Karzai urges Pakistan to resume NATO supplies for Pak-Afghan benefit

Islamabad, Feb 17 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai has urged Pakistan to resume NATO supplies and charge increased levy, insisting that such a move would benefit both countries.

lking about talks between the US and the Taliban and the Afghan government role in the issue, he said Afghanistan was aware of the US-Taliban contacts, but it would decide where to hold Afghan-Taliban talks, The News reports.

During his ongoing visit to Islamabad, Karzai bluntly demanded that Pakistan produce Taliban leaders, including its chief Mullah Mohammad Omar, to negotiate with him.

A source said that the Pakistani side was shocked by the Afghan leader's aggression.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar described the discussions with the Afghan delegation as "hard" and "serious", and clarified that Islamabad was unaware of Mullah Omar whereabouts.

"We don't have Mullah Omar to bring. That's the crazy perception about Pakistan. It's ridiculous," she added.

The Afghan side's main meeting on Thursday was with the combined Pakistani civilian and military leadership, which went on for around three hours, with the Pakistani prime minister, foreign minister, army chief and head of the intelligence service all present. (ANI)