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PM Khan condemns Afghanistan terror attack

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday condemned the horrendous terror attack in Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan and offered his condolences to the people, reported ARY News. In a tweet on Tuesday, the premier expressed his hope and prayed that peace returns to the war-ravaged neighbour of Pakistan. https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/1087628310723604480 On Jan 21, an attack in central Afghanistan killed scores of security personnel, officials said, with some estimates putting the death toll at…

Qureshi sees ‘big change’ in Pak-US ties

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Tuesday that ties between Pakistan and the United States are improving, ARY News reported. “US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s press conference is reflective of the improvement in bilateral ties,” he said in an interview. Qureshi said the US senator indicated to the start of strategic ties between Islamabad and Washington, adding that he also agreed to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s viewpoint that there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict. “Those…

Pakistan condemns Afghan attack, terms it ‘an act to vitiate peace efforts’

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Tuesday strongly condemned a terrorist attack in Wardak, in West Kabul, that has reportedly taken more than 100 lives, ARY News reported. Attackers rammed a captured military Humvee packed with explosives into a training centre of the National Directorate for Security (NDS) in Maidan Wardak province, west of the capital Kabul. At least two gunmen followed up, spraying the compound with gunfire before they were shot down. Pakistan condemns terrorist attack in #Wardak that has reportedly…

India has no role to play in Afghanistan: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday said India has no role to play in Afghanistan, ARY News reported. During his weekly media briefing, Dr Faisal said the intra-Afghan dialogue is essential for seeking solution of the conflict. "Pakistan has facilitated the dialogue between the United States and Afghan Taliban for peace in Afghanistan." He added that United States special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad will hold talks pertaining to Afghan peace process with Taliban and the US troops’…

Five killed in attack on Afghan police station: officials

KABUL: Gunmen stormed a police station in western Afghanistan Saturday, killing at least five people and wounding two others, officials said, in the latest violence targeting the war-torn country's beleaguered security forces. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the raid in the provincial capital of Herat, near the Iranian border, but the Taliban have been relentless in their assaults on Afghan police and soldiers. Two police officers and three civilians, including a child, died in the attack that ended less…

Pakistan facilitating efforts for peaceful solution in Afghanistan: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal on Thursday said, "Pakistan is facilitating efforts for a peaceful solution in Afghanistan." In a statement on Twitter, the spokesperson stressed that Pakistan believes that an intra-Afghan dialogue is the only way to a successful negotiated settlement." https://twitter.com/ForeignOfficePk/status/1083237614113705984 It is worth mentioning that during an interview to BBC a day earlier, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s special envoy, Mohammad Omar Daudzai…