Posts tagged as: Peace

Afghan war damaged regional peace, says Balochistan CM

QUETTA: CM Balochistan Dr Abdul Malik Baloch on Tuesday said that Afghan war spoiled peace of the world. He said eradication of extremism was assoc Quetta News Sources

Peace talks: TTP shura agrees to meet govt committee

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) political shura (advisory council) has agreed to directly meet the government talks committee, Express News reported on Thursday. Sources said the government negotiators would meet the shura either at the end of this week or at the start of next week. The meeting will most likely be held in North Waziristan […]

Development in Balochistan will bring peace to country: COAS Kayani

QUETTA: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif stressed on Thursday that development and prosperity of Balochistan will contribute towards a peaceful and progressive Pakistan.While stressing the need for sustainable development of Balochistan, COAS General Raheel Sharif said that the Pakistan Army was committed to playing its role in socio-economic uplift of Balochistan. “As […]

‘Missing persons must be recovered for peace in Balochistan’

QUETTA: Members of political parties and civil society have expressed concerns over extra-judicial detention, enforced disappearances of people and recovery of mutilated bodies in Balochistan.Speaking at a session ‘The role of democratic political parties and civil society in curbing extra-judicial killings’, they said that during the past few years as many as 700 people had […]

Taliban talks: Baradar might hold key to Afghan peace

ISLAMABAD / KABUL:  Once a ruthless fighter and a friend of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, Abdul Ghani Baradar may now hold the key to Afghanistan’s peace – or so his minders believe. The former Taliban second-in-command was captured in Pakistan in 2010 and has since emerged as a figure Afghanistan and Pakistan believe could […]

‘Search for peace’: Framework for Taliban talks finalised, says Nisar

ISLAMABAD:  The government has finalised a framework that outlines the dialogue process with the home-grown Taliban, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told a news conference on Tuesday. Although he did not share with the media details of the framework, officials familiar with the provisional draft told The Express Tribune that the process would entail […]

Push for Afghan peace: Mullah Baradar may be freed this month

ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan has decided to release Afghan Taliban’s former second-in-command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar to help kick-start the stalled peace and reconciliation process in neighbouring Afghanistan. The administration of President Hamid Karzai has long pressed Islamabad to free Mullah Baradar who they believe could encourage the moderate elements in the ultraorthodox militia to come to […]

Kayani to Baloch tribes: reap dividends of peace

QUETTA / ISLAMABAD: Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani paid a rare visit to the insurgency-hit Dera Bugti district in Balochistan on Friday where he dismissed allegations of the army conducting an operation in the province. It was in 2007 when General Kayani last visited Dera Bugti, the hometown of Nawab Akbar Bugti, who was killed […]

Balochistan CM to negotiate with armed outfits for peace

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Malik Baloch on Monday said that the provincial government will talk to the armed outfits after Eid so that peace could be restored in the province. Addressing the Balochistan Assembly, he said that a committee has been formed for the purpose. “The Parliamentary Committee is making efforts to bring the militants […]

In Pakistan’s War Weary Baluchistan a New Appeal for Peace

QUETTA — Pakistan’s largest province Baluchistan has been gripped by a low-level insurgency that dates back to the country’s founding. But the new Baluch nationalist leader is urging armed groups to give up their decades-long fight and accept dialogue with the government. Ethnic Baluch militants have long fought for greater control over Baluchistan’s natural resources […]

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