Afghanistan s Karzai in Pakistan for key talks on Taliban

Monday, 26 August 2013 - 14:41

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is due to meet Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad for talks on restarting a peace process with the Taliban.

Karzai will be pressing Sharif to release senior Taliban prisoners.

The insurgents refuse to talk with Karzai, dismissing him as a US puppet.

Afghanistan also believes Taliban safe havens in Pakistan are the main cause of increased violence in the country.