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Top Afghan Leaders Killed in Attack That Misses U.S. Commander

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — One of the most devastating Taliban assassination strikes of the long Afghan war killed top leaders of Kandahar Province on Thursday, in an attack that missed the top American commander in the country, Gen. Austin S. Miller, just two days before national elections that had already been …

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Enemy is an enemy, Afghan policy on Pakistan flawed: Ex-Afghan intel chief

Afghanistan’s policy on Pakistan is “flawed” and it has never taken a strong political stand against Islamabad, former Afghan intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh said Wednesday, asserting that “an enemy is an enemy”. Saleh, during an interaction here, said Afghanistan never tried to increase the “cost of war” for Pakistan and …

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The future of Chabahar Port

 Harsh V. Pant Tehran, Dec 13, IRNA – Last week saw the inauguration of the first phase of the strategic Chabahar port by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the presence of officials from 17 countries. India is central to this port project as it remains keen on opening a trade …

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پاکستان افعان سرحد پر کشیدگی، چمن میں سرحد بند

محمد کاظم بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، کوئٹہ پاکستان کے صوبہ بلوچستان کے افغانستان سے متصل سرحدی ضلع قلعہ عبد اللہ میں پاکستان اور افغانستان کی سیکورٹی فورسز کے درمیان کشیدگی کے باعث چمن میں دونوں ممالک کے درمیان باب دوستی کو بند کر دیا گیا ہے ۔ کوئٹہ …

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جلال آباد کا پاکستانی قونصل خانہ کھولنے کا فیصلہ

افغانستان کے شہر جلال آباد میں قائم پاکستان کا قونصل خانہ اکتوبر کی آٹھ تاریخ سے معمول کے مطابق افغان شہریوں کو پاکستان سفر کرنے کے لیے ویزا کا اجراء شروع کر دے گا۔ پاکستان کے دفترِ خارجہ سے اتوار کو ایک بیان میں کہا گیا ہے کہ افغان سرحدی …

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اچکزئی کی کارکنوں کو افغان شہریت حاصل کرنے کی ہدایت

خدائے نور ناصر بی بی سی ، اسلام آباد پاکستان میں پشتون قوم پرست رہنما اور پشتونخوا ملی عوامی پارٹی کے سربراہ محمود خان اچکزئی نے پارٹی کارکنوں سے کہا ہے کہ وہ پاکستانی شہریت کے ساتھ ساتھ افغانستان کی بھی شہریت حاصل کرلیں۔ وہ کوئٹہ میں سات اکتوبر 1991 …

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Along the road – Gwadar and China’s power projection

The construction of the Gwadar port and the Chinese presence on the shores of the Arabian Sea highlight a new geostrategic dynamic that is likely to affect the regional balance of power. Frederic Grare Nonresident Senior Fellow South Asia Program Ever since Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf inaugurated the Gwadar port …

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Pakistan braces for ‘exchanges’ with Pompeo as US halts military funding

The latest move comes just as the less-than-one-month-old government of Imran Khan faces a looming balance of payments crisis Islamabad/Washington: Pakistan’s new government said it will “have exchanges” with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over Washington’s cancellation of a $300 million disbursement for the Pakistani military when he visits …

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Choppy waters ahead as US seeks to ramp up Pakistan pressure

Relations between the strategic allies are tense after the US announced the cancellation of $300m in aid to Pakistan. By:  Asad Hashim Islamabad, Pakistan – As US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travels to the Pakistani capital Islamabad this week, with relations between the erstwhile strategic allies at a low ebb, …

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The US-China Cold War is now playing out in Pakistan

Johann Chacko On Sept. 01, days before US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, were due to arrive in Islamabad, a Pentagon spokesman announced that the department of defense intended to permanently cut $300 million from funds allocated to support …

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