Hurriyat leader Shabir Shah placed under house arrest in Delhi
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In a new twist ahead of Indo-Pak NSA level talks, Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah, was on Saturday detained on arrival at the Delhi airport and will not be allowed to meet Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz tomorrow. As soon as he deplaned, Central security agencies, along with the Delhi Police, asked him about his place of stay and later drove him there. He was told that “restrictions have been imposed on their movement in the national capital” ahead of talks between Mr. Aziz and his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, official sources said.
No talks with India unless Kashmir issue is on agenda: FO
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Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah on Thursday reiterated that there would be no talks with India unless the issue of Kashmir was on the agenda. “Any formal talks with New Delhi would have Kashmir as part of the agenda,” Khalilullah said during his weekly press briefing in Islamabad. At the same time, the spokesperson said Pakistan will also not accept any pre-conditions for talks. He pointed out that there are United Nations resolutions on the disputed region of Kashmir. Pakistan wants peaceful resolution of this dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions and the aspirations of Kashmiri people, Khalilullah said.