Peaceful, stable Afghanistan is in Pak’s interest: Aziz

Peaceful, stable Afghanistan is in Pak’s interest: Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday said a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was in its interest and underlined the role of the media in “restoring trust” between the two neighbours. Pakistan’s Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said media could play a key role in improving the frayed ties with Afghanistan. “The Adviser […]

Afghanistan used as launch pad against Pakistan: Geelani

Afghanistan used as launch pad against Pakistan: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Expressing deep concern over the growing “cross-border terrorist attacks” in Pakistan, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday accused the neighbouring countries of harbouring fighters to destabilise the country. “It is very strange that Afghanistan is being used as a launching pad to accomplish their evil designs,” Geelani said in a statement […]

China hosts Afghan Taliban delegation

China hosts Afghan Taliban delegation

ISLAMABAD: China hosted a delegation of top Afghan Taliban leaders recently as part of its efforts to encourage the militant group to join the peace process in the war-torn Afghanistan, a media report said on Tuesday. The five-member delegation led by Afghan Taliban’s Qatar office chief Sher Abbas Stanikazai included Maulvi Shahabuddin Dilawar, Jan Muhammad […]

Pak police arrests 300 suspects in Lahore bombing

Pak police arrests 300 suspects in Lahore bombing

Lahore: Over 300 people, mostly Afghans, have been arrested in Pakistan’s Punjab province as part of heightened security measures following a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine that killed 88 worshippers. “More than 350 suspects have been taken into custody mostly Afghans since the Lahore blast last Monday on the Mall Road,” Punjab police spokesman […]

5 UAE officials among 56 killed in Afghanistan bombings

5 UAE officials among 56 killed in Afghanistan bombings

Kandahar: Five UAE officials were among 56 people killed in a string of bombings across Afghan cities, authorities said Wednesday. The Emiratis were among 13 people killed when explosives hidden in a sofa detonated inside the governor’s compound in southern Kandahar yesterday, while the UAE’s ambassador to Afghanistan escaped the attack with injuries. Just hours […]