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Afghan peace process: PM Imran meets US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday held a meeting with US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation process Zalmay Khalilzad in the federal capital. During the meeting, the envoy extended best wishes on behalf of US President Donald Trump and discussed the prospects of Afghanistan peace process with the premier. "The US leadership is looking for a political solution to the Afghanistan issue," the diplomat said. To which, the Prime Minister remarked "Pakistan has always preferred a…

Afghan Taliban not serious about peace, says govt chief

The Taliban in Afghanistan have not yet shown any sign they are serious about ending their 17-year insurgency despite US efforts to push a fresh peace process, the country´s de facto prime minister told AFP. Abdullah Abdullah, who serves as "chief executive" of the unity government in Kabul, struck a far more skeptical tone about the prospects of a deal than his political rival, President Ashraf Ghani, and his Western counterparts. Ghani said earlier this month it was "not a question of if, but when" an agreement would…