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Pakistan’s PM to visit Afghanistan for TAPI gas pipeline inauguration

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbas

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will arrive in western Herat province tomorrow (Friday) to attend the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan–Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. Abbasi will also hold a bilateral meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani after the groundbreaking ceremony in Herat City, a spokesman for Abbasi said on Thursday. Invited by the presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan, ...

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Pakistan will collapse like Soviet Union if it pursues arms race: Hussain Haqqani

Hussain Haqqani - Former Ambassador of Pakistan to US
Photo: The Pashtun Times

WASHINGTON: Pakistan will collapse like the erstwhile Soviet Union if it does not quit a “losing arms race”, and, must also seriously consider casting aside its dependence on the armed forces, especially the army, to be regarded as a great nation, said a former envoy. Interacting with students and academia at the Florida State University (FSU) recently, Pakistan’s former Ambassador ...

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Moscow, Islamabad to discuss Afghan peace process

Moscow ISB

PESHAWAR: Pakistan and Russia will hold high-level talks in Moscow this week on a negotiated political settlement in Afghanistan, an Islamabad-based newspaper reported on Monday. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif will pay a working visit to Moscow at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on February 20, according to Daily Times. Russian Foreign Ministry official Maria Zakharovawas quoted as saying: “We maintain ...

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Pashtuns in Swat protest against the security forces of Pakistan, demand an end to human rights violations

Swat protest

SWAT-PASHTUNKHWA: Hundreds of Pashtun masses in Swat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa staged a big demonstration in Khwazakhela against the security forces of Pakistan, calling on Islamabad to quit its military installations and to put an end to the ongoing brutalities, inhuman treatment with residents on military check-posts and also to the human rights violations by the security forces in the ...

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Bringing Taliban to the table of talks is impossible: Aftab Sherpao

Aftab Sherpao

KABUL: A top Pakistani politician said that fetching the Taliban militant group to the table of talks is impossible, rejecting the Taliban’s offer for direct talks with the United States as unjustifiable. In an interview published on Sunday, Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman, Aftab Sherpao believed bringing the Taliban insurgents to peace talks was impossible. In an interview with The ...

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Target is to bring back all refugees in 2 years: Ghani


KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has said the “unpredictable” victory in the Jihad against the former Soviet Union forces would remain a historic pride for the nation. The president, who addressed a gathering at the Presidential Palace in connection with the 29th anniversary of the Soviet forces’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, said the people of Afghanistan took the Jihad against Soviet forces to victory when nobody ...

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Afghanistan denies China is building military base in Badakhshan


KABUL: Afghanistan has refuted claims that China wants to establish a military base in the northeast province of Badakhshan in a bid to extend its presence in Afghanistan. “Such military cooperation by the foreign countries will not take place without the approval of the national security council and the president of Afghanistan,” presidential office said Saturday. It added that China ...

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Intl community to reiterate its commitment to Afghanistan at Kabul Process: US


WASHINGTON: The Kabul Process scheduled for February 28 will serve as a platform for the international community to support Afghan efforts to achieve security, peace and reconciliation, and economic development, the US said. “We look forward to that process because we see it as a way to reiterate the US commitment toward the Kabul process to bring together so many of our ...

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Pashtun Long March live with Tarek Fatah


#PashtunLongMarch Guests: Tarek Fatah, Obaidullah Wardak, Prof. Siraj Khan Host: Aurang Zeb Khan Zalmay

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Afghan government to decide about Chinese military base: NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

KABUL: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has urged close regional cooperation to address ongoing crisis in Afghanistan. The secretary general expressed the view while addressing a press conference on Thursday after the NATO defence ministers meeting in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. When asked about recent media reports about China plan to establish a military base in northeastern Afghanistan in order to control ...

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