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India Inaugurates Major Hydropower Dam Despite Objections from Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a major hydropower dam in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.  The hydropower plant, Kishanganga, faces major opposition from Pakistan who alleges the plant will disrupt water supplies in the neighbouring country. The Pakistani officials claim that

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Pakistan offers scholarships for Afghan students

Pakistan’s government has offered scholarships for Afghan students in various fields including medicine, engineering, law, economics, pharmacy and computer science. The scholarships cover tuition fee, health expenditures, hostel fee and food charges. A four-day process of examination has started in

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Regional countries pledge to enhance ties

Leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan attended the tripartite meeting in Dushanbe and pledged to enhance ties. The three leaders appreciated the shared historic, religious and cultural values and bonds between the peoples of the three countries, emphasized the importance

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Pakistan reopens Spinboldak crossing after 22 days

Pakistan reopened the “friendship gate” at Spinboldak in southern Kandahar province after 22 days on Saturday, which marked the first day of Ramadan. According to a statement from Pakistani military, the Chaman crossing was reopened on “humanitarian goods” after Afghan

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Pakistan further intensifies restrictions on borders with Afghanistan

The Pakistani government announced extra security measures and border restrictions on its borders with Afghanistan following a deadly attack on a Sufi shrine in Sindh province on Thursday. Pakistan’s enforcement of new border restrictions has led to uncertainties within the

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Pakistan, Tajikistan keen to boost economic ties

Pakistan and Tajikistan leadership have stressed on the need to strengthen transit and transportation through enhanced cooperation at the regional level. Ambassador of Tajikistan Sherali Saidmir said the bilateral trade and economic ties between Pakistan and Tajikistan would be further

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ECO countries reflect low trade volume

The Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) has expressed concerns at the slow growth and lower trade volume among its members. Comprised of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the ECO has reported sluggish trade volume

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12th ECO summit opens in Baku with Afghanistan in attendance

By Ahmadshah Ghanizada-The 12th summit of Economic Co-operation Organization (ECO) is opening in Baku on Tuesday with leaders from ten member states participating, including Central Asian Republics, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. President Hamid Karzai, leading a high level delegation,

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Pakistan, US signed agreement on NATO Supplies Transit to Afghanistan

US Deputy Ambassador Richard Hoagland and Additional Secretary Defense Rear Admiral Farrukh Ahmed signed the agreement on transit of cargo for NATO-led troops based in Afghanistan on Tuesday in Rawalpindi. The prior arrangement between the two governments was reportedly based

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