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    Pakistan, Iran, Russia condemn Kabul attack

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan, Iran and Russia have also condemned Friday’s Taliban-claimed group suicide attack on a Lebanese restaurant in downtown Kabul, in which 21 people, including a Pakistani and a Russian, had been killed.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban bomb kills 22 in Bannu, 38 injured

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): At least 22 people were killed and 38 others wounded on Sunday when a remotely controlled bomb ripped through a convoy comprising security forces and private vehicles in Pakistan’s northwestern town of Bannu in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said.



    Governance

    Sherpao to head panel on Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, former Pakistani interior minister and chief of the Qaumi Watan Party (QWP), has been appointed as head of a parliamentary committee on Afghanistan.



    Security and Crime

    50 insurgent camps operating in Balochistan

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): More than 50 militant camps are operating in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, bordering Afghanistan, a top security official said on Friday.



    Governance

    2014 year of peace in Afghanistan: Islamabad

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan on Friday promised continued support for the Afghan-led reconciliation process, saying Islamabad had a vested interest in regional stability.  



    GovernancePakistan's President Pervez Musharraf, under pressure to step down before he is impeached, speaks during a news conference broadcast live to the nation August 18, 2008.  REUTERS/PTV via REUTERS TV (PAKISTAN).  PAKISTAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN PAKISTAN.

    Court moved to bar Musharraf from leaving Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN): Amid reports about a clandestine deal on Pakistan former military dictator Pervez Musharraf’s exile, the Islamabad High Court on Friday admitted a petition restraining the retired general from travelling abroad.



    Governance

    Tension with Kabul defused, says Aziz

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan has reiterated its policy of non-interference in Afghanistan, saying it has no favourites in the neighbouring country.



    Security and CrimePESHAWAR, Jun 10 2009: A view of the destroyed Pearl Continental Hotel in Peshawar, NWFP, following the Tuesday's powerful suicide blast on the luxury hotel commonly used by foreigners. At least 15 people, including UN aid workers were killed and 50 others wounded in the attack. PAJHWOK/Janullah Hashmzada

    3 Afghan refugees dead in Peshawar blast

    KABUL (PAN): At least three Afghans have been killed in an explosion in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a media report said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Zero option not desireable: Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan has voiced its aversion to the withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan, saying the so-called zero option is not a desirable move.



    Governance

    Border controls to be tightened, says Islamabad

    KABUL (PAN): Senior Afghan and Pakistani security officials would meet soon to discuss regulating cross-border movements, in an effort to curb the insurgency in areas along the frontier, Islamabad says.