India, Pakistan to launch new visa regime Dec 14

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 17:10 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A revised visa agreement between india and Pakistan will be launched Friday when Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik arrives on a three-day visit to India, said official sources here Thursday.

Besides the revised visa agreement, the two countries would also discuss counter-terrorism, border management, fake Indian currency notes and cooperation among security and investigation agencies, said officials.

Malik will call on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon, and Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj Dec 15, they said.

The official delegation accompanying Malik includes members from interior ministry, foreign ministry, and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) among others. This is Malik's first official visit to india.

From the Indian side, besides Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, his junior R.P.N. Singh and senior officials from home ministry, external affairs ministry and various security agencies would take part in the deliberations.

Malik is visiting India at Shinde's invitation.

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