360° Coverage : Pakistan assures support to promote Afghan peace process

11 Updates
Pakistan assures support to promote Afghan peace process
Photo Credit: AAMIR QURESHI, Getty Images

Pakistan assures support to promote Afghan peace process

Sep 4 2013, 4:34am CDT | by IANS

Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Pakistan has assured the international community that it was committed to working with Afghanistan and regional and international partners to promote the common goals of peace, stability and prosperity in the region and beyond, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.

Islamabad, Sep 4 — Pakistan has assured the international community that it was committed to working with Afghanistan and regional and international partners to promote the common goals of peace,...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Pakistan assures support to promote Afghan peace process

Sep 4 2013, 4:34am CDT | by IANS

Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Pakistan has assured the international community that it was committed to working with Afghanistan and regional and international partners to promote the common goals of peace, stability and prosperity in the region and beyond, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.

Islamabad, Sep 4 — Pakistan has assured the international community that it was committed to working with Afghanistan and regional and international partners to promote the common goals of peace, stability and prosperity in the region and beyond, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.

"We remain committed to supporting efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan in an inclusive, Afghan-owned and Afghan-led process," Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif on national security and foreign affairs, said at a seminar on Afghanistan themed on energy and connectivity here Wednesday.

Aziz said both Pakistan and Afghanistan had agreed to work together in a number of energy and connectivity projects besides reaffirming their commitment to further strengthen trade ties under the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA).

Stating that Afghanistan has invited Pakistan for a joint investment in the Kunar hydro power project, Aziz said the project would produce 1500 MW electricity to be shared by the two countries.

He also stated that the two countries would pursue with the World Bank the early finalisation of the 170-km Torkham-Jalalabad new rail link connecting Peshawar in Pakistan with Jalalabad in Afghanistan.

"Our region is blessed with immense potentials in terms of natural resources, which if tapped efficiently can yield benefits to the entire region and Afghanistan occupies an important position in the region, straddling Central, West and South Asia," the APP quoted the prime minister's adviser as saying.

Stating that Pakistan was keen to continue working with Afghanistan in pursuit of connectivity and energy projects linking Pakistan with central Asia, Aziz said discussions were also continuing on extending APTTA to Tajikistan by finalising the tripartite agreement under consideration of the three sides.

According to him, as a country struggling to emerge out of decades of instability, Afghanistan was expected to face serious challenges, which could be overcome through a sustained effort involving financial and technical support, infrastructure and human resources.

He said Afghanistan is ideally located to connect energy suppliers and users in its neighbourhood and beyond and gave the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline and Central Asia South Asia (CASA-1000) as two examples of projects which make Afghanistan a 'connector'.

These projects hold substantial economic advantages for Afghanistan, in addition to speeding up its own reconstruction and development efforts, he added.

Azsiz also said that just last month, Pakistan had signed a tripartite agreement with Afghanistan and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) extending the stay of refugees till December 2015.

"We hope this time will be used to prepare for the return of the refugees to their homeland," he said.

"We continue to believe that their early, honourable and voluntary return, as well as sustainable reintegration, is possible if conducive conditions are created inside Afghanistan," the prime minister's adviser said.

Aziz also emphasised that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has presented a vision of a peaceful and prosperous neighbourhood, with stable and cooperative relations with all neighbours including Afghanistan.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

1 week ago

How Modi's India Is Reshaping Asia

Sep 16 2014 10:56am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NEW DELHI -- During his spirited campaign for parliamentary elections held earlier this year, Narendra Modi, the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, hardly spoke about foreign policy issues. Other than a few sharp barbs he aimed at Pakistan, China and Bangladesh -- favorite targets of "nationalist Hindus" -- he kept his counsel to himself on this score. But after his triumphant victory in the election ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
10

1 week ago

World View: Center of International Piracy Moves from Somalia to Singapore

Sep 16 2014 9:54am CDT | Source: Big Government

This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Saudis push to avoid MERS outbreak as Hajj approaches Pakistan's umbrella Taliban group appears to be disintegrating The center of international piracy moves from Somalia to Singapore Saudis push to avoid MERS outbreak as Hajj approaches With millions of Muslims from around the world about to arrive in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, for th ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
9

2 weeks ago

Imran Khan's Followers -- His Weakness or His Strength?

Sep 9 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Pakistan's political frenzy is continuing as the world looks on. It is almost a month since the wave of protests began in Pakistan's Federal Capital Islamabad. Thousands have left their homes at the call of Pakistan's most popular political figure, Imran Khan, and the relatively progressive cleric Dr. Tahirul Qadri. The demonstrators have camped outside the Prime Minister House and Pakistan National Assembly, demanding their voices be heard. The protests are in essen ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
8

2 weeks ago

PHOTOS: Historic Kashmir Flooding Leaves Thousands Trapped, Hundreds Dead

Sep 8 2014 10:29am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Pakistani children play in flooded road caused by heavy rain in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. CREDIT: AP Photo/K.M. Chaudry The torrential rains that have inundated the Himalayan region of Kashmir and eastern Pakistan for the last six days have now stopped, but the destruction is not over yet: More than 320 people are dead, and thousands more are trapped in their homes, the Associated Press reports. Senior Indian army official D.S. Hooda told the AP th ...
Source: ThinkProgress   Full article at: ThinkProgress
 

 
Update
7

3 weeks ago

World View: Israel Infuriates Palestinians by Claiming West Bank Land for Settlements

Sep 1 2014 9:35am CDT | Source: Big Government

 This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Ukrainian naval vessel attack from shore by anti-government militias Pakistan's army issues a veiled threat to politicians Israel infuriates Palestinians by claiming West Bank land for settlements Ukrainian naval vessel attack from shore by anti-government militias Anti-government militias in eastern Ukraine, supported by thousands of Russian ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
5

3 weeks ago

Anti-government protesters storm state TV headquarters in Pakistan

Sep 1 2014 9:29am CDT | Source: Infowars

Protestors want Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ...
Source: Infowars   Full article at: Infowars
 

 
Update
4

4 weeks ago

Modi's Greta Garbo Moment on Kashmir

Aug 26 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

There is no crisis between India and Pakistan that has not been tried on for size. The latest one, though, comes at a time that could have been pivotal for a sustainable thaw between the neuralgic neighbors. Instead, New Delhi's unilateral cancellation of foreign secretary-level talks has not only triggered global alarm about nuclear-armed South Asia, but also signaled a hardening of policies. While no one expected breakthroughs in bilateral talks, either ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
3

4 weeks ago

ISIS gains support of fierce leader

Aug 24 2014 1:56pm CDT | Source: WND

WASHINGTON – Abdul Maulana Aziz, a follower of Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar who led the infamous Red Mosque rebellion in Pakistan, has declared his support for the newly formed Islamic State, led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The jihadist army of the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, had taken over large swaths of Iraq and declared the establishment of a caliphate, governed by Islamic law, or Shariah, that also inc ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
2

5 weeks ago

Pakistani government, protest leaders discuss way out of impasse

Aug 21 2014 5:13am CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Leaders of Pakistani protesters trying to bring down Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
1

7 weeks ago

U.S. Drone Strike In Pakistan Kills 7 Militants: Officals

Aug 6 2014 6:40am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.S. drone fired two missiles at a sprawling compound in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan on Wednesday, killing seven militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said. The strike took place in Datta Khel, a town in North Waziristan where the Pakistani army has been carrying out a major offensive against local and foreign militants since June 15, the officials said. The identity of the slain men was not immediately know ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Madison Square Garden a premier venue for sports and entertainment
New York, Sep 28 (IANS) Madison Square Garden in the heart of Manhattan, where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi captivated nearly 20,000 Indian-Americans with an inspirising can-do address,is the city's premier venue for sports and entertainment, but it has also played a key role in US politics launching three presidents on their way to the White House.
 
 
India blessed with democracy, demographic dividend, demand: Modi
New York, Sep 28 (IANS) India is at an opportune cusp of circumstances, blessed with a vibrant democracy, with 65 percent of its people under the age of 35, and a market of 1.25 billion people and will scale new heights in the near future, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a rapturously cheering Indian diaspora at Madison Square Garden.
 
 
No other Indian leader has got this kind of love: Modi
New York, Sep 28 (IANS) Echoing the famous "I have a dream" words of former American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told thousands of Indian Americans that "I have a dream (about India)" and "I will make the Bharat of your dreams."
 
 
'Modi, Modi' chant rents the air as Modi arrives at Madison Square
New York, Sep 28 (IANS) Loud chants of "Modi, Modi" and "Bharat Mata ki Jai" rent the air at Madison Square Garden here Sunday as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the venue to address thousands of the Indian diaspora gathered there.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Rajdeep Sardesai of Headlines Today heckled in New York
New York, Sep 28 (IANS) Senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai of Headlines Today news channel was heckled and roughed up, allegedly by a band of supporters of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, outside the Madison...
Read more on Ad Balla
 
Medals standings of 2014 Asian Games
Incheon, Sep 28 (IANS) China were on top of the medal standings of the 17th Asian Games after Day 9 with a total of 216 medals, including 105 golds. South Korea were in the second spot with 137 medals (42 golds) and...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Indian medal winners at Incheon Asian Games
Incheon, Sep 28 (IANS) Following are the Indian medallists at the end of Day 9 of competitions at the 17th Asian Games here Sunday: Gold: Jitu Rai: Men's 50 metre pistol shooting Sandeep Kumar, Rajat Chauhan and...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Asiad TT: Indian men and women bow out of team events
Incheon, Sep 28 (IANS) The Indian men's and women's table tennis teams suffered comprehensive defeats in their quarter-final matches at the Suwon Gymnasium here Sunday to exit from the 17th Asian Games. The men's team...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Asiad: India eves take on South Korea in hockey semis
Incheon, Sep 28 (IANS) Riding on their inspiring 6-1 victory against Malaysia in their last pool A match, a confident Indian women's hockey team take on hosts South Korea in the semi-final of the 17th Asian Games at...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Yogeshwar, Khushbir make it super Sunday for India (Roundup)
Incheon, Sep 28 (IANS) The Indian national anthem was Sunday played for the third time in two days as Yogeshwar Dutt ended the nation's 28-year-old wait for a gold medal from Asian Games wrestling while race walker...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Benedict Cumberbatch not ready for Oscar talk
Benedict Cumberbatch insists it's too early to speculate whether or not he will win an Oscar. The 38-year-old star has received rave reviews for his portrayal of mathematician Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' but...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Modi meets Nikki Haley
New York, Sep 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday met Indian American Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley. Haley, one of the two Indian-American governors in the US, told the prime minister that she was "...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Beyonce, Jay Z to document marriage problems?
Los Angeles, Sep 28 (IANS) Singer Beyoncé Knowles and her husband-rapper Jay Z will reportedly detail their recent marriage difficulties on their upcoming album. The couple's marriage was rumoured to be on the rocks...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Paltrow's star-studded birthday bash
Los Angeles, Sep 28 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow celebrated her first birthday since her split from husband Chris Martin by gathering her Hollywood friends for a dinner party here. The bash took place Friday night....
Read more on Celebrity Balla