Afghan Taliban delegation visit to Pakistan postponed: Sources

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Afghan Taliban delegation visit to Pakistan postponed: Sources

ISLAMABAD - Afghan Taliban delegation visit to Pakistan has been postponed, Sources have revealed.

As per media report, A delegation of the Afghan Taliban, which was scheduled to arrive in Islamabad on February 19, has postponed its visit because of travel restrictions, Taliban spokesperson confirmed Sunday.

A meeting between the Afghan Taliban delegation and Prime Minister Imran Khan was scheduled too.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry confirmed that Islamabad will host a meeting between the Afghan Taliban and the US in Islamabad.

“The Islamic Emirate had arranged for their representatives to participate but unfortunately, most members of the negotiations team were unable to travel due to the US and UN blacklist and the meeting was postponed,” Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman said in a statement.

He said that the Taliban had completed their preparations for the visit.

On February 13, Taliban said that a negotiating team of Afghan Taliban will be visiting Islamabad next week to hold another round of negotiations with the officials of the US.

The statement said that the Taliban team will also meet Prime Minister Imran Khan “to hold comprehensive discussions about Pak-Afghan relations and issues pertaining to Afghan refugees and Afghan businessmen”.