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Afghanistan asks India to speed up development of Chabahar port

AP  Afghanistan’s foreign minister asked India on Monday to expedite development of a strategic port in Iran to bolster a trade route for land-locked Central Asian countries that would bypass Pakistan. The port would allow India to transport goods to Afghanistan by sea. Pakistan currently does not allow India to …

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The problems with Pakistan’s Afghan policy

THE National Assembly, the government and the COAS have categorically rejected President Trump’s allegations against Pakistan. The furious outrage of the political and military elite in Pakistan brings to mind Hamlet’s mother who said “the lady doth protest too much, methinks” which questions the credibility of overreactions. The reaction in …

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Trump does not blame Pakistan for failure in Afghanistan: US envoy

United States (US) Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale assured National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt Gen (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua on Thursday that President Donald Trump did not blame Pakistan for the failure of the War on Terror in Afghanistan. As Hale and Janjua met today in Islamabad to discuss the …

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Pakhtun Tribesmen stage protest at Torkham, Chaman borders against Trump’s new policy

The Pak-Afghan border crossings at Chaman and Torkham on Monday saw an influx of tribesmen, political workers and members of the civil society protesting against the US’s new policy for the region. Last week, in a statement that was strongly rejected by the Pakistan government, US President Donald Trump had demanded that Pakistan …

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A militarised state

Cyril Almeida THERE’S nothing like a dose of patriotism and nationalism to muddle the senses. We’ve just been told what kind of country Pakistan will be, but all we can think is, Trump said what? How dare he! Well, dare Trump did and on we’ve cheered our boys for thundering …

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’پاکستان کو قربانی کا بکرا بناکر افغانستان میں امن نہیں لایا جاسکتا‘

پاکستان کی اعلیٰ سیاسی اور عسکری قیادت نے امریکی صدر ڈونلڈ ٹرمپ کی جانب سے اپنے حالیہ خطاب میں پاکستان پر لگائے گئے الزامات کو مسترد کرتے ہوئے کہا ہے کہ پاکستان پر الزام تراشیوں سے افغانستان کو مستحکم نہیں کیا جا سکتا۔ جمعرات کو اسلام آباد میں قومی سلامتی …

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Pakistan could lose status as privileged ally over Afghan militant support, warns US

  AFP The United States warned an angry Pakistan on Tuesday that it could lose its status as a privileged military ally if it continues giving safe haven to Afghan militant groups. One day after President Donald Trump unveiled a new strategy to force the Taliban to negotiate a political settlement with the Kabul …

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‘Business as usual with Pakistan now over,’ warns US National Security Council spokesman

Politico With a tougher regional policy announced by the United States (US) on Tuesday, National Security Council (NSC) Spokesperson Michael Anton warned Pakistan that it is “on notice from this president, from this administration”, Politico reported. Anton, speaking to reporters on a conference call, was quoted by Politico as saying that “business as usual [with Pakistan] …

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Afghans jubilant on Trump’s warning to Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Afghan Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib on Monday thanked US President Donald Trump for breaking America’s silence on Pakistan’s harboring of terrorists who attack its neighbours. “We welcome this decision, which is the result of intense deliberations and takes into account both countries’ needs and considerations. This is the first time …

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Trump eyes Afghanistan’s elusive mineral riches

Reuters KABUL: US President Donald Trump is eyeing Afghanistan‘s mineral wealth to help pay for a 16-year war and reconstruction efforts that have already cost $117 billion. Investors who have studied the country, one of the world’s most dangerous, say that is a pipe dream. Ever since a United States Geological …

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