The visit was extended "for more talks," media quoted Afghan government spokesperson Ailmal Faizi and Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry as saying.

Karzai was scheduled to conclude his visit on Monday afternoon but he will stay till Tuesday.

"The Afghan delegation will keep on holding more meetings on the peace process, security issues, and talks with the armed opponents of the government," Faizi said, adding that the issue of Taliban prisoners was also discussed during the talks.

"I cannot say about any specific decision as yet, but we are hopeful the meetings will achieve useful results." the spokesperson, describing the hour-long one-on-one meeting between Karzai and Sharif, said.

Sharif will host a luncheon for Karzai at the scenic spot of Murree near Islamabad on Tuesday. Chaudhry told reporters that the talks were fruitful and all important issues were discussed while more talks will be held on Tuesday.

(Agencies)

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