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Upcoming Elections to Be Held with Paper ID-Cards

The upcoming parliamentary election will be held with paper ID-cards, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Friday. “We will start the process of voters’ registration with paper ID-cards but not with the electronic ID cards,” said chairman of IEC, Abdul Badi Sayad. Sayad has stated that all challenges against …

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Trump, Modi Discuss Afghanistan over Phone Call

U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke by phone, discussing several regional topics, including Afghanistan. The two leaders reiterated their commitment to Afghanistan’s security, a White House statement said. “Both the leaders expressed concern about the political crisis in the Maldives and the importance of respect …

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US Treasury Depart. Sanctions Three ‘Terrorist Facilitators’ Based in Pakistan

The United States Treasury Department on Thursday announced that three “terrorist facilitators” based in Pakistan have been added to the U.S. government’s list of specially designated global terrorists. “We are targeting operatives who have provided logistical support, improvised explosive devices, and other technological assistance to [al Qaeda], Lashkar-e Tayyiba, the …

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UN Mediation to End ARG-Jamiat Rifts Fails

Sources say that the United Nations mediation to resolve the differences between Jamiat-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan and central government over the dismissal of Balkh governor has failed. After a two week delay, the Presidential Palace and Jamiat Party resumed their negotiations on Tuesday, but the talks ended with no result. …

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Pakistan Calls for Repatriation of Afghan Refugees

The Pakistani government has called for early repatriation of Afghan refugees in Pakistan. “Pakistan’s economy has carried the burden of hosting Afghan refugees since long and in the present circumstances cannot sustain it further,” said a statement from Pakistan foreign ministry. “Thus their (Afghan refugees’) early and dignified return to …

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