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    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.



    Governance

    Sharif bills Ankara summit as a success

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): The Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the US is an issue that should be decided by Afghanistan in its best interest, the Pakistani prime minister said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistan attacks may derail peace process

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistani negotiators have voiced their frustration over continuing deadly attacks, warning the fledgling peace process and Taliban-linked violence could not go together.



    Security and Crime

    3 Al Qaeda-linked militants held in Karachi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistani law-enforcement personnel on Friday claimed detaining three members of an Al Qaeda-linked group in the port city of Karachi.



    Governance

    Stage set for trilateral summit in Ankara

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday arrived in Turkey to attend the 8th Afghanistan-Pakistan-Turkey Trilateral Summit, the foreign ministry announced.



    Security and Crime

    Afghan policewoman stabbed to death

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A female Afghan police officer from southern Helmand province has been stabbed to death by armed rebels in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, an official said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    NATO pullout to create vacuum: Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): A drawdown of foreign forces from Afghanistan later this year might create a security vacuum that would be hard to fill, a Pakistani minister said on Thursday.