PAK AFGHAN RELATIONS
PAK AFGHAN RELATIONS
It appears that a fresh outreach by Gen Bajwa and the Pakistani state to Afghanistan may be producing results.
A militant leader’s death can prove to be a moment of celebration but it is not a sure-fire sign of victory.
Army chief expresses wish that the initiatives gain more permanence, ultimately leading towards an enduring peace: ISPR.
In wide-ranging briefing, army's spokesperson speaks about India, PTM, social media propaganda and 'khalai makhlooq'.
5 security personnel receive injuries during exchange of fire across Pak-Afghan border.
Shahbaz visits farthest post of Pakistan Army at Kitton, where fencing has been done to prevent infiltration.
"We must begin with the trust that neither covets an inch of the other's territory," says COAS Bajwa.
Petition filed in 2016 by former army officer against the handing over of the Angoor Adda post to the Afghan government.
Senior officials of two countries agree to intensify efforts for the success of APAPPS.
Action plan includes commitment that Pakistan would support Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation.
COAS says army will help govt in boosting development activities.
“Pursuit of a military option has only added to the sufferings and miseries of the Afghan people," says FO spokesperson.
Transit trade, current account deficit come under discussion; US side shows no interest in talking about FATF.
Objections of Afghan side to fence repair rejected.
Talks continue between Pakistan and Afghanistan to deescalate tension along the border.
The attack, carried out from the Khost province of Afghanistan, also sees 10 attackers killed in retaliatory firing.
“Terrorist groups based on Afghan soil regularly undertake cross-border raids on our posts,” says Dr Faisal.
Pakistani security forces are undertaking counter-terrorism operations in Bajaur Agency, Foreign Office clarifies.
Invites Afghan president on an official visit to Pakistan.
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.