Second round of Pakistan-brokered peace talks postponed amid reports of Mullah Omar’s death


ISLAMABAD: The second round of crucial talks between the Afghan government and Taliban representatives has been postponed following reports of the death of Taliban supremo Mullah Omar, the Foreign Office announced on Thursday.

“In view of the reports regarding the death of Mullah Omar and the resulting uncertainty, and at the request of the Afghan Taliban leadership, the second round of the Afghan peace talks, which was scheduled to be held in Pakistan on July 31, is being postponed,” Qazi Khalilluah said in a statement.