ISLAMABAD - Talks between Pakistan and India are underway with regard to when and where their Foreign Secretaries would meet as was decided during the Sharam El-Sheikh meeting between Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh. Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit said this at the weekly press briefing on Thursday. The FO spokesman said that the two Foreign Secretaries after their meeting would submit reports to their Foreign Ministers who would be meeting in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in September this year. It is hoped that the meeting of the Foreign Secretaries will set the timeframe for resumption of composite dialogue, which will hopefully be endorsed by the Foreign Ministers, he added. When asked whether Pakistan had handed over a dossier to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh regarding New Delhis alleged involvement in Balochistan unrest, he neither confirmed nor denied the reports and said it involved intelligence matters that could not be publicly discussed. He said the joint statement issued after the meeting between the two prime ministers on the sidelines of the NAM summit on July 16 had adequately covered the matter. He said, All I can say is that whatever was discussed and handed over is contained in the joint statement. To a question on the visit of the US special envoy Richard Holbrooke, Basit said the issue of drone attacks also came up during the discussions between Holbrooke and the Pakistani leaders and Pakistan conveyed its concerns telling him that the drone attacks were counter-productive. The issues of regional stability and rehabilitation of the IDPs were also discussed, he said. To a question on the operation by the US forces in Helmand province of Afghanistan and its fall-out in Balochistan, he said it had been discussed with the US authorities. Pakistan is beefing up its presence in areas which could be affected by the surge in troops across the border in Afghanistan, he said. About the meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the US Foreign Secretary Hillary Clinton, Basit said the foreign minister briefed her about Pakistan-India joint statement at Sharam El-Sheikh and apprised her how the process should be taken forward. According to the FO spokesman the Foreign Minister also briefed Clinton about progress made in the context of investigations into Mumbai attacks. The two leaders also exchanged views about forthcoming ministerial level meeting of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan scheduled in Istanbul. To another question, he said Pakistan was trying to secure release of its five nationals detained at Guantanamo Bay. He said Pakistan embassy in Washington was in touch with the US authorities on the issue of Dr Afia Siddiqui while urging them to release her on humanitarian grounds. He said that Pakistans envoy to Washington, Hussain Haqqani had also talked to Dr Afia on telephone. When his attention was drawn to reports that some countries wanted to take the issue of recent happenings in Chinese province of Xinjiang to the OIC, Basit said there was no role for any international organization in the internal matters of China. Chinese policy of social harmony and development is producing great results for all Chinese people and being an all-weather friend we wish China well, he said. He also lauded the efforts taken by the Chinese authorities to tackle the issue in Xinjiang saying that was not an issue of Muslims against others rather it was purely an internal matter of China. Replying to another question, he said a Pakistani national Nasir Hussain was kidnapped by some group in Somalia along with two citizens of the United States and Canada. Our High Commission in Nairobi is closely in touch with the authorities concerned to ensure his safe and quick recovery, he said. FO spokesman called for peaceful settlement of all disputes among South Asian nations and regretted that the inability of these states to resolve their issues had led to poverty, disease and hunger in the region. It is high time for the South Asian states to resolve their disputes and lay down solid foundations for inter-state relations based on mutual interests, respect and trust, he said. He, however, regretted that the South Asian nations had been unable to evolve a sustainable cooperative framework. It is because of the unresolved disputes that the region continues to be driven by poverty, disease and hunger, he said. Pakistan, he said, attached great importance to the principles of sovereign equality, non-aggression, non-interference and peaceful co-existence in South Asia.