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TFPI has been registered in UK and Pakistan. TFPI is a network of concerned idealists who want to make a tangible contribution to achieving peace. We promote the use of dialogue and political engagement, backed up by practical interventions to improve people’s lives, as a way of transforming conflict. More »


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China reaffirms commitment for Afghan peace process – Pajhwok Afghan News

KABUL (Pajhwok) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said his country was willing to play a constructive role in Afghanistan’s peaceful reconstruction, according to More »

Pakistan happy to support SCO efforts for peaceful Afghanistan: PM Abbasi – Geo TV

SOCHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, speaking at the 16th meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) Council of the Heads of Government (CHG), on Friday said Pakistan will be happy to contribute to SCO’s efforts towards building a stable and More »


Afghan conflict can’t be resolved by military solution: Pak PM – ANI News

Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb 5 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said that the decades-old insurgency in Afghanistan would never be addressed with a military solution and that both sides should opt for peace talks.

“At the end of the day the Afghans have to sit down and talk,” Abbasi said in a TV interview.

According to the Tolo news, Abbasi expressed concerns over the increasing number of United States troops in Afghanistan and said that Islamabad was ready to…. Read More on ANI News

Afghan president leaves open possibility of talks with some Taliban – The Nation

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left open on Saturday the possibility for talks with militants who accept peace but said the door was closed to those who cause tragedies like recent attacks in the capital, Kabul.

An attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul on Jan. 20 and a suicide bombing on a crowded city street a week later have stoked public anger and stepped up pressure on Ghani’s Western-backed government to improve security.

The attacks, which killed more than 130 people and were…. Read More on The Nation 

‘Fight Now, Talk Later’: Afghan Peace Plan Faces Uphill Battle – Bloomberg

A military solution to the 17-year conflict has remained elusive. Photographer: John Moore/Getty Images

A Pakistan delegation is due to arrive in Afghanistan on Saturday to restart talks aimed at improving tense relations between the neighboring countries that have worsened amid a surge in deadly Taliban attacks.

The significant militant escalation — pushing back against a renewed and aggressive U.S. troop deployment — has put further pressure on the government already reeling from the long-lasting conflict. With the possibility of peace talks fading quickly, experts predict further deadly aggression from the militant group that is already active across nearly half of the country. Hundreds have been killed and… Read More on Bloomberg

US says it continues to support Afghanistan’s war on terror, also ‘expects’ Pakistan to act against terrorists – Firstpost

Representational image. Reuters

Washington: The US has made it clear that it expects Islamabad to take action against terrorists in sanctuaries inside Pakistan, a top American diplomat has said.

Deputy secretary of state John J Sullivan, who recently returned from a visit to Afghanistan, said the US also expects Pakistan to contribute to a lasting and enduring peace in the region.

“That was certainly part of my conversations with the Afghan leadership,” Sullivan said in a briefing with reporters on his return. “We have made clear to the Pakistani… Read More on Firstpost

Journalists in Afghanistan’s northeast strategize on media’s role in peace-building – Reliefweb

FAIZABAD – Local media’s important role in providing accurate information to build trust among communities, and in preventing and resolving conflicts, was stressed by journalists in recent events in the northeastern province of Badakshan.

In 2017, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) worked with media organizations across Afghanistan to build support for Afghan-led peace and reconciliation efforts, giving media professionals an opportunity to come together and discuss ways to improve the accuracy of reporting in the interest o building mutual trust, protecting human rights and fostering peace and stability.

Journalists attending the UN-backed events…. Read More on Reliefweb

Pakistan ready to work with US for peace in Afghanistan: Aizaz – The Nation

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry has said that in spite of current strains in bilateral ties, there is a clear realization on both sides for the imperatives of working together in pursuit of shared objectives of eliminating terrorism and stabilizing Afghanistan.

He said both Pakistan and the United States have high stakes in peace and stability in the region which is also critical to ensuring world peace. Citing the long history of friendship between the two allies, he expressed the…. Read More on The Nation 

No hope in sight Listen – The News

The murderous attack on Kabul’s iconic Intercontinental Hotel underscores once more the hopelessness of the tragic situation that is prevalent in Afghanistan.

At the same time, it demonstrates that the Taliban and other networks retain the capacity to block efforts to bring stability to Afghanistan under the present dispensation. On its part, Pakistan has made significant progress in quashing terror networks. But they continue to…. Read More on The News 

Strong US-Pak partnership essential for Afghan peace: Aizaz Listen – The News

WASHINGTON: “A strong and durable partnership between Pakistan and the United States was essential for ensuring regional stability, particularly ending years of conflict in terrorism-plagued Afghanistan, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said here on Monday.

The ambassador made these remarks, while addressing a large gathering of South Asia experts, academics, opinion makers, US government officials and media representatives at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC.

Ambassador Chaudhry presented a strong case for Pakistan-US bilateral relationship based on mutual respect and commonality of interests. The topic of the event was…. Read More on The News