Pakistan high commission in India has invited three separatist leaders for a meeting in New Delhi with Sartaj Aziz Pakistan Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs, on Sunday.
Confirming this to a local news agency, KNS, Mohammad Yasin Malik said that he has been invited to meet Aziz who is scheduled to reach India on Sunday. “I am scheduled to meet him at 6:30 pm on Sunday,” Malik told KNS.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) and Syed Ali Geelani, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) have also been invited to Pakistan High Commission to meet Aziz.
“I received a call from Pakistan deputy high commissioner Mansoor Ahmad Khan from Delhi inviting me to meet Sartaj Aziz. I am planning to meet him on Sunday,” confirmed Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, while talking to KNS.
Ayaz Akbar, the spokesman of Hurriyat (G) also confirmed Pakistan high commission’s invitation to Hurriyat (G) chairman.
The meeting of Aziz with the separatist leaders has gained significance in the wake India-Pakistan expected crucial talks in the coming week as part of the efforts to de-escalate the recent border skirmishes along Line of Control and International Border.
Besides peace, security, CBMs, Kashmir and promotion of friendly exchanges between India and Pakistan are expected to surface during Aziz-Separatists meet scheduled on Sunday, reliable sources told KNS.
Aziz is arriving in Delhi to attend two-day conference Asia-Europe foreign ministers’ meeting on November 10. The Pakistan Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs may also meet Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on the sidelines of the two day conference, sources in central government told KNS.
If Aziz and Khurshid meet on the sidelines of the conference, sources told KNS that they would most probably discuss ways and means to implement the decisions including de-escalating border skirmishes taken during the New York summit between Indian and Pakistani prime minister.