Pakistan

Afghan FM Meets Indian, Pakistani counterparts prior to SCO Meeting

Afghan Foreign Minister (FM) Mohammad Haneef Atmar, on the sidelines of the fourth meeting of the Afghanistan Contact Group within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, met his Indian and Pakistani counterparts in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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Mohib Praises Pakistan’s Interior Minister for Revealing his country’s Support to Taliban

National Security Adviser (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib says Pakistan’s Interior Minister revelations about his country’s support to the Taliban are commendable

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Giving Bases or Not; Pakistan’s Dilemma after US withdrawal from Afghanistan

Refusing permission for bases could alienate the US leading to reduced support in global forums, apart from impacting military and developmental aid. Granting bases could anger China, the Taliban and its own clergy. The final call will be taken by Rawalpindi, possibly in consultation with China

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Are Taliban Conditions Threatening Istanbul Conference?

The Taliban approach to the Istanbul meeting reflects their mood to show lack of interest. The Taliban want all decisions to be taken in Qatar where they have had their headquarters since 2013 and signed the historic agreement with the US on Feb. 29 last year

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No Talks with Pakistan about Handing over Aslam Farooqi: NDS chief

Afghanistan’s national directorate of security chief Ahmad Zia Saraj says that about 60 percent of ISIS members are Pakistani citizens

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Pakistani Envoy Discusses Peace process with Deputy FM in Kabul

Arriving at the head of a high-level delegation, Pakistani envoy Muhammad Sadiq discussed the peace process and bilateral relations with the Afghan deputy foreign minister Meerwais Nab in Kabul

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Atmar Leaves Kabul for Istanbul to attend Trilateral meeting

Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar left Kabul for Istanbul on Thursday to participate at the Afghanistan-Turkey-Pakistan trilateral meeting

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Pakistan’s Taliban Strategy: A Half-Century of Terror?

An Islamist Afghanistan suzerain to Pakistan is the ISI’s ideal solution but, failing that, an insurgency-ridden perpetually destabilized Afghanistan will do

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Rahmatullah Nabil:

Since when has Tajikistan been connected with Pakistan?

Afghanistan’s former head of National Directorate of Security (NDS) Rahmatullah Nabil criticized a map of Afghanistan published by the Russian Foreign Ministry, saying since when has Tajikistan been connected with Pakistan?

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Making Sense of Indian and Pakistani Involvement in Afghanistan

While India’s alleged anti-Pakistan activities in Afghanistan may be concerning, in Pakistan both the Indian involvement and its associated threats are exaggerated

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