Officials say the focus of the air cargo service is to improve landlocked Afghanistan’s connectivity to key markets abroad and boost the growth prospects of its fruit and carpet industries while it battles a deadly Taliban insurgency.
On the Nagrota militant attack two days back, MEA said, “We are awaiting specific details before taking the next step.”
Bajwa will take charge of the world’s sixth-largest army by troop numbers from Pakistan’s outgoing Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif.
In what could also be of interest to India, Pakistani media reports suggest that Lt Gen Bajwa considers extremism a bigger threat to Pakistan than India.
Forced conversions, particularly of Hindus to Islam, are an issue in Sindh and throughout the Muslim nation.
Swarup also gave details of the demarche issued to Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner yesterday over the killing of its three soldiers.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said it was an effort by India to divert the international attention from its “continued violations of human rights” in Kashmir, the Geo news report said.
The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday accused Pakistan of violating ceasefire despite calls for restraint.
The blast occurred in the remote Hub region in Lasbela district where devotees were attending a Sufi dance called “dhamaal” at Dargah Shah Noorani shrine.
“Two-thirds of ceasefire violations by Pakistan this year have taken place in the last five weeks,” added Swarup.
Uri Attack: The Indian Express had first reported that investigators believed the unit involved belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba, based on the codes the assault team had used to speak with their commanders.
Arnab Goswami will get 24-hour protection from around 20 security personnel, including two personal security officers, who will guard him from close distance.
Reports said in the retaliatory action by the Indian Army, one Pakistani post Twiven1 has been been destroyed.
The identity of one of the slain Uri attackers was also revealed during the meeting, said MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
Jaishankar provided Basit with the content of GPS recovered from the bodies of terrorists and grenades with Pakistani markings as evidence of Pakistan’s role in Uri attack.