US envoy is also expected to visit regional countries.
“Political decisions cannot be made in a vacuum," says Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
US state secretary reiterates desire for Afghan leaders to support this historic opportunity for peace.
"The US strategy supports the continuation of war and bloodshed among various Afghan groups," says Iranian official.
The two sides have been meeting in Doha since September in a US-backed effort to contain violence in their country.
FM Qureshi says progress in dialogue will “facilitate a reduction in violence, leading to a ceasefire”.
Washington wants to check that the Taliban are “living up to [their] commitments", says NSC spokesperson.
Foreign minister says US President Joe Biden "should realise there is an opportunity in Afghanistan".
Months of deliberations between the two sides have yielded little so far.
US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Amb Zalmay Khalilzad meets COAS Gen Bajwa.
Pakistan urges both sides to show wisdom during the critical phase of negotiations.
They discussed the ongoing talks with the Taliban.
Imran Khan expresses concern over high levels of violence in Afghanistan, calls on "all sides" to work to reduce it.
FM Qureshi says Taliban keen to make peace talks fruitful.
The latest visit by the Taliban team comes in the backdrop of a 20-day break in intra-Afghan talks and upcoming transition in US.
The visit is taking place on the Pakistan government’s invitation, according to a Taliban spokesperson.
The warring sides have been engaged in direct talks since September at a luxury hotel in Doha.
Matters of mutual interest including the overall regional security situation were discussed, the ISPR says.
Resolution condemns the high rate of continued violence.
“This agreement demonstrates that the negotiating parties can agree on tough issues,” says Khalilzad.
It is up to the Afghan parties to make the tough compromises needed to secure a settlement.
US diplomat tells Afghan govt side he is "most interested" in their view on how to increase probability of a successful outcome.
Says he is confident US will continue to support peace talks between Afghan govt and Taliban during Biden's administration.
Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on "shared vision" for peace and stability in both countries and the region.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Afghans have ‘historic opportunity’ to work together.
The ambush came despite Taliban assurances to Washington last week that they would reduce bloodshed.
“At present too many Afghans are dying; with the reset, we expect that number to drop significantly," says Khalilzad.
The Taliban assault on Helmand province tests the resolve of the government at the start of talks to end the 19-year war.
Minister says Pakistan being viewed as "the solution, not the problem" in Afghanistan due to successful narrative building.
Trump's tweet saying US troops will be back by Christmas has taken NSC, State Department and Pentagon by surprise.