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Afghanistan envoy meets COAS Gen. Bajwa at GHQ

Afghanistan envoy meets COAS Gen. Bajwa at GHQ

RAWALPINDI, FEB 04 (DNA) –  Afghanistan Ambassador to Pakistan, Shukrullah Atif Mashal, called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ, on Monday. Matters of mutual interest and regional security particularly Afghanistan peace process came under discussion. Visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for ongoing Afghan peace process.


Afghanistan desires role in CPEC, says Afghan envoy Dr Zakhilwal

Ambassador of Afghanistan Dr. Zakhilwal

Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Zakhilwal on Friday said Kabul absolutely supports China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and wants to become a part of the project. Dr Omer Zakhilwal, while talking to media in Islamabad, said “the CPEC was a great project that was equally relevant to Afghanistan like Pakistan, and anything that will be good for Pakistan will be good for the entire region.” The Afghan envoy asserted that the people of Afghanistan were “thirsty for development” and wanted to see their homeland prosper. “I think CPEC is not limited to Pakistan,Read More


TAPI gas pipeline consortium plans investor roadshows in November

TAPI gas pipeline consortium plans investor roadshows in November

TAPI, a long-delayed pipeline project from Turkmenistan to Pakistan and India via Afghanistan is in the final stages of financing, and investor roadshows are due to be held next month, a Pakistani official said on Friday. Head of Pakistan’s state-owned Inter State Gas Systems (ISGS) Mobin Saulat told media there was “significant progress” with the TAPI project and that investor roadshows to raise funds are planned for November. “There will be roadshows soon in all the major financial hubs and the project’s planned commissioning is 2020 and I think we areRead More


No plans to revive peace talks with Taliban, says Afghan govt

No plans to revive peace talks with Taliban, says Afghan govt

KABUL: Kabul has no plans to revive a peace process aimed at bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table after a four-nation effort earlier this year produced no results, the spokesman of the Afghan president said Thursday. Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria, responding to the remarks, reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to the four-nation group ─ comprising Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States ─ for revival of the Afghan peace process. Haroon Chakhansuri, President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman, said the four-nation group has no plans to meet again anytime soon. The groupRead More


US Senators, COAS visit NWA to review Zerb-e-Azb

US Senators, COAS visit NWA to review Zerb-e-Azb

NORTH WAZIRISTAN AGENCY, 04 JULY, (DNA) – Senator John McCain, Chairman of US Senate Arms Services committee, accompanied by a congressional delegation including senator Lindsey Graham and senator Joe Donnelly Monday went to North Waziristan Agency to visit areas cleared of terrorists in Operation Zerb-e-Azb. Having seen firsthand, the erstwhile hide outs and communication infrastructure, been cleared of terrorists, the delegation was highly appreciative of Pak Army’s accomplishment of cleansing the entire area of North Waziristan right upto Pak-Afghan Border. Senators also commended the rehabilitation work being carried out byRead More


Afghanistan receives military equipment from China

China military equipment to Afghanistan

KABUL, July 03 (DNA): Afghanistan received military equipment from China on Sunday months after Beijing announced expanded military aid to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). The Office of the National Security Adviser said the military aid by China was received by National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar. A cargo plane loaded with the military aid including transport vehicles and other military equipment landed in Kabul’s Military Airport today. China’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Yao Jing was also present during the hand over of the military aid to Afghanistan.Read More