KABUL (Agencies) - Afghanistan announced that it was delaying efforts to work with Pakistan and the US on getting the Taliban to negotiate for peace, cancelling a scheduled meeting in Kabul on Oct 8 with US and Pakistani officials. Afghanistan changed course after Kabuls top peace negotiator, former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani, was assassinated last week, believing that Pakistani elements may have collaborated with Taliban in plotting his murder. From now on Afghanistan will follow a 'trust but verify approach toward Pakistan, in particular with regard to our peace efforts, said deputy national-security adviser Shaida Mohammad Abdali. Suspending the meetings will delay US attempts to bring leaders in the region to the negotiating table in its effort to successfully withdraw most coalition military forces by 2014. Afghan president and other senior leaders had announced Thursday that they were rethinking the countrys relationship with Pakistan and its negotiations with Taliban because talks had yielded so little. As a result, the leaders said, they were considering to work closely with the US, Europe and India to plan the countrys future. The shift in policies emerged in a statement released by the presidential palace after a meeting of senior government officials, including the two VPs, the national security adviser and several former military commanders.