indian counter-part Pranab Mukherjee here on Nov 26.

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The issues relating to Kashmir, Chenab Water flow, Siachen, Sri Creek, prisoners languishing in each others jails, visa regime, trade, security, terrorism and Confidence Building Measures are expected to come under discussion which will be held in Hyderabad House on the evening of Wednesday.

Qureshi’s present 4-day visit is in continuation of his last visit which was cut short due to death of his mother-in-law on June 27 last.

He will visit Chandigarh on Nov. 27 where he will address a seminar organized by Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development. Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee will accompany him.

On Nov. 28, he will return to Indian capital after visiting Ajmir Sharif and Jaipur. He will address a function at Women Press Club here.

He will also hold call on meetings with Indian leaders on Nov 29.

A statement issued by Indian Ministry of External Affairs said Pakistan Foreign Minister will visit India from Nov. 26 to Nov. 29. They will hold talks on Nov. 26 in Indian capital. They will jointly participate in a seminar on the subject of “Cooperative Development, Peace and Security in South Asia” in Chandigarh. He will hold meetings which he could not have during his last visit to India in June, 2008 as it was prematurely cut short, the statement added.

According to media reports here, Pakistan is expected to raise the issue of Samjhauta Express blasts in view of the recent Malegaon investigations which have pointed out involvement of Hindu groups in this terrorist act which killed 68 persons, mostly Pakistanis in Feb. 2007.