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Taliban: Then and Now-Part 1

The Taliban have won the war, but can they lead the peace? EXCLUSIVE Ishtiaq Ahmad (Ishtiaq Ahmad is the former Vice Chancellor of Sargodha University and Pakistan Chair at Oxford University. In his previous career as a journalist, he reported the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan in the mid-1990s. This is his exclusive write-up for The Islamabad Post.)  Now that the 20-year American imperial project in Afghanistan has become a footnote of history, it is time to focus on the victors of this war: The Taliban. Two comparisons areRead More

FM’s telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister of Slovenia

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi had a telephonic conversation with Mr. Anze Logar, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, today. Views were exchanged on the latest developments in Afghanistan. Besides, matters regarding deepening of bilateral relations were part of the conversation. Foreign Minister Qureshi said that being next door neighbor of Afghanistan, Pakistan and its people have suffered the most after the people of Afghanistan. The Foreign Minister underscored the paramount importance of peace and stability in Afghanistan, for the safety and security of the people ofRead More

Pak slams India for denying proper funeral

Geelani was laid to rest in a tight military siege at Haiderpora in Srinagar early morning under the close watch of the Indian security forces Special Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday condemned in strong words the “barbaric act” of snatching the mortal remains of the iconic Kashmiri leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, from his family by the Indian authorities. Geelani was laid to rest in a tight military siege at Haiderpora in Srinagar early Thursday morning under the close watch of the Indian security forces. Indian authorities had put strictRead More

Qureshi, Austrian FM discuss Afghanistan

Khayam Abbasi ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi received a telephone call from Alexander Schallenberg, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria, on Thursday. During the call, the two Foreign Ministers exchanged views on the latest developments in Afghanistan as well as on bilateral relations. Sharing Pakistan’s perspective, the Foreign Minister stressed the importance of peaceful and stable Afghanistan and highlighted the salience of safety and security of Afghans as well as an inclusive political settlement. The Foreign Minister stressed that there was a historic opportunity for ending 40 yearsRead More

Iraqi PM to visit Pakistan

Ali Furqan ISLAMABAD: Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi is paying a three days official visit to Pakistan during this month.  According to sources dates are being worked out mutually by Islamabad and Baghdad.  Agenda and details of the Iraqi PM visit was already finalized by the Iraqi foreign minister Fuad Hussein during his visit to Islamabad last month.  Number of agreements and MoUs are scheduled to be signed during the visit of Iraqi PM.  Iraq is eager  to enhance cooperation in various fields including defence, trade and and security.  OfficialsRead More

‘Taliban have right to raise voice for Kashmiri Muslims’

About Haqqani network, the spokesperson said there is “no such group” Monitoring Desk KABUL: Taliban spokesman for its political office in Doha, Qatar, Suhail Shaheen, has said that the group has the right to raise its voice for Muslims anywhere, including in Kashmir. In a Zoom interview with BBC Urdu, Shaheen said that the Taliban do not have a policy to raise arms against any country. “We have this right, being Muslims, to raise our voice for Muslims in Kashmir, India, and any other country,” he said. According to Shaheen: “WeRead More