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    Islamabad renews support for Afghan transition

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Wednesday reiterated support for a peaceful democratic transition in Afghanistan, saying it had helped efforts to conduct an inclusive presidential election.



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    Afghan, Pakistani military officials meet in Pindi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A high-level eight-member delegation of the Afghan military held talks on Thursday with Pakistan military officials at their headquarters in Rawalpindi city near Islamabad.



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    Karzai, Sharif confer on on border security

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry and prime minister’s special envoy Mahmood Khan Achakzai met Afghan President Hamid Karzai to formally convey Islamabad’s request for cooperation in the ongoing military offensive in North Waziristan Agency.



    Security and CrimePESHAWAR, Jun 10 2009: A view of the destroyed Pearl Continental Hotel in Peshawar, NWFP, following the Tuesday's powerful suicide blast on the luxury hotel commonly used by foreigners. At least 15 people, including UN aid workers were killed and 50 others wounded in the attack. PAJHWOK/Janullah Hashmzada

    Peshawar suicide bombing claims 5 lives

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): At least five people were killed and 14 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in the capital of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, officials said.



    Governance

    Kabul, NATO must better manage border: Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): The Foreign Office in Islamabad on Thursday urged Kabul administration to put in place strong measures for better management of the border between the two neighbouring countries and to check illegal cross-border movement.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistani Taliban say no more extension in truce

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Criticising Islamabad for adopting “a mysterious silence” over peace talks, the Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they had decided not to extend the ceasefire.



    Security and Crime

    22 killed, 116 wounded in Islamabad blast

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-two people were killed and over 110 others injured in a powerful blast at a vegetable and fruit market (Sabzi Mandi) in Islamabad, the capital of neighbouring Pakistan, on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Mosazai, Dar confer on April 5 vote

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistan has reiterated support for the April 5 elections, saying a stable, peaceful and strong Afghanistan will spur economic cooperation between the neighbours.



    Security and Crime

    Judge among 11 killed in Islamabad attack

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): A judge and at least 10 others were killed and 35 more wounded following a gun-and-suicide attack on a courtroom in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    A dozen Khasadar men killed in Khyber blasts

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): A dozen people were killed when two back-to-back blasts struck security forces’ vehicles escorting a polio vaccination team in Pakistan’s semi-autonomous Khyber tribal region near the Afghanistan border on Saturday, officials said.