Indo-Pak Affairs

Pak, India agree on joint anti-terror strategy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India have agreed to enhance cooperation between civilian investigation agencies to control terrorist activities, illegal immigration, influx of fake currency and liberalize the visa regime under a joint anti-terrorism mechanism. Officials of the interior ministry said the decisions were taken during the composite dialogue, which reviewed proposals by President Asif Ali Zardari for a treaty to make South Asia a non-nuclear region and an economic hub.

It was the fifth round of home secretary-level talks. The Indian side was represented by Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta and Interior Secretary Syed Kamal Shah represented Pakistan. Under the joint anti-terrorism mechanism, a two-member committee has been formed, comprising additional foreign secretaries of the two sides. The committee will exchange information about terrorists.

Both sides agreed to install biometric system at all entry and exit points to stop illegal immigration.-SANA

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