Pakistan-India Joint Anti-Terrorism Mechanism (JATM) is holding its meeting Today in Islamabad to discuss counter-terrorism strategies and exchange information.
The Pakistani delegation was headed by Additional Secretary in the Pakistani Ministry of External Affairs Masood Khalid, and the Indian side by Vivek Katju, Additional Secretary in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
Besides resumption of the anti-terrorism cooperation between the two countries, the talks have assumed added significance because they are being held three days before Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s first visit on June 27 to New Delhi, where he would underscore Pakistan’s commitment to take forward the peace process.
It is expected that the two sides would discuss, at the JATM meeting, the explosions in Jaipur, Ajmer and Hyderabad. Sources said India would reiterate its demand for extradition of Dawood Ibrahim, accused by Delhi of masterminding the 1993 Mumbai blasts.