Author Archives: The Pashtun Times

15 years a long time for US to decide regarding Pakistan’s lies: Karzai

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KABUL: The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai reaffirmed his opposition to the new US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia as he expressed doubts regarding the latest stance Washington has adopted against Pakistan. Speaking to Foreign Policy in his office in Kabul, Karzai said the new US strategy has not been announced with an aim to end the ongoing conflict ...

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Afghan Air Force UH-60 maiden flight in the presence of top defense officials


KABUL: A top US army general conducted the maiden flight of the newly-supplied UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters in the presence of the senior defense officials. (Photos: NATO Resolute Support) The maiden flight was conducted by the US army Major General Neil Thurgood. “U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Neil Thurgood flew a UH-60 helicopter, which will soon join the Afghan Air Force ...

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Kabul-Delhi ties pose no threat to Islamabad: Abdali


NEW DELHI: Afghan Ambassador to India Dr. Shaida Abdali says New Delhi’s relations with Kabul are not a threat to other neighbours but are aimed at the reconstruction of Afghanistan. In an interview with PajhwokNews, Abdali said Afghanistan could not cut ties with its strategic friends who posed no threats to its territory. In response to the Pakistani prime minister’s recent remarks on India’s role ...

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German voters head to polls today to decide government

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Media predictions and polls cannot decide what must happen as this authority only rests in the hands of voters. Germany looks prone to the effects of what did happen in France–the defeat of right wing populists in France and what did occur in the United States, the victory of Donald Trump in the US. The polls result proved all the ...

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The gathering clouds

Afrasiab Khan Khattak

Uncertainty about the future of constitutional system is growing as the current civilian setup appears to be losing control over both the external and internal dimensions of the governance in Pakistan. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the newly installed Prime Minister who seemed to be quite serious in doing not only the basics in institutional functioning but was also quick in reaching ...

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Afghanistan strongly reacts at Pakistan PM’s speech at UN General Assembly

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbas

KABUL: The Afghan government’s mission in the United Nations strongly reacted at the allegations of the Pakistani Prime Minister regarding the terror sanctuaries in Afghanistan by raising questions regarding the safe havens and places where the Al-Qaeda and Taliban founds were killed or died as well as the killing of the former Taliban supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. “My delegation ...

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HIA calls attempted shoe attack on Hekmatyar a conspiracy of foreign intelligence


KABUL: The Hezb-e-Islami led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar strongly condemned an attempt by an individual to hit the leader of the party with a boot during the Friday prayers, calling it a move hatched by the foreign intelligence. The party in a statement said an individual who attempted to throw a boot at Hekmatyar and create an atmosphere of chaos during ...

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2 children killed, 3 wounded in Pakistani shelling


KABUL: At least two children have been killed, and three others sustained injuries as a result of mortar shelling by Pakistani forces into the eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. The notorious Pakistan forces fired more than 37 mortars into Spinajai, Sapo, Mastal Kandaw, Darosar and Babil villages of Nazyan district. The shelling was continued from 12pm till 6pm yesterday, ...

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2017-Shpageeza Cricket League ends peacefully: Dragons won the championship


Afghanistan’s 2017 domestic T-20 Cricket League, Shpageeza, ended peacefully Friday, with     Band-e-Amir Dragons winning the championship in final game by beating the Mis Ainak Knights by 4 runs, with last ball, bowled by oversee player, TL Chatara of Zimbabwe. In the final match, played in Kabul International Cricket Stadium, the Dragons bat first and put a total of 158 in ...

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Ghani and Trump agree rare earth minerals to boost national security


NEW YORK: The Afghan and US Presidents have agreed to boost the development of the rare earth minerals of Afghanistan in a bid to boost economy and national security of the two countries. The issue of the development of the rare earth minerals of Afghanistan was discussed during a meeting between Trump and Ghani in New York on the sidelines ...

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