President Ashraf Ghani spoke about the dynamics of Afghanistan-Pakistan relations while he addressed an audience in Washington through a video conference on Monday. Below are some notable excerpts from his remarks.

End the Undeclared War

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that the “undeclared war” between Afghanistan and Pakistan must end while expressing that Pakistan must cooperate in direct

15 November 2018

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in an interview to Bloomberg said that the Taliban have to indulge in direct talks with the government if they want to end the 17-year war. According to President Ghani in the interview, the Taliban and other terrorist outfits are trying “to turn our beautiful country into a breeding ground of violence. We have to pursue peace, a lasting, just

1 November 2018

In an address today, second Vice President Danish urged the people of Uruzgan to not surrender to “aggressors and to defend their soil and honor. I call on the government to act as soon as possible on the Uruzgan disaster.” This comes after Wolesi Jerga Speaker, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on Wednesday, called the Taliban assault on civilians in Uruzgan as a calamity and called

1 November 2018

In a coverage by the Wall Street Journal, it has been pointed out that some certain leading members of the Taliban who were once held by the US in the Guantanamo Bay, are now free and open, and joining the group’s political office of Qatar. This is as per information by the sources within Taliban. Known as the “Taliban Five”, the act of bringing

30 October 2018

The Taliban officially confirmed that their senior leaders like Sher Mohammad Abas Stanekzai, along with others like Mawalwi Salam Hanafi, Shuhabuddin Delawar, Qari Deen Moh. Hanif, Zahed Ahmadzai, & Sohail Shaheen met with US envoy Zalmay Khalizad at Doha on Friday. As per Taliban's brief about the meeting, the group expressed to Khalizad that there needs to be an end to the "foreign occupation"

13 October 2018

Khalilzad, an Afghan-American, was appointed as US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation. After his visit to Pakistan, he arrived in Kabul and met with the heads of National Unity Government and some other political figures. After hisKabul visit, he was set to travel to Arab countries. Khalilzad is said to have been given ten months to carry out his mission. Ten months is too

10 October 2018

The government of Afghanistan requested the Pakistan cleric Maulana Samiul Haq also known as Father of Taliban to help efforts in ending the 17 year old war. An Afghan delegation issued a call to meet with Maulana Samiul Haw who is the head of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam at Darul Uloom Haqqania in Akora Khattak on Monday. The delegation included religious leaders, representatives of Kabul government, former

2 October 2018