ISLAMABAD - The core issue of Kashmir will dominate the secretary-level talks between Pakistan and India to be held later this month, the foreign office spokesperson said on Thursday. In depth consultations on all aspects of the Jammu and Kashmir issue were held with representatives of Kashmiri leaders on Wednesday. It was agreed to address the issue effectively and in a purposeful manner in the forthcoming dialogue with India, Tehmina Janjua told weekly press briefing. She said relevant officials of the two countries were working on finalising dates for talks between Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir and his Indian counterpart Nirupama Rao. The issue of Jammu and Kashmir, peace and security, and measures for friendly interaction are on agenda of the talks, she said. She said the dialogue process between Pakistan and India had resumed in February this year which was progressing in productive manner. She welcomed the US overtures encouraging New Delhi and Islamabad to engage in a meaningful dialogue. However, she quickly added that Pakistans stance had been very clear that the two countries should take ownership of the issues between them. Earlier in her opening remarks, she said Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir would attend the Afghanistan, Pakistan and US trilateral core group meeting to be held in Kabul on June 28. Asked whether Pakistan had responded positively to Afghanistans proposal seeking access to Taliban commanders arrested in Pakistan, Ms Janjua said all issues would be discussed in the June 28 meeting. Answering a question about the continued US drone attacks and Pakistans repeated protest, she said this remained a point of disagreement between Pakistan and the US. We have repeatedly conveyed to US that drones cause human tragedy. We are continuously discussing this issue with the US at every level and hope that our concerns are addressed at the earliest, she added. She described the US media reports totally baseless and unfounded that Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kiyani was facing tremendous pressure from within the Pakistan Army to end military-to-military relations with the United States. About Pakistans request for full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the spokesperson said Pakistan had already submitted a formal application. A number of members fully support our application, she said, adding Pakistan intended to have full association with all the SCO programmes for peace and development.