Pakistan approaching Taliban factions for direct peace talks with Afghan government: FO

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ISLAMABAD, Feb 25 (APP): Pakistan on Thursday said it was approaching all factions of Taliban and other groups to bring them to negotiating table for the direct peace talks with the Afghan government. Foreign Office Spokesman Mohammad Nafees Zakaria at a weekly media briefing at the Foreign Office here said all Taliban factions had been invited to particpate through their authorized representatives in the first round of direct peace talks, expected to take place in March’s first week in Islamabad.