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Taliban attack on Afghanistan police cadets near Kabul kills dozens

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Taliban bombers have attacked an Afghan police convoy outside the capital Kabul, killing at least 30 people and wounding 50 others, officials say.Two bombs hit a convoy of buses carrying graduates from a ceremony on the city’s western outskirts.Paghman District Governor Musa Khan told the BBC that all but two of the dead were police cadets. The bombing was claimed by the Taliban and follows an attack on a bus just over a week ago that killed 14 people. A Taliban spokesman said that in Thursday’s attack, the first bomberRead More


Stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan extended for six more months

PTI files petition in NAB against Nawaz for corruption

ISLAMABAD, 29 JUNE (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed Ministry of Foreign Affairs and States & Frontier Regions Division to immediately engage with UNHCR and the government of Afghanistan for gradual relocation of refugee camps in Pakistan to Afghanistan. According to a press release issued by the Prime Minister House, it is stated, the stay of POR card holders Afghan refugees shall be extended for a further period of six months only, till 31st December, 2016; and, In order to facilitate relocation and as a gesture of continuedRead More


US Pakistan F-16 deal and the rut of history

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By Adnan Yousaf  US-Pakistan F-16 deal expired when United States refused to hand over eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan at the subsidised rate of $270 million and asked Pakistan to make the full payment for the aircraft from its national resources. Though Pakistan was in dire need of these aircraft for counter-terrorism operations, it chose not to pay $699 million for the aircraft which were previously financed through the US Foreign Military Financing (FMF) programme partially. And US, despite of knowing Pakistan’s need for these jets in the ongoing warRead More


Pak Army will always come up to expectations of nation: COAS

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RAWALPINDI, 02  (DNA) –  A day-long Formation Commanders’ Conference, presided over by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, was held at General Headquarters on Thursday. The conference was attended by Corps Commanders, Principal Staff Officers and all Formation Commanders, an ISPR news release said. The participants were given comprehensive briefing on prevailing internal and external security situation of the country. They also held exhaustive discussion on professional matters. The COAS in his address while underscoring multiple and complicated challenges faced by Pakistan, expressed his optimism saying that PakistaniRead More


Gen Claudio praises Pak Army’s role for regional stability

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RAWALPINDI, 20 APR (DNA) – Chief of Defence General Staff (CDGS), Italian Armed Forces General Claudio GRAZIANO on Wednesday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif at General Headquarters. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of mutual interest including regional security situation and measures to further enhance defence collaboration between both the countries came under discussion. Chief of Defence General Staff, Italian Armed Forces appreciated successes of operation Zarb-e-Azb and efforts of Pakistan for regional security. DNA


If Pakistan can hold elections, why not Afghanistan: Analysts

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KABUL, 27 MAY (DNA) – A number of Afghan analysts said that considering security threats in Pakistan, holding of election is also possible in Afghanistan and the government of Afghanistan should not use insecurity as a pretext not to hold elections. The analysts add that however there are some common views from Pakistan’s politicians and political parties against Afghanistan that Afghanistan is a weak country but a peaceful election is in favour of Afghanistan. Pakistan’s general election was held amid tight security measures. It is said that for providing securityRead More