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    Ahmadinejad wary of US presence in Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday suggested a meeting of religious scholars from Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan to devise a joint strategy against terrorism in the region.

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    Qazi Hussain Ahmad survives suicide bombing

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistani politician Qazi Hussain Ahmad, former chief of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) party, narrowly escaped a suicide bombing in the northwestern tribal region of Mohmand near the Afghanistan border on Monday.

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    Waziristan blast leaves 2 security officials dead

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Two security officials were killed in a bomb attack on their convoy in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghanistan border on Sunday. 


    US stresses Pakistan’s role in Afghan reconciliation

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): The United States on Thursday welcomed Pakistan’s decision to release Afghan Taliban prisoners, in a move to promote the ongoing reconciliation drive in Afghanistan.

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    Regional coordination urged in fight against drugs

    ISLAMABAD: In order to crack down on the illicit narcotics commerce, Pakistan has called for putting in place a regional mechanism for the exchange of information and coordination, as well as the creation of a court in the region to fight the illicit drug trade.


    Pakistan offers to free several Taliban leaders

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pledging all-out support for the snail-paced reconciliation process in Afghanistan, Pakistan has offered to release a number of Taliban leaders being held in the country’s jails, a media report said on Wednesday.

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    Zardari stoutly supports Afghan peace drive

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan will continue to extend all possible support to Afghanistan in its journey towards peace and socio-economic development, President Asif Ali Zardari has promised.


    Rabbani-led team talks peace with Gen. Kayani

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghanistan’s High Peace Council (HPC) delegation, headed by its Chairman Salahuddin Rabbani, met Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani in the garrison city of Rawalpindi on Tuesday.


    Rabbani opens peace talks in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Afghanistan's High Peace Council (HPC) head, Salahuddin Rabbani arrived in Islamabad on Monday, where he launched his reconciliation mission with a meeting with Prime Minister Raja Parvaiz Ashraf as a part of the peace process, an official said. 


    Rabbani to have candid discussions in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghanistan's High Peace Council (HPC) head, Salahuddin Rabbani, would have detailed and candid discussions about the reconciliation process with Pakistani officials in Islamabad. An official said.