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‘CIA Director, Saudi official brought Osama here’

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Osama Bin Laden was brought in this region by the former CIA Director and Saudi official Turki bin Faisal. “Osama used to be their hero and they declared him a terrorist afterwards”.This was disclosed by Defence Minister on Friday. Khawaja Asif stated that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) …

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Pakistan hosts Afghan Taliban leaders to peace talks

ISLAMABAD -UNS /AP : Pakistani officials have hosted seven Taliban leaders in Islamabad to try and press them into peace talks ahead of a multination meeting in April in Moscow, according to two Taliban officials. Islamabad has been under international pressure to try and bring Taliban leaders, who have lived …

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Russia supplying Taliban as they fight US,NATO : General Curtis

WASHINGTON – AFP/UNS- Russia is “perhaps” supplying the Taliban as they fight US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, a top US general said Thursday. General Curtis Scaparrotti, NATO s supreme allied commander who also heads the US military s European Command, told lawmakers he had seen Russian influence expand in …

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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 be hosted by the British …

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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 the people. Minister of State …

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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 staff and patients. Commandos who …

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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 amid tight security on the …

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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 without constructive bilateral ties. But, …

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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 a suicide bomber struck Lal …

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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 Wednesday reaffirmed commitment to the …

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