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Coronavirus
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410924hr
Sindh
290,756
Punjab
316,334
Balochistan
23,186
Islamabad
77,684
KPK
123,150

Afghanistan

U.S envisions proactive role for Pakistan in Afghanistan after troop withdrawal
World

U.S envisions proactive role for Pakistan in Afghanistan after troop withdrawal

  • The United States intends to "stay in the game" in Afghanistan, and envisions a proactive role for Pakistan in this process - stressing that it is in Islamabad's interest to participate.
  • Blinken stated that "We’re pulling our forces out of Afghanistan, we are not withdrawing. We are not leaving. We are remaining deeply engaged when it comes to supporting Afghanistan — economically, development assistance, humanitarian, supporting its security forces".
Updated 07 May, 2021 07:39pm
IPRI hosts webinar on "The Way Forward for Afghanistan"
World

IPRI hosts webinar on "The Way Forward for Afghanistan"

  • On Thursday, the Islamabad Policy Research Institute organised a webinar on "Has the Forever War Ended? The Way Forward for Afghanistan.
  • The webinar discussed the implications of the Biden Administration's decision to withdraw military forces by September this year.
Updated 30 Apr, 2021 01:57pm
Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan urge Taliban to commit to Afghan peace talks
World

Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan urge Taliban to commit to Afghan peace talks

  • The foreign ministers of Turkey, Pakistan and Afghanistan called on the Afghan Taliban on Friday to reaffirm its commitment to achieving a negotiated settlement for lasting peace in Afghanistan.
  • In a joint statement issued after talks in Istanbul, the three ministers underlined “the urgent need for an immediate ceasefire” to end the violence and “provide a conducive atmosphere” for peace talks.
Published 24 Apr, 2021 10:10am
Choppy waters
BR Research

Choppy waters

Be careful what you wish for! Pakistanis have been opposed to American presence in the country’s backyard, but now...
Published 23 Apr, 2021 07:40am
Turkey says Afghanistan peace talks postponed
World

Turkey says Afghanistan peace talks postponed

  • A leaked US State Department report said Washington wanted the Turkey conference to approve a plan to replace the present leadership of President Ashraf Ghani with an interim government involving the Taliban.
Published 21 Apr, 2021 10:22am
FM Qureshi leaves for Iran
Pakistan

FM Qureshi leaves for Iran

  • He said being the neighbor of Afghanistan, the Afghan peace process is also important for Iran just like Pakistan.
Published 20 Apr, 2021 04:56pm
Pakistan urges Taliban to 'remain engaged' in peace process, amidst stalling negotiations
World

Pakistan urges Taliban to 'remain engaged' in peace process, amidst stalling negotiations

  • Pakistan has urged the Taliban to remain engaged in the Afghan peace process, after the group announced that it would not attend any multilateral summits until all foreign forces withdraw from the country.
  • The Taliban's refusal has thrown the peace process into a state of disarray, with the group refusing to take part in a Turkey-hosted summit that diplomats had hoped could create new momentum towards a political settlement.
Updated 20 Apr, 2021 01:58pm
PM Khan, Turkey’s Erdogan discuss Afghan peace
Pakistan

PM Khan, Turkey’s Erdogan discuss Afghan peace

  • In a phone call, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed issues of mutual interest, including further strengthening of bilateral relations in all areas.
  • PM said that Pakistan had fully supported and facilitated the US-Taliban peace agreement.
Published 16 Apr, 2021 10:46am
So long, Uncle Sam!
BR Research

So long, Uncle Sam!

America is ready to leave Afghanistan. Joe Biden’s solemn speech earlier on Wednesday announced a complete...
Published 16 Apr, 2021 07:30am
India's military chief concerned about US pullout from Afghanistan
World

India's military chief concerned about US pullout from Afghanistan

  • India is concerned about a vacuum developing in Afghanistan following the proposed withdrawal of United States and NATO forces from the country, the chief of the defence staff said on Thursday.
  • General Bipin Rawat told a security conference that the worry was “disruptors” would step into the space created by the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan.
Published 15 Apr, 2021 09:50pm