Afghanistan

Islamic rules, regulations is for entire Muslim world, not one country

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What Pakistani clerics mean, suicide bombing is unlawful in Pakistan, but Islamic in Afghanistan. They ignoring estimated 700,00 religious madrassass functioning in Pakistan, producing suicide bombers. The Muslim community around the globe knows better that suicide is forbidden (Haram) in Islam. Whether it is self suicide or suicide against a group of people to kill them, is absolutely against Islamic ...

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Pakistan bans fruit, vegetable imports from Afghanistan

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PESHAWAR: Fifty trucks laden with fresh fruits and vegetables from Afghanistan have been stopped at the Torkham border by Pakistani custom officials. The trucks were stopped as the Customs and Food Department has reportedly banned food imports from the landlocked country, The News International reported on Thursday. It said the certain conditions had been imposed on the imports of fresh and dried ...

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Ghani warns Pakistan of consequences for supporting illegal armed groups

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KABUL: The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday warned Pakistan of the consequences for supporting the illegal armed groups. Speaking during a consultative conference on peace in Kabul, President Ghani said supporting the illegal armed groups is like growing up snakes up in own sleeves. He said the Afghan government and nation extends the hand for peace to Pakistan ...

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Afghans award ‘Medal of Bravery’ to President Trump over his stance against Pakistan

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KABUL: A community gathering in Afghanistan’s Logar Province has awarded U.S. President Donald Trump a “bravery” medal, thanking him for his tough stance against Pakistan. Said Farhad Akbari, a community leader in the province, told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan on January 14 that more than 300 people at an informal “jirga,” or council, of concerned citizens agreed to award the ...

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US presence in Afghanistan should be for peace not chaos, says Karzai

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AUSTRIA: Former president Hamid Karzai has said the US presence in Afghanistan should be for ensuring peace and stability not for further deteriorating the situation and fueling war. Karzai in his address at the European Institute for Security Studies in Switzerl said the US should respect the Afghan values, customs, laws, institutions such as the Loya Jirga. A statement from ...

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Karzai praises US pressures on Pakistan, awaits for practical measures

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KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai praised the US authorities’ recent pressuring statements against Pakistan, but said he would be happier when Washington takes practical steps. Karzai who is in an official visit in Austria, told reporters in a Vienna-based diplomatic center that he repeatedly informed the US two former leaders (Bush and Obama) as well as other US officials about ...

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No power can stop Afghanistan to achieve national goals, says Afghan President

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KABUL: The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani says no power can stop the country to achieve its national goals as he insisted that the times have passed when the country was ruled based on feudalism principles. President Ghani made the remarks during the opening ceremony of a private steel company in Kabul today. He said the whole nation, including private ...

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Suicide attack leaves 18 dead in Jalalabad city

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KABUL: At least 18 people embraced martyrdom and 12 others received injuries on Sunday, after an explosive materials plotted in a motorbike, went off in a crowded funeral ceremony in eastern Nangarhar province, said officials. “The explosives hidden in a motorcycle, was detonated in the Moqam Khan Cemetery in Behsod during funeral ceremony of ex-district chief of Haska Mina today ...

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Afghanistan’s imports from Pakistan drop by 80pc this year

CHAMAN: Pakistan authorities shut down the Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Chaman on Friday after a group of Afghan demonstrators attacked the Friendship Gate at Chaman and set the Pakistani flag on fire. INP PHOTO by M Achakzai

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: As its trade with Central Asia states has been on the rise, Afghanistan’s imports from Pakistan have declined by 80 percent, say traders in northern Balkh province. Due to commerce and transit issues between Afghanistan and Pakistan, businesspeople in the province say imports through the Torkham port have precipitously fallen. Meanwhile, officials of the customs department say their revenue in 2017 had ...

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Cultural centre bombing crime against humanity: Ghani

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KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday vehemently denounced a deadly attack on a Shiite cultural centre in Kabul. The Islamic State-claimed attack on the center, which also houses the Afghan Voice news agency, left 40 people dead and 30 others wounded. In a statement from his office, President Ghani said: “The terrorist have killed our people. The terrorists have attacked ...

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