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Pakistan welcomes Afghan president’s peace dialogue offer: NSA

ISLAMABAD – The Ambassador of Afghanistan in Islamabad Omar Zakhilwal called on National Security Adviser Lt. General (R) Nasser Khan Janjua this afternoon to exchange views on bilateral relations and ongoing efforts for peace and stability in the region. NSA received the Ambassador with great …

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Peace talks: Afghan President offers recognition of Taliban as a legitimate political group

KABUL -UNS: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of the Taliban as a legitimate political group, as part of a proposed political process that could lead to peace talks aimed at ending more than 16 years of war. At a meeting on Wednesday of nations …

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TAPI gas pipeline project finally launched

SERKHETABAT-UNS : Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India on Friday ceremonially broke ground on the Afghan section of an ambitious, multi-billion dollar gas pipeline expected to help ease energy deficits in South Asia. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov joined Pakistani premier Shahid …

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Afghan Taliban announce support for TAPI gas pipeline project

KABUL -UNS : The Islamic Emirate declared its support for the implementation of the TAPI project passing through areas under their control in Afghanistan and called all sides involved to be mindful of the principled policy of the Islamic Emirate. In a statement, the Islamic …

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Political crises in Afghanistan: Two provincial governors refuses to step down

MAZAR-I-SHARIF -Reuters/UNS : A second Afghan provincial governor defied an attempt by President Ashraf Ghani to remove him on Sunday, deepening a political crisis that has underlined the weakness of the Western-backed government in Kabul. Abdulkarim Khaddam, governor of the northern province of Samangan, followed …

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Gen Bajwa in Kabul to attend Defence Conference

KABUL-UNS : General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) has reached in Kabul, Afghanistan to attend Chief of Defence (CHOD) Conference, said Pakistan Army’s media wing on Tuesday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Commander US CENTCOM, Commander Resolute Support Mission (RSM) and …

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US launches new air attacks against Taliban

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US bombers have struck multiple Taliban targets in a new air offensive over the past four days in far northeastern Afghanistan near the China and Tajikistan borders, the Southern Command said Tuesday. The strikes hit Taliban training facilities in Badakhshan province, “preventing …

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First over meeting of Joint Working Group:Pakistani delegation in Kabul

KABUL -UNS : Pakistan delegation arrived in Kabul .A high-powered Pakistani delegation led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua reached Kabul to take part in the first ever meeting of Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Working Group. In a weekly media briefing on Friday, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad …

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Pak-Afghan Joint Working Group meeting in Kabul on Saturday: FO

ISLAMABAD -UNS – During the weekly press briefing in Islamabad, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal announced that the first meeting of Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Working Groups will be held in Kabul on Saturday where Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua will lead the Pakistani delegation. He said …

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Terror attacks: Afghan government’s reaction based on misconceptions: NSC

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC) Friday strongly condemned recent spate of terror attacks in Afghanistan and observed that the reaction of the Afghan government was based on misconceptions created by certain foreign elements. The 18th meeting of the NSC met here …

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