ISLAMABAD: The so-called Composite Dialogue between Pakistan and India after completion of two full-fledge rounds now due for further continuation with several if and buts as Indian Minister for External Affairs, SM Kirishna, has reluctantly agreed to visit Islamabad for the review meeting in the early second week of September that was earlier scheduled for last week, but deferred under the pretext of Indian presidential polls in which the minister had little role to play.
The two nights and three days visit will likely to commence on September nine. He will have review of the two rounds of the dialogue with his host counterpart Hina Rabbani who had been blamed by Indian media for mesmerizing him in her earlier encounters with the Indian minister.
The two rounds were culminated last month with the talks between Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Syed Jalil Abbas Jailani and his Indian counterpart in New Delhi. The two countries interlocutors have already completed their spadework on all eight points comprehensively and separately.
Indians are desperately trying to implicate Pakistan’s officials in the Mumbai attacks by hook or crook and now they are exploiting faked name and off balanced Abu Jandal for the purpose. The trick is being used to put pressure on Islamabad.
Kirishna had been referring it for delaying his trip to Pakistan, and now the credible sources revealed that Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s visit to Pakistan could be postponed or called off under the garb of same allegation but citing with some other reason. Singh had agreed to undertake the visit during his meeting with President Asif Zardari in New Delhi early this year.
Well placed sources told The News here Sunday that New Delhi was keen to see abolishing of negative list in trade so that India could get the most favourite nation (MFN) status by Pakistan but Indians were not prepared to fulfil their part of assignment as they were impressing upon Pakistan to act unilaterally. The two counties have already completed two rounds of dialogue under full spectrum of talks on eight issues including—Jammu and Kashmir, —Peace and Security, —Siachean, —Sir Creek, —Trade and Economic Ties, —Terrorism, —Vular Barrage and —Promotion of Friendly Exchanges. It is understood that if the two sides agreed to continue with the process of the dialogue although they haven’t yield satisfactory results so far but still it would be an achievement in itself. Ms Khar and her Indian counterpart had meeting in Tokyo early this month on the fringes of Tokyo conference on Afghanistan. They discussed the Indian minister’s visit to Islamabad besides other issues in their encounter.
Indian’s Parliament is starting its monsoon session in the first week of next month. Indian minister could be busy with that and later he has hectic schedule before him. The two ministers could meet on the sidelines of the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) annual meeting in New York but the review meeting would be part of the structured talk and it has to take place either in Islamabad or New Delhi. It is the turn of the Indians to visit Pakistan, the sources reminded.