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Pakistan renews commitment to facilitate Afghan peace talks


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ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman says Islamabad is still ready to facilitate the revival of stalled peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

The spokesman, Qazi Khalilullah, made his remarks at a news conference Friday shortly after Sartaj Aziz, the Pakistani prime minister's adviser on national security and foreign affairs, traveled to neighboring Afghanistan to attend a regional conference on Afghanistan.

Pakistan hosted the first round of Taliban peace talks in July, but a planned second round was indefinitely postponed after the Afghan government announced that the Taliban leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, had died years earlier.

Khalilullah said Aziz would meet with the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other officials to urge them to halt what he called an "anti-Pakistan campaign" of negative media reports criticizing Islamabad.

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