Islamabad: An Afghan Taliban delegation is going to visit Pakistan along with a delegation to discuss the way forward in the Afghan peace process.
“Yes, we have invited the Afghan Taliban delegation to visit Pakistan to discuss the way forward in the Afghan peace process,” Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, the foreign office spokesperson.
According to sources, the Afghan delegation was expected to arrive in Islamabad late on Sunday night.
The Afghan Taliban spokesperson also confirmed that a delegation led by Mullah Baradar would be visiting Islamabad and other capitals to discuss the Afghan peace efforts.
This will be the second visit of Mullah Baradar to Pakistan in the last 10 months.
He visited Islamabad in October last year when President Donald Trump abruptly called off the peace talks with the Taliban, citing the militant group’s continued attacks against the US-led foreign forces.
The visit of the Afghan delegation comes as preparations are being made to kick start the next phase of Afghan peace process, which is the intra-Afghan talks.