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EU warns of security risks linked to migration from Afghanistan

Europe must take the security threats that might arise from migration out of Afghanistan more seriously, EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson warned on Friday. “On the terrorist threat from Afghanistan, I must say that my assessment is that the alert level is not high enough. We really need to do more,” she told reporters after a meeting with her EU counterparts in Luxembourg. The Taliban‘s takeover of Afghanistan in August brought fears in Europe of a replay of 2015, when nearly 1 million asylum-seekers, mostly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans, fled to Europe by crossing from Turkey to Greece. At the moment, the EURead More

Pakistan to continue making all-out efforts for peace in Afghanistan: COAS

RAWALPINDI, OCT 8: /DNA/ – Wendy R. Sherman, United States (US) Deputy Secretary of State called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS). During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation and collaboration in Humanitarian measures in Afghanistan were discussed. COAS said that Pakistan is committed to making all-out efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan and supports an all-inclusive Afghan Government. COAS emphasized to maintain meaningful bilateral engagement for an enduring multi domain relationship between the two countries. The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s roleRead More

Lt. Gen. Sarfraz Ali Commander Balochistan Corps visits earthquake hit areas

ISLAMABAD, OCT 8 /DNA/ – Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali Commander Balochistan Corps visited earthquake hit areas of Balochistan to oversee troops taking part in Rescue and relief operations in affected areas of Harnai  . Pakistan army urban search and rescue team busy in speedy rescue and relief efforts at Harnai.  Necessary medical care being provided by Army and FC doctors & paramedics. All critical injured including evacuated to CMH Quetta through Pakistan army aviation helicopters.A large number of injured were also evacuated by road.300 Special food and administrative  package including tents/ blanketsRead More

Islamic Emirate delegation leaves for Doha to discuss Afghanistan’s political situation

KABUL: A delegation of the Islamic Emirate left Kabul for Doha on Friday for talks with officials from a number of countries to discuss Afghanistan’s political situation. Zabihullah Mujahid, deputy minister for the Ministry of Information and Culture, said the delegation will meet with Qatari officials and the envoys of a number of countries on Afghanistan’s situation. The delegation is led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, Mujahid said. The acting information and culture minister Khairullah Khairkhwa, the general director of intelligence Mullah Abdulhaq Wasiq, interior deputy minister MalwlawiRead More

Pakistan condemns terrorist attack on a mosque in Kunduz

ISLAMABAD, OCT 8 /DNA/ – We are deeply grieved at the dastardly terrorist attack on a mosque today in Kunduz province of Afghanistan which has reportedly resulted in loss of innumerable precious lives and injuries to many others. The Government and people of Pakistan stand in solidarity with their Afghan brethren. We convey our deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their dear ones and wish early recovery to the injured. We reiterate our unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

China invited to attend talks on Afghanistan in Moscow: Zhao Lijian

BEIJING, Oct 8: Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Zhao Lijian Friday said that the Chinese side had received an invitation from the Russia to attend international talks on Afghanistan to be held in Moscow on October 20. “The Chinese side has received Russia’s invitation. We stand ready to maintain communication and coordination with relevant sides including Russia,” he said during his regular briefing held here. He said that China supported all international efforts that were conducive to promoting peace and stability and gathering consensus in Afghanistan. According to President Vladimir Putin’sRead More