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‘Important Conferences’ on Afghan Peace to be Held Next Week

important conferences to be held on Afghanistan next week

KABUL – Three important regional and international conferences on peace will be held via video link next week, the Afghanistan’s foreign ministry said on Thursday. The conferences are expected to strengthen regional and international consensus on immediate start of intra-Afghan negotiations and ceasefire, Gran Hewad, a spokesperson for Afghan Foreign …

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COVID-19 Chance to Structural Reform in Pakistan: WB

Covid 19 chance to strucrural reform in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The World Bank (WB) has said that Pakistan is not immune to the economic shock caused by the coronavirus and its exports have been greatly affected, since the country registered $1.39 billion in merchandise exports in May 2020, showing a drop in 34 percent over the same period …

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Khalilzad Resumes Efforts for Intra-Afghan Peace Process

Khalilzad Resumes Efforts for Intra-Afghan Peace Process

KABUL – The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, has departed (on June 28) for travel to Doha, Islamabad, and Tashkent to talk on issues related to the Afghan peace process and challenges at the forefront. At all three locations, Ambassador Khalilzad will urge support for all Afghans …

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The US, Pakistan Working to Strengthen Economic Ties: Khan

US, Pakistan working to strength economic ties says Amb. Khan

WASHINGTON – Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, Asad Majeed Khan, said the critical issue at last year’s three meetings between US President Donald Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was to improve trade between two countries, as well as investment and economic relations. The ambassador made these comments …

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Qureshi Urges India to Focus More on Its Domestic Concerns

Qureshi urges India to focus more on its domestic concerns

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi took to Twitter on Sunday to urge the Indian government to focus more on its internal concerns rather than “behaving like an expansionist nation.” “It would be helpful for Prime Minister Modi’s government and” neighborhood first “policy to realize that India’s neighbors …

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Pakistan Condemns Terror Attacks on Kabul Mosques

Pakistan condemns attacks on mosques in Kabul

KABUL – Pakistan on Sunday strongly condemned terrorist attacks on Wazir Akbar Khan and Sher Shah Suri mosques in Kabul. These heinous acts on the mosques resulted in the martyrdom of renowned religious scholars Dr Ayaz Niazi and Maulavi Azizullah Mofleh and claimed the lives of other innocent worshippers. “We …

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Feature: Rising Optimism for Intra-Afghan Peace Process

Rising optimism for intra-Afghan peace process

The United States Special Representative for Reconciliation in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, met Taliban representatives in Qatar, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa in Islamabad and Afghan leaders in Kabul, starting from Saturday last week. The visits were meant to pave the way for the intra-Afghan peace talks …

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WHO Looking At Covid-19 Through ‘Health Lens’ Only: Pakistan

Pakistan" WHO looking at Covid-19 through ‘health lens’ only

ISLAMABAD – The Special Assistant to the Pakistani Prime Minister for National Health Services, Dr. Zafar Mirza, said Wednesday that the government is implementing a “holistic strategy” to combat the coronavirus. In a statement issued here in response to a WHO letter, he said: “We have made the best sovereign …

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