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Afghan peace process

Qureshi, Turkish FM discuss Afghan peace process
Pakistan

Qureshi, Turkish FM discuss Afghan peace process

  • Shah Mahmood says Pakistan hopes for Afghan parties to seize historic opportunity for a politically negotiated settlement
  • Turkish foreign minister appreciated Pakistan’s conciliatory role in the Afghan peace process and also hinted at joint efforts to stabilize the region
Updated 20 Jun, 2021 05:13pm
Taliban warn Afghan neighbours against allowing US bases
World

Taliban warn Afghan neighbours against allowing US bases

  • A flurry of diplomatic calls between the US and Pakistan in recent days has fuelled speculation the Pentagon is scouting for new bases to use against the Taliban.
  • However, Pakistan's Foreign Office has denied the rumors saying, "no such proposal is expected."
Updated 26 May, 2021 05:32pm
Afghan forces kill 50 Taliban fighters in fresh clashes
World

Afghan forces kill 50 Taliban fighters in fresh clashes

  • "The towns and cities the Taliban have targeted are of strategic importance given their proximity to Kabul as some are on supply roads to the capital," said Kabul-based security analyst Bari Arez.
  • "The setbacks suffered by Afghan forces also indicate that they had not expected such Taliban offensives so soon" after the US military started the final withdrawal, he added.
Published 25 May, 2021 10:12am
Pakistan to allow US air, ground access for its Afghanistan presence: Pentagon
World

Pakistan to allow US air, ground access for its Afghanistan presence: Pentagon

  • David F Helvey, Assistant Secretary of Defence for Indo-Pacific Affairs told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Saturday that the US government will continue to engage Pakistan due to the country’s significant role in the Afghan peace process.
  • In March, The New York Times reported that American intelligence agencies have warned Biden that the Taliban may overrun most of Afghanistan within a couple of years and would potentially allow Al-Qaeda again.
Updated 24 May, 2021 11:35am
UK Army CDS Gen Nicholas meets COAS Bajwa, discuss Afghan peace process
Pakistan

UK Army CDS Gen Nicholas meets COAS Bajwa, discuss Afghan peace process

  • Both dignitaries discussed matters of mutual interests, security and defense cooperation as well as the evolving global geostrategic environment
  • General Patrick acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan Army’s sincere efforts in the fight against terrorism and efforts for bringing peace and stability to the region
Updated 10 May, 2021 04:39pm