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UNHCR doubles grant for Afghan refugees returning home

UNHCR doubles grant for Afghan refugees returning home

Commending Pakistan’s generosity for hosting one of the world’s largest refugee populations, the UNHCR Chief urged global community to support returning Afghans and host communities ISLAMABAD – The United Nations refugee agency has increased assistance package for registered Afghan refugees who were opting to return to Afghanistan under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary return programme. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo ... Read More »

Pakistan Army Major becomes victim of Afghan firing

Major Jawad

Major Ali Jawad’s funeral was attended by Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif in Peshawar Tuesday, after which his body was flown to his hometown – Quetta – for burial PESHAWAR – Pakistan Army’s Major Jawad Changezy, who had been injured during Monday’s clash with Afghanistan’s border security forces passed away on Tuesday. Changezi belonged to Quetta and was deployed ... Read More »

Nine Pakistanis injured in Pak-Afghan border firing

Nine Pakistanis injured in Pak-Afghan border firing

Curfew imposed in Torkham, Landi Kotal after exchange of firing between Pak – Afghan troops ISLAMABAD – At least nine people have been injured after an exchange of fire erupted between Pakistan and Afghan security forces near the Torkham border. A curfew has been imposed in Landikotal and Torkham on Monday following fire and bombardment by Afghan forces along the ... Read More »

Taliban leader Mullah Mansour killed by US airstrike, Afghanistan confirms

Taliban leader Mullah Mansour killed by US airstrike. Photo: AFP

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour has been targeted and ‘likely killed’ in an air strike, US officials have said. The US military carried out an air strike on Saturday in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region, according to officials. “We are still assessing the results of the strike and will provide more information as it becomes available,” Pentagon press secretary ... Read More »

Ali Gilani, son of Pakistan’s ex-PM, recovered from Afghanistan after 3 years

Ali Haider Gilani, son of Pakistan's ex-PM, recovered from Afghanistan after 3 years

The kidnapped son of Pakistan’s ex-Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has been rescued in Afghanistan in a joint Afghan-US special forces operation. ISLAMABAD – Ali Haider Gilani, the son of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, was recovered on Tuesday, during an operation in Afghanistan. This news was conveyed by Afghan National Security Advisor Muhammad Hanif Atmar in a ... Read More »

Pakistan and Afghanistan are fighting last battle to wipe out polio

A health worker vaccinates a child against polio outside her home during Polio – National Immunisation Day (NID, while her sisters watching in Sherpow in Landhi town, Karachi Pakistan.

Polio can be eradicated only if injectable vaccines are added to oral drop campaigns By Ashfaq Yusufzai PESHAWAR (Pakistan) – Eradicating poliomyelitis, the crippling childhood disease, now hinges critically on a programme of adding the injectable, inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) to the existing oral polio vaccine (OPV) drives in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the last reservoirs of the wild virus. Pakistan, ... Read More »

Pakistan, Afghanistan must overcome trust deficit to achieve stability

Pakistan, Afghanistan must overcome trust deficit to achieve stability

Tensions and trust deficit between the two countries is the main hurdle to peace in the region: Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omer Zakhilwal ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Afghanistan must restore the trust between two countries, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan, Omar Zakhilwal agreed while addressing a seminar in Islamabad “I need to ... Read More »

Pakistan and Afghanistan cooperation must for peaceful future

Pakistan and Afghanistan

“Security Cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan is an absolute must for a peaceful prospective future for both countries”, says Dr. Gunter Mulack, Ex-Ambassador of Germany to Pakistan ISLAMABAD – Security cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan Relations is necessary to combat terrorism which is a “common enemy of both countries”, speakers urged at a conference in Islamabad. “Security Cooperation between Pakistan ... Read More »

Afghan people are suffering, yet global attention is dwindling: Red Cross chief


The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is in a “downward spiral,” according to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Despite the worsening situation, attention paid to Afghanistan is inversely proportional to the humanitarian situation in the country. “There are more displaced people, more war-wounded and more disabled people. Humanitarian concerns are growing, yet international attention is dwindling. ... Read More »

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