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    Islamabad hopes for meaningful Afghan peace talks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A longtime Taliban supporter, Pakistan hopes the incoming Afghan leader will have better chances than President Hamid Karzai’s administration to launch serious peace parleys with the militant movement.

    Security and Crime

    Islamabad accused of violating 3-way pact

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior on Thursday said military installation in zero-point areas along the Durand Line in southern Kandahar province amounted to a violation of a trilateral agreement.

    Security and Crime,Social

    Afghan citizen dies of cancer in Karachi jail

    KARACHI (Pajhwok): An Afghan national, who visited Pakistan for treatment but was detained by police, has died of cancer inside a jail in the port city of Karachi, refugees here said on Wednesday.


    Afghan-Pak border tension flares again

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Pakistani security forces have allegedly started the construction of military installations at the Zero-Point along the Durand Line well inside southern Kandahar province, officials claimed on Sunday.

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    US wants Waziristan rebel hideouts destroyed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior Obama administration on Friday asked the Pakistan government to destroy militant hideouts in the tribal region of North Waziristan before the new Afghan president was installed.

    Accidents & Disasters

    2 killed, 50 injured in Pakistan quake

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and dozens wounded in an earthquake that struck Pakistan’s Sindh province on Friday, a media report said.


    Islamabad eyes cordial ties with new Kabul admin

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said his country will maintain cordial ties with the new Afghan government and to keep smooth relations with all neighbouring countries, including Afghanistan.

    Security and Crime

    Pakistan to probe life bid on Hamid Mir

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): The Pakistani government on Sunday decided to constitute a three-member judicial commission to probe the murder attempt on leading journalist Hamid Mir, announcing 10 million rupees in reward for information leading to the arrest of attackers.


    Pakistan decides to continue peace talks with Taliban

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Deciding to continue peace talks with the Taliban on a slow pace based on a wait and see policy, a powerful Pakistani committee on Thursday reaffirmed the government’s resolve to improve relations with neighbouring countries.


    Pakistan to work closely with next Afghan govt

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Thursday said it would work closely with the next Afghan government and try to give further impetus to bilateral relations in diverse fields.