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  • Pakistan, Afghanistan in angry tangle over border fence

    ANGOOR ADDA: Pakis­tan is confident that a pair of nine-foot chicken wire fences topped with barbed wire will stop incursions by militants from Afghanistan, which opposes Islamabad’s plans for a barrier along the frontier...

    Pakistan plans to fence up most of the 2,500km frontier despite Kabul’s protests that the barrier would divide families and friends along the Pashtun tribal belt straddling the colonial-era Durand line drawn up by...

  • Pakistan, Afghanistan armies set up border hotline

    KARACHI: Officials of the Pakistan Army and the Afghan National Army have established a hotline link to discuss the border situation...

    According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), first hotline communication took place on Tuesday between Comman­der of the Southern Com­mand Lt Gen Aamir Riaz and commander of the Afghan National Army’s 205 corps Lt Gen Daud Shah Wafadar...

  • China hopes Pakistan, Afghanistan will properly address border issue

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Monday hoped that both Pakistan and Afghanistan would properly address the border issue and jointly uphold peace and stability...

    Responding to a question regarding unprovoked firing by Afghan forces on security personnel detailed for the security of population census team in Chaman area causing death and injuries to Pakistani citizens, Geng Shuang remarked during his regular press briefing,...

  • Pakistan, Afghanistan to use Google Maps to settle border row

    Pakistan and Afghanistan plan to use Google Maps to help settle a border dispute that led to deadly clashes last week, officials from both sides said Monday...

    On Friday, Pakistan closed the border after attacks by Afghan forces on census staff and security personnel escorting them left 12 people dead and 40 others injured...

  • Pakistan awaits Afghanistan's response over border management, says FO

    ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan has so far not responded to the measures taken by Pakistan to implement a border management system at the Torkham border in order to curb the flow of undocumented travellers, Foreign Office spokesman Nafeez Zakaria said on Thursday...

    Zakaria, while briefing the media, notified that "Afghanistan’s cooperation is extremely necessary in this regard"...

  • Pakistan temporarily reopens border with Afghanistan

    Pakistan temporarily reopened the two main border crossings with Afghanistan on Tuesday following the border's closure last month amid a string of deadly militant attacks, officials said...

    The measure, which is to remain in place on Wednesday as well, seeks to ease tensions between the two neighbours and relieve some of the backlog of people and vehicles at the crossings...

  • Pakistan urges Afghanistan to support border fencing, terms it mutually beneficial

    Pakistan on Friday observed that the Afghan reaction on terrorism activities in Kabul was based on misconceptions created by certain foreign elements, and urged Afghanistan to support the process of fencing the Pak-Afghan border terming it mutually beneficial, read a press release issued by the PM House...

    It also decided to continue positive engagements with Afghanistan, including the already planned visit of a delegation to Kabul...

  • Pakistan to open border with Afghanistan today

    QUETTA: Pakistan will open its border with Afghanistan at Chaman and Torkham on Monday for four days...

    Official sources said here on Saturday that Pakistan had decided to open the border on a request of the Afghan government to allow its nationals stranded at Chaman and Torkham borders...

  • Pakistan withdraws WTO case against European Union

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is considering withdrawing a suit filed against the European Union at the World Trade Organisation in 2014 over imposition of countervailing duties on export of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)...

    The EU had imposed countervailing duties on import of polyethylene terephthalate from Pakistan, Iran and the United Arab Emirates in June 2009...

  • ‘The European Union is a friend of Pakistan’

    KARACHI: “The European Union (EU) is a friend of Pakistan,” said Anne Marchal, EU Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan, during her lecture on ‘EU-Pakistan relations in current regional and international scenario’ organised by the Area Study Centre for Europe, University of Karachi, on Tuesday...

    While categorically discussing areas in EU-Pakistan relations such as trade, policy,...

  • Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists concerned over notice served on Dawn

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern over a notice served by the Press Council of Pakistan on Dawn for what it called violating the Ethical Code of Conduct by publishing an interview of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif about the 2008 Mumbai attacks...

    The PFUJ president, Afzal Butt, and its secretary general Ayub Jan Sarhandi urged the authorities not to interfere with the right of media to...

  • Turkish border troops kill 11 Syrians refugees trying to cross border

    AMMAN: Turkish border guards shot dead at least 11 Syrians refugees, mostly from one family, as they tried to cross into Turkey from northwestern Syria, activists and a monitoring group said on Sunday...

    At least two women and four children were among those killed in the shootings overnight as the refugees sought to cross into Turkey from the border village of Khirbet al Jouz, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...

  • Pakistan v Afghanistan: Afghanistan win the toss, opt to bat first

    Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan has won the toss and decided to bat first against Pakistan in their Asia Cup 2018 Super Four match in Abu Dhabi...

    Pakistan: 1 Imam-ul-Haq, 1 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Shoaib Malik, 5 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), 6 Asif Ali, 7 Haris Sohail, 8 Mohammad Nawaz, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Usman Khan, 11 Shaheen AfridiAfghanistan: 1 Mohammad Shahzad (wk), 2 Ihsanullah Janat, 3 Rahmat Shah, 4 Hashmatullah Shahidi, 5...

  • Afghanistan protests against ‘cross-border shelling’

    ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan accu­sed Pakistani troops on Thursday of shelling Afghan villages on the border, which is said to have killed three people...

    In Kabul, Pakistan’s Ambassador Abrar Hussain was summoned to the Afghan Foreign Ministry to receive the protest over cross-border shelling...

  • Border crossing with Afghanistan in Chaman reopens

    ISLAMABAD / QUETTA: Pakistan on Saturday reopened the Friendship Gate — the border crossing with Afghanistan in Chaman district of Balochistan — on humanitarian grounds...

    The gate was reopened a day ahead of the beginning of Ramazan at the request of Afghan authorities to provide relief to the people living on both sides of the border...

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