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Durand Line lacks legal basis: Rana Think Tank

5 Hour Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News Report              KABUL: Political pundits participated in monthly session of Rana Think Tank have criticized Pakistan for mentioning Torkham crossing point as a border between the two countries during inauguration of 24/7 transit gate. According to them, the de-facto Durned Line has no any legal bases. The experts believe the agreement of establishment of …

Editorial: Looming insecurity, fraud in run-up to polls

5 Hour Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

Afghanistan is going to choose a new president next Saturday; however, every election that Afghanistan has had over the past 19 years has been riddled with fraud and marred by violence. This is while the Taliban insurgents have already warned to target the upcoming polls. Following their attacks on a campaign rally and a vice-presidential …

Pak embassy refutes Durand Line’s linkage to Afghan peace

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AT News Report KABUL: Pakistan said Saturday that the Durand Line was an internationally recognized border, reportedly asking Afghanistan to recognize the de-facto line, otherwise it would affect the Afghan peace talks. However, a day later, the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul rejected the report as ‘baseless’. “Durand is the official border line between Afghanistan …

“Peace talks without govt. was a mistake”

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AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: “Talking to the Taliban without the Afghan government in the room was a huge mistake,” the former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker said in an interview with Fox News on Saturday, “because if we’re talking to the Taliban and the Afghan government isn’t involved, we are delegitimizing the government that …

Karzai condemns ‘incorrect words’ about Marshal Fahim

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AT News Report KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai condemns what he called “incorrect words” about Marashal Qasim Fahim, a jihadi commander who served as Karzai’s first vice president. “Unfortunately, I learned that some incorrect words were used about Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim,” he said Sunday in a statement. Karzai said that Fahim served under him …

Pashtoon leaders support political solution for Afghan conundrum

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AT News Report KABUL: Leaders of a Pashtonn political movement said peace in Afghanistan was a key matter for Kabul and Islamabad, saying that Afghan peace should e resolved through political ways. The Awwami National Party chairman, Isfandiar Wali Khan met former president Hamid Karzai on Sunday in Kabul, where they discussed Afghanistan, Pashtoonkhwa and …

Media companies owe personnel’s payment up to two years

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AT News Report KABUL: 15 media organizations have failed to pay their journalists and other staff from six to 21 months, a media watchdog said. The media supporting agency (NAI) warned on Sunday that it would publicize the identities of the media companies if they continue to keep their personnel waiting for salaries. Mehria Razavi …

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7 die as Rickshaw plunges into river

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AT News Report KABUL: Seven members of a single family were killed when their auto-rickshaw plunged into a river on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway in center Kabul province on Sunday. Hasrat Abdullah, the eyewitness, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened in Mahipar area of Sarobi district. He said women were among seven people killed and …

China, Taliban discussed Afghan peace process

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AT News Report KABUL: A nine member Taliban delegation led by Abdul Ghani Baradar, the group’s deputy leader, have visited China to discuss issues related to the Afghan peace process and peace agreement with the US. Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen in a tweet says Ghani Baradar held a meeting with China’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan …

66 Taliban fighters killed in fresh crackdowns

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AT News Report KABUL: At least 66 militants were killed and 26 others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns carried out by Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said on Sunday. Ministry of Defense in a statement said the Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National …

Ghazni’s Jaghato retaken after two years

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AT News Report KABUL: The Afghan security forces have recaptured Jaghato district of southern Ghazni province after two years being under bagged by the Taliban group, security official said Sunday. Ministry of Defense in a statement said that Jaghato retaken after Afghan security forces conducted Operation Mobeen, involving airstrikes. Despite Taliban insurgents suffered huge casualties, …

50 per cent of polling centers to be likely closed on election day

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AT News Report KABUL: A number of members of parliament foresee that half of the 4,942 voting centers would be likely closed on the day of election, arguing the security situation. The allegations come as government forces have launched offensive operations against Taliban fighters since last week all over the country to ensure election security. …

Afghan-US relations worsened: Analysts

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AT News Report KABUL: Political analysts believe that ties between Kabul and Washington have been badly worsened that caused the US withhold tens of millions of dollars aids to infrastructure projects in Afghanistan. Also, members of parliament say that corruption, mismanagement and lack of transparency in the government body have caused the US to stop …

More civilian casualties intolerable: MPs

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AT News Report KABUL: Members of parliament condemned civilian casualties by Taliban’s latest attacks in the provinces of Nangarhar and Zabul, saying that more civilian casualties would not be tolerated by the people. In their Saturday session, the lawmakers called on security forces, foreign troops and Taliban fighters to be more cautious about civilian lives …

The long term socio-economic effects of Soviet takeover

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The Soviet intervention in Afghanistan at the close of 1979 was a significant event that we can not overlook when analysing the situation as it exists today.  The year between 1977 and 1987 saw a steady inflow of Afghan refugees into Pakistan and the use of Pakistan as a conduit for arms for the Afghan …

Durand Line recognition a great betray to Afghanistan

19 Sep 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News Report KABULL: The inauguration of Torkham crossing point as a border has brought out infuriation and denunciation of former President Hamid Karzai, who believes recognizing Durand Line as an official boundary between Afghanistan and Pakistan will be a great betray to Afghanistan and its nation. Pakistan Prime Minster Imran Khan along with senior …