Invites Afghan president on an official visit to Pakistan.
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Khawaja Asif also assails NSA Janjua’s meeting with Indian high commissioner.
PM Abbasi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani scheduled to discuss the latter's offer of peace talks with Taliban.
Foreign secretary's visit is also linked to preparing the ground for PM Abbasi’s next week's trip to Kabul.
"Pakistan respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Afghanistan," says Pakistan Embassy in Kabul.
FO satisfied as US addresses issue of TTP sanctuaries in Afghanistan, but says more needs to be done.
Former defence secretary says US can't be expected to care about local people in Afghanistan.
A top security source recently said that major developments in relations between the two countries were taking place.
Officials hold meetings at the White House and State Department
Another minister tells the house that the government plans to repatriate Afghan refugees in two years.
Tehmina says Washington should know Pakistan no longer has influence to bring Taliban to talks.
"Pakistan has an important role to play in helping to stabilise Afghanistan," says US official, Alice Wells.
US says does not want to sever ties with Pakistan; Islamabad extends 'wholehearted support' to Afghan-Taliban talks.
“I am happy Ghani has not only offered amnesty to Taliban, but also invited them to open their office in Afghanistan.”
Over 1.4 million registered refugees have the option to go back to their homeland.
Iranian Air Force Commander Brig Gen Hassan Shahsafi says Iran shares Pakistan’s views on the matter.
Foreign minister attributes problems in ties with Washington to policies of 80s and ‘Musharraf’s surrender’ after 9/11.
Foreign minister says Pakistan supports Kabul's proposed process seeking recognition of Taliban as political group.
"Committee agreed on importance of recalibrating foreign policy framework to bring more focus on countries of region.”
Taliban vow to guard Afghan section of 1,840km pipeline that links Central Asia with South Asia.
“We are ready to protect TAPI, it is important and vital for the economy of Afghanistan,” says Afghan spokesman.
Abbasi will first visit Turkmenistan and then proceed to Afghanistan during the two-day visit.
Labelling a country “a state sponsor of terrorism, is not a surgical instrument; that’s a really, really heavy hammer”.
FO says ongoing anti-terrorist operations proof of the country’s commitment towards combating this menace.
“Our preference is to solve the Afghan issue through peaceful dialogue,” say the Afghan Taliban.
“Pakistan would like to have good relations with the US as well as with our neighbours based on respect and equality”
Pakistan has eliminated all terrorist sanctuaries on its soil, Gen Bajwa tells defence chiefs at conference in Kabul.
No joint statement issued; two sides come up with divergent accounts of outcome
“National interest shall be kept at premium while cooperating with all stakeholders for regional peace and stability.”
US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan says he discussed the matter during his visit to Afghanistan last week.