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    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.



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    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.



    Governance

    Istanbul to host trilateral summit in Feb

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey are expected to hold their ninth trilateral summit in February in Istanbul, where a number of issues of common interest will be discussed, a media report said on Friday.



    Governance

    No favourites in Afghan elections: Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan on Thursday made clear that it had no favourites in the Afghan presidential elections, scheduled to be held in April 2014.



    Governance

    ANP leader calls for joint fight against terrorism

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Awami National Party (ANP) leader, Asfandyar Wali Khan, has called for a joint Pakistan-Afghanistan strategy for restoring lasting peace in the militancy-plagued region.