Pak may resume talks after Pathankot probe team’s visit


Lahore, Mar.2:
Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz  said that talks with India are likely to resume after a team visits  Pathankot in the upcoming days, to investigate into the deadly attack on  the Indian Air Force Base.
Soon after the Pathankot attack, Pakistan set up a six-member Special  Investiga­tion Team to follow up on the leads India had provided.
According to the Dawn, an official transcript released on  Tuesday quoted Aziz as saying that the foreign secretary-level talks  between the two countries could be rescheduled soon after the visit.
After a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday, Aziz  said expressed his disappointment over the current state between the  two hostile neighbours, saying that it was unfortunate that the  Pathankot attack disrupted the resumption of secretary-level talks  between India and Pakistan.
He pointed out that since the attack, Pakistan had taken a number of “important steps” for resumption of these talks.”Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called the Indian Prime Minister  (Narendra Modi) immediately after the attack and assured him of  Pakistan`s support in the investigation. National security advisers are  maintaining frequent contacts,” he said during the US-Pakistan Strategic  Dialogue he co-chaired with Secretary Kerry.
“A case has been registered and the Special Investigation Team (SIT)  is likely to visit India in the next few days. We, therefore, hope that  the foreign secretary-level talks will be scheduled very soon,” he                                    added.