VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: 26th February, 2019
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PAKISTAN

Indian aircraft violate LoC, scramble back after PAF's timely response: ISPR: Dawn

February 26, 2019

Indian military planes violated the Line of Control (LoC), intruding from the Muzaffarabad sector, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations Major-General Asif Ghafoor said on his official Twitter account early on Tuesday. Click here to read...

AFGHANISTAN

US, Taliban Officials Meet In Qatar; Talks To Begin Tuesday: Tolo News

February 26, 2019

The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad on Monday held an introductory meeting with senior Taliban officials including Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Taliban’s number two and head of the group’s office in Qatar. According to Khalilzad, the talks on peace will kick off after this meeting. “Just finished a working lunch with Mullah Baradar and his team. First time we’ve met. Now moving on to talks,” Khalilzad tweeted on Monday afternoon. “Arrived in #Doha to meet with a more authoritative Taliban delegation. This could be a significant moment. Appreciate #Qatar for hosting & #Pakistan in facilitating travel. Now the work begins in earnest,” Khalilzad tweeted. Click here to read...

NEPAL

Protests Erupt Outside Pakistan Embassy In Nepal To Condemn Pulwama Attack: NDTV

February 25, 2019

The civil society in Nepal on Monday staged a silent protest in front of the Pakistan embassy in Kathmandu protesting the deadly terror attack in Pulwama in south Kashmir that took place on February 14. The members of the civil society held banners and pamphlets condemning the attack. "We held the silent protest because silence speaks louder than the words. It's an inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi and silence is the one which wins overall," one of the participants wanting to remain unidentified told news agency ANI. Click here to read...

CHINA

Xi urges building rule of law for reform, opening-up: China Daily

February 26, 2019

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, called on Monday for improving the rule of law regarding foreign entities to promote a better environment for the nation's reform, development and stability. Click here to read...

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