TimeLine Layout

March, 2015

  • 1 March

    Kabul summons Pak ambassador over Afghan diplomats’ arrest

    AT-KABUL: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Sunday summoned Sayed Abrar Hussain, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kabul, in connection to the arrest and harassment of four Afghan diplomats by police in Peshawar. According to reports, the four diplomats were arrested among several Afghan nationals by police in scattered localities of …

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  • 1 March

    Releasing abducted passengers: Zabul officials reject any covert deal

    AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: It is almost one week that at least 30 passengers (ethnic Hazaras) have been abducted by armed men said to be linked to the international militant group—ISIS or Daesh, but their fate is unknown yet. Officials in southern Zabul province said Sunday that they have come up …

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  • 1 March

    Pakistan’s territory will never be used against Afghanistan: Sartaj Aziz

    AT-KABUL: Adviser to Pakistan’s Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz on Sunday said that Pakistan would never let its territory to be used against Afghanistan. Talking about the allies with Afghanistan, Sartaj Aziz assured to have restored cooperation and peace with Kabul by improving the defense …

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  • 1 March

    Only Afghan brain will be behind security plans this year: MoI

    AT-KABUL: The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Sunday that security forces have the capacity and capability to fend off militant attacks and threats posed by anti-state elements, and are well capable of ensuring citizens’ safety. The MoI spokesman, Sediq Sediqi, told newsmen that security forces own now the things which …

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  • 1 March

    2 Pakistani nationals working in UNDP accused of derailing Wolesi Jirga polls; UNDP, IEC reject allegations

    AT-KABUL: A local bilingual daily accused two Pakistani citizens, working at the ELECT-II project of the United Nations Development Project (UNDP), of sabotaging the upcoming Wolesi Jirga elections. The UNDP’s Enhancing Legal and Electoral Capacity for Tomorrow (ELECT) project had been designed to help the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of …

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  • 1 March

    Deadliest avalanche: Highways reopening efforts heightened, says Abdullah

    KABUL: The Chief of Executive Officer (CEO) of the country Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday said the government is utilizing all available resources to reopen the roads and provide humanitarian assistance in the avalanches-hit areas of Afghanistan. In a press conference here, the CEO said the teams are clearing the roads …

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  • 1 March

    New Kabul City project to create 0.2m jobs

    AT-KABUL: The Independent Board of Kabul New City Development, an autonomous body overseeing implementation of the mega construction project, on Sunday said the project would create 200,000 construction jobs, once work kicked off. Expressing concerns over lack of human resources and construction capacity, caretaker of the independent board Yusuf Pashtoon …

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  • 1 March

    Women be given representation in peace talks: HRW

    KABUL: The unity government should commit to include women on the negotiating team for any future peace talks with the Taliban, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement. “If peace talks in Afghanistan move forward, all parties should ensure that women have a meaningful presence on the negotiating …

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February, 2015

  • 28 February

    The plight of Afghan refugees

    Crackdown against Afghans continues across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other parts of Pakistan. Though, Islamabad officially says it doesn’t encourage forcible repatriation of Afghan refugees but its mysterious silence on the plight of refugees has raised many eyebrows. Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has assured Afghan ambassador Janan Mosazai that …

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  • 28 February

    Afghan’s being fooled with fake peace talks

    By Dr. Florance Ebrahimi: The new Afghan government, led by President Ashraf Ghani, is faking to the Afghans that they are opening new avenues to bring peace to the war-rattled country. This time, our intellectual president has come up with a new experiment now Kabul turns to Beijing to help it …

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