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Afghan delegation to visit Pakistan to discuss border management

BY TARIQ SHAH ISLAMABAD: An Afghan delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai would visit Islamabad on Monday, Pakistan’s Foreign Office said Saturday. According to ministry of Foreign Office spokesman, the delegation would discuss the issues pertaining to Torkham border crossing and border …

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Gen Raheel,Gen Nicholson discusses border management mechanism along Pak-Afghan border

RAWALPINDI: General John Nicholson, Commander Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Saturday. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the meeting discussed regional security issues and matters of mutual interest including border management mechanism along …

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German FM criticises ‘warmongering’ Nato exercises

BONN-UNS-German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has criticised Nato military exercises in Eastern Europe, accusing the organisation of “warmongering”. Mr Steinmeier said that extensive Nato manoeuvres launched this month were counterproductive to regional security and could enflame tensions with Russia. He urged the Nato military alliance …

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US Congress rejects amendments to cut funds for Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives has rejected by vote two amendments to cut US assistance for Pakistan. While debating the annual Defence Appropriations Act for the financial year 2017, Congressman Ted Poe of Texas and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii moved an amendment to …

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Torkham border reopens after Pak-Afghan border row defused

PESHAWAR- UNS: Pakistan-Afghanistan border has been opened for travelers on Saturday after six days of tensions and curfew owing to clash over construction of a gate. Pakistan security forces have greeted the consensus over the issue by forwarding pleasantries including dates and mangoes to Afghan …

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Misguiding Afghanistan

By R Ahmad Ex-President Hamid Karzai in his recent interview to BBC has reiterated his rejection of Pakistan’s international border with Afghanistan. His statement, besides reflecting his animosity towards Pakistan, also showed total disregard for international law and conventions on the subject. Mr. Karzai is …

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SCO expected to embrace Pakistan,India as members in upcoming Tashkent summit

By Zhao Cheng The heads of state from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries are expected to take India and Pakistan to the next stage in a process of attaining full membership at the Tashkent summit to be held in late June. If so, the …

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CDWP approves Rs.91 billion worth of thirteen development projects

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Central Development Working Party (CDWP) today approved Rs91 billion worth of 13 development projects including Rs. 88 billion worth of seven development projects recommended to ECNEC. The projects recommended to ECNEC include Hasanabdal-Havelian Expressway, Land Acquisition, affected properties compensation & relocation of …

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Trucks still queue up at Torkham border

TORKHAM : Hundreds of trucks continued to queue up on roads leading to the normally bustling Torkham crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan, after deadly clashes between the countries forced it to close. With the smell of rotting fruit filling the air, drivers expressed frustration as …

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Pak-Afghan Parliamentary Friendship Group calls for de-escalate tension

ISLAMABAD -UNS- Pak-Afghan Parliamentary Friendship Group pays rich tributes to the valour of martyred Maj. Jawad Chengezi and prayed for early recovery of all those injured in Torkham border skirmish. The Group expresses deep concern over rising tension on Torkham Border. Since the region is …

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