Led by steel tycoon Sajjan Jindal, a three-membered Indian delegation met Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Rawalpindi and is believed to have carried a special message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
According to reports in Pakistani media, the delegation reached Islamabad from Kabul in a special aircraft yesterday morning from where they travelled to Murree in Rawalpindi district by road to meet Nawaz Sharif.
However, neither the Pakistani nor the Indian government have so far confirmed the meeting and its agenda.
Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam took to Twitter to confirm the meeting but said things should not be blown out of proportion.
Mr. Jindal is an old friend of the Prime Minister. Nothing 'secret' about the meeting & should not be blown out of proportion. Thank you.
- Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) April 27, 2017
It is being speculated in the Pakistani media that the Indian team came with a message from Modi on the fate of the Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been convicted by a Pakistani court on charges of spying.
The issue has also been flagged by the Opposition leaders in Pakistan.
PPP leader Senator Sherry Rehman submitted an adjournment motion in the Upper House of the Parliament demanding that people in Pakistan should be taken into confidence about such meetings.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) lawmaker and opposition leader of Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmood-ul-Rasheed also tabled a resolution in the House by demanding to make the meeting's agenda and discussion public.
Pakistan's Ary News reported that Sajjan Jindal had apparently played a key role in arranging surprised meeting earlier between Sharif and Modi. Jindal had also reportedly attended the wedding ceremony of Sharif's granddaughter.