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Ex-Pakistani FM’s pro-Taliban tweet sparks criticism

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Sep 14, 2020 - 16:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan ’s former foreign and defense minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif’s tweet about a meeting between Taliban Deputy Head Mullah Beradar and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sparked widespread criticism in Afghanistan and Pakistan...
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Pakistan desires economic prosperity in Afghanistan

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Sep 09, 2020 - 15:13
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan says it has been making sincere efforts for the restoration of peace and stability to neighbouring Afghanistan . President Dr Arif Alvi, at a meeting with Ambassador-designate to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmed Khan, Islamabad...
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Pakistan vows not to shell Kunar in future: MoFA

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Sep 01, 2020 - 19:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has agreed not to fire artillery into eastern Kunar province in feature, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Tuesday. Pakistan made the commitment during the second round of Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for...
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Afghan peace talks to begin soon, hopes Pakistan

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Aug 26, 2020 - 11:15
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan is upbeat about the early commencement of intra-Afghan peace negotiations, saying the Taliban remain committed to their agreement with the US. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, addressing a news briefing in...
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Pakistan, Taliban set for key meeting today

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Aug 25, 2020 - 11:48
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): A visiting Taliban delegation and senior Pakistani officials are set to hold talks today (Tuesday) on the launch of intra-Afghan peace negotiations. Led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the delegation arrived in Islamabad on Monday...
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China, Pakistan seek early start to Afghan talks

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Aug 22, 2020 - 11:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Beijing believes a substantive dialogue is the only way of ending the conflict and bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan , a Chinese TV channel reported. Following talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in...
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Pakistan wants UN curbs on Taliban enforced

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Aug 22, 2020 - 11:05
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan has ordered full compliance with the United Nations’ Security Council sanctions against Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network . The order was issued in ‘a statutory notification’ by the federal government and placed on...
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2 security personnel killed, 4 injured in Helmand blast

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Aug 21, 2020 - 17:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two security personnel have been killed and four others injured in a car-bombing in the Gereshk district of southern Helmand province, a well-placed security source said on Friday. The incident happened on security forces check-post...
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Pakistan welcomes jirga’s recommendation on prisoners

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Aug 09, 2020 - 17:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Sunday welcomed the consultative Loya Jirga ’s recommendation to release remaining 400 Taliban prisoners and hoped intra-Afghan talks to begin soon. Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said Islamabad...
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‘Working on plan to facilitate traveling of stranded Afghans’

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Jul 11, 2020 - 19:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has been working on a strategy to facilitate the traveling of Afghan refugees stranded in Afghanistan due to restriction imposed in the aftermath of coronavirus pandemic, the Afghan Consulate General in Peshawar said on...
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Pakistan calls for early start to intra-Afghan talks

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Jul 07, 2020 - 10:58
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan has called on the global fraternity to focus on ensuring an early start and successful completion of intra-Afghan negotiations. It once again blamed unnamed “spoilers” who did not wish to see the restoration of peace and...
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Pakistan, China support Afghan peace process

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Jul 04, 2020 - 11:37
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan and China have affirmed their determination to promote the cause of peace and development in war-torn Afghanistan . They hoped the next meeting of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Foreign Ministers Dialogue would...
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Khalilzad, Qureshi confer on Afghan peace process

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Jul 01, 2020 - 21:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday and held a meeting with the country’s foreign minister, according to a statement. During a meeting with Pakistan Foreign...
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Uzbekistan, Pakistan back early Afghan peace talks

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Jun 23, 2020 - 12:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): Top diplomats from Uzbekistan and Pakistan have underlined the need for an early start to intra-Afghan peace negotiations, a news report said on Tuesday. Efforts by Uzbekistan and Pakistan to resolve the crisis in Afghanistan also...
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Pakistan appoints Masnoor Khan as new envoy to Afghanistan

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Jun 19, 2020 - 17:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has appointed a senior diplomat Mansoor Ahmad Khan as the country’s new ambassador to Afghanistan , Pakistani media on Friday reported official sources as saying. Khan will replace Ambassador Zahid Nasrullah Khan, who has...
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Pakistan sees spike coronavirus fatalities

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Jun 06, 2020 - 10:33
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan recorded its highest number of coronavirus fatalities and infections in a single day on Friday when more than a hundred people died from the disease and over 4,000 individuals tested positive. With Friday’s confirmed...
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Guard against spoilers, Pakistan urges Afghans

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May 18, 2020 - 09:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has hailed the signing of an agreement between President Ashraf Ghani and his main rival Dr. Abdullah on forming an inclusive government and a High Council of National Reconciliation. While welcoming the deal, Islamabad...
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India, Taliban should talk for peace sake: Pakistan

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May 17, 2020 - 09:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): Like the US, Pakistan also believes India should talk to the Taliban militants if it thinks the move can boost the peace process in Afghanistan . Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States issued the remarks on Saturday following a...
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US to Pakistan: Push Taliban into Afghan talks

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May 10, 2020 - 09:27
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The US has urged Pakistan to convince the Taliban into launching immediate talks with Kabul and other Afghan stakeholders. During his daylong visit to Islamabad on Friday, US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met the Pakistan Army...
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UN to aid 36,000 refugee families in Pakistan

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May 03, 2020 - 09:35
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The United Nations has decided to pay Rs12,000 each to 36,000 Afghan refugee families trapped in a lockdown in Pakistan . Minister for SAFRON and Narcotics Control Shehryar Khan Afridi made the announcement while addressing a...
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