Afghans optimistic over US-Taliban peace deal

Kabul, Feb 28 : The Afghans have appeaed generally optimistic in anticipation of the long-awaited peace deal to be signed between the US and the Taliban in Qatar on Saturday following an experimental truce on week-long reduction in violence. However, some fear that a possible return of the strict Taliban-type governance will compromise the hard-won […]

Afghan govt team leaves for Doha to meet Taliban members

Kabul, Feb 28 : A six-member Afghan government team has left for Qatar where they will meet Taliban members after the militant groups signs the long-awaited peace deal with the US on Saturday in Doha, sources said. In a statement on Thursday, the Presidential Palace called the team “a group to establish initial contacts” with […]

Sajith Premadasa to contest 2020 SL general elections

Colombo, Feb 28 : Sajith Premadasa, a former Sri Lankan presidential hopeful, has decided to contest the island nation’s general elections slated to take place this year, according to informed sources. The development comes almost four months after he was defeated in the November 16, 2019 presidential election by the current President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The […]

US invited to invest in CPEC: Pak official

Islamabad, Feb 28 : A top Pakistani official has said that the US has been invited to invest in projects of the multi billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as Washington expressed keen interest in increasing trade relations with Islamabad. “The US has shown interest in energy, oil and gas, agriculture and food processing,” The Express […]

LHC seeks police response on petition against Aurat March

Lahore, Feb 28 : The Lahore High Court has sought replies from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and police on a petition against the holding of the Aurat March 2020, which is scheduled to take place on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8. The petition was filed by Judicial Activism Council Chairman […]