Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 17, 2020 Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has again rejected accusations that his country is harboring militants, and insisted that his government has done “everything” to facilitate the peace process in neighboring Afghanistan. “Normally there was an idea that the security forces in Pakistan had their own policy, and the
1TV: Speaking at a Heritage Foundation event this week, Jack Keane, a former vice chief of staff of the US Army, said that Pakistan’s intelligence service and its army have been supporting the Taliban. He said that Pakistan was harboring the Taliban at Miramshah and Quetta and it supported two fertilizer factories where 85 percent
1TV: Afghan jihad occurred at the behest of the United States and the West, top Pakistani cleric Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman has said. The cleric, who has long been seen as a sympathizer of the Taliban, also did not rule that the Pakistani establishment supported militants. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 19, 2020 ISLAMABAD – A senior American diplomat began a four-day official visit to Pakistan Sunday amid warming bilateral relations that have followed meetings last year between President Donald Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. The principal deputy assistant secretary, Alice Wells, is scheduled to discuss with senior government
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 18, 2020 A spokesman for the Taliban has told a Pakistani newspaper that the militant group is hoping to reach an Afghan peace deal with U.S negotiators by the end of January. The comments by Suhail Shaheen on January 18 to the Dawn newspaper come after negotiators from the Taliban
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 16, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Pakistan announced Thursday the Taliban is ready to reduce violence in Afghanistan, calling it a major breakthrough toward reaching a long-awaited peace deal the insurgent group has been negotiating with the United States. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi revealed in a video message that Islamabad has
Tolo News: The Associated Press on Sunday evening quoted anonymous sources within the Taliban saying that the ruling council of the group – in Pakistan – has agreed to a temporary ceasefire nationwide. The ceasefire, according to the report, will open a way for a peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban. The agreement
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 24, 2019 The United States is allowing Pakistan to rejoin a military training program following a two-year suspension — representing one element of U.S. military assistance frozen by President Donald Trump after accusing Islamabad of not doing enough to stop terrorism. The decision announced on December 23 reflects an easing
1TV: A Taliban delegation has visited Pakistan to consult their leadership about possible ceasefire in Afghanistan, sources said Sunday. The delegation comprises Shahabudin Delawar, Mullah Fazil and Khairkhwa Khairullah, three senior members of the Taliban based in Qatar. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News December 13, 2019 ISLAMABAD – America’s chief negotiator for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, visited Pakistan on Friday, a day after he briefly suspended peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar in retaliation to this week’s attack by the insurgent group on the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan. Khalilzad met