Credits Imran for facilitating Doha dialogue.
Baradar, Abdullah meet Qatar’s emir separately.
Achieving a reduction in violence and getting to a permanent ceasefire would be among the first issues both sides would discuss.
Afghan peace council chief Abdullah says Kabul joining negotiation with ‘good intentions’.
FM Qureshi terms development as "historic occasion" and a "major step forward" by the Afghans in their struggle for peace.
"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.
Seeks Pakistan's support to ensure rights granted to Afghan women are protected in any new arrangement.
Negotiations are to begin in Doha after release of last half a dozen or so of 5,000 Taliban prisoners.
Delay partly due to both sides sorting out final questions over the opening ceremony, says official.
Members of Taliban delegation return to Qatari capital after visit to Pakistan.
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.
“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.
Editorial: FM Qureshi's optimism suggests sufficient headway has been made in talks with the Afghan Taliban
The key challenge now is to bring the two Afghan sides together to start negotiating a power-sharing agreement.
Ways to clear path to intra-Afghan dialogue will be discussed with Dr Abdullah Abdullah.
FM Qureshi warns Taliban delegation of potential dangers of sabotage of peace process by ‘spoilers’.
"The FM underscored the premier's consistent stance that there was no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan," says FO.
FM Qureshi hopes complexities holding back intra-Afghan dialogue can be addressed.
Winning the peace remains a formidable challenge even though the stakes are so high.
No militant group claimed responsibility for the attack.
Negotiations likely to start in Doha soon.
Fawzia Koofi, a former member of parliament and strong critic of the Taliban, was shot in her right hand.
Extends greetings and best wishes on Independence Day.
Diplomat sees the process being very complex, protracted.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says "there was a consensus on the desirability of peace but not on the cost of it."
Taliban spokesperson says "we are ready for the intra-Afghan talks within a week" if prisoner release is completed.
Pakistan hopes "intra-Afghan negotiations will commence at the earliest" following prisoners' release.
Negotiations between Kabul’s political leadership and the Taliban are expected to begin as early as next week.