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  • Russia, Tajikistan hold massive military drills near Afghan border

    DUSHANBE: Russia and fragile ex-Soviet ally Tajikistan have begun large-scale military drills close to the Central Asian state's restless border with Afghanistan, a Tajik military official confirmed Tuesday...

    A spokesman for Tajikistan's defence ministry said the drills involving around 50,000 Tajik troops and 2,000 Russian troops, including paratroopers flown in from Russia...

  • 10 die in air strike, clashes at Afghan border with Tajikistan

    KABUL: Afghan officials said on Monday a Tajik or Russian aircraft had bombed a northeastern Afghan border district during a clash between gunmen and Tajik border guards, but officials in both Tajikistan and Russia denied that they had done so...

    Cross-border clashes are rare on Afghanistan’s border with Tajikistan, compared, for example, with fighting along Afghanistan’s eastern border with Pakistan...

  • Border at Chaman shut after Afghans burn Pakistani flag

    QUETTA: Pakistan has closed its border with Afghanistan indefinitely after a group of Afghan demonstrators attacked the Friendship Gate at Chaman and set the Pakistani flag on fire, it emerged on Friday...

    Sources said that a large number of Afghan nationals, celebrating the 97th anniversary of their country’s independence day, gathered near the Friendship Gate after marching through the streets of the Spin Boldak town across the...

  • Flag meeting between Pak-Afghan border officials ends in stalemate

    QUETTA: A flag meeting between security officials of Pakistan and Afghanistan to reopen the Friendship Gate at Chaman border ended without any result Saturday afternoon, a well-placed para-military officer who declined to be named told Dawn...

    The two sides adopted strict security measures on their respective borders during the meeting, convened at the request of Afghan border officials...

  • Pakistan, Tajikistan to expand ties

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Tajikistan agreed on Monday to expand ties to achieve the bilateral trade target set at $500 million...

    The agreement was reached during meetings held at the Foreign Office between the Pakistani officials and Tajikistan’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Nizomiddin Zohidov...

  • Pakistan, Tajikistan lay stress on energy cooperation

    DUSHANBE: Pakistan and Tajikistan have vowed to work for early completion of a power project, CASA 1000, which will enable the former to import 1,000MW of electricity to meet its growing energy needs...

    Addressing a press conference along with Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon here on Wednesday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan would also explore other avenues of energy cooperation with the Central Asian Republic...

  • Pakistan, Tajikistan to enhance defence and trade ties

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Tajikistan agreed on Thursday to strengthen cooperation in the fields of energy, defence and trade and vowed to improve connectivity to deepen bilateral ties...

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, while addressing a press conference after their delegation level talks here at the PM House, termed the visit ‘productive’ and ‘fruitful’...

  • Various road projects connecting Pakistan with Tajikistan approved

    MURREE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a meeting with the visiting President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon here at the Governor House on Friday...

    During the meeting, National Highway Authority (NHA) Chairman Shahid Ashraf Tarar gave a detailed presentation to the Tajik delegation, in which different infrastructure projects showing options of connectivity between Pakistan and Tajikistan were presented, reported Radio Pakistan...

  • Pakistan, Tajikistan agree to revive talks on trade pact

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has once again conveyed its willingness to Tajikistan for early conclusion of a trilateral transit trade agreement which would help exchange of goods with the landlocked country via Afghanistan, a senior official told Dawn on Friday...

    Pakistan’s stance was conveyed on Friday in a Pakistani and Tajik business community gathering co-chaired by Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan and Tajik Foreign Minister...

  • Tajikistan to export 1,000MW electricity to Pakistan by 2018

    ISLAMABAD: Tajikistan would export 1,000 megawatts of hydroelectric power to Pakistan by 2018 under Central Asia South Asia (CASA-1000) project through a 750-kilometre-long transmission line with an estimated cost of $1...

    Talking to APP on Friday about Pakistan-Tajikistan bilateral relations, Ambassador of Tajikistan Sherali Saidamir Jononove said: “Pakistan is one of the first among those countries who recognised Tajikistan as an...

  • Pakistan, Tajikistan discuss rail link

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Tajikistan have agreed to establish railway connectivity via Afghanistan with a view to boosting trade and economic relations between the two countries...

    Tajikistan’s Ambassador Sherali S...

  • Pakistan, Tajikistan agree to boost annual trade to $500m

    DUSHANBE: Pakistan and Tajikistan on Tuesday agreed to further strengthen their relations by adopting measures to take bilateral trade to $500 million per annum, immediate revival of air links and early implementation of the CASA-1000 (Central Asia South Asia) electricity project...

    President Hussain said as Pakistan and Tajikistan enjoyed historical, cultural and fraternal bonds, their relations had been further strengthened by close...

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