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Pakistan has given us nothing but lies and deceit, says Donald Trump


Accusing Pakistan of giving safe haven to terrorists the US hunts in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump on Monday said such a behavior was no longer tolerable. “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” Trump said in a tweet Monday morning. “They ...

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US to withhold $255m military fund for Pakistan over Haqqani network


The US government plans to withhold $255 million in military fund to Pakistan as Washington is skeptical the country (Pakistan) has not taken serious steps against the terror networks, particularly the notorious Haqqani terrorist network, it has been reported. The New York Times on Saturday reported that the administration of the President Donald Trump was “contemplating withholding” $255m in aid ...

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Suicide attack leaves 18 dead in Jalalabad city


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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Nawaz betrayed Pashtuns over CPEC and KP-FATA merger: Asfandyar Wali Khan


The ANP leader said the dream of restoring peace in Pakistan won’t become a reality without restoring peace in Afghanistan. CHARSADDA: Awami National Party central president Asfandyar Wali Khan while condemning the policies of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government and its leader and former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, accused he and his government betrayed Pakhtuns in the country. Asfandyar ...

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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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Remembering Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto

Afrasiab Khan Khattak

It is not surprising that the debate about the murder of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto (SMBB), even ten years after its occurrence, is raising such deep emotions. After all, she was one of the most charismatic and popular leaders in Pakistan’s history, who was killed on December 27, 2007, just before a crucial general election in which she was poised ...

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Cultural centre bombing crime against humanity: Ghani

Kabul Attack

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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The Great Game sears Pashtun homeland

Durand's curse

Rajiv Dogra’s book, Durand’s Curse: A Line across the Pashtun Heart, is a perceptive analysis of the adventurism that created the Afghan problem. It is a must read for scholars of South Asia Barring perhaps tiny Sri Lanka, the British Empire amputated every non-Christian land that fell under its heel, causing wounds that time could not heal. As meticulously documented by ...

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President Ghani approves plan for Afghan airspace control


KABUL: A high-level meeting at the Presidential Palace has approved a plan for the control of the country’s airspace and made a decision on the release of Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan prisoners. The Presidential Palace said the meeting, chaired by President Ashraf Ghani late on Tuesday, accorded approval to the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) strategy for airspace control. A statement from Ghani’s office, without ...

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ANP would not tolerate any delay to merge Fata with Khyber-Pashtunkhwa, says Asfandyar Wali Khan


PESHAWAR: Awami National Party president Asfandyar Wali Khan on Friday said the federal government should merge Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa before the 2018 general elections otherwise it should be ready to face consequences. “If the government doesn’t give tribal people representation in the KP Assembly in the upcoming elections, our party will not tolerate it,” he warned while addressing a ...

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