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    Pakistan has abiding interest in Afghan prosperity: Khar

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan has renewed its abiding interest in Afghanistan’s stability and prosperity, saying its leadership remained committed to working closely with the government in Kabul to achieve the objective.



    Migration

    Pakistan urged to review decision on Afghans

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Mohammad Omar Daudzai on Tuesday urged Islamabad to review its decision on expelling illegal refugees living in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, an official said.



    Governance

    Rasmussen invites Zardari to NATO summit

    KABUL/ISLAMABAD (PAN): Ending days of uncertainty, NATO has invited Pakistan to the Chicago summit, slated for May 20-21, a spokesman for the alliance senior civilian representative in Afghanistan



    Security and Crime

    Rahmani's killing draws denunciation

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai and the Meshrano Jirga on Sunday condemned the assassination of High Peace Council member Maulvi Arsala Rahmani, with some lawmakers blaming regional intelligence networks for masterminding the murder.



    Security and Crime

    Khyber mortar strike kills women, children

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Five people of a family were killed on Friday when a mortar shell hit their vehicle in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region of Khyber near the Afghanistan border, officials said.



    Governance

    Nationalist plans jirga on Afghan conflict

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Renowned Pakhtun nationalist leader Afzal Khan Lala plans to call a two-day joint grand tribal jirga involving delegates from both sides of the Durand Line in Peshawar, to resolve the Afghan conflict.



    Security and Crime

    11 Pakistani troops killed in rebel attack

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Nearly a dozen Pakistani troops were killed in an insurgent attack on their post in the militancy-plagued tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghan border, the military said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    5 dead, a dozen injured in Quetta explosion

    QUETTA (PAN): Five people were killed and a dozen others wounded on Tuesday when powerful blast rocket Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, police said.



    Governance

    Pakistan's role key to peace in Afghanistan: Grossman

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): The US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan on Thursday said Pakistan’s role in bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan was imperative, asking Islamabad to conti



    Migration

    Pakistan to repatriate Afghan refugees by 2012

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan Minister for States and Frontier Regions Eng. Shaukatullah Khan said they would repatriate Afghan refugees from Pakistan by the end of 2012.