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Taliban leader ‘favours political settlement’ in Afghanistan

KABUL: The Taliban’s supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada on Sunday said he “strenuously favours” a political settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan even though the hardline movement has launched a sweeping offensive across the nation. The announcement comes as representatives of

Pakistan welcomes Iran’s mediation for settlement in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has welcomed efforts by Iran to engage with the Taliban and the Afghan government in search of a negotiated political settlement in the country. “Pakistan welcomes Iran’s engagement with Afghan parties to achieve a negotiated political settlement,” said

Malik Riaz’s settlement

The National Crime Agency (NCA) in the UK released a statement earlier this week that a settlement has been made with a family that owns large property developments in Pakistan. Business tycoon Malik Riaz, arguably the richest man in the