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Pak,Afghan agrees to open of Torkham border crossing

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan Ambassador to Pakistan Omer Zakhilwal called on Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and discussed issues related to bilateral relations with particular focus on border management. In a statement on Twitter, DG ISA Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa said that General Raheel Sharif and …

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Ghani asks Europe to go after drug money

LONDON: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said the fight against corruption was for the long haul and pleaded with Europe to do more to crack down on all those who profit from drug money flowing out of Afghanistan. Speaking at an anti-graft summit in London on …

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Haider rescued after 3 years: COAS thanks US general, Afghan forces for recovery

ISLAMABAD : Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif Tuesday thanked Commander of Resolute Support Mission General John Nicholson and Afghanistan security forces for safe recovery of Ali Haider Gilani after three years. Gilani, son of former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, …

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Deadly airstrike on Kunduz hospital ‘not a war crime’?:US

KUNDUZ: The US military released a report on Friday regarding a deadly airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, stating that the raid did not amount to a war crime. The report further added that the tragic incident was caused by human error, …

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Pak must make every effort to facilitate Afghan peace process :NA Body

ISLAMABAD- The National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs recommended that the government must be a public recognition by Pakistan the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan has to be Afghan-owned and Afghan-led and the GoP must make every effort to facilitate this peace process. …

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US denies visa to Afghan Vice President

NEW YORK -UNS : Afghanistan’s vice president Abdul Rashid Dostum, who was once described by US State Department as “the quintessential warlord”, has been denied an American visa for his alleged war crimes, including the killing of hundreds of Taliban prisoners by his militia, The …

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Pak reacts Afghan President remarks:No differentiation among terrorist groups: FO

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD: Reacting to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s parliamentary adress in which he urged Pakistan to treat good and bad Taliban alike, the Foreign Office spokesman has said that Pakistan condemns all forms and manifestation of terrorism and it is committed in the …

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150 militants killed in Afghanistan

KABUL -UNS: In Afghanistan, at least 150 militants were killed and wounded during a series of operations in various districts of Nangarhar province. Briefing newsmen in Jalalabad, Brig Gen Mohammad Nasim Sangin said in the security operations began about two weeks ago so far seven …

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Anti-polio drive begins in Balochistan

BALOCHISTAN -UNS – Three-day anti-polio campaign has begun in 13 districts of Balochistan. Coordinator of Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) in Balochistan Dr Syed Saifur Rehman has said that atleast 14,93,000 children below the age of five years will be inoculated polio drops for which 3619 …

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Shahbaz Taseer reunites with family after years in captivity

By Rahimullah Yusufzai PESHAWAR: Shahbaz Taseer was brought by the Afghan Taliban members on a motorbike through unfrequented routes from Afghanistan before being set free in the Kuchlak town near Quetta on March 8, sources said. They said the motorcyclists dropped him near the Al-Salim …

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