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Pak-Afghan cooperation imperative to combat terrorism: FO

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed that lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan was critical for regional stability for which strengthening of institutional cooperation between the two countries was imperative to effectively combat the common challenge of terrorism. According to a Foreign Office statement …

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Pak-Afghan JEC to be held after fixation of date

ISLAMABAD-UNS : Pakistan and Afghanistan are agreed to organize the meeting of Pak-Afghan Joint Economic Commission (JEC) after fixation of the date with mutual consent. Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar during a meeting with the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Pakistan Omar Zakhiwal, who called on …

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Pakistan to take steps to mitigate threat of Daesh’s presence in Afghanistan

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria on Thursday said it would take all necessary measures, including effective border control and management, to mitigate the threat emanating from presence of Daesh in Afghanistan. “There are swathes of ungoverned territories in Afghanistan and Daesh and …

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Two US troops killed in south Afghanistan

KANDAHAR -UNS : Two US soldiers were killed in Afghanistan’s restive southern province of Kandahar Wednesday when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle filled with explosives into a convoy of foreign forces. “Two US service members were killed in action in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when their …

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Afghan envoy calls on COAS

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ today (Wednesday). Speaking to the Afghan envoy, the army chief expressed his grief over loss of innocent lives in recent terrorists attacks in Afghanistan. …

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29 dead,64 injured in Herat attack

KABUL -UNS : Dozens of worshippers were killed and wounded when one suicide bomber blew himself up and a second opened fire inside a mosque in the capital of western Herat province late on Tuesday. Herat police spokesman Farhad Jilani has said that two suicide …

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Success in Afghanistan unattainable without Pak cooperation: US Gen Dunford

WASHINGTON: US General Joseph Dunford, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff has said that cooperation from Pakistan was absolutely essential for the United States to be successful in Afghanistan, but warned against putting a timeline for any exit strategy that would undermine support from Islamabad. Gen …

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Over 16 Afghan police killed in US strike

Kandahar: A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan police and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday. The incident took place Friday around 5 pm as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements, Salam Afghan, Helmand police spokesman, told AFP. “In …

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RAW, other intelligence agencies operating from Afghanistan against Pakistan: CJCSC

KARACHI -UNS- Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat on Saturday said that Pakistan is fully aware of the designs of hostile agencies especially India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Addressing the passing out parade of cadets at Pakistan Naval Academy in …

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Afghan IS leader killed in US strike: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: US forces have killed the head of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan branch, the Pentagon said Friday, marking the third time in a year the franchise has lost its leader. Abu Sayed was killed in a July 11 strike in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of …

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