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Topic - Waheed Mazhda
A top Afghan negotiator said Tuesday he hopes eight Taliban members freed by Pakistan will serve as peace mediators, describing Islamabad's move as a major step forward for Kabul's effort to enlist its neighbor's help in negotiating an end to its 11-year war.
"Where are they? What are they doing right now?" he said, referring to the 18 already released.
The Pakistan government, he says, does not want its homegrown militants to disrupt upcoming elections.