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Quetta Shura

US should stop military support to Pakistan if it doesn't act against terror: Think-tank

In its 'Watch List 2017', the ICG has observed that Washington is “best placed” to pressure Pakistan to stop its support to Taliban, TOI reported.

Apr 28, 2017, 17:13 PM IST

Mullah Mansour, pragmatic heir to Taliban leadership

The new Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has a reputation as a relative moderate who favours peace talks with the government -- but his leadership already faces challenges to its legitimacy.

Jul 31, 2015, 14:43 PM IST

Pak must act against Afghan Taliban on its soil: US officials

The success of the planned troop surge in Afghanistan is directly related to whether the Obama administration can persuade Pakistan to carry out a determining operation against Afghan insurgents present on its soil, a report said.

Dec 31, 2009, 13:10 PM IST

Quetta Shura exists, admits Pakistan

Pakistan Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar has admitted for the first time publicly that the Taliban’s Quetta Shura (Quetta based union council of the Taliban) certainly existed in the country.

Dec 12, 2009, 14:38 PM IST