Pakistan and Afghan Taliban agree on the need for earliest resumption of the peace process

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Afghan Taliban have agreed on the need for earliest resumption of the Afghan peace process. The understanding came at a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and a delegation of the Taliban Political Commission led by its head Mulla Abdul Ghani Baradar in Doha, in Islamabad on Thursday. The Foreign […]


Some elements don’t want peace in Afghanistan: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

MULTAN — Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Sunday said Pakistan wanted peace in Afghanistan, but some elements were against the peace process. Those, who did not want peace in the region, would be exposed soon, he said while talking to media persons here after performing groundbreaking of the extension of Suraj Kund and another two […]


US military withdrawal linked to Taliban commitment: Zalmay Khalilzad

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad says he is satisfied with the Taliban’s commitment to preventing international terrorist organizations from using Afghanistan as a base to plot global attacks. Speaking at U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, Zalmay said the world needs to be sure that Afghanistan will not be a threat to the […]

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PM Imran, Afghan President Ghani discuss bilateral relations and regional situation

MAKKAH – Prime Minister Imran Khan says Pakistan is determined to a peaceful and stable Pakistan. He was talking to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Makkah. The Prime Minister also expressed complete support to a political solution comprising Afghan leadership. Both leaders discussed bilateral Pak-Afghan relations and regional situation.

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Pakistan-Afghanistan should resolve mutual conflicts sans third party’s involvement: Shah Mehmood

ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday urged Pakistan and Afghanistan to find political will for resolving mutual differences at their own, without the involvement of the third party. “It’s time for Pakistan and Afghanistan to build bridges, not burn. We need to sit, ponder and carve a future together,” the Foreign Minister […]


US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad heads 6-nation tour for ‘intra-Afghan’ talks

WASHINGTON D.C – The US special envoy for reconciliation in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is set to lead a large delegation on a six-nation tour to boost peace process in the war-torn country and bring all Afghan parties together in an intra-Afghan dialogue. In a statement, the US State Department said the delegation will visit Belgium, […]


Airstrike kills 19 Taliban in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR – In Afghanistan, at least 19 Taliban have been killed and 11 others wounded during an airstrike in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province. The provincial Governor’s spokesman said that foreign forces conducted the airstrike on a militant hideout in the Sro Sahano locality of the district. However, the Taliban have not […]

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Mission Accomplished in Afghanistan, Hats off to President Trump

By: Gholam Mujtaba, Ed.D., M.D., FRSPH, FICPS The talks between the United States and Talban has brought the situation in favor of the United States. Though, its early to comment, yet the signs are positive. It may be reminded that the POTUS (President of the United States) had indicated in December to pull 7,000 U.S. […]

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‘Foreign troops to quit Afghanistan in 18 months under draft deal’

DOHA – The United States and Taliban have agreed on a draft peace deal stipulating the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan within 18 months of the agreement being signed. Taliban sources revealed this at the end of six days of talks with U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar aimed at ending the […]

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US withdrawal will lead to peace in Afghanistan: Shah Mehmood

ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan and will continue playing its role to bring stability in the neighboring country. Talking to media in Multan on Saturday, he said Pakistan is providing all out facilitation for negotiated settlement of Afghan conflict. Foreign Minister said it is a good thing […]