1945: The Taliban have long demanded that foreign forces leave Afghanistan. How hypocritical it is that they themselves depended upon foreigners to stage their fight. Click here to read more (external link).
Lt. Gen. Nadeem Ahmed Anjum has been appointed the new head of Pakistan's ISI, replacing Lt. Gen Faiz Hamid, who has been appointed the Peshawar corps commander, Dawn News reported.#TOLOnews pic.twitter.com/922djyv0Cc — TOLOnews (@TOLOnews) October 6, 2021
Radio Mashaal October 1, 2021 The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has rejected claims by Pakistan’s prime minister that the government is holding talks with the militant group to reach a cease-fire. Prime Minister Imran Khan told Turkish television channel TRT World in an interview on October 1 that “we are in talks with some Taliban
Arthur Herman via The Hill: For more than three decades, our supposed ally in South Asia has systematically lied to and manipulated successive presidential administrations – Republican and Democratic – in ways that have made the U.S. and the world less safe. Islamabad has been the recipient of more than $33 billion in American assistance
New York Post: “The Taliban in control of Afghanistan threatens the possibility of terrorists taking control of Pakistan … that means maybe 150 nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists,” Bolton told John Catsimatidis in an interview on his WABC 770 radio show on Sunday. Click here to read more (external link).
WSJ: The U.S. Treasury Department quietly said Thursday that Badruddin Haqqani, an operational leader of the Haqqani Network, was removed from a State Department blacklist. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News September 24, 2021 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan says it has conveyed to the United States that while Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers should be held to their commitments, the world has “a moral obligation” to collectively work to help the Afghan people deal with a severe humanitarian and economic crisis in the war-ravaged country. Foreign
India Today: As Pakistan attempts to assert its influence in Kabul, there is a major tussle going on between Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt General Faiz Hameed. Sources in the intelligence agencies said the tussle has come to a point where the Pakistan Army chief has been
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 21, 2021 The acting head of Afghanistan’s Taliban-led government, Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund, has met in Kabul with representatives from Russia, China, and Pakistan, Taliban official Ahmadullah Muttaqi tweeted on September 21. Muttaqi also uploaded photos purportedly showing Russian envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov, Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq Khan,
By Radio Mashaal September 19, 2021 Police in Pakistan have opened a case against an influential cleric after he hoisted the Taliban flag over the building of an important religious seminary in the nation’s capital of Islamabad. Maulana Abdul Aziz, a Taliban supporter who wants Pakistan to enforce Islamic Shari’a law in the country, raised