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Asfandyar asks Pakistan, Afghanistan to shun differences

CHARSADDA: Asking Kabul and Islamabad to shun differences, Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan on Tuesday said the Afghan issue could not be resolved without making Afghan government part of the negotiation. Speaking at a function in Sar Dheri here, he said that China, Pakistan and Russia discussed …

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Traffic accident leaves six dead in Herat

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: At least six people died and 12 others wounded in a traffic accident in western Herat province, local officials said on Tuesday. The accident took place early morning when a passenger bus collided with a truck in the Shindand district, said Jilani Farhad, provincial governor’s spokesman. “At …

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Is presidential or parliamentary system good in Afghanistan?

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad-The presidential system is experienced along the history of Afghanistan. This system has been accepted by the people. Recently, some people claim that the presidential system doesn’t effectively work and should change to parliamentary system. In fact, presidential system has proved that it is effective in the country …

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An Afghan agenda for Trump

As U.S. President Barack Obama leaves office on January 20, he leaves behind an unfinished conflict, the longest lasting and least successful U.S. war in history: Afghanistan. For Afghanistan and the Afghans, Mr. Obama was a President of contradiction whose Afghan policy proved markedly disastrous. He wrongly believed that he …

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ADB operations touch $31.5b in 2016

AT-KABUL: Asian Development Bank (ADB) operations for Asia and the Pacific reached an all-time high of $31.5 billion in 2016, a 17% increase from $26.9 billion in 2015, ADB said in a preliminary figures released on Sunday. Approval of ADB loans, grants, technical assistance, and co financing have been growing …

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APS terror attack: Parents of killed children demand extension of military courts in Pakistan

By Shamim Shahid-PESHAWAR: Expressing satisfaction over performances of military courts, established in the wake of deadly terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar, parents of killed children have demanded its extension. “Military courts have been established to award exemplary punishment to terrorists and lead to 80 per cent reduction in …

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The trap of status quo

By Afrasiab Khattak-Is this a country for Muslims or for Islam? This is the dilemma that Pakistan has faced from day one. For the majority of Muslim League leaders, Pakistan was to be a country for Muslims where they could live their lives without any fear of domination. The idea …

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