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July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Russia, Tajikistan hold anti-Taliban drills near Afghan border

DUSHANBE: Russia and Tajikistan on Tuesday began joint military exercises near the Tajik-Afghan border to prepare to ward off potential Taliban attacks. More than 10,000 troops, mostly Tajik reservists, will take part in the first such drills in the area by the ex-Soviet allies, Tajikistan’s defence ministry said. Combined forces will practice “eliminating

July 16, 2018 1:50 PM Ashraf Ghani calls COAS, assures enhanced border security

RAWALPINDI: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani called Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and expressed his condolences on loss of innocent lives during terrorist attacks in Pakistan. According to a statement issued by the ISPR on Monday, the Afghan president assured the army chief of enhanced border security measures on Afghan side as assistance

July 9, 2018 12:00 AM US, Afghan forces clear IS from eastern district

DEH BALA, Afghanistan: US and Afghan Special Forces are completing an operation to clear Islamic State fighters from a remote district in Nangarhar, the eastern province where they have their main stronghold in Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday. The operation in Deh Bala, on the border with Pakistan, began at the end of April and was largely complete

July 6, 2018 12:00 AM NAB KP arrests Afghan fraudster

MANSEHRA: National Accountability Bureau Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (NAB KP) on Thursday arrested an Afghan national, who deprived scores of people of their hard-earned money in garb of investments in property and transport business. The NAB team conducted a raid in College Doraha area and arrested Gula Jan alias Sher Jan and shifted him to Peshawar. Gula Jan has been running

July 5, 2018 1:32 PM Indian envoy hopes bilateral ties will improve after elections in Pakistan

India's High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria, while addressing a seminar in Islamabad, hoped that the relations between India and Pakistan will improve after the 2018 general elections. "We hope that Pak-India relations will improve following the general elections in Pakistan," Bisaria said, adding that the two countries started facing strained relations since

July 5, 2018 2:08 AM You can’t win without electables and money: Imran

FOR Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, the key to the Prime Minister House lies in understanding the country’s complex political realities. In a conversation with Dawn during his election campaign in Karachi on Wednesday, Mr Khan said that although he cannot vouch for each of the near 700 national and provincial-level candidates his party 12

July 5, 2018 12:00 AM Militant commander killed in NW drone strike

MIRANSHAH: A US drone strike in North Waziristan Agency (NW) in the Pak-Afghan border area killed a militant commander and left his security guard injured, local sources said. The sources said Commander Abdullah and his guard were walking on foot in Tor Tangi area of Dattakhel tehsil in the North Waziristan tribal district when they were targeted by missiles 3

July 5, 2018 12:00 AM Afghan troops kill 132 Taliban militants

KABUL: The Afghan army continued mopping-up operations against militants and killed 132 Taliban insurgents in latest raids on their supply lines and the group's mid-level command structure, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. Some 132 militants were killed and 28 others wounded during military operations and airstrikes in Afghanistan since early 1

July 2, 2018 8:41 AM BHC upholds PPP Balochistan president's disqualification

The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Monday upheld the disqualification of PPP's provincial president, who was vying for the PB-31 seat in Quetta. A divisional bench of the BHC, comprising Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan and Justice Nazeer Langove, ruled that Ali Madad Jattak, the PPP's Balochistan chief, cannot be allowed to contest the elections 3

June 29, 2018 8:40 PM FATF notifies action plan Pakistan must implement after placement on 'grey list'

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday formally identified Pakistan as a country with "strategic deficiencies" in its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regime, notifying the steps the country must take to address the shortcomings. Pakistan's placement on FATF's 'grey list', which had been decided in February, had taken effect 2