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Pakistan Under Unending Strain : Part II

 ‘If  the economic situation does not lead to its collapse, its militant groups will ensure prevention of its survival’ Part I of this essay emphasized on getting the background right,…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

A Peace Loving Pakistan Or A Trojan Horse

Two countries of the subcontinent gained independence seventy-five years ago, soon to be mired in bloodbath of partition and struggle to rise from poverty, illiteracy and many issues of social…

By Air Vice Marshal Samir Borade, VSM (Retd)

ISIL-K has increased presence in northern, eastern Afghanistan: UN report

United Nations, Jul 20 (PTI) ISIL-Khorasan has increased its presence in northern and eastern Afghanistan and if the terror group regains lost territory in the eastern part, it may prove…

Pak military leadership to hold peace talks with TTP: Interior Minister

Islamabad, Jul 3 (PTI) A parliamentary committee has authorised the military leadership of Pakistan to hold peace talks with the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said. He…

India has a set of interests when it comes to engaging with the Taliban regime: US

Washington, Jun 7 (PTI) New Delhi has a set of interests when it comes to engaging with the Taliban regime, the United States said on Monday, days after the first-ever…

Banned TTP, council of Pak tribal leaders reach 3-month ceasefire deal

Peshawar, Jun 4 (PTI) A three-month ceasefire deal facilitated by the Taliban government in Afghanistan has been struck between the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and tribal leaders from Pakistan's restive…

Don’t want any nation to play ‘spoiler’ in Afghanistan; says Pak after India sends delegation to meet Taliban leaders

Islamabad, Jun 3 (PTI) A day after the first-ever Indian delegation visited Kabul since the Taliban took over last year, Pakistan on Friday said that it would not like any…

Indian team headed by senior diplomat visits Kabul

New Delhi, Jun 2 (PTI) In the first high-level visit from India to Afghanistan since the Taliban's capture of power, an Indian team headed by a senior diplomat is currently…

Change in AQIS’s magazine name suggests refocusing of terror group from Afghanistan to Kashmir: UN report

United Nations, May 30 (PTI) A change in the name of the Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) magazine "suggests a refocusing" of the terror group from Afghanistan to Kashmir,…

NSA Doval says India key stakeholder in Afghanistan; calls for enhancing Kabul’s capability to counter terrorism

Dushanbe, May 27 (PTI) India was and is an important stakeholder in Afghanistan, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval said on Friday and called for enhancing the capability of the war-torn…

US special envoy for Afghanistan visits India

New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) US special representative for Afghanistan Thomas West paid a quiet visit to India during which both sides reviewed the overall situation in the war-torn country…

Taliban spokesman says Afghan group facilitating talks between TTP, Pakistani govt

Peshawar, May 19 (PTI) Afghanistan's Taliban government has confirmed that it is playing the role of a mediator in the ongoing talks between the Pakistan government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan during…