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[Representational Image] "Not even a single worker will stay hungry. Everyone will get food, this is my assurance to the country through Parliament," Swaraj said. Picture: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.Reuters

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who visited Pakistan last week after a diplomatic thaw in relations between the neighbouring nations, briefed the Parliament of the developments from the visit on Monday. 

Swaraj made her statement amid ruckus created by other members, even as the Speaker of the Upper House urged them to maintain silence. 

"We raised the issue of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks probe and asked Pakistan to expedite the trial process," Swaraj said. 

Swaraj also announced the 'Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue' to restart talks between India and Pakistan. 

Sushma Swaraj's visit to Pakistan was the first by a minister from the Modi government, which came after a secret meeting between the national security advisors of the two countries in Bangkok.

Swaraj will also address the Lok Sabha at 2 pm on Monday. 

Members of the Congress party protested in the Rajya Sabha and drowned out Swaraj's statement, in an attack on the Modi government over the sudden revival of talks with Pakistan in secret. 

The winter session of Parliament came to a standstill after the Congress party accused the ruling BJP government of 'political vendetta' after the party's leader Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were issued summon orders in the National Herald case. 

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