Khalilzad meets Pak PM Imran, seeks assistance to end Afghan conflict

This is Khalilzad’s third visit to Pakistan since September. Ahead of assuming charge as US special envoy, he was known for his staunch views against Pakistan. He had always held Pakistan responsible for instability in Afghanistan and accused it of harbouring terrorists in its tribal areas. Until recently, Khalilzad had maintained that Taliban insurgency was Islamabad-driven.