PESHAWAR, 16 November: Pakistan Army’s chief spokesman has said that the Afghan peace talks were suspended after Afghan government officials leaked news about the demise of Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar.

Talking to a private Pakistani TV channel in US capital Washington DC, director general ISPR, Lieutenant General Asim Salim Bajwa said peace talks were going smoothly between the Taliban and Afghan government but the untimely release of Mullah Omar’s death news forced the Taliban to postpone the dialogue process.

He said there were some elements which were bent upon sabotaging peace process in Afghanistan, adding, they must be overpowered.

Mr. Bajwa is accompanying Army Chief General Raheel Sharif during his US visit.

—Compiled from media reports.



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