Abdullah, Dastgir discuss bilateral trade opportunities

AT-KABUL: Commerce Minister of Pakistan Khurram Dastgir Khan called on the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdulllah on Wednesday, discussing different mutual issues including Kabul-Islamabad trade ties and utilizing the current opportunities for boosting commerce relations between the two countries. During the meeting, Dastgir said there are several opportunities for …

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Expansion of AfPak trade ties stressed

By Akhtar M.Nikzad-KABUL: Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Pakistan in collaboration with Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) held the third ‘Made in Pakistan’ exhibition in Kabul on Wednesday. The three-day exhibition, held in Inter-Continental Hotel, was inaugurated by high-ranking Afghan officials, Federal Minister of Commerce and Pakistani …

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Keep politics at bay

Politics has always overshadowed economic growth opportunities in South Asia because for decades the former has been deemed vital than the latter. There is no denying to the bleak fact that there are more arch rivals in South Asia than any other region we could find on the world map. …

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Moscow to work with Kabul in fight against terror: Lavrov

KABUL: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated his country’s continued support to normalize situation in Afghanistan and work with Afghanistan and international partners to fight the menace of terror. “We are ready to provide all-encompassing aid to Afghanistan in order to stabilize the situation in the country which remains complex,” …

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Refugees in Pakistan being harassed: UN

KABUL: The United Nations is faced with funding and legal problems in dealing with the issue of voluntary repatriation of 1.5 million Afghan refugees from Pakistan, an official said on Tuesday. In an effort to tackle the issue, the UN refugee agency is trying to convince Pakistan into integratinga certain …

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Aid group: 400 feared dead after migrant boat capsizes

Italy’s coastguard rescued 144 from ship off Libya, but survivors tell Save the Children that hundreds were on board. Survivors of a capsized migrant boat off Libya have told the aid group Save the Children that an estimated 400 people are believed to have drowned. The coastguard had helped rescue …

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