Sergey Lavrov's visit to Islamabad comes at a time when Russia is suffering from international isolation and an economic crisis, both due to Moscow's ongoing malign activity around the world.
The Taliban have rejected President Ashraf Ghani's proposal to hold elections later this year -- evidence of the group's fear of the will of the Afghan people.
Social media users condemned Moscow's 'dirty tricks' in Afghanistan and questioned Russia's true motives in promoting intra-Afghan peace talks.
If Iran is serious about negotiations and wants a new commitment, it must refrain from further provocations and return to compliance.
'The security agencies are closely monitoring the activities of all religious scholars suspected of working for Iranian interests,' said one security official.
Pakistanis are becoming increasingly upset over Beijing's systematic abuse and indoctrination of Muslims in Xinjiang, and Chinese companies' promotion of un-Islamic products and content.
Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, chairman of the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC), has become special Middle East representative to the prime minister.
The Pakistani government is planning to build cities on two islands near Karachi, but many say the push for the project is the product of China's outsized influence in the country.
The country's embassy in Kabul and its four consulates have added more personnel to handle the processing of thousands of visas.
'There are economic reasons that would be transformative for the region should peace in Afghanistan come,' said the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation.