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Mullah Omar’s family members, some Taliban leaders returned from Pakistan


KANDAHAR: Some family members Mullah Mohammad Omar and several leaders of the group have reportedly returned from Pakistan. The provincial police chief of southern Kandahar province Gen. Abdul Raziq informed the return of the Taliban leaders as he was speaking to reporters in Kandahar late on Saturday. Gen. Raziq further added that some family members of Mullah Omar and at ...

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Pakistan’s Afghan policy a ‘potentially suicidal policy’, says Afrasiab Khattak

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A retired Pakistani senator and leader of Awami National Party (ANP), Afrasiab Khattak has called the existing policy of Pakistan regarding Afghanistan as ‘potentially suicidal policy’ as he insists that the new strategy of the United States for Afghanistan and Pakistan is a chance for Islamabad to get rid of the flawed policy. In his write up published in The ...

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Exiled Baloch leaders hail Trump’s Afghan strategy

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WASHINGTON: Exiled leaders from Balochistan province have welcomed the Afghan strategy announced by US President Donald Trump and hoped America will act against Pakistan. “We urge the US government to fulfill its responsibilities to differentiate between its friends and foes in the region. We hope the US will not let us down this time,” said Switzerland-based exiled Baloch leader Nawab Brahumdagh ...

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‘Afghan people’s sacrifices should not be ignored’

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KABUL: The National Solidity of Afghanistan, a political party through a declaration reacted to new US strategy for Afghanistan, with hope that this strategy could bring peace and stability in the country and in the region. For the first time it has been acknowledged that Pakistan is safe hideout for the terrorist groups, and Islamabad asked to help US in ...

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US aware of Afghan Taliban’s presence in Peshawar and Quetta: Gen John Nicholson

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Gen John W. Nicholson, the top United States commander in Afghanistan, claimed on Saturday that the US was aware of Afghan Taliban leadership’s presence in Peshawar and Quetta, adding that the military would continue to put pressure on Taliban sanctuaries inside and outside Afghanistan. In an exclusive interview with Tolo News, the top commander discussed US President Donald Trump’s recent speech in ...

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Mosque attack carried out by foreign hands: Karzai

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KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned Friday’s terrorist attack against the people in Imam Zaman grand mosque, saying the attack was carried out by the foreign hands. “The enemies of peace and stability in Afghanistan want to reach their ominous goals by carrying out such attacks, but they should know that the people of Afghanistan are united against the ...

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US strategy sparks online verbal clash among Pak foreign minister and ex-ambassador


The announcement of the new US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia sparked an online verbal clash between the foreign minister of Pakistan and the ex-Pakistani ambassador to the United States. The verbal clash between Khawajah Asif and Hussain Haqqani erupted after the former Pakistani president Asif Zardari was criticized regarding his remarks about the government in the aftermath of ...

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Pakistan FM to visit China, Russia, Turkey after US adopts tough stance in new strategy


The foreign minister of Pakistan Khawajah Asif is expected to visit China, Russia, and Turkey after the United States adopted a tough stance against Islamabad in its latest strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia. A spokesman for the Foreign Office of Pakistan Nafees Zakaria has said the decision regarding the visit has been taken during the meeting of the national ...

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Probe confirms Pakistani passport and national ID issued to ex-Taliban leader


KABUL: A probe conducted by the authorities in Pakistan has confirmed the issuance of Pakistani passport and national identity card to the ex-Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, it has been reported. Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal quoted by the local newspaper, The News, said “Nadra has conducted a departmental inquiry to unearth its officials’ involvement in issuance of a fake ...

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On Being a Baloch- 26 August, 2006

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‘I have been a Baloch for several centuries. I have been a muslim for 1400 years. I have been a Pakistani for just over fifty’ (Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti).  In 2005, Bugti sahib presented 15 point agenda and demanded justice for the Sindhi female doctor raped by an officer of the Pakistani army near Sui. Mushraff refused to pursue the ...

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