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Pakistan, China urge the world to send humanitarian aid to Kabul

In a rare joint call, Pakistan’s leader and Chinese leader Tuesday urged the international community to send humanitarian and economic aid to Afghanistan immediately. A Chinese government statement said Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed the Afghanistan issue by telephone. The two leaders later issued …

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Pakistan and Afghanistan Optimistic to Eradicate Polio

FLY — Pakistan and Afghanistan, two countries that still have the disease that cripples children, on Sunday (24/10) marked World Polio Day amid excitement and hope for eradicating the disease. The two neighboring countries are a bloc where the disease is endemic. However, each country has detected only one case …

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Pakistan Opens Air Route to Facilitate Afghan Trade

For the first time, Pakistan has opened its air trade route for commercial cargo to Afghanistan, to help the Taliban government cope with the worsening economic crisis. “Islamabad International Airport is now open to Afghanistan’s high-value transit trade,” Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistan’s special representative for Afghanistan, tweeted Saturday. Sadiq said a …

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Pakistan suspends flights to Kabul over ‘inappropriate’ Taliban behavior

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Thursday (14/10) suspended flights to the Afghan capital, Kabul, over what the state-owned carrier accused of “cruel” interference by the neighboring country’s ruling Taliban. The suspension came the same day a statement by the Taliban’s Transport Ministry warned it would halt PIA flight operations between …

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US Senior Diplomat Visits Pakistan

Developments in the situation in Taliban-held Afghanistan are likely to dominate talks between US Deputy Foreign Minister Wendy Sherman and senior Pakistani officials during the high-ranking diplomat’s visit to Islamabad this week. Sherman, who is due to arrive late Thursday (7/10), is the most senior American diplomat to visit the …

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Earthquake Shakes South Pakistan, 20 Killed

At least 20 people were killed and more than 100 injured on Thursday (7/10) when an earthquake hit southwest Pakistan. The unfortunate incident caused the roof and walls of the mud-brick house to collapse onto the family as they slept. A one-year-old boy was among the dead. He breathed his …

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Militant Raid Kills 5 Soldiers in Pakistan

Authorities in Pakistan confirmed Saturday that an overnight raid on a convoy of vehicles in the northwestern part of the country had killed five paramilitary troops. A military statement said “clearance operations are underway to eradicate any terrorists found in the area” in North Waziristan, a vulnerable district near the …

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Pakistan PM Urges World to Support Taliban

The Pakistani prime minister urged the international community to support the new Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, instead of isolating them. In a prerecorded message to the UN General Assembly on Friday, Imran Khan said the world community must stabilize the current leaders “for the sake of the Afghan people.” “According …

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