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Pakistan, Afghanistan to hold high-level talks in London

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan will hold high-level talks in London on Wednesday to ease the current tensions between the two neighbouring countries, said Afghan ambassador Omar Zakhilwal. “I will join our National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar at the high-level Afghanistan-Pakistan meeting to …

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Four more entry gates will be constructed on Pak-Afghan border

ISLAMABAD -UNS -Pakistan will construct four more entry point along the Pak-Afghan border .The Senate was informed on Friday (today) that a proposal to construct four more entry gates along the border with Afghanistan is under consideration to effectively monitor the cross border movement of …

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IS gunmen dressed as medics kill 30 at Kabul military hospital

KABUL -UNS/BBC – Over 30 people have been killed after attackers dressed as doctors stormed the largest military hospital in Kabul, Afghan officials say. Militants armed with guns and grenades gained entry after one detonated explosives at a hospital gate and then opened fire on …

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Thousands flock to border at Torkham, Chaman

PESHAWAR -UNS– Thousands of people flocked to border crossings at Torkham and Chaman as Pakistani authorities temporarily reopened the border with Afghanistan after 18 days. Around twelve thousand Afghan nationals crossed over to Afghanistan while 500 Pakistan returned to their homes from the neighbouring country …

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Relations with Afghanistan on Indian priorities unacceptable: Qadir Baloch

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Minister for State and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch on Tuesday said Pakistan desires cordial relations with Afghanistan but any such relations must be bilateral and not in pursuit of Indian priorities. “Pakistan fully recognizes that peace in region cannot be achieved …

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Pak-Afghan border may re-open soon on Afghanistan request

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Pakistan government today decided to re-open Pak-Afghan border in couple of days on Afghanistan request. Afghanistan has called upon Pakistan to de-escalate tensions between the two countries and re-open border crossing. The Afghan border crossings were closed on Feb 16 shortly after …

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ECO leaders reiterate resolve for regional peace,economic integration

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD – The Economic Cooperation Organization leaders have reiterated their political will and strong commitment for economic development, common prosperity, regional integration and peace and stability in the ECO Region. A declaration issued after the 13th ECO Summit held in Islamabad on …

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Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Salam killed in Afghanistan airstrike

PESHAWAR: After having been declared dead several times in the past, a senior Taliban commander has been killed in an air strike in northern Afghanistan, officials of the militant group confirmed on Monday. Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, who commanded Taliban forces in Kunduz, was one …

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Afghan Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees

KABUL – UNS- The leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Hibatullah Akhundzada, has urged Afghans to plant more trees.In a statement, he called on civilians and fighters to “plant one or several fruit or non-fruit trees for the beautification of Earth and the benefit of …

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Minister for Interior orders visa extension for Afghans hit by border closure

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Friday directed concerned officials to immediately resolve visa issues of citizens of Afghanistan in Pakistan. The interior minister took notice of difficulties being faced by Afghan citizens in Pakistan due to closure of Pak-Afghan border. A …

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