Pakistan invites India to discuss Kashmir issue

Islamabad: The current Foreign Secretary of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry today invited his counterpart Foreign Secretary of India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar for talks on Jammu and Kashmir in Islamabad.

According to Foreign Official, Chaudhry invited the Indian High Commission to Pakistan and handed over an invitation addressed to Jaishankar.

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The letter highlights the international requirement of both the countries to resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions.

Last week Pakistan’s foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz announced that the Foreign Secretary would write to his Indian counterpart to extend a formal invitation for the talks.

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India and Pakistan dispute the ownership of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan holds the northern third of the state and India the southern two-third.

New Delhi accuses Islamabad of arming and training the militants fighting to end Indian rule in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan says it gives only moral and diplomatic backing.

India and Pakistan ties have become frosty after large scale violence broke out in Jammu and Kashmir following the killing of militant Burhan Wani on July 8th.

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Indian authorities on July 25th arrested Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Bahadur Ali in Kashmir.