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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 72

India, Pak interior secretaries to discuss drug trafficking

[b]India, Pak interior secretaries to discuss drug trafficking, cross border terrorism[/b]

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 07 February, ([/b] India and Pakistan interior secretaries are going to meet in Islamabad to discuss drug trafficking and cross border terrorism. This will be their fourth round of talks in the past 20-months. Home Secretary V K Duggal and his Pakistani counterpart Syed Kamal Shah met here in August last year.

India is expected to pursue its request for an extradition treaty. Going by present indications, the treaty is unlikely to materialise. Though India has been proposing an extradition treaty for a long while but 'there has been no action on these requests so far from Pakistan', Home Ministry officials said here.

The other topic of interest from Indian side is handing over of fugitives like underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, who are known to have been sheltered in Karachi. His name figures prominently in the list of some 50-odd criminals wanted by India and allegedly hiding in Pakistan.

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