Gen. Qadam Shah appointed as Chief of Army Staff

AT-KABUL: Afghan government has appointed General Qadam Shah Shaheen, as chief of the army staff, an official said on Saturday. “National Unity Government leaders agreed on General Qadam Shah’s appointment as the Army Chief of Staff of the country,” Javid Faisal, a spokesman for the Chief Executive Office, said on …

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NSA Doval finds faults with Pak-Afghan spy agencies’ deal

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Friday said that Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) deal with Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) was based on wrong assumptions. “What Pakistan wanted was to take assurance and pressurize Afghanistan that they will not allow their territory to be used for any …

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Charchino district chief dead in bomb blast

KABUL: The district chief for Charchino district of central Uruzgan province was killed in a bomb blast on Saturday morning, an official said. The governor’s spokesman Dost Mohammad Nayab told Pajhwok Afghan News that the district chief Mohammad Ismail Haqyar was heading toward his home when his car hit a …

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Former president Karzai leaves for China

KABUL: On the invitation of Chinese government, former president Hamid Karzai left for Beijing on Saturday. A statement from the office of former president said Karzai left for China in the morning on an unofficial visit. He would stay in China for four days but the statement had no details …

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NDS foils terror bid in Kabul

AT-KABUL: National Directorate of Security (NDS) claimed to have thwarted a terror bid in Kabul. The NDS in a statement issued on Friday said that operatives of the spy agency arrested a suspected terrorist who wanted to detonate an explosive laden vehicle in one of the key areas of Kabul …

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“NDS-ISI deal officially provides window to Pakistan’s interference”

AT-KABUL:  The Hizb-i-Ensijam Milli Afghanistan—National Solidarity Party of Afghanistan (NSPA)—on Friday said the memorandum of understanding (MoU) recently signed between the National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Pakistani intelligence agency has officially provided window to Pakistan’s interference in Afghanistan. Pointing out to different corners of the info-sharing MoU and analyzing …

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Afghan government is sleeping with the enemy

Kabul’s naive overture towards Islamabad works against Afghanistan’s national interests. The inking of an intelligence cooperation accord between Afghanistan and Pakistan has raised growing voices of concern at all levels in Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) have signed a memorandum of understanding which …

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