Pakistan holds high level meet to discuss foreign policy post Kasabs acceptance

January 9th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Jan.9 (ANI): The Pakistan Foreign Office called a high level meeting to discuss the countrys foreign policy, especially in regard the situation arising after its acceptance that its soil was used in the November, 2008 Mumbai attacks, the News reported.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir and other Security officials discussed the foreign policy of Pakistan keeping in view the Ajmal Amir Kasab issue, and the rise in tension between India and Pakistan after the Mumbai carnage.
Pakistan had earlier accepted that the lone surviving Mumbai gunner, Ajmal Amir Kasab, belonged to its soil. However, the National Security Advisor of Pakistan Mahmud Ali Durrani was sacked by the Prime Minister Yususf Raza Gilani for making an irresponsible comment on Kasabs nationality, and accepting that he belonged to Pakistan.
According to the newspaper, the officials also planned to project Pakistans point of view during the forthcoming visit of US Vice-President elect Joseph Biden.
United States Vice-President-elect Joseph Biden is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan on a two-day visit this week to defuse the rising tension between Pakistan and India. (ANI)

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