September 12: The Times of Central Asia states that senior Chinese and Pakistani officials in a meeting in Islamabad decided to accelerate and extend the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor towards Afghanistan, Afghan broadcaster TOLO news reported with reference to Indian media. The meeting was held between China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Pakistani officials in Islamabad during Wang’s visit to Pakistan from September 7 to 9.
Menafn: Afghanistan- Pakistan Not Restricting Taliban and Haqqani Network — US
September 22 – Menafn states that the US State Department says in a report that the Pakistani government vowed support to the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban but did not restrict the group and Haqqani network from operating in Pakistan-based safe havens and threatening US and Afghan forces in Afghanistan. The department said Afghanistan continued to experience aggressive and coordinated attacks by the Taliban, including the affiliated Haqqani network and other insurgent and terrorist groups.