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Governance & Politics

Wolesi Jirga summons security bosses, IEC officials

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Mar 19, 2018 - 15:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the parliament on Monday decided to summon security bosses and officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to brief the lawmakers about security situation and delay in the upcoming election...
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Ghani to Pakistan: Help end the conflict in Afghanistan

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Mar 19, 2018 - 12:26
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani wants the warring parties should think of ending the conflict instead of winning it, National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua’s office said on Sunday. At their meeting in Kabul, Ghani said he had pinned...
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Haqqani sanctuaries eradicated: Pakistan’s military

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Mar 19, 2018 - 12:23
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan military authorities have claimed all terrorist groups’ safe havens including the Haqqani Network were eradicated from their soil through a ‘successful’ military campaign. In addition to the cost in blood of over 75,000...
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Islamabad suggests political role for Taliban

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Mar 19, 2018 - 12:20
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): With the US ramping up the war on terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan wants Taliban leaders to be part of a future setup in Kabul. Pakistan’s top diplomat in Washington says: “There’s a precedent for this in the rehabilitation of...
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Meshrano Jirga supports Pakistani Pashtun movement

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Mar 18, 2018 - 21:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga or Senate members on Sunday voiced their support for an ongoing social movement of the Pashtuns living across the Durand Line.
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IEC hints at 3-month delay in WJ election

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Mar 18, 2018 - 19:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday hinted at three months delay to the Wolesi Jirga (WJ) and District Councils Elections and said the process of voters’ registration would start in a month.
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Mullah Rasoul's group welcome Ulema Conference in Indonesia

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Mar 18, 2018 - 16:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban’s splinter group led by Mullah Rasoul has declared its support for Ulema conference in Indonesia on Afghan peace process later this month, a statement from the group said on Sunday. The establishment of peace was only...
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Abdullah, Janjua want Taliban to seize offer for talks

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Mar 18, 2018 - 12:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan and Afghanistan have called for the Taliban to respond positively to President Ashraf Ghani’s offer of open-ended peace talks. The call came during a meeting Pakistan's National Security Adviser (NSA) Nasser Janjua and...
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UK renews commitment to Afghanistan’s stability

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Mar 18, 2018 - 10:54
کابل (پژواک، ۲۷حوت۹۶): وزیر دفاع بریتانیا در نخستین سفرش از افغانستان گفته است که امنیت و ثبات افغانستان، در صدر اجندای بریتانیا قرار دارد.
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Islamabad supports Kabul peace offer to Taliban: Janjua

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Mar 17, 2018 - 18:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan strongly supports the Afghan government’s latest peace proposal to the Taliban and is ready to cooperate in this regard, the country’s visiting National Security Advisor said on Saturday.
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Horse-trading alleged in Wolesi Jirga admin polls

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Mar 17, 2018 - 17:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday alleged massive horse-trading in the lower house’s recent administrative board polls and called for the voting to be declared invalid. Heads of both houses of the parliament are elected for a...
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Pence, Abbasi discuss ways to end Afghan conflict

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Mar 17, 2018 - 10:31
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): American and Pakistani leaders have conferred on the need for a negotiated settlement of the conflict in Afghanistan, a media report said on Saturday. The issue was taken up at an unscheduled meeting between Pakistan Prime...
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Pakistani NSA in Kabul for fence-mending talks

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Mar 17, 2018 - 09:45
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s national security advisor (NSA) arrive in Kabul on a daylong visit today (Saturday) for talks with senior Afghan leaders. Lt Gen Nasser Janjua is to meet President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah, his...
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Pakistan has taken minimum action against terrorists: US

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Mar 17, 2018 - 08:36
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Trump administration on Friday warned of taking actions on its own to safeguard its personnel in Afghanistan, accusing Pakistan of failing to take decisive steps against terrorist groups. “Six months after the announcement...
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Nangarhar people cover highway with clay to reproach govt

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Mar 16, 2018 - 15:53
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of civil society activists and people covered second Kabul-Jalalabad highway with clay to protest government’s negligence on the construction, warning to continue their protest if construction of the road not begin in near future.
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Strong Afghan state vital to political settlement: NATO

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Mar 15, 2018 - 16:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): A strong Afghan state is essential to create the necessary conditions for a political resolution to the current conflict in the country, NATO’s senior civilian representative (SCR) says. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan...
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Seize opportunity for peace talks, EU urges Taliban

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Mar 15, 2018 - 11:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban would seize President Ashraf Ghani´s offer to recognise the movement as a legitimate political group, hopes the EU´s special ambassador to Afghanistan Roland Kobia, following a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Deng...
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Policemen among 9 dead in Lahore suicide bombing

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Mar 15, 2018 - 10:17
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Five police personnel were among nine people killed in a suicide attack on a police check-post in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore, officials said on Thursday. The bomber blew himself up near the Raiwind Tableeghi Markaz after a...
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Peace possible with tribal elders’ mediation: Sherzai

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Mar 14, 2018 - 20:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): Tribal elders held a meeting in capital Kabul on Wednesday and voiced their support for the government’s latest peace offer to the Taliban. The meeting was organized by the Coordination Center of Tribal councils of the Ministry of...
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Our strength lies in unity, says President Ghani

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Mar 14, 2018 - 18:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani emphasized on political patience on Wednesday in order to allow opportunities to increase, saying the strength of Afghans lied in their unity. Speaking at a gathering marking the 23th death anniversary of...
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