He plunged through the wooded breast of the island, flew down to the lower end, crossed a back channel
filled with rough ice to another island, gained a third island, curved back to the main river, and in desperation started to cross it.
Pakistans powerful Army chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani told a top American diplomat that his establishment wanted resumption of back channel
talks with India, but President Asif Ali Zardari was against it, according to a secret US cable leaked by Wiki Leaks.
Interacting with reporters on the sidelines of the 10th convocation of the Bahauddin Zakaria University here, Qureshi said the back channel
engagements with India were at a difficult stage.
Informal back channel
talks are now taking place in Europe for the possible resumption of peace talks, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) said on Tuesday.
It is worth mentioning here that Qureshi had sauid he was not aware of any back channel
talks between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue.
Government and NDFP negotiators, however, started back channel
He said: "I do not know about back channel
or front channel, all that I would be interested as Foreign Minister of this country is an effective channel between Pakistan and India and it could be the back channel
, it could be the front channel, so I think it doesn't make any difference, as long as it becomes effective."
Ang in-okay ng Pangulo yung mag-back channel, informal (The President approved the back channel
),' Dureza said.
His order came as negotiators from both sides were in Europe for back channel
talks to revive peace negotiations, which President Duterte angrily ended last month after the NPA lifted its unilateral truce.
Interacting with media persons before departing for New York to take part in the United Nations General Council Meeting, Qureshi said that back channel
diplomacy with India can not be ignored and added that it would be started once again.
Allaying apprehensions in some quarters in India that US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrookes mandate may also include Kashmir, Bruce Riedel, who co-chaired the inter-agency committee which formulated the Af-Pak policy, said: "I do not think, the Obama Administration intends to meddle in Kashmir." Riedel, a former CIA official, said it is in the interest of the US to see tension between India and Pakistan be reduced and diminished and see a resumption of the bilateral composite dialogue and a back channel
between India and Pakistan that produced some significant result between 2006 and May 2007.
Durrani said: that back channel
diplomacy had the advantage of deniability and [it] was" able to develop innovative solution away from the glare of publicity and public debate."