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Pakistan PM Wants to Revive Peace Talks10/10 10:13

   ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Saturday his 
government was trying to revive stalled peace talks between representatives of 
Afghan government and the Taliban.

   Sharif, speaking at a televised news conference in the eastern city of 
Lahore, said Islamabad was once again prepared to play mediator to end the 
Taliban's 14-year war against Kabul. There was no immediate comment from Kabul.

   Pakistan hosted a landmark set of meetings between the two sides in July. 
But a second round of scheduled talks was postponed after the Afghan government 
revealed that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar had been dead for two years.

   Since then the Taliban briefly overran the northern Afghan city of Kunduz in 
an embarrassing blow to President Ashraf Ghani's government. Kabul has also 
accused Pakistan of playing both sides by sheltering Taliban leaders.


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