Pakistan has decided to release seven more Taliban detainees to facilitate Afghan reconciliation process.

In a statement‚ Foreign Office spokesman said those to be released include Mansoor Dadullah‚ Said Wali‚ Abdul Manan‚ Karim Agha‚ Sher Afzal‚ Gul Muhammad and Muhammad Zai.

The announcement followed last month's trip by Afghan President Hamid Karzai to Pakistan, where he sought the handover of some Afghan insurgents as part of the stalled peace process.

"In order to further facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process, Pakistan is releasing seven Taliban detainees," the FO said in a statement.

Afghan officials believe former detainees may talk to the Kabul government.

These releases are in addition to 26 Taliban detainees released last year.