SAARC: Sushma Swaraj to raise ‘Pathankot attack’ with Sartaj Aziz

Kathmandu: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is expected to raise the Pathankot terror attack with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on the sidelines of the SAARC ministerial meeting here on Thursday.

This development comes amid the stalled Foreign Secretary-level talks between both nations following the impasse over the probe of the January 2016 Pathankot Air Base terror attack.

According to official sources, the Foreign Secretaries will meet only after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) from Pakistan arrives in India and makes concrete progress in the probe.

While both Swaraj and Aziz will hold official bilateral talks tomorrow, they will come face-to-face at the meeting tonight.

Swaraj will hold a dialogue with Aziz tomorrow afternoon.

Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry exchanged courtesies at the SAARC dinner last night.

This was the first time the two have met since the attack on the Pathankot air base in January, which derailed bilateral ties between the two nations. (ANI)