Afghanistan president threatens Pakistan to permit Afghan traders to use Wagah border for exports to India or lose transit route from Afghanistan

Kabul has threatened to shut the Afghan transit route for Pakistani exports to Central Asia if Islamabad does not allow Afghan traders to use Lahore’s Wagah border for trade with India. “If Pakistan does not allow Afghan traders to use the Wagah border for imports and exports of their goods, Afghanistan will also not allow Pakistan to use Afghan transit routes to reach Central Asia and other countries for exports,” President Ashraf Ghani said in a meeting with UK’s special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Owen Jenkins in Kabul. 

Kolkata Kidnapped aid worker back home safe from Afghanistan after 44 days of captivity

 Kidnapped aid worker back home safe from AfghanistanKidnapped aid worker back home safe from AfghanistanSushma Swaraj tweets end of 43-day ordeal of Judith D’Souza. Judith D’Souza, the Indian aid worker who was kidnapped in Kabul last month, was rescued from her captors on Friday. She reached New Delhi on Saturday evening.

Indian consulate in Afghanistan attacked, two terrorists killed

Punjab Khabar Bureau
KABUL: A group of armed men late Sunday attacked the Indian consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, the provincial governor spokesperson told media.

Afghan first female pilot soars above gender barrier

With a hint of swagger, Afghanistan's first female pilot since the fall of the Taliban is defying death threats and archaic gender norms to infiltrate what is almost entirely a male preserve. Dressed in khaki overalls, aviator shades and a black headscarf, 23-year-old Niloofar Rahmani cuts a striking presence as she struts across the tarmac at the Kabul Air Force base, which is otherwise devoid of women as reported the Dawn.

Afghan Woman lynched and burnt alive was innocent says Minister

n Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran was innocent, the interior minister said Monday. The woman named Farkhunda was lynched on Thursday by an angry crowd in central Kabul for allegedly burning a copy of the Islamic holy boo

NATO war ends in Afghanistan after 13 years

NATO formally ended its war in Afghanistan on Sunday, holding a low-key ceremony in Kabul after 13 years of conflict that have left the country in the grip of worsening insurgent violence.

Afghanistan Pakistan signed an agreement (CASA-1000) on electricity transit

Washington , Oct 11:Afghanistan Pakistan signed an agreement (CASA-1000) here  on electricity transit fee on saturday.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar described it a major step towards closer partnership between the two countries with transmission of Central Asian energy to Pakistan. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Dan Feldman witnessed the signing ceremony at the World Bank Headquarters. “It’s a win-win for both countries,” Dar said, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government successfully concluded the negotiations with Afghanistan on an accord on 1.25 cent per kW transit fee for supply of Central Asian electricity to Pakistan through Afghan territory.

Ghani new President of Afghanistan, Abdullah becomes CEO

Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test. The first democratic handover of power in Afghan history has been far from smooth: the deal for a unity government was cobbled together after months of deadlock over a vote in which both Ghani and opponent Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory.

Ghani to be Afghanistan’s next president after rivals sign unity deal

Rival Afghan presidential candidates – Ahsraf Ghani and  Abdullah Abdullah - signed ‘unity government’ deal on Sunday. Under the power-sharing deal, Ghani will take over as President of Afghanistan while Abdullah will nominate ‘chief executive’, thereby ending a prolonged stand-off over disputed election results at a pivotal moment in the war-weary nation’s history.

Sushma Swaraj inaugurates $ 40 million new Indian embassy building in Kabul

A new $40 million Indian embassy building was inaugurated by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday, in the heart of Afghan capital here which features an integrated security system. 

India-Afghanistan to intensify cooperation in security and defence

As Afghanistan prepares for a democratic transition of power, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Afghan President Hamid Karazi on Wednesday held wide-ranging talks on political and security situation in the war-torn country and agreed to intensify cooperation in areas like security and defence. 

Jalandhar hub for preparing passports on fake documents to Afghan nationals staying in India

Afghan nationals attempting to sneak out of India on Indian passports procured by submitting fake documents were arrested from various airports during the past few months. Among them include seven Hindu and Sikh Afghan refugees who were staying in staying in India on a long-term visas for nearly 20 years have been arrested by the Punjab police for committing forgery to procure Indian passports.


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