KARACHI, Pakistan

The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan held fresh talks with Pakistan’s civil and military leadership on Friday, seeking Islamabad’s crucial help to achieve a breakthrough in the ongoing Afghan reconciliation process.

Zalmay Khalilzad, visiting Islamabad for the first time in 2020, separately met army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to share the outcome of his recent meetings with Taliban leaders in Doha.

In his meeting with the foreign minister, Khalilzad, who visited Pakistan a record nine times last year, hailed Islamabad’s support and “mediatory role” in the peace process.

According to a

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