Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
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Pakistan's PM Sharif: Afghanistan's Taliban talks must be 'Afghan-led'

Afghanistan's peace and reconciliation process must be "Afghan-owned and Afghan-led", Pakistan's prime minister has said.

Nawaz Sharif was speaking after a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Islamabad, aimed at restarting a peace process between Afghanistan and the Taliban.

Pakistan has a high degree of influence with the insurgents who refuse to talk with Mr Karzai, dismissing him as a US puppet.

  • 26 Aug 2013
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