India must fix time for talks: Pakistan

Islamabad: Islamabad on Thursday urged New Delhi to finalise the dates of foreign secretary-level talks as early as possible following the Indian policy statement “not to link talks with the progress on Pathankot attack”.
Both the sides are in contact on the issue, but no date has yet been fixed, Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Nafees Zakria said here.
On January 14, India and Pakistan agreed to reschedule talks between their foreign secretaries while an investigation into a deadly attack on a military base in Pathankot was being carried out.
India has demanded action against the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad that it suspects of carrying out the January 2 attack on the Pathankot air base.
Commenting on the controversy surrounding Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, he said, “The Kashmiri people have never accepted the unfair trial of Afzal Guru.”
Afzal Guru was convicted for the 2001 Parliament attack in which nine security personnel were killed. He was hanged in February 2013.
“Pakistan has repeatedly voiced concerns and condemned the incidents in which Kashmiris in the valley were subjected to atrocities by the Indian troops,” Zakaria was quoted as saying.

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