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Islamabad to pave ground for intra-Afghan talks: Pakistani FM

AT-KABUL: Pakistan is to provide opportunity for a negotiation between the government of Afghanistan and Taliban militants, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said. During his second trip to Kabul within 10 days and meeting Afghan officials including President Ghani, Qureshi assured Monday that his country would encourage Taliban to …

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Widespread operations launched against Taliban in Kandahar

AT-KABUL: Security officials say widespread operations were launched in the Shah Wali Kot district of the southern province of Kandahar. This is called the biggest operation being launched in Kandahar after the murder of provincial police chief Abdul Razeq who was killed in an attack last month in the provincial …

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War affected educational process in Kunduz

AT-KABUL: War is a serious challenge against education process in northern Kunduz province, said officials on Wednesday. Amirudeen Wali, a member of provincial council said that the current war put an adverse impact on educational system there. He said that Taliban shut the schools for students in some parts of …

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26 drug traffickers in major bust sentenced to prison

KABUL: A major anti-drug operation has sent dozens of convicted drug dealers to prison for conspiracy to traffic narcotics, said the court of Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) on Tuesday. The primary and appellate courts have sentenced 26 drug smugglers to 3 to 17 years in prison. Counter Narcotics Police …

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Afghanistan all eyes to combat human trafficking

AT-KABUL: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)and the UN Migration Agency (IOM) launched Afghanistan’s National ReferralMechanism and Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Online Database in Kabul tostrengthen counter trafficking protection measures of the Government ofAfghanistan. Participants at Sunday’s launch include High Level Trafficking in Persons Commission of Afghan government officials, …

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‘Peace for Afghans is more important than election’

AT-KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai said that restoration of peace before election is very much crucial. In an interview with Pashto section in China’s International Radio, Hamid Karzai said holding election is important, but before having a good and independent election, peace must be restored. A country must have the …

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IMF commends Afghanistan steps toward economic, financialreforms

AT-KABUL: Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Acting Minister of Financeand Chief Advisor on Infrastructure to Presidential Palace and Mr. KhalilSediq, Governor of Da Afghanistan Bank on Monday announced the result of IMF4th review of Afghanistan Economic and Financial Reforms. “After evaluating the Commitments, in the fourth review, the Executive Board of IMF …

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India, China are partnering to train Afghanistan’s diplomats

AT Monitoring Desk-In an unprecedented move, the two neighboring countries of Afghanistan, India and China are undertaking a collaboration in Afghanistan. The two countries will partner to train Afghani envoys and diplomats starting next month, according to media reports citing government sources. A portion of the training will take place …

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