Pakistani envoy arrives early to avoid 'uncertain weather'

Updated: Dec 04, 2016, 13:57 IST | Agencies |

PM Narendra Modi, Prez Ghani to open Afghan peace meet today; Hurriyat calls for Indo-Pak talks

Amritsar: In a last-minute change in schedule, Pakistan’s de facto foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz reached Amritsar on Saturday evening, instead of Sunday to attend the Heart of Asia conference, an official said, citing “uncertain weather forecast for Sunday” as the reason.

PM Modi met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani here for talks on bilateral issues, an official said. They also visited the Golden Temple together on the sidelines of the meet.

Meanwhile, Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said, said the Heart of Asia conference offers another opportunity to India and Pakistan to re-initiate the dialogue and move towards resolution of Kashmir issue.

Aziz sends bouquet to ailing Sushma
Pakistan’s top diplomat Sartaj Aziz, who arrived in Amritsar on Saturday evening to attend the Heart of Asia conference, has sent a bouquet and get well soon wishes to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

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