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Karzai lauds Pakistan, China for peace efforts in Afghanistan

Karzai lauds Pakistan, China for peace efforts in Afghanistan

BEIJING: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that Pakistan and China have been making sincere efforts over the years for seeking a negotiated settlement of the Afghan issue. Karzai who is currently in China echoed President

Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

The deal, brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry, offers a path out of what threatened to be a debilitating political crisis for Afghanistan, with both candidates claiming victory and talking of setting up competing governments. Such a scenario could have dangerously split the fragile country’s government and security forces at a time the US is pulling out most of its troops and the Taliban continues to wage a fierce insurgency.

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