New Delhi: In the ongoing Indo-Pak Home-Secretary level talks, Pakistan in-principle has agreed to entertain a commission from India with respect to Mumbai terror attacks probe, a joint statement issued here on Tuesday said.

The statement said that the dates for the visit of the judicial commission from Pakistan in connection with 26/11 trial will be conveyed by India within four to six weeks.

Besides, India's NIA and Pakistan's FIA will continue to cooperate in the Mumbai attack's probe, the statement said.

India and Pakistan also decided to set-up a hotline at Home-Secretary level to facilitate real time information sharing with respect to terrorist threats.

India provided information on Samjhauta Express blast probe. It was also agreed that after filing of the "report" in the court updated information will be shared with Pakistan.

Pak to 'fully utilise' Gilani visit

Ahead of Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani's visit to India on Wednesday for the cricket World Cup
semi-final, Pakistan has said it is working to "fully utilize the occasion" to improve the bilateral ties and "bridge the communication gap" between the leadership of the two nations.

Making it clear that Gilani is visiting India primarily to watch the Pakistan-India semi-final and "not to discuss the Kashmir issue", Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan, however, said the two Prime Ministers "could discuss anything on the occasion".

Awan made the remarks while briefing the media in Islamabad on Monday about a meeting of the federal Cabinet chaired by Gilani to brief his colleagues about his visit to India at the invitation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

She said Pakistan's Foreign Office and its High Commission in New Delhi are working to "fully utilise the occasion" to improve relations between the two countries.

Gilani to watch WC semi-final with colleagues

Pakistan Prime Minister will be accompanied by ex-premier Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and
several of his Cabinet colleagues, including Interior Minister Rehman Malik, for his visit to Mohali on Wednesday to watch the World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan, a media report said in Islamabad On Tuesday.

Awami National Party chief Asfandyar Wali Khan, Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan, Sports Minister Engineer Shaukatullah, Postal Services Minister Muhammad Gorgage and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar will also accompany Gilani, 'The News' daily reported.

Former Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira, the spokesman of the ruling PPP, party lawmaker Sherry Rehman, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam parliamentarian Laiq Muhammad Khan and Muttahida Qaumi Movement's Farooq Sattar will also be part of the Premier's delegation, the report said.

Several political parties are sending their leaders with Gilani as an expression of solidarity, it said.

The main opposition PML-N is yet to nominate its representative for the visit, the first by Gilani to India after he became the Premier in 2008.

However, there was no official word on the delegation that would accompany Gilani to Mohali. Gilani is visiting India at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh to watch the semi-final of the World Cup.

The two Prime Ministers are expected to spend over five hours in a special box at the Mohali stadium though no formal talks have been scheduled so far, the report said.

(JPN/Agencies)