'Afghan govt. open to peace talks with Haqqani network'
Kabul is open to peace talks with the Haqqani network under the right conditions, a senior Afghan government official has said.
The Dawn quoted the official, as saying that Pakistan is genuine about backing the nascent Afghan peace process and shares the Kabul government's goal of transforming the Taliban insurgency into a political movement.
He also said recent face-to-face talks between the Taliban and Afghan officials in Paris were "enormously helpful" for peace efforts.
The Haqqani network was designated as a foreign terrorist organisation by the United States in September this year.