ISLAMABAD: The United States (US) Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad will arrive in Pakistan on Tuesday in an effort to expedite Afghan peace process.

During his visit, the US envoy will meet Pakistans civil-military leadership and hold talks.

Diplomatic sources said that Zalmay Khalilzad will seek Pakistans support to expedite the Afghan peace process.

Special Representative Khalilzad will be in communication with President Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah, and other Afghan stakeholders to coordinate closely on efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table with the Afghan government and other Afghans, the press release stated.

It is pertinent to mention here that the veteran US diplomat had to arrive in Islamabad last month but the scheduled visit was cancelled for unknown reasons.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan in a meeting with TV anchors and reporters in the federal capital, informed that he received a letter from the US president earlier today. In the letter, Trump has asked Pakistan to play its role in Afghan peace talks which are aimed at catalysing an end to the 17-year invasion of Afghanistan by US troops.

Trump has also sought Pakistan’s assistance in bringing the Taliban leadership to the negotiating table, Prime Minister Imran disclosed.

The letter comes days after the US president launched another tirade at Pakistan, alleging that the country would take our money and do nothing for us.

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