Ayaz Gul VOA News November 23, 2021 ISLAMABAD — A month-long truce between Pakistan and the outlawed militant alliance known as the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) largely held into a 15th day Tuesday as the two adversaries negotiate a peace deal, with neighboring Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban mediating the talks. The TTP, commonly known as the Pakistani Taliban,
Reuters: Hackers from Pakistan used Facebook to target people in Afghanistan with connections to the previous government during the Taliban’s takeover of the country, the company’s threat investigators said in an interview with Reuters. Click here to read more (external link).
Foreign Policy: Pakistan said to be supporting alternative jihadi groups to undermine the Taliban and maintain leverage over Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).
Javid Ahmad via WSJ: The collapse of the Afghan republic was no accident. It was the culmination of many collective failures, but at the heart of the tragedy was the role played by one country: Pakistan. Pakistan has long followed a dual-track approach in Afghanistan, hosting the Taliban on its soil while ostensibly working as
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 26, 2021 Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed a new head of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency after weeks of speculation about a rift between civil and military leadership on the issue. Lieutenant General Nadeem Anjum was approved as spymaster after a final consultation between army chief General
By Radio Mashaal October 22, 2021 A global money-laundering watchdog has called on Pakistan to “continue to make progress as soon as possible ” to address the one remaining recommendation that is preventing the country from being removed from a so-called gray list of terrorism financing. The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) placed Pakistan on
Tolo News: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said if the international community does not lift sanctions against the Islamic Emirate and does not engage with it, there is a possibility that Afghanistan could go back to the 1990s. “Pakistan insists on recognition for the sake of its own interests, because it has been behind all
VOA News October 8, 2021 U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met Friday with leaders in Pakistan to discuss developments in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan and ways to advance cooperation across the bilateral relationship. Sherman, who arrived in the country late Thursday from neighboring India, is the most senior U.S. diplomat to visit Islamabad since President
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