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Amritsar declaration could and can be a ‘blessing in disguise’

While Indians are celebrating inclusion of Let and Jaish Muhammad as terrorist organization in the declaration of a conference held to discuss issues concerning Afghanistan, and terming it a another step to isolate Pakistan. However, in their obsession to down Pakistan they included a reference …

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India bars Sartaj Aziz from talking to media

AMRITSAR: The Indian government on Sunday did not allow Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz to hold a scheduled press conference on the sidelines of Heart of Asia Conference, citing “security reasons”. In sheer violation of diplomatic norms, the Adviser was …

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Focusing on durable peace,stability in Afghanistan: Afghan president

AMRITSAR: Calling for joint efforts to fight terrorism in the region, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said terrorists take refuge in safe havens in Pakistan. Addressing the Conference, he said they are focusing on durable peace and stability in Afghanistan. The Afghan President said efforts are …

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Afghanistan,Iran plan air cargo link over Pakistan

Afghanistan,India are likely to announce an air cargo service on Saturday to help increase trade that both say is stymied because of their tense political relations with Pakistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were meeting in the northern Indian city …

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World Disability Day: Goals for future

BY Abid Lashari The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been commemorated since 1992 to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development. The Day works to promote action to raise …

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Taliban kill 23 civilians in Afghanistan: police

Taliban insurgents have killed 23 civilians after they lost 29 of their fighters in an abortive attack on police in southern Afghanistan, police sources said Friday. “The Taliban insurgents have launched coordinated attacks on police checkpoints in Nesh district of Kandahar yesterday (Thursday), and they …

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Over 380,000 Afghans return from Pakistan in 2016: UNHCR

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Over 380,000 registered Afghan refugees have returned from Pakistan this year, the highest number since 2007, the United Nations said Friday, adding it handed out $135 million in cash assistance in the last three months alone. Fears of a crackdown on refugees …

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ECO countries to develop ICT solutions to attain Sustainable Development Goals

KARACHI- UNS- The Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro (Sindh),and Technology Times (TechTimes) signed an agreement to develop cooperation and collaboration to develop ICT based solutionsfor achieving United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The organizations together mutually …

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PM Nawaz, Afghan President Ghani discuss biletral,regional issues

Ashgabat-UNS- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held one on one meeting on the sidelines of Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Ashgabat on Saturday. Bilateral relations between the two countries and regional issues came up in the meeting. The two-day Global Sustainable …

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29 killed in suicide blast at Kabul mosque

KABUL -UNS : A massive suicide blast at a Shiite mosque in Kabul killed at least 29 people Monday and wounded 35 as worshippers gathered for a religious ceremony, officials said. “It was a suicide bomber who blew himself up among worshippers inside the mosque, …

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