08:46 23-12-2014
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Pakistan and Afghanistan discuss security amid strikes

Bishkek (AKIpress) - _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.


Twitterfacebookprint
10:36 17.06.2014
LATEST NEWS
17:42 MP Altybayeva suggests to suspend license allowing Kazakhmys Gold Kyrgyzstan to export gold ore from Bozymchak17:24 National Institute for Strategic Studies, ISOC discuss cooperation in ICT17:04 Parliamentary committee on budget and finance supports bill to raise excise tax on tobacco16:59 South Korea prosecutors investigate data leak at nuclear power plants16:47 Building process of Upper Naryn Cascade HPPs16:39 Parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan competently administered but lacked genuine competition and debate, say OSCE/ODIHR observers16:28 Nazarbayev meets with Poroshenko in Kiev16:12 Kazakhstan’s GDP growth makes up 4.2% in 11 months 201415:47 Government reviews draft agreement on Kyrgyzstan's accession to Eurasian Economic Union15:46 Kazakhstan oil production 1.3% down in 2014 - Economy Ministry15:41 President Atambayev heads to Moscow to attend sessions of CSTO Collective Security Council, Supreme Eurasian Economic Council15:40 Spain's Princess Cristina to face tax fraud trial15:32 Prime Minister outlines three challenges of energy sector to be solved in near future15:30 Turkmenistan pays tribute to first president15:15 President, Chairman of National Bank discuss access improvement of financial institutions and entrepreneurs to cheaper long-term loans15:02 Government allocates 5-mln-som budget loan for Leilek FEZ14:50 Rehabilitation center for children in Naryn receives car14:43 Nazarbayev arrives in Kiev14:26 Kazakhstan's central bank to change its inflation forecast to 5.8% in 201514:00 China tells U.S. it opposes cyber attacks amid Sony hack
Astana
-3° C
Ashgabat
+13° C
Bishkek
+8° C
Dushanbe
+11° C
Tashkent
+9° C
exchange rates
 
72.35
58.90
9.47
0.97
223.34
182.05
29.26
3.21
6.44
5.26
0.85
0.09
2984.62
2409.67
388.81
45.20
3.49
2.85
0.46
0.05

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2014
Use of the AKIpress.com materials must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.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