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Pakistan

Web Desk
October 3, 2019

Afghan Taliban meet PM Imran Khan: sources

Pakistan

Web Desk
Thu, Oct 03, 2019
Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (left) is leading a delegation during a visit to Islamabad-File photo

ISLAMABAD: A group of senior Taliban leaders called on Prime Minister Imran Khan hours after they arrived in Islamabad, sources claimed on Thursday.

Citing unnamed sources, Geo News reported that the Taliban delegation was led by the group's co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. 

But Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan later on Friday denied that the Afghan delegation met the prime minister.

In a tweet,  the SAPM said the news regarding the meeting was not correct.

Also read:   Taliban willing to resume talks with US

Earlier in the day, the 12-member Taliban delegation held meetings at the Pakistan foreign office .

 Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi called for a resumption of talks with the US on the war in Afghanistan.

Islamabad wants the talks to resume "to smooth the path for a durable, long-lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan", Qureshi was quoted as saying in the statement.

"War is not a solution to any problem. Talks are the only and positive solution to establish peace in Afghanistan," he continued.