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

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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Courting disaster

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while commenting on the current political impasse in the country in a recent speech mentioned the crises of 1971 in the then East Pakistan ( now Bangladesh) when disrespect for the aspirations of people expressed through vote had led to the disintegration of Pakistan. His detractors labeled this analogy to be far fetched one and ...

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The Pashtun Times is a small effort by very clear headed individuals projecting the Pashtuns’ issues

The Pashtun Times is a small effort by very clear headed individuals projecting the Pashtuns’ issues Interview with the Editor-in-Chief of the Pashtun Times Asst. Prof. Amjid Ayaz Khan. THE PASHTUN TIMES 

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Opinion: The unnamed heroes, the forgotten widows, orphans of Maruf, Arghasan districts

Palwasha, the only daughter of Barani orphaned as a kid and married recently. Now she is a widow mother of two, who are now orphaned too. A tank entered the fortress that was recently turned into check post. The Qala (fortress) was attacked by the tank’s main gun, few seconds later a suicide bomber came in, a huge blast took ...

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Karzai praises US pressures on Pakistan, awaits for practical measures

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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England-based Pashtun doctor wishes to see his dream of Pashtunistan comes true in his lifetime

“Dr. Naseem, a Pashtunistan-lover says he must be buried in England instead of sending his dead body to Pakistan” “I have bought a piece of land for my grave and whenever I die I must be buried in Wakefield England,” he hankered. Interview with Dr. Muhammad Naseem- a retired physician in England. Dr. Muhammad Naseem who hails from Bannu- a ...

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#JusticeForZainab

I am devastated to know about Zainab’s case. The severity of the cruelty involved and the repeated nature of such cases emerging across Pakistan shook me to the core. Alone in Qasur at least 12 cases of minor girls just like Zainab being raped and murdered were reported, In 2015 a scandal of filming of 280 children’s sexual abuse emerged ...

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Despite Trump, Kabul must know Pakistan still holds the key

Is Donald Trump really cutting Pakistan off from the sources of aid that have kept it afloat these past several years? In a September 2012 telephone conversation with the erstwhile US president Barack Obama, then Afghan President Hamid Karzai asked him to “cut into the activity of war and make up with Pakistan on the peace process with the Taliban” in ...

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

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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America suspends entire security aid to Pakistan

STATE Department spokesperson Heather Nauert says suspension will remain in effect until Pakistan ‘takes decisive action’ against groups such as Taliban that are ‘destabilising the region and targeting US personnel’. WASHINGTON: The Trump administration announced on Thursday it is suspending its entire security assistance to Pakistan until it proves its commitment to fight all terrorist groups operating in the region. ...

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