▲ Up
 
15:01 27-04-2017
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
ADVERTISE WITH US SUBSCRIBE
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMongoliaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Pakistan and Afghanistan discuss security amid strikes
10:36, 17 June 2014, 627

AKIPRESS.COM - _75575388_7da9afef-2114-493e-ba85-cd61cfefd06f The Pakistani and Afghan leaders have discussed regional security amid air strikes against militants in Pakistan's north-west tribal areas.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Hamid Karzai held talks by phone, on the second day of Pakistani air raids in North Waziristan, BBC said.

The army said about 170 militants have been killed in the offensive, and at least six soldiers have died.

It comes days after a deadly attack on Karachi airport claimed by the Taliban.

Pakistan has asked Afghanistan to help seal potential militant escape routes across the porous border into Afghanistan, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge in Islamabad reports.

Pakistan has been fighting an Islamist insurgency for more than a decade, with the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) the main militant grouping.

Speaking earlier on Monday, Mr Sharif told parliament the air strikes were necessary because "the enemy has left us no choice".

"We will no longer allow Pakistan to be a sanctuary for terrorism at any cost," he said.

"The world knows that on the one hand we were engaged in dialogue with these people and on the other hand our children, women and youth were being bathed in blood.

"It is a matter of sorrow and pain that after four-and-a-half months of talks, we could not make a breakthrough for peace," he added.

The government had begun peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban earlier this year, but there was little progress.


Full access to all news articles in English

1 month2000 somsubscribe
year20000 somsubscribe
These subscription fees are for private individuals only. Please contact us via phone +996 (312) 900-776 or email info@akipress.org for corporate subscription inquiries
Twitterfacebookprint
LATEST NEWS
14:43 Kazakh nationals are expelled from Korea for illegal labor activity14:32 Locusts damage over 7,000 ha of land in Jalal-Abad14:27 Balykchy hosts military drill "Koopsuzduk—2017"14:11 First Americans claim sparks controversy14:10 Iranian company interested in opening car manufacturing enterprise with Kyrgyzstan14:07 Man kills his drinking companion and burns down his house13:56 Trump tells Canada, Mexico, he won't terminate NAFTA treaty yet: White House13:00 Kyrgyzstan's GDP grows 7.8% in Q112:51 Kyrgyz Government plans to repair schools in critical condition and half-constructed social objects in 201712:40 Deputy Speaker of Kyrgyz Parliament meets with parliamentarians from Tajikistan, Sri Lanka, Columbia, Cambodia, Uganda, Morocco12:31 Ministry of Emergency Situations transfers raised funds to air crash-affected residents of Dachi SU12:27 Kazakhstan, Ireland sign intergovernmental convention on avoidance of double taxation12:05 775 schools in Kyrgyzstan to have internet access by November 1: Minister12:04 Kyrgyzstan's mufti, Ambassador of Afghanistan discuss cooperation12:02 Speaker of Kyrgyz Parliament, Iran's Foreign Minister discuss enhancing political ties11:49 Mirziyoyev receives Foreign Minister of Turkey11:34 Hungary PM Viktor Orban attacks Soros, calls him 'open enemy of the euro'11:27 President of Uzbekistan, U.S. Central Command Commander discuss military cooperation11:14 Singaporean family celebrates child's birthday by raising funds for Bishkek Children’s Center11:07 Tajiks plan to host Immortal Regiment march on Victory Day
© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2017. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75