Tie against India as good as a victory: Afghanistan captain

Tie against India as good as a victory: Afghanistan captain

DUBAI: Tying a match with a team like India was equivalent to a memorable victory, Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan has said. India and Afghanistan played out a thrilling tie on Tuesday night after Mohammad Shahzad led his team to 252 for eight with a sensational hundred. “When you tie a match with a side like […]

Pak denies opening Afghan trade route for India

Pak denies opening Afghan trade route for India

Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday refuted media reports saying it had expressed readiness to talk on the restoration of the India-Afghanistan trade route through its territory. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi rejected the media reports after US Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass was quoted as saying by an Indian newspaper that Pakistan had approached Afghanistan earlier […]

Imran Khan pledges citizenship to Afghan and Bangladeshi refugees

Imran Khan pledges citizenship to Afghan and Bangladeshi refugees

Karachi: Prime Minister Imran Khan has pledged to implement existing Pakistani laws that would grant citizenship to all Afghan and Bangladeshi refugees who were born on Pakistani soil, a major departure from previous policy. Pakistan is home to more than 1.39 million registered Afghan refugees, according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), many […]

‘Pakistan considering allowing India-Afghanistan trade via its territory’

‘Pakistan considering allowing India-Afghanistan trade via its territory’

Mumbai: Pakistan had approached Afghanistan earlier this year and indicated its willingness to discuss resumption of trade between Afghanistan and India via Pakistan through the land route, United States ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass told Economic Times in an interview. The revelation is significant, given that for years Pakistan has not allowed Indian goods to […]

Unrepentant, Unreformed Bully

Unrepentant, Unreformed Bully

While it is difficult for bullies, in general, to reform and transform into normal, civic and civil individuals, but in many cases , with maturity and vicissitudes of life, many do. However, at the same time, many also remained unreformed and unrepentant. The latter assessment holds true for the United States which continues to adhere […]

Remembering 9/11: An Echo of Imperialist Violence in Chile

Remembering 9/11: An Echo of Imperialist Violence in Chile

By Raheel Bashir September the 11th, 2018 marks forty five years of one the most gruesome acts of terrorism in modern times. On this day in 1973, the Chilean Military backed by the United States initiated a coup d’état that deposed the democratically elected Socialist President Salvador Allende, leading to his eventual death and established […]

Pak closes consulate in Jalalabad

Pak closes consulate in Jalalabad

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan has temporarily closed its consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad over alleged interference by the provincial governor and a lack of security, its embassy in Kabul announced. In a letter sent to the Afghan foreign ministry, Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul complained that the provincial governor of Nangarhar was “intervening” […]

Invitation from Afghan President

Invitation from Afghan President

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday invited PM-elect Imran Khan to visit Kabul. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Naeemul Haque, while addressing the media, said: “The Afghan president telephoned Imran and congratulated him over his victory in the 2018 General Election.” “Ghani told Imran that Pakistan and Afghanistan have historic relations and invited him for a […]

Afghanistan announces ceasefire, release of prisoners

Afghanistan announces ceasefire, release of prisoners

Kabul: Afghanistan‘s President Ashraf Ghani announced today a temporary ceasefire for Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that caps off the holy month of Ramadan, though it was not immediately clear if the Taliban had agreed. The ceasefire will last “from the 27th of Ramadan until the fifth day of Eid-ul-Fitr,” the president tweeted from an official […]

Death toll from Afghan blast reaches 48

Death toll from Afghan blast reaches 48

Kabul: An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 48 people including women and children and wounded 112 outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul today in the latest attack on election preparations. The assaults underscore growing concerns about security in the lead-up to legislative elections scheduled for October 20, which are […]

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