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Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on better border coordination

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Jan 31, 2016 - 11:35
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok):Senior military officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan have agreed on the need for improved coordination and security on both sides of the Durand Line. The neighbours share a 2,600 kilometers border, whose porous nature impedes...
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Militants enjoy sanctuaries in Pakistan: Gen. Nicholson

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Jan 29, 2016 - 14:01
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Taliban and the Haqqani network continued to enjoy sanctuaries inside Pakistan, posing a major challenge to both American and Afghan forces inside Afghanistan, a top American general told lawmakers on Thursday. “This (safe...
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Angoor Ada residents 'forced' to get Pakistani ID cards

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Jan 24, 2016 - 18:19
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Officials and some residents of southeastern Paktika province claim Pakistani forces have occupied farmland and forests near the Durand Line and have been asking local residents to get Pakistani ID cards if wanted to return to...
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US insists on Af-Pak joint efferts against Taliban

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Jan 22, 2016 - 12:27
WASHINGON (Pajhwok): The White House on Thursday asked Afghanistan and Pakistan that it was important for both the countries to jointly work for addressing security challenges posed by Taliban.
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Biden, Ghani, Sharif discuss renewed Afghan peace bid

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Jan 21, 2016 - 20:21
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Vice President Joe Biden, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a tri-lateral meeting in Davos and discussed the recent push to jumpstart the Afghan peace talks in Davos, the White House...
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Pakistan PM renews support for Afghan peace negotiations

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Jan 06, 2016 - 10:46
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan has renewed its consistent support for multilateral efforts to put reconciliation talks between Kabul and the Afghan Taliban back on track. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, currently on a visit to Sri Lanka, said Pakistan...
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Afghan, Pak militaries make first contact through hotline

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Dec 30, 2015 - 21:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan and Pakistan militaries made their first contact through a hotline established on Wednesday and discussed security issues. "Pursuing decision in General Raheel Sharif's visit to Afghanistan, a hot line is established...
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23 dead, over 50 injured in Mardan suicide attack

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Dec 29, 2015 - 17:11
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Nearly two dozen people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber struck outside a government office in Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, officials said. The bomber blew himself up outside the main...
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Peace with dishonour not acceptable for Afghans: Ghani

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Dec 04, 2015 - 16:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said Pakistan has been in a state of an “undeclared war” with Afghanistan over the past 40 years, the Presidential Palace said on Friday. President Ghani made the comments on Thursday afternoon during a...
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Pakistan wasted good chances for Afghan peace: Ghani

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Dec 03, 2015 - 19:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, during his visit to Germany, has said Afghanistan suffered a lot due to the undeclared war from Pakistan and the first step by Islamabad should be an end to the situation.
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Sharif wants Pak-Afghan $5b trade volume target met till 2018

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Nov 23, 2015 - 22:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Monday his country attached great importance to its brotherly relations with Afghanistan and Islamabad was ready to help Kabul in its quest for peace and development. In his meeting with...
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Number of returnees from Pakistan to Kandahar doubles

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Nov 07, 2015 - 14:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): The number of returnees from Pakistan trough the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province has doubled, officials said on Saturday. During an exclusive interview, Director of Refugees and RepatriationMohammad Azim Nawabi...
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A dozen militants eliminated in Helmand offensive

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Nov 07, 2015 - 12:54
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A dozen Taliban insurgents have been killed during ongoing operations in Marjah and Nad Ali districts of southern Helmand province, officials claimed on Saturday. The operations were launched on Friday in the two districts,...
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Pakistan repatriates 3.9m Afghan refugees in 13 years

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Nov 05, 2015 - 10:28
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): As many as 3.9 million Afghan refugees have been voluntarily repatriated to their country from Pakistan over the last 13 years. About 55,604 individual registered Afghan refugees were repatriated until mid-October this year, the...
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Time not ripe for resumption of Afghan talks: Aziz

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Nov 03, 2015 - 14:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): The time is not yet ripe for Islamabad to work for the resumption of the Afghan reconciliation process, a top Pakistani diplomat says.
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Sharif promises action against Hqaqqni network

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Oct 23, 2015 - 10:18
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday assured US President Barack Obama that his government would take action against the Haqqani network and steps to ensure that the Taliban were unable to operate from his country’...
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Pakistan misusing Afghan ID cards, allege lawmakers

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Oct 18, 2015 - 20:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday alleged Pakistani intelligence agencies used Afghan national identity cards to enter terrorists into Afghanistan.
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3 years on, Afghan channels still banned in Pakistan

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Oct 13, 2015 - 15:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan is yet to lift ban it imposed on relay of programmes of popular Afghan television channels by cable operators three years ago. However, Pakistani TV channels can be watched throughout Afghanistan. On the sidelines of a...
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100,000 Afghan carpet-weavers work in Pakistan

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Oct 11, 2015 - 15:49
LAHORE (Pajhwok): Afghan businessmen and carpet-weavers in Pakistan say hand-knotted rugs produced by Afghan refugees are exported to foreign countries as Pakistan-made. A Pajhwok Afghan News reporter discussed problems that forced Afghan carpet...
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Kabul seeks crackdown on terrorists before peace talks

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Oct 10, 2015 - 21:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government on Saturday asked Pakistan to defeat terrorist groups staging attacks in Afghanistan before the two countries could enter a discussion on the stalled peace process. The comments come after Pakistan renewed its...
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