Press TV June 6, 2018 Authorities in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region have expanded a 24-hour curfew to avert further clashes between tribesmen and militants. An unnamed senior government official in the city of Peshawar said on Wednesday that the curfew had been “tightened and extended” to the entire South Waziristan region along the Afghan border.
The National Interest: Some South Asia observers have argued that the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal will hurt U.S. efforts to stabilize Afghanistan. Their reasoning: it reduces the viability of the Iranian port of Chabahar, which India aims to use as an alternate gateway to Afghanistan, bypassing the land corridor through Pakistan.
Press TV June 4, 2018 Several Pashtun ethnic activists have been killed in an attack by the Taliban and a following police operation in Pakistan’s border region of South Waziristan. Local sources in Wana, the main administrative center for South Waziristan, said two Pashtuns had been killed and 25 others injured on Sunday after the
Ayaz Gul VOA News June 3, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan says at least six militants were killed and five soldiers wounded in shootouts along the troubled border with Afghanistan. A military statement noted that in the past 24 hours “terrorists” from the Afghan side have staged repeated “fire raids and physical attacks” on Pakistani outposts and
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 31, 2018 Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain has signed legislation that merges the country’s tribal regions with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and therefore grants some 5 million people in the regions the same rights as other Pakistanis. Hussain signed the law in Islamabad on May 31. The bill had previously been
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 31, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan says it is reassessing strained ties with the United States, a move that could lead to halting supply lines into Afghanistan where American troops are fighting insurgents to stabilize the war-ravaged country with the help of NATO allies. Foreign Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan made the remarks
Press TV May 28, 2018 Pakistan’s military Monday took the unprecedented step of preventing a former spy chief from leaving the country, after he ignited a storm by co-authoring a book that touches on Pakistan’s alleged roles in Afghanistan and Kashmir. Retired Lieutenant General Asad Durrani, who headed Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) from 1990 to 1992,
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 28, 2018 Amid heightened tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan, senior military and intelligence officials from the two neighbors have agreed to enhance joint efforts to fight against terrorism, the Pakistani military says. A Pakistani Army statement early on May 28 said the two sides reached the understanding at talks the previous day
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 27, 2018 ISLAMABAD — A high-level Afghan delegation began a daylong official visit to neighboring Pakistan Sunday to discuss bilateral matters, border management and regional security. Afghan National Security Adviser Haneef Atmar is leading a team of top security officials, including the country’s interior minister and heads of the army and
Daily Times (Pakistan): Afghanistan on Saturday objected to the Pakistan’s decision of KP-FATA merger, saying “the decision was against the 1921 agreement between the British India and Afghanistan”. Comments by the Afghan Presidential Palace came two days after both houses of the Pakistani parliament approved the merger with two-third majority. Click here to read more (external