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    5 Pakistanis being held at Guantanamo Bay

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Five Pakistanis are currently being held at the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said on Thursday.  



    Governance

    ISI chief knew about Osama presence: NYT

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief was aware of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s presence in Pakistan before the world’s most wanted man was killed in a US military operation, an American newspaper reported on Wednesday.



    Education

    Pakistani scholarships for Kandahar students

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Monday promised 100 education scholarships for students from southern Kandahar province.



    Security and Crime

    19 dead, 67 wounded in Pakistan blasts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 19 people were killed and 67 others wounded on Friday during two separate explosions in capital cities of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces, officials said.



    Governance

    Fend off fleeing militants, Islamabad to Kabul

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Thursday called on Afghanistan to stop Taliban militants fleeing ongoing airstrikes in northwest tribal region from entering its territory.



    Governance

    Aziz, Kubis discuss Afghan refugees' return

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Senior Pakistani and UN diplomats on Monday agreed on the need for cordial Kabul-Islamabad relations to promote stability in the region.



    Agriculture

    Pakistan to speed up projects in Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Islamabad has directed relevant departments to speed up work on Pakistan-funded projects in Afghanistan, a report said on Friday.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistani rockets ignite forest fire in Kunar

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Fires erupted in two forests as a result of missile attacks by Pakistani troops into eastern Kunar province, local officials claimed on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Pakistan peace negotiations suspended

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Members of the Pakistani government committee suspended peace talks with representatives of militants on Tuesday after a string of deadly attacks in the country.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban leader gunned down in Peshawar

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An Afghan Taliban leader was gunned in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, a private TV channel reported.