Pakistan

Most important man in Afghanistan now is one whose outfit hit India’s interests max

The most important person in the Taliban cabinet announced on Tuesday is not Prime Minister Mullah Hassan Akhund but interior minister Sirajuddin Haqqani. The head of the Haqqani Network, possibly the most powerful of all the Taliban factions, is closest to Pakistan’s ISI. His network has been responsible for most of the attacks on Indian …

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After Afghanistan, Pakistan eyeing ‘more aggressive’ tactics in Jammu & Kashmir

Pakistan’s ISI, widely acknowledged to be in a stronger position in wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, may be eyeing a more aggressive strategy in J&K, according to sources in the Indian security establishment. As part of this tactic, activated even before the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, ISI has already been pushing its “protégé” …

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Pakistan intelligence chief’s visit to Kabul affirms Taliban is ISI’s ‘puppet’: Ex-Pentagon official

Pakistan intelligence chief Faiz Hameed has taken an “emergency” trip to Kabul to resolve an evolving internal crisis in the Taliban after reports emerged about a clash between factions between in which the group co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar suffered injuries. Michael Rubin, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), writes in US-based …

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With Kabul airport closed, fearful Afghans rush for the border

Crowds looking to flee Afghanistan flocked to borders, as an administrative vacuum after the Taliban’s takeover left foreign donors unsure of how to respond to a looming humanitarian crisis. With Kabul’s airport inoperable, private efforts to help Afghans fearful of Taliban reprisals focused on arranging safe passage across the land-locked nation’s borders with Iran, Pakistan …

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UN Human Rights Council to discuss Afghanistan on August 24

The United Nations Human Rights Council announced Tuesday it will hold a special session on Afghanistan on August 24 to address the “serious human rights concerns” following the Taliban takeover. The meeting in Geneva is being convened following an official request jointly submitted by the representatives of Pakistan and Afghanistan, the UN’s top rights body …

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Imran Khan: US finds Pakistan useful only to clean up mess in Afghanistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan accused the United States of seeing his country as useful only in the context of the “mess” it is leaving behind in Afghanistan after 20 years of fighting. Washington has been pressing Pakistan to use its influence over the Taliban to broker an elusive peace deal as negotiations between the …

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Taliban continue to enjoy safe haven, supply and logistic line extended to their war machine from Pakistan: Afghan UN envoy

The Taliban continue to enjoy a safe haven, supply and the logistic line extended to their war machine from Pakistan, Afghanistan’s UN envoy has told the Security Council, asserting that it leads to further erosion of trust and confidence towards establishing a collaborative relationship with Islamabad to end the war in his country.