Diplomacy

US seeks more Pakistani pressure on Afghan Taliban

US seeks more Pakistani pressure on Afghan Taliban

'Pakistan has an important role to play' in the Afghan peace process, said US envoy Alice Wells.


Russia's 'friendly' overtures to Pakistan raise concerns among observers

Russia's 'friendly' overtures to Pakistan raise concerns among observers

The improvement of ties between Moscow and Islamabad will jeopardise Pakistan's relations with the rest of the world, analysts say.


Afghan-Pakistani engagement framework paves way for mutual trust, co-operation

Afghan-Pakistani engagement framework paves way for mutual trust, co-operation

The Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) sets the framework to strengthen relations, particularly on mutual security and economic issues, observers say.


Abbasi's visit to Kabul signals new step in Pakistan-Afghanistan relations

Abbasi's visit to Kabul signals new step in Pakistan-Afghanistan relations

A unified front and stronger relations are necessary to fight terrorism and bring sustainable peace to the region, analysts on both sides of the border say.


Negotiate with Kabul or face the consequences, world powers tell Taliban

Negotiate with Kabul or face the consequences, world powers tell Taliban

By skipping a Tashkent summit on Afghanistan, the Taliban might have hurt their own cause, observers and participants say.


Iran's outreach to Pakistan marred by 'double standards'

Iran's outreach to Pakistan marred by 'double standards'

Despite what Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said during his recent visit, Iran's increasing aggression is fostering mistrust between the two neighbouring countries.


Iranian foreign minister on defensive as Pakistan visit begins

Iranian foreign minister on defensive as Pakistan visit begins

From co-ordinating Taliban attacks against Pakistani interests to radicalising innocent Pakistani Shia, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif has much to explain about Iran's mounting aggression.


Pakistan-Iran relations under scrutiny amid Tehran's mounting aggression

Pakistan-Iran relations under scrutiny amid Tehran's mounting aggression

Tehran remains silent after allegedly ordering an attack on an event attended by Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Afghanistan.


Pakistani army chief, Afghan president boost bilateral co-operation

Pakistani army chief, Afghan president boost bilateral co-operation

Pakistani Army Chief of Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul to discuss regional security and counter-terrorism co-operation.


Ghani: regional co-operation, dialogue only way to fight extremism

Ghani: regional co-operation, dialogue only way to fight extremism

Addressing the United Nations, President Ghani called on Pakistan to engage in earnest efforts to eliminate terrorism.


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