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    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Terror attacks intoleralable: Pakistan COAS

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan's new army chief, supporting the ongoing government-led peace process with the Taliban, has said terrorist attacks will no longer be tolerated.

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    JUI-F chief seeks end to Waziristan offensive

    KABUL (PAN): A pro-Taliban Pakistani politician on Friday called for an end to an ongoing operation against insurgents in the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border.


    Islamabad neutral on row over security deal: Aziz

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan insists it is following a policy of non-interference in Afghanistan, asserting its neutrality on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) row between Kabul and Washington.

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    Bomb disposal experts killed in Peshawar blast

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Three bomb disposal experts were killed in a remotely-controlled device explosion in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday morning, an official said.


    Aziz: No objection to Kabul-Delhi defence links

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz has said Islamabad has no objection to neighbouring countries providing military training or defence assistance to Afghanistan.


    Pakistan, Afghanistan have mutual interests: Hagel

    KABUL (PAN): Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel, who departed from Islamabad after a brief visit, said on Monday Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan had a “lot of common and mutual interests” and that he looked forward to discussing regional issues.