Supervisor Atta Mohammad watches the cranes swivel and workers at the Naibabad freight terminal rush to unload wheat and construction material from Uzbekistan that’s just arrived on Afghanistan’s only railroad.
Pakistan called on Taliban fighters to immediately halt terrorist attacks for peace talks to continue, a day after reports of the killing of 23 soldiers threatened to scuttle efforts to end the decade-long insurgency.
The Pakistani Taliban has as many as 500 female suicide bombers ready to act, a representative of the group involved in peace negotiations said, underscoring the risk of further violence if talks fail.
Pakistan peace talks with Taliban militants will probably fail and an ensuing military operation would lead to more terrorism, according to Imran Khan, head of the party that runs a province bordering Afghanistan.
A suicide bomber killed 13 people near Pakistan’s army headquarters a day after Taliban militants said they’d join talks with the government to end more than a decade of violence in the nuclear-armed country.