Ayaz Gul VOA News January 17, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he believes an anti-terrorism Islamic edict, or fatwa, issued by Pakistan, should have covered the entire Muslim world, including Ghani’s war-torn nation. Ghani spoke Wednesday, a day after more than 1,800 Pakistani clerics unveiled the edict at a government-sponsored event in Islamabad.
January 15, 2018 RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan A community gathering in Afghanistan’s Logar Province has awarded U.S. President Donald Trump a “bravery” medal, thanking him for his tough stance against Pakistan. Said Farhad Akbari, a community leader in the province, told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan on January 14 that more than 300 people at an
VOA News January 13, 2018 Hasib Danish Alikozai Mohammad Habibzada WASHINGTON — An Afghan defense official told VOA that the recent spike in violence in Afghanistan is not the work of the Islamic State terror group. Rather the Pakistan-based Haqqani network is behind the attacks, he said. General Mohammad Radmanesh, a spokesperson for the Afghan Ministry
Press TV January 12, 2018 Pakistan’s army chief has slammed the United States for President Donald Trump’s chastising remarks against Pakistan’s leaders over their effort to fight terrorism. Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa told US Central Command Chief General Joseph Votel on the phone that the “entire Pakistani nation felt betrayed over US recent statements” after Trump said
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 10, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistani officials say the U.S.-led NATO military coalition in Afghanistan has offered to import vital supplies through the southwestern port of Gwadar, calling it a much shorter and economically viable route into landlocked Afghanistan. The federal minister for maritime affairs, Hasil Bizenjo, says NATO representatives proposed the
Press TV January 9, 2018 A Pakistani court has ordered the release of an anti-US cleric amid growing tensions between Islamabad and Washington over the so-called war on terror and a range of other issues. Defense lawyer Fida Gul said Sufi Mohammad was set free on health grounds and the paperwork for his release was still
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 8, 2018 ISLAMABAD — A new report has documented an “alarming” increase in the Islamic State footprint in Pakistan, saying it adds to the challenges facing the country’s decade-long campaign against terrorism and religious extremism. The annual report, published by the independent Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies, or PIPS, registered 370
1TV: Afghan government has rejected claim by Sayed Hamid Gilani, the leader of National Islamic Front of Afghanistan political party, that the Taliban leadership is in Afghanistan. “I don’t believe in rumours that the Taliban leadership is outside the country. They say it out of their weakness. They can’t do anything about it. They are making an
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 6, 2018 U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he’s not worried about Islamabad retaliating against Washington over its suspension of as much as $2 billion in military aid this week. “I’m not concerned, no,” Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon on January 5, when asked about concerns that the U.S.
Press TV January 5, 2018 Pakistan has denounced as “counterproductive” Washington’s decision to suspend millions of dollars in security aid to Islamabad. “Arbitrary deadlines, unilateral pronouncements and shifting goalposts are counterproductive in addressing common threats,” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday. The statement said Islamabad was “engaged” with US officials and awaiting