Afghanistan

Karzai was right on pressurizing Islamabad: Zalmay Khalilzad

KABUL: The former President, Hamid Karzai was right in his decision to further pressurize Pakistan and this was the core reason behind divergence with US administration, the former US envoy to Kabul, and Iraq said. Zalmay Khalilzad in an interview with Voice of America, said, “The former President Hamid Karzai, being a national leader, was right in his stand against ...

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Hundreds rally against Pakistan in Mazar-i-Sharif

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Hundreds of people on Sunday staged a protest demonstration against Pakistan and termed Pashtuns living on both sides of the Durand Line as same Afghans. The protestors chanted “we want peace, all Pashtuns are Afghans, we are not terrorists”. They asked the international community to pay attention to the rights of people across the Durand Line and urged an end to the current ...

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I fully support the historical #PashtunLongMarch in Pakistan, says Afghan President

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday announced his support to the peaceful anti-terrorism and anti-extremism movement in Pakistan. On his social media account, the president wrote: “The civic movement aimed to build united front against extremism is historic and based on the principles of Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan’s philosophy of non-violence.” I fully support the historical #PashtunLongMarch in Pakistan. The ...

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617 Afghan prisoners extradited by Iran

KABUL: The cases of 617 Afghan prisoners extradited by Iran would be decided in accordance with the law of the land, the Presidential Palace said on Thursday. President Ashraf Ghani said while chairing a meeting of the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption High Council. Attorney General (AG) Farid Hamidi presented a report on the problems facing the detainees. The AG ...

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Former Afghan President urges US to impose sanctions on Pakistan’s security establishment

KABUL: The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has urged the United States to impose sanctions on Pakistan’s military and intelligence as he accused the two institutions of harboring the Taliban militants. Karzai made the remarks during an exclusive interview with the Associated Press where he echoed the complaints from the government of Afghanistan regarding the safe havens of the Taliban ...

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Karzai calls on Islamabad to stop Afghan shelling

KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned rocket attacks on the villages in the eastern province of Kunar, calling on Islamabad to “immediately stop” the attacks. Pakistani army fired 180 rockets on the Dangam district Saturday night, reportedly injuring four civilians including a woman and two children. Karzai slammed the attacks as a clear violation of Afghan sovereignty and against ...

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Pakistan resumes firing rockets on eastern Afghanistan: Afghan officials

KABUL: Pakistani military has resumed firing rockets on the eastern parts of Afghanistan, said officials in Kunar province, where according to reports, some 180 rockets crashed Saturday night. The rockets hit Dangam district, and the district governor, Ahmad Rahman Danesh said most of the rockets targeted residential areas. Kunar shares mountainous border with Pakistani tribal areas and has been hit ...

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Sans phytosanitary certificate, Pak products enter Afghanistan

KABUL: Although a phytosanitary certificate is a must for imported products, some of such items continue to be smuggled into Afghanistan, officials say. Around 250 containers with different items such as fruits, vegetables, medicines, livestock and others enter Afghanistan daily via the Chaman border crossing. However, officials allege, these items find their way into the country through illegal routes without ...

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Afghan President rejects talks with group involved in Kabul bombing

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday ruled out the possibility of talks with culprits behind recent bombings and terrorist attacks in capital Kabul. Ghani expressed the view during his address at the general assembly meeting of the High Peace Council (HPC) here. One hundred and three people were killed and 235 injured in ambulance-bombing near Sadarat Square in Kabul last week. ...

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Trump should not prolong Afghan killing under Taliban pretext: Karzai

KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai says that the US president Donald Trump should not prolong the war and killing of Afghan people under the pretext of war against Taliban. His remarks come after Trump rejected talks with Taliban leaders, a statement that hints the continuation of war in Afghanistan. Karzai said that he was against the US continuing war in ...

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