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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pak-India dialogue to commence on 28th March: Spokesperson

ISLAMABAD, March 10 : Repatriation process of Pakistani nationals from Libya is in progress and so far 3129 out of 18000 have returned back.

The Foreign Office spokesperson Ms. Tehmina Janjua in her weekly briefing in Islamabad Thursday said that all Pakistani nationals living in Libya are safe and our embassy is making utmost efforts for their safe return.

Answering questions Ms. Janjua said Pakistan is watching changes in North African and Arab countries but it stands on the principle of non-interference and respecting territorial integrity of all States.

She said Libyan Embassy in Islamabad is also functional however Pakistan has not received any request from Libyan government for its help to crush rebels.

The spokesperson said that Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilai will pay a three-day official visit to Kyrgyzstan from 15th of this month where he will have talks with his Kyrgyz counterpart. She hoped the visit will provide an opportunity to examine ways and means for greater connectivity in the context of Pakistan's vision of enhanced reach out to Central Asian

She said Bhutan's Prime Minister will also visit Pakistan from 18th to 20th of this month during which he will have in-depth interaction with Pakistanileadership to enhance Pak-Bhutan ties.

Answering another question the spokesperson said the first series of meetings at Secretary level between Pakistan and India will be held on 28th and 29th of this month in New Delhi. She said the meeting between Interior Secretaries of both the countries will discuss issues relating counter terrorism, narcotics control and human interests.

She informed that five Pakistani crew members of UAE vessel abducted by Somalian pirates have been released and expectedly they will come back within few days.

Answering question regarding Raymond Davis the spokesperson said the matter is subjudice however Ministries of Law, Interior, Human Rights and Foreign Affairs are coordinating to consider the issues in the context of international law, land law and international practices.

Regarding change in visa policy, the spokesperson said the Foreign Ministry is considering the issue in detail.Responding question on drone attacks she said Pakistan has also been opposing the US policy on the issue on the plea that civilian casualties take place as a result of these attacks. She said Pakistan takes up the issue at all levels with the US officials during their visits.

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