Terrorism and prisoners on India-Pakistan talks agenda
NEW DELHI: Senior Indian and Pakistani officials will on Monday discuss drug trafficking and terrorism and review the status of nationals jailed in each other’s countries during talks this week, Pakistani Home Secretary Syed Kamal Shah said on Sunday.
“Usually the agenda is terrorism and drug trafficking, but this time we have requested that we would like to discuss the issue of prisoners held in both countries,” Shah told reporters.
A Home Ministry official in New Delhi said discussions will revolve around the fate of Sarabjit Singh, held prisoner in Pakistan for the past 15 years after being convicted of spying, the case of all Indians in Pakistani jails and the dismantling of alleged “terrorist training camps” in Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Monitoring desk adds: India said on Sunday that it would ask Pakistan to deport underworld don Dawood Ibrahim during the home secretary-level talks between both countries starting today (Monday), Indian media reported.
Pakistan has time and again denied that Dawood Ibrahim is living in the country. The Pakistani government has also said that he is neither a Pakistani citizen nor does he live in Karachi.