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India is buying more Mi-35 gunships for the Afghan forces

The proposal comes after a request from the Afghan government The government of India is mulling to buy more Mi-35 gunship helicopters for the Afghan Air Force in a bid to bolster the fighting the capability of the Afghan national defense and security forces. The decision comes after a formal request from the Afghan Govt including during a visit to Delhi ... Read More »

James Mattis arrives in Pakistan to hold meetings with civil, military leadership

James Mattis arrives in Pakistan to hold meetings with civil, military leadership

US defence secretary to discuss regional security, peace, bilateral issues and the Afghan conflict United States Secretary of Defence James Mattis arrived in Pakistan on Monday for a day-long visit. He was received by senior Pakistani officials and US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale at Nur Khan Airbase, Chaklala. On Monday, James Mattis held a high-level meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, ... Read More »

IS, Taliban battle displaced hundreds of families in Afghanistan

Waziro Tangi Valley is considered to be economic corridor used by militants for smuggling The fresh fight between the Islamic State (IS) terror group and Afghan Taliban insurgents has displaced hundreds of people in an eastern Afghan province. According to the spokesman of provincial governor’s, Attahullah Khogyani said more than 200 families fled their homes in the Khogyani district of eastern ... Read More »

Dozens of Afghan security forces reported killed In Taliban attacks

The Taliban had sent suicide bombers and used heavy weapons, leaving 30 police officers killed and 15 others wounded Afghan officials say Taliban fighters have stormed more than a dozen security posts in the country’s south and west, killing at least 30 members of local security forces. According to police spokesman Matiullah Helal in the southern province of Kandahar suicide ... Read More »

US Drone killed APS attack mastermind Umar Khorasani in Afghanistan

US Drone killed APS attack mastermind Umar Khorasani in Afghanistan

Chief of TTP’s Jamaat-ul-Ahraar (JuA) faction Umar Khalid Khorasani killed in Paktia province Chief of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) and mastermind of Army Public School Peshawar massacre has been killed in a US drone attack in Afghanistan. According to the media reports, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar’s chief Umar Khalid Khorasani has been killed in Paktia province of Afghanistan  along with eight ... Read More »

Pakistan Army rescues Canadian-American family abducted in Afghanistan in 2012

Pakistan Army rescues Canadian-American family abducted in Afghanistan in 2012

Pakistan rescues North American family of five members being taken hostage by Afghan Taliban Pakistan Army has rescued an American woman her Canadian husband and their three children who abducted in Afghanistan in 2012. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) the hostages were a Canadian, his American wife, and their three children. The hostages were rescued through an intelligence-based operation by ... Read More »

Pakistan announces 3000 scholarships for Afghan students

Pakistan announces 3000 scholarships for Afghan students

First phase of the HEC scholarships has been successfully completed through Ministry of Education Higher Education Commission Pakistan has announced 3,000 higher education scholarships to Afghan students under the Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship Programme The second batch of the scholarship has been offered after successfully completing the first phase. In 2009, first phase of the HEC scholarships  through Ministry of ... Read More »

Pakistan, Turkey agree to continue coordination on regional peace and security

Pakistan, Turkey agree to continue coordination on regional peace and security

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif discussed new Afghan policy in meeting with President Erdogan Pakistan and Turkey leadership pledge to continue mutual cooperation on regional peace, security, stability and connectivity. According to Foreign Office, Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawaja Asif during a day-long visit to Ankara discussed issues of Rohingya Muslims and Afghanistan new policy by United States. Pakistan seeks consultations with ... Read More »

Stable Afghanistan is Pakistan’s best interest: Foreign Office

Pakistan and Afghanistan

Pakistan supports all initiatives promoting sustainable peace and security in the region Pakistan’s foreign office reiterated that Pakistan wants stable Afghanistan and wishes long-lasting bilateral relationship with the neighboring country. Addressing a weekly press briefing, Nafees Zakaria Spokesperson Foreign Office, condemned the recent terrorist attacks happened in Afghanistan. Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan was deeply saddened by the loss of precious ... Read More »

Pakistan hosting second largest number of refugees worldwide at 1.4 million

Pakistan hosting second largest number of refugees worldwide at 1.4 million

Turkey leading the hosting countries having 2.9 million refugees, UNHCR Pakistan being an Islamic neighbouring country has accommodated a large number of Afghans refugees for the last three decades. Afghans have migrated from Afghanistan to Pakistan due to at least two times wars in Afghanistan. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has said that currently 60 million people in the ... Read More »

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