Pakistan is set to release this week Abdul Ghani Baradar, a former military chief often described as the insurgents` ex-second in command.
As part of the American drawdown plans in Afghanistan, the CIA has begun closing its clandestine bases in the war-torn country.
The Pakistan government also asked the US to vacate the Shamsi airbase, believed to be the main base for CIA-operated drones, in 15 days.
The Afghan government says a roadside bomb has killed two civilians in the country`s south.
A spokesman for the Taliban, Zabiullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the attack.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Finland and Estonia April 21-23 to discuss the Afghanistan war, Iran`s nuclear drive and European security issues, officials have said.
Day in Pics: 24th October
Showbiz World - October 24, 2014
Aamir Khan's sensational 'PK' posters