Shah Mehmood
HEADLINE

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 […]

WORLD

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, […]

HEADLINE WORLD

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 […]

Gholam Mujtaba
OPINION

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. […]

United States and Taliban
HEADLINE WORLD

‘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 […]

US withdrawal
HEADLINE PAKISTAN

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 […]

FM reiterates commitment to an Afghan-owned peace process in Afghanistan
HEADLINE PAKISTAN

FM reiterates commitment to an Afghan-owned peace process in Afghanistan

KARACHI – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Pakistan wants negotiated political settlement of Afghan conflict as it believes that there is no military solution to this issue. Talking to media in Multan today, he said Pakistan is committed to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process in Afghanistan and will continue to play a positive […]

Foreign Office
PAKISTAN

Meeting of Pak-Afghan Working Group on refugees today: Foreign Office

The second meeting of Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) Working Group on Refugees takes place in Islamabad today. Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal in a tweet said the APAPPS has five Working Groups for regular interaction at the level of concerned Ministries on both sides.

HEADLINE PAKISTAN

FC Tehmina Janjua in Kabul for bilateral talks

Foreign SecretaryTehmina Janjua with the 28-member delegation has reached Kabul for delegation level talks between Pakistan and Afghanistan. According to Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal, the talks are being held under the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity. Tehmina Janjua remarked while talking to media, “my presence in Kabul just two days before the general elections in Pakistan […]