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Some criminals surrender to police: Saleh

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Oct 24, 2020 - 14:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Saturday that after the destruction of installations on grabbed lands and disclosure of criminals, grabbers voluntarily started freeing grabbed green areas and criminals surrendering to...
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Pakistan to remain on FATF's grey list until February

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Oct 24, 2020 - 11:12
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan will continue to stay on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) increased monitoring list -- more commonly known as the grey list.
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China calls for orderly US pullout from Afghanistan

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Oct 24, 2020 - 09:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States of America should withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in an orderly and responsible manner, says China. An orderly US military pullout was important to prevent further escalation of violence in Afghanistan, the...
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NATO’s Afghan presence adjusted to less than 12,000

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Oct 24, 2020 - 09:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO and allied defence ministers conferred on missions in Afghanistan and Iraq on Friday, says the alliance. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance had adjusted its presence in Afghanistan to support the peace...
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US poll outcome won’t affect peace talks: Karzai

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Oct 24, 2020 - 09:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): The upcoming US election’s result will have no significant impact on the Afghan peace process, believes former president Hamid Karzai. In an interview released on Friday, Karzai said: “I don’t think the outcome will have an impact...
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Khan vows support for Afghan peace process

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Oct 24, 2020 - 09:05
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan insists there is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan , pledging consistent support for peace and stability in the neighbouring country. Prime Minister Imran Khan held out the pledge during a meeting on...
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Rahmani, Qaiser hope for peace in Afghanistan

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Oct 24, 2020 - 09:01
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Afghan and Pakistani parliament speakers are optimistic about the outcome of the ongoing peace negotiations in Doha. At a meeting in Islamabad on Friday night, Mir Rahman Rahmani and Asad Qaiser hoped the dream of a peaceful and...
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Wolesi Jirga delegation leaves for Pakistan

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Oct 23, 2020 - 14:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): Led by speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani, a Wolesi Jirga delegation on Friday left Kabul for Islamabad for talks on various issues with Pakistani leaders. Wolesi Jirga defense affairs commission head Mir Haidar Afzali told Pajhwok Afghan...
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Baghlan civil, military spheres being reformed: Ghani

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Oct 23, 2020 - 11:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said fundamental reforms are being brought to the civil and military sectors of northern Baghlan province to improve their efficiency. The president said this during a meeting with tribal elders and...
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Taliban vow to pave way for global investment

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Oct 22, 2020 - 17:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): Taliban ’s Qatar office deputy head Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai and US International Development Finance Corporation CEO Adam S. Boehler discussed investment opportunities in Afghanistan , a statement said on Thursday. The...
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Speaker Rahmani also due in Islamabad on Friday

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Oct 22, 2020 - 16:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga Speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani is due to arrive in Islamabad on Friday at the head of a high level delegation, the Pakistani envoy said on Thursday. Pakistan ’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq on his...
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Kabul to discuss visa related problems with Islamabad

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Oct 22, 2020 - 16:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): The government has decided to discuss with Pakistan provision of more facilities for Afghan visa applicants, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Thursday. The MoFA in a statement said the government in coordination with...
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Showrooms selling stolen cars to be sealed: VP

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Oct 22, 2020 - 15:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): First vice-president Amrullah Saleh has said a list of unauthorized buildings in Kabul has been prepared and car showroom outside the city selling stolen vehicles would be sealed.
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Peace in Afghanistan tied to US pullout: HIA chief

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Oct 22, 2020 - 12:05
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan has linked durable peace in his country to the withdrawal of US troops and formation of a sovereign government in Kabul . The proposed new government should be based on Afghan beliefs and traditions...
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Visa issue needs Kabul-Islamabad level solution: Amarkhel

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Oct 21, 2020 - 19:29
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nangarhar governor Ziaul Haq Amarkhel on Wednesday said Tuesday’s stampede that left many dead and wounded would be investigated and that the Pakistan visa issuance was a country-level matter and needed to be addressed mutually...
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Ghani: Final decision on peace to come from Parliament

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Oct 21, 2020 - 17:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani during a speech at the introduction ceremony of ministers-designate on Wednesday recalled economic opportunities in Afghanistan and said the international community was committed on its pledges. The president...
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NATO Secretary General says Taliban must live up to their commitments

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Oct 21, 2020 - 17:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said the alliance remains committed to Afghanistan ’s long term security and asked the Taliban to live up to their commitments. Speaking online ahead of the meetings of NATO Defence...
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Pakistan Embassy says saddened over Jalalabad stampede

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Oct 21, 2020 - 16:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pakistan Embassy in Kabul on Wednesday expressed its deep grief and sadness over reports of deaths and injuring of people in a stampede near the country’s consulate in eastern Nangarhar province. At least 15 people were killed...
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Atmar, Carter discuss reduction in violence, ceasefire

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Oct 21, 2020 - 14:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Acting Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar has held a meeting with with United Kingdom (UK) Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter, and UK Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Gareth Bayley, according to a...
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Afghan women seek regional support for ceasefire

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Oct 21, 2020 - 10:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): An independent women ’s advocacy group on Wednesday urged civil society leaders and human rights defenders in the region to work together with them for defending shares values and achieving prosperity. “We, the women of Afghanistan...
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