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Pakistan for cooperation with Kabul to remove terror support networks in Afghanistan

Top-level civil and military officials during a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) in Islamabad on Wednesday resolved to work with the Afghan government for the resolution of issues including cross-border firing and the “support network in Afghanistan for terrorist incidents in Pakistan”, a press handout said. The officials …

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Russia, Iran pushing their influence in Afghanistan as country’s future grows shaky

For 16 years, the United States has tried to stabilize and rebuild Afghanistan with a goal of preventing the war-torn country from once again being used as a launching pad for international terrorism – as it was during the September 11 attacks. But despite spending more than $600 billion and …

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Congress, White House dither on Afghan policy: US Secretary of State

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Trump administration has been looking at full range of options in the process of crafting new strategy for Afghanistan, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. Reports in the US media claimed that the team, tasked to formulate Afghan policy was still struggling with the task, as …

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Pakistan rejects allegation army is pushing militants into Afghanistan

The Foreign Office (FO) on Monday rejected an Afghan governor’s allegation that the Pakistan Army’s Operation Khyber-IV was meant to push militants into Afghanistan. “The militants, most of them influenced by [the Pakistani military], are sent across the Durand Line. It [the Pakistani military] wants to show that it has …

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US desire to win Afghan war increases pressure on Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The new emphasis in Washington on the need for Pakistan to do more against militants is linked to the Trump administration’s desire to win the Afghan war. Usually on weekends the United States media focuses on human interest stories, but this weekend there are almost a dozen reports explaining how the …

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Nimroz melon, watermelon yield goes up by 80pc

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): There has been an 80 percent increase in the watermelon and melon yield this year in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday. Agriculture and Irrigation Director Akbar Sharifi told Pajhwok Afghan News Nimroz had produced 160,000 to 170,000 tonnes of watermelon and melon last year. The fruits …

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Trump wants Pakistan’s ‘paradoxical’ policies to change: NSA

WASHINGTON: US National Security Adviser Gen H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that President Donald Trump wants Pakistan to change its ‘paradoxical’ policy of supporting the militants who are causing the country great losses. In an interview to a conservative radio host, Hugh Hewitt, Mr McMaster also defended President Trump’s strategy …

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Nimroz bibliophile embarks on book-collecting drive

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A young resident of southwestern Nimroz province of Afghanistan has launched a book-collecting campaign to encourage the reading habit and enrich the Information and Culture Department Library. Mohammad Zarif Yousafzai has erected a tent in Zaranj, the provincial capital, as part of his campaign to promote the reading …

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78 tons of imported chicken meat rejected by Nimroz authorities

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Local officials on Tuesday said more than 78,000 kilograms of chicken meat imported from China and France to southeastern Nimroz province had been rejected and turned to the two countries. Mohammad Akbar Sharifi, provincial agriculture and livestock director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that two containers of frozen chicken meat produced …

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No victory in Afghanistan without Pakistan’s support: US military chief

WASHINGTON: Recent experiences indicate that the United States cannot win the war in Afghanistan without Pakistan’s support, says US military chief Gen Joseph Dunford. And US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said that a recent decision to stop reimbursements to the Pakistani military was not part of a tougher new …

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