Posts tagged as: Taliban

APC calls for talks with Taliban, asks govt to raise drone issue in UN

A conference of the ruling PML-N and opposition parties Monday unanimously asked the government to hold dialogue with the armed Taliban militants to end the bloodshed in the country.   The conference was convened by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seek suggestions from the mainstream political and religious parties to devise a policy of national […]

Malala Yousafzai to open Birmingham library

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for championing the right of girls to an education, is to formally open Europe’s largest public library in Birmingham later on Monday.  The £188m building contains about a million books, access to a vast film and television archive belonging to the British Film Institute and is […]

Chaudhry Nisar denies talks with Taliban

The government Sunday denied media reports that talks with the Taliban have started.   The BBC Urdu service had earlier reported that Pakistani officials have started talks with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP.   The TTP spokesman, Shahidullah Shahid, also rejected the talks reports as baseless and part of propaganda.   Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar […]

Bomber kills senior Afghan official, three guards

A bomb blast Friday killed a senior Afghan official and his three guards in northern Afghan province of Kunduz, the police said. The administrative chief of the Dashti-i-Archi district, Sheikh Saddruddin wanted to attend a special prayer for a deceased relative in a mosque when the bomber targeted him. “ As he approached the compound […]

Afghan President concludes Pakistan’s extended trip

Afghan President Hamid Karzai Tuesday wrapped his extended visit to Pakistan that was focused on Islamabad’s role in the possibility of talks with the Taliban and the release of Taliban prisoners. Karzai was scheduled to conclude his daylong visit Monday evening but was extended on the request by Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, to hold more […]

President Karzai in Islamabad to press for Taliban talks

Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Islamabad on a daylong visit on Monday for talks, focusing on Pakistan’s role to bring Taliban to the negotiation table, officials and diplomats said.   The Afghan President was accorded warm welcome on his arrival at a military airbase near Islamabad.   The Afghan President is accompanied by a high-level delegation […]

Blast kills man, injures 10 soldiers in Karachi

A bomb blast near an army truck killed a man and injured at least 10 soldiers in Karachi late Thursday, police said.  The blast in Korangi area of Karachi also injured six more civilians, they said. The army truck was destroyed in the attack.   Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The TTP spokesman, […]

President Karzai sacks Attorney General over Taliban meeting

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has sacked the Attorney General, Muhammad Aloko, over his secret meeting with the Taliban officials in UAE. Reports suggest that Aloko had met members of the Taliban’s peace negotiation team in Dubai without permission from the government. “President Hamid Karzai has sacked his attorney general after the chief law officer held […]

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Pakistan

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Pakistan early Tuesday on a two-day visit for talks with senior leaders on issues, focusing on disaster management and education, officials said.   Ban will meet with Pakistani President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other senior officials and attend the Independence Day celebrations on Aug. 14, they said. […]

Mulla Omar rejects Afghan elections, vows to continue fighting

Taliban chief, Mullah Omar, on Tuesday rejected the coming lections in Afghanistan and said it is a waste of time.   In his Eid message he also accused Americans of the stalemate in Qatar dialogue process. Mullah Omar also hinted that the Taliban would talk to the Afghan side after they reach an agreement with foreign […]

Blast near Indian consulate in Afghanistan kills 8 children

Eight children were killed and 21 other civilians injured in a bomb blast near Indian Consulate in Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said. A police official said the explosion occurred in Jalalabad city, the capital of the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, outside a mosque on the road leading to the Indian consulate. According to […]

Terror threat: Islamabad airport cleared after search operation

  The security forces Saturday morning declared the Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport after hours of search operation in view of terror threat. Entry of vehicles had been banned and all cars were removed from the parking before the search operation was started in the wee hours of Saturday. The security at the Airport has […]


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