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Pakistan attaches great importance to relations with Afghanistan: FM Asif

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, spoke to Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani over telephone Wednesday and discussed the mutual relationship between the two countries. According to a statement issued by foreign office here, Khawaja Asif said Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with …

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Pakistan wish to see peace and stability in Afghanistan:FM Asif

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has stated that Pakistan wishes to see peace and stability in Afghanistan. According to a press release, Khawaja Asif – responding to a media query regarding Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s statements – stated that Pakistan’s position in the context …

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Peace with Pakistan is our national agenda: Ashraf Ghani

KABUL -UNS- Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani said that his government was ready for comprehensive talks and that peace with Pakistan was his national agenda. “From here, I have a message to Pakistan: We are ready for comprehensive political talks. Peace with Pakistan is in our …

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FM Asif to leave for China on Sept 8 amid rift in Pak-US ties

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif will leave for China on an important official visit on September 8 to discuss the United States policy review for South Asia and Afghanistan, along with Donald Trump’s allegations claiming safe havens for terrorists in Pakistan. …

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Confessions of TTP’s Mufti Shakir reveal dark underbelly of militancy in Karachi

KARACHI: Mohammad Shakir­ullah alias Mufti Shakir, who was arrested over charges of killing policemen and carrying out the suicide attack on CID SP Chaudhry Aslam in 2014, was released on bail and subsequently fled to Afghanistan and is now running an active training camp for …

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US has 11,000 troops in Afghanistan, more than previous count: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon sharply raised its estimate of the number of US troops currently in Afghanistan Wednesday, ahead of a decision on adding thousands more under President Donald Trump’s new strategy for the war-ridden country. Pentagon Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie said a …

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China to supports Pakistan’s stance over Afghan peace process

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Chinese special envoy to Afghanistan called on foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua on Monday and discussed affairs concerning long lasting peace in Afghanistan and regional security as pushed for by Pakistan. During the meeting, the Chinese envoy vowed to completely support Pakistan’s efforts …

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Trump policy on Afghanistan is poised to fail like plans of his predecessors: PM

KARACHI -UNS : Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says US President Donald Trump’s strategy for America’s longest-running war in Afghanistan is poised to fail like the plans of his predecessors. In an interview with New York Bloomberg News agency, the Prime Minister stressed the need …

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US aware of Afghan Taliban’s presence in Peshawar,Quetta: Gen Nicholson

KABUL-UNS- Gen John W. Nicholson, the top United States commander in Afghanistan, claimed on Saturday that the US was aware of Afghan Taliban leadership’s presence in Peshawar and Quetta, adding that the military would continue to put pressure on Taliban sanctuaries inside and outside Afghanistan. …

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Trump’s statement painful, humiliating for all Pakistanis, Imran Khan to CNN

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan said that hundred and fifty thousand North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and American troops have failed to tackle the small number of insurgents, going into Afghanistan which Pakistan is being accused of harboring. In an interview …

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