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Afghanistan to figure at US-Pakistan meetings

Afghanistan to figure at US-Pakistan meetings

Jun 09, 2016 - 11:48

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Senior American and Pakistani officials will discuss recent developments in Afghanistaninfo-icon and the overall situation in the region later this week, a well-placed source said on Thursday.

US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistaninfo-icon Richard Olson and Senior Director for South Asian Affairs at National Security Council Peter Lavoy are due in Islamabad at the weekend.

“Pakistan’s alleged support to the Afghan Talibaninfo-icon, particularly the Haqqani networkinfo-icon, is also on the agenda for meetings,” an official told Pajhwok Afghan News on condition of anonymity.

As Islamabad continues to rail against the violation of its territorial sovereignty by the US, the two sides are expected to confer on last month’s drone strike that killed Taliban supremo Mullahinfo-icon Akhtar Mansour.

The visiting delegation will meet Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Raheel Sharif and National Security Adviser (NSA) Nasser Khan Janjua.

“We expect some tough talking on the overall US policy, its implications for regional security, the drone attack in Balochistan and Islamabad’s failure to crack down on the Afghan militants,” the source said.




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