Says discussions with the Taliban in Qatar so far have been positive.
Taliban denies its fighters were hit and says 23 civilians were killed.
"Pakistan will remain in solidarity with the Afghan people as they march forward in this journey for peace," says PM Imran.
A rise in violent incidents on both sides of Pak-Afghan border is meant to derail the Afghanistan peace process, says ISPR DG.
Attack on convoy leaves 10 dead.
Seeks Pakistan's support to ensure rights granted to Afghan women are protected in any new arrangement.
Delay partly due to both sides sorting out final questions over the opening ceremony, says official.
A date for the talks has not been set but the warring sides have made signals that negotiations could launch soon.
“This is a miracle that is actually happening," says the premier.
“Today we take the next step, because the ICC continues to target Americans, sadly,” says Mike Pompeo.
“The release of Taliban prisoners is a clear demonstration of the government’s commitment to peace," says President Ashraf Ghani.
Their presence at the negotiating table is significant, though they will be outnumbered by 16 men in the Afghan govt team.
Fawzia Koofi, a former member of parliament and strong critic of the Taliban, was shot in her right hand.
The gathering, known as Loya Jirga, began on Friday with over 3,600 participants amid tight security and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Six students were also wounded in the explosion in the Ishkamish district of Takhar province.
Violence had dropped across much of Afghanistan since the Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire on May 24 to mark the Eidul Fitr holiday.
Taliban term the attack a ‘heinous crime’.
Khalilzad, Bajwa agree to work for mutually agreed goals.
The two assaults took place on Thursday and Friday in separate provinces in Afghanistan.
A government official says efforts to extend ceasefire are continuing.
“The Taliban have also suffered casualties,” says government spokesperson.
Top Afghan officials have demanded the Taliban extend the ceasefire which began on Eid and offered to reciprocate.
A major US concern is the militant Islamic State group gaining ground in Afghanistan.
The historic pause in fighting — only the second in nearly 19 years of war — has mostly held across Afghanistan.
Rejects Indian comments on Diamer-Bhasha dam.
Khalilzad says he met Ghani, Abdullah, discussed prisoners release and reduction of violence with Taliban leaders.
Haibatullah says every male, female member of Afghan society shall be given due rights if they denounce enmity.
“We have seen over last year, solid cooperation between Khalilzad and the Pakistani civilian and military leadership."
Political tensions will come to the fore as a challenging peace process demands difficult concessions.
After ‘virtual’ meeting, envoys of four countries call for start of peace dialogue at earliest.