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Karzai smells rat in US policy towards Pakistan

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai reaffirmed his opposition to the new US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia as he expressed doubts regarding the latest stance Washington has adopted against Pakistan. Speaking to Foreign Policy in his office in Kabul, Karzai said the new US strategy has not been announced with an aim to end the ongoing conflict and violence but rather the US administration wants the

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Not averse to tripartite talks if held meaningfully: Geelani

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has said that only tripartite talks could prove conclusive and result oriented for resolving Kashmir issue. “We are not averse to negotiations, however, we believe and we are of this firm opinion that only tripartite talks can prove conclusive and result oriented and we assign top priority to prestige

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Hurriyat concerned over escalation of tension between India, Pakistan

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- The Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq has expressed serious concern over the escalation of tension between the two nuclear neighbors India and Pakistan and stressed on the leadership of both the countries to eschew bitterness and take concrete steps to resolve all issues including Kashmir amicably. The spokesman termed situation at the borders as serious and stated that

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UJC hails Pakistan PM for his Kashmir centric speech

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- Hailing Kashmir centric speech at United Nations by Pakistan Prime Minister, the conglomerate of local militant outfits United Jehad Council has said that Shahid Kahkhan Abbasi truly represented the aspirations of Kashmiri people and exposed the ‘hollow and grim’ picture of Indian democracy. “Freedom loving people of Kashmir wholeheartedly thank the Pakistan Prime Minister. He

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Road crash leaves 4 dead, 34 injured in eastern Afghanistan

JALALABAD (Sarzameen News)- At least four children were killed and 34 others wounded in a traffic accident in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangahar, a local official said Saturday. The incident took place late on Friday in Girakhil area of the province, where a Coaster-type van skidded off the roadside hill and fell apart, killing four children and injuring 34 passengers

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Dubai enforces fire-proven cladding on buildings following scores of fire incidents

DUBAI (Sarzameen News)- Following several fire incidents at high-rise buildings across Dubaiin recent years, the Dubai Land Department (DLD) through its regulatory arm Real Estate Regulatory Agency (Rera) said here Saturday it has started the process of taking proactive and preventive measures to reduce the fire incidents in the sheikhdom. Rera said it is committed “to taking proactive

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Afghan forces kill 10 militants in northern province

MAIMANA (Sarzameen News)- About 10 militants were killed and four others wounded in Afghanistan’s northern province of Faryab, a local official said Saturday. Afghan forces conducted a military operation late on Friday in Almar district of the province, leaving 10 militants, including two local Taliban insurgents’ leaders, Baluch and Mubashir dead and four others wounded, Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, spokesman

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NATO mission pledges to fund new rehabilitation center in Kabul

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- The Afghanistan based NATO Resolute Support (RS) mission has announced that it will fund a new rehabilitation center at Kabul National Military Hospital to treat both military and civilian patients, the mission said in a statement Saturday. The 54 million U.S. dollars facility is expected to be completed in late 2019 and is designed to treat 100 patients and offer a

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UN must get involved in Kashmir issue: Masood Khan

NEW YORK (Sarzameen News)- President Masood Khan, while talking to the media networks here, has said that though the United Nations agenda is crowded and is rightly focused on the North Korean nuclear crisis, the ethnic cleansing in Burma, and the UN reforms; Kashmir matters. “Kashmir is the elephant in the room. No issue today is potentially

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WB finding out way to move forward in IWT: Kristalina Georgieva

NEW YORK (Sarzameen News)- CEO World Bank Ms. Kristalina Georgieva called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in New York Wednesday. The CEO expressed the commitment to continue to work with Pakistan and appreciated the progress made by Pakistan in stabilizing the macroeconomic framework. Ms. Kristalina Georgieva further expressed the commitment to continue to supporting further reforms in Pakistan. She also appreciated the role

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