#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – April 17 – (KP) – The Afghan High Council has confirmed that the former Taliban leader Agha Jan Mutasim has been held in United Arab Emirates (UAE). 112 more words
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#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – April 17 – Taliban militants have reportedly executed at least four Afghan policemen in the Wardak province of Afghanistan.
They were abducted from the Asadbad district on Tuesday night, the Khaama Press said. 67 more words
#AceWorldNews – ISLAMABAD April 17 – (DWN) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on National Security (CCNS) at the Prime Minister House on Thursday during it was decided that the peace talks process with the Taliban would continue on a slow place based on a wait and see policy. 88 more words
The Pakistani Taliban have announced that they will not extend the ceasefire they began in March, effectively ending their truce with the government.A Pakistani Taliban (TTP) spokesman said the move was due to the government ignoring their demands, but that they remained committed to peace talks.There was no immediate response from the government.Peace talks with the TTP were a key campaign pledge for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in last year’s elections.The two sides had agreed to the ceasefire as part of peace efforts.’Sincere’ peace talksThe TTP pledged a month-long ceasefire on 1 March, which was later extended to 10 April. 10 more words
Unidentified armed men have abducted Afghan Deputy Minister of Public Works Ahmad Shah Wahid in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul.Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said Wahid was being driven to his office on Tuesday, when four gunmen in a vehicle opened fire on the deputy minister’s car in the Khair Khana district of northwestern Kabul, and kidnapped him. 83 more words