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Zalmay Khalilzad to travel to Pakistan, neighbouring countries this week

He will be meeting senior officials during his trip to discuss the Afghan peace process

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January 9, 2019


Pakistan, Turkey to organise trilateral summit to facilitate Afghan peace process

The summit will help solve the problems of the three countries

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January 4, 2019


Afghan Taliban hold peace talks with Iran

Talks seek to bring an end to 17 years of conflict

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December 31, 2018


Qureshi arrives in Moscow to discuss Afghan peace process

He has already visited Iran, Afghanistan and China

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December 26, 2018


Pakistan brokers talks between Taliban and US in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan will do everything within its power to further the peace process, says PM Khan

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December 18, 2018


Pakistan brought Afghan Taliban to table for talks with US: PM Khan

Dialogue is the only way forward

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December 14, 2018


PM Imran Khan says Pakistan won’t be America’s hired gun ever again

He denied that there were any sanctuaries for Taliban leaders in Pakistan

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December 7, 2018


Pakistan reaffirms commitment to cooperate with Afghanistan for restoration of peace

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir says Pakistan is ready to help and cooperate with Afghanistan to restore peace in the war-torn country. According to Radio Pakistan, he said Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan, however all issues should be resolved through dialogue process. The Minister said the government is making hectic efforts to completely wipeout terrorism….

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November 4, 2017


Pakistan briefs friendly countries on aftermath of US drone strike

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry Thursday said US drone strike, which killed Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour , ‘ruined’ Afghan peace process, Samaa reported. According to report, the foreign secretary separately met envoys of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and China and briefed them about aftermath of recently conducted drone strike. Chaudhry termed the drone strike…

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May 26, 2016


Afghan officials optimistic Taliban peace talks ‘within weeks’

KABUL: Afghan officials voiced optimism Sunday that Taliban peace talks would resume “within weeks” even after the insurgents rebuffed calls for dialogue, with analysts dismissing their seemingly tough stance as a bargaining ploy. Talks brokered by a four-country group were expected to start in early March, but the Taliban on Saturday stressed longstanding preconditions for dialogue…

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March 6, 2016


Obama discusses Afghan peace talks with Ghani

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama, during a video conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, noted Ghani’s role in “working with Afghanistan’s neighbors to deepen regional cooperation and advance the reconciliation process with the Taliban,” the White House said. Obama also “underscored US support for a peace process that reduces violence and ensures lasting stability in…

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March 5, 2016


COAS calls on Tajikistan civilian, military leaders

RAWALPINDI: General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Tuesday arrived on a day long official visit to Tajikistan. COAS called on Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon. Regional situation with particular reference to common challenges of fighting terrorism and reconciliation in Afghanistan came under discussion, according to ISPR press release. The Tajikistan’s president appreciated Pakistan’s facilitation…

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March 1, 2016


Pakistan says India defence buildup to disturb regional stability

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Office Thursday said the defense buildup pursued by India would disturb strategic stability in the region. Addressing a weekly news briefing here, the FO Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan seeks peace in this region and is therefore against any arms race. He also voiced concerns over exceptional treatment being meted out to…

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February 25, 2016


Pakistan offers to host first round of Afghan-Taliban talks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday offered to host the first round of direct talks between the Afghan government and Taliban groups in Islamabad, which are expected to take place by the first week of March. Pakistan has graciously made the offer during the fourth meeting of Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States…

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February 23, 2016


COAS, Qatar Emir discuss Afghan peace process

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, who is on an official visit to Qatar, separately called on Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the state of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Naseer Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar. According to Inter Services Public Relations here on Monday,…

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February 22, 2016


Pakistan wants as many Taliban groups as possible to join talks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said as many Taliban groups as possible must be persuaded to join any upcoming peace discussions with the Afghan government, as a third round of four-country talks aimed at reviving negotiations with the insurgent group began Saturday. Delegates from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States convened in the Pakistani capital Islamabad over…

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February 6, 2016


Heart of Asia summit backs Afghan-owned peace process: Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to prime minister on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz Wednesday said Heart of Asia summit supported the Afghan-owned reconciliation process for lasting peace and stability in the country. He was addressing a news conference along with Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani in Islamabad on Wednesday. The adviser said the conference also supported return of…

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December 9, 2015