KABUL, Afghanistan

With the clock ticking, the Afghan political arena remains tumultuous as rival camps continue to grapple with internal rifts over the formation of a team for landmark peace talks with the Taliban.

As the March 10 deadline approaches for the intra-Afghan talks, there are no evident signs of any negotiating team from Kabul that is supposed to hold talks with the insurgents on pivotal issues such as a ceasefire, prisoners swap and future government setup.

Following the conclusion of the monumental Taliban-U.S. deal on Feb. 29, the only tangible yet trivial headway made towards intra-Afghan talks has been

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