New US envoy for Afghanistan to visit Pakistan this week

WASHINGTON: The new US Special Representative for Afgh­anistan, Thomas West, is arriving in Islamabad later this week to clarify US expectations of the Taliban and of any future government in Afghanistan, the State Department said. This will be his first visit to Pakistan as the top US diplomat for Afghanistan. Mr West replaced Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad who stepped down this week after a tumultuous three-year … Continue reading New US envoy for Afghanistan to visit Pakistan this week