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    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.



    Security and Crime

    1 policeman killed, 4 injured in Helmand suicide attack

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): One policeman has been killed and four others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a police check post in Marjah district of the southern Helmand province, an official said Thur



    Governance

    Afghan situation has direct impact on region

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Some Pakistani politicians and analysts on Saturday said the situation in Afghanistan had a direct impact on its neighbouring countries, hailing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Kabul as a major development ahead of foreign troops’ drawdown by 2014 end.



    Governance

    Pakistan appoints new army chief

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday finally made the selection of two senior army officers as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC).



    Governance

    Sharif to visit Kabul next week: report

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to arrive in Kabul next week for talks with President Hamid Karzai on a range of issues including how to push forward the stalled Afghan



    Security and Crime

    Truckers asked not to carry ISAF supplies

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistani transporters have announced International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) supplies will not be trucked to Afghanistan as long as an ongoing by the ruling party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province continues.



    Security and Crime

    2 Afghan police shot dead near Chaman

    KABUL (PAN): Two Afghan policemen were killed by gunmen near the Durand Line border in Pakistan’s southwestern border town of Chaman on Thursday, a media report said.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistan seals Durand Line in Parachinar

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan has sealed the Durand Line in tribal region of Kurram as part of security arrangement for Yaum-i-Ashur (the 10th of Muharram), a media report said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    6 LeJ militants dead in Karachi gunbattle

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Six militants were killed during a clash with security personnel in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Thursday, hours after the metropolitan was rattled by a series of explosions, officials said.



    Governance

    Pakistan MPs ask govt to shoot down drones

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Legislators have asked the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to shoot down drones if the United States does not stop violating Pakistan’s sovereignty.