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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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India, Afghanistan Sign Agreements of 108 Development Projects

Indian and Afghan officials on Tuesday signed agreements for the implementation of 108 community development projects in Afghanistan. The projects valued at $31.33 million will be executed in 31 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces. Manpreet Vohra, Indian Ambassador to Kabul, at the signing ceremony of the agreements with Afghan officials said …

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Pakistan’s Loyalty Questioned Again after Shelling on Kunar Province

As Kabul and Islamabad discuss launching of joint operations against the insurgents hidden across the Durand line, Pakistan shells artillery rockets over eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan. A spokesman for the Afghan Chief Executive said on Monday that Pakistan will never be loyal to Afghanistan. “Before the arrival of Pakistani …

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Suicide Bomber Surrenders to Police in Helmand

A Taliban suicide bomber has surrendered to Afghan police in southern Helmand province, officials said Monday. Provincial governor officials said that the suicide bomber surrendered to police this afternoon in Mukhtar area in PD5 of Lashkargah City. According to the officials, the suicide bomber has confessed that Taliban insurgents had …

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Rahmatullah Nabil Barred from Foreign Travel

The former Afghan intelligence chief, Rahmatullah Nabil was denied permission to leave the country, the political organization “Axis of Afghanistan People” said on Sunday. The Axis of Afghanistan People in a press release said putting Mr. Nabil on the no-fly list is an illegal action by the government. According to …

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Traders Complain of Corruption, Extortion in Customs

Irresponsible individuals are extorting money from traders after they pay taxes in customs, said Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). “Security institutions including intelligence and representatives of the general attorney are extorting instead of evaluating in customs administrations,” said Khan Jan Alkozay, deputy of ACCI. According to Alkozay, the …

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