NEW DELHI - With the Indian presidential elections scheduled for July 19 and the ongoing political churn in Pakistan, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna’s visit to Islamabad, which was planned for mid-July, is now expected to take place towards August-end.However, the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will stick to their planned engagement and hold talks here July 4-5, reported Indian media on Tuesday.Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai and his Pakistani counterpart Jalil Abbas Jilani will hold talks on peace and security, including confidence-building measures, and Jammu and Kashmir, marking the final stage of the second round of the dialogue process which was revived only last February after a long hiatus following the 26/11 Mumbai attack.The talks will take place in the shadow of the arrest of an Indian 26/11 accused and his links with Pakistani terrorists, renewing the focus on expediting justice for the Mumbai terror victims.The foreign secretary talks will be followed by the talks between foreign ministers of India and Pakistan in Islamabad, which will focus on reviewing the achievements of the dialogue process and to map the way forward.Krishna was expected to go to Islamabad around mid-July, but the dates which were discussed earlier clashed with the Indian presidential election scheduled for July 19.“We are working on new dates. Other developments have taken place since then,” Syed Akbaruddin, the external affairs ministry’s spokesperson, told reporters when asked about the reasons behind the postponement of Krishna’s visit.The spokesperson added that when the two sides had discussed the dates for the visit earlier, the dates for the presidential elections had not been announced. The external affairs minister is part of the electoral college for the election of the president, he said.He indicated that the visit will now take place after the monsoon session of parliament which is expected to end in the third week of August. “We are looking at dates in August,” Akbaruddin said.He, however, added that one should not read too much into the postponement of the visit and stressed that it was primarily due to scheduling issues. “It’s not reflective of substantive problems,” he said.He also acknowledged that political events in Pakistan, where the judiciary ousted the prime minister a week ago, would have to be taken into consideration.“Since the original date was fixed, there have been changes we are all aware of in Pakistan and these of course will be factored in,” he said.