ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the Taliban Political Commission, led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, arrived in Islamabad on a three-day visit.
The delegation will also meet with Prime Minister Imran Khan during their stay in the capital, according to the Foreign Office.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi welcomed the delegation at the Foreign Office. Later in a meeting, the two sides discussed progress in the intra-Afghan negotiations that commenced in Doha on September 12.
Spokesperson Zahid Hafiz Chaudhri said the TPC delegation last visited Pakistan in August 2020.
The visit of the Taliban Political Commission delegation is part of Pakistan’s policy to reach out to key Afghan parties in the Afghan peace process with a view to facilitating the Intra-Afghan Negotiations, that commenced in Doha on 12 September 2020, he said.
The spokesperson said Pakistan will continue to support an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement for durable peace, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan and the region.