The move came shortly after a Taliban group in the nearby Bajur region declared a unilateral cease-fire.
Militants signed a cease-fire with provincial authorities Monday after they agreed to impose sharia.
The special representative launched his three-day visit in Pakistan Tuesday with an aim to 'listen and learn,' but also to urge the US ally to eliminate its militant havens.
The Army launched fresh operations this week, following mounting pressure to retake the onetime tourist idyll now controlled by ultraconservative militants.
City officials fear Pakistan's commercial capital could be paralyzed if militants become more unified.
The Army has a mandate to continue its offensive in the Bajaur tribal area until it's won.
The divergent approaches of the U.S., Pakistan, and Afghanistan highlight the complexity of developing a unified front on terrorism.
Readers write about GM's request for a government loan, the state of Israel's democracy, and why US raids in Pakistan are necessary.
One seeks domestic security, the other stability for Afghans.