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Pak ready to play constructive role in facilitating an Afghan-led,Afghan-owned peace process: FM Qureshi

KABUL -UNS : Pakistan had decided to waive off regulatory duty on imports from Afghanistan, says a statement issued by Pakistan embassy in Kabul after foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s visit to Kabul on Saturday. Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met Afghan President Ashraf …

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FM visit Kabul after high-level meeting presided by PM

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi would leave for Kabul on one-day visit to Afghanistan on Friday. The foreign minister would be accompanied by foreign secretary and other officials of the Foreign Ministry. According to reports, the foreign minister would hold meeting with …

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Over 32 killed in suicide attack on Afghan protesters

JALALABAD (AFP) – A suicide attack on protesters in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least 32 people, officials said, as an uptick in violence across the war-torn country dampens hopes for peace talks and elections. There were chaotic scenes at several hospitals as medical …

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Next round of APAPPS will be soon: Afghan FM assures of full security to Pakistani consulate

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani telephoned his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday and assured if providing fool-proof to Pakistani consulate. Qureshi also reiterated Pakistan’s commitment towards peace and stability in Afghanistan. Both sides agreed on continued cooperation under Afghanistan-Pakistan Action …

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Pakistan closes consulate in Jalalabad

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pakistan on Friday shut down its Consulate General in Jalalabad City in Nangarhar province to protest local officials’ intervention in activities of the diplomatic office. According to sources, the Pakistani embassy in Kabul said that the decision has been taken in reaction …

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Russia,Afghanistan talks postponed

MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia said on Monday that international peace talks on Afghanistan have been postponed following a phone conversation between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani. Moscow had been preparing to host peace talks on September 4 and had invited Taliban …

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Afghanistan waits for Taliban response to truce offer

KABUL (AFP) – Afghanistan was waiting Monday for a Taliban response to President Ashraf Ghani’s proposal of a three-month ceasefire, an offer welcomed by the United States and NATO after nearly 17 years of war. Ghani unveiled the government’s latest gambit during an Independence Day …

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Battle for Ghazni: Taliban, Kabul govt both claim embattled Afghan city

KABUL (AFP) – Both Taliban and government forces claimed they were in control of the eastern Afghan city of Ghazni Saturday, after insurgents stormed the provincial capital, triggering fierce fighting. Afghan officials said they were in control of Ghazni late Friday with authorities in Kabul …

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Militants attack Afghan midwife training centre

KABUL (AFP) – Gunmen raided a midwife training centre in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday in an ongoing attack that has left at least three people wounded and sparked fierce fighting with security forces, officials and witnesses said. At least 67 people, including students and teachers, …

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No military solution to decades’ long Afghan conflict: FO

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Foreign Office spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal said on Thursday that Pakistan is committed to peace and security in Afghanistan and fully supports Afghan President’s peace initiatives. Speaking at a weekly briefing in Islamabad, he asserted that there is no military solution to …

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