'US delegation on Pakistan secret visit'
Tue, 23 Nov 2010 08:04:33 GMT
A US delegation is on a secret visit to Pakistan's Panjub province to meet with pro-Taliban religious personalities there, an informed source says.
The US delegation plans to meet with some religious personalities, including Jamaat-e-Islami and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, the source speaking on condition of anonymity said.
The US delegation will reportedly discuss Afghan government's talks with the Taliban.
The Taliban have rejected holding talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai's government.
President Karzai confirmed in an interview with CNN's Larry King Live in early October that he held talks with the Taliban on securing peace in war-weary Afghanistan.
“We have been talking to the Taliban as countryman to countryman, talk in that manner," Karzai said on CNN's Larry King Live program when asked about a Washington Post report on secret high-level talks between the two sides.