Reuters: Afghan Taliban envoys in Pakistan to discuss possible peace talks: official
A delegation from the Taliban's political office visited Pakistan over the weekend, senior officials said on Saturday, for discussions that could include the latest informal effort to restart talks to end Afghanistan's long war.
The visit comes days after Taliban sources said they had held informal meetings with Afghan and U.S. officials in Qatar, the first direct meetings in more than a year after a fledgling process to halt the 15-year-old conflict collapsed.
Taliban sources said Mullah Abdul Manan - brother of the late Taliban founder Mullah Omar - met with U.S. and Afghan officials but there was no breakthrough toward restarting formal talks.
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WU Editor: I am sceptical on these "peace talks", and as for this Taliban delegation meeting Pakistani officials, I think it is more to do with Pakistan arresting some of the Taliban leaders that has forced them to meet Pakistani government officials .... Pakistan: Afghan Taliban delegation to discuss peace, arrests (Indian Express). More here on these arrests .... Taliban delegation arrives in Pakistan to 'discuss arrests of key members' (Express Tribune).
Taliban envoys travel to Pakistan to discuss Afghanistan peace talks -- The Guardian
Officials: Taliban Brief Pakistan About Talks With Kabul -- New York Times/AP
Taliban leaders share information with Pakistan regarding Qatar talks -- Khaama Press
Afghan Taliban Political Envoys in Pakistan for Serious Talks -- VOA
Afghan Taliban leaders in Pakistan to discuss "refugees problems" -- Global Times