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Four Pakistanis wounded as India violates LOC ceasefire

RAWALPINDI: Four Pakistani civilians were injured as Indian forces resorted to unprovoked fire at the Line of Control (LOC), Samaa reported. According to details, Indian border forces opened unprovoked fire at Poonch Sector along the border. Four Pakistani civilians including two girls were injured in the cross-border firing by Indian border forces. Pakistani forces gave…

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June 11, 2017


Pak-Afghan officials meet to discuss border hostilities

KABUL: A high level meeting between Pakistan and Afghanistan will be held on Monday (today) for resolution of border tensions between the two countries, Samaa reported. Officials from Pakistan, Afghanistan and United States will be present in the meeting. Officials have stated that the meeting is being held for the resolution of border tensions between…

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May 22, 2017


Survey of Pakistan carries alignment of border with Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: The Survey of Pakistan has been carrying out border alignment/points with Afghanistan at the point of recent incident that took place along Pakistan-Afghanistan border near Chaman. “A team of Survey of Pakistan is working in close coordination with other stakeholders to re-demarcate/reconfirm Pakistan-Afghan border alignment/points in the area of incident”, a clarification issued by…

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May 12, 2017


China hopes Pakistan, Afghanistan to defuse border tension

BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson on Monday hoped that both Pakistan and Afghanistan would properly address the border issue and jointly uphold peace and stability. Responding to a question regarding unprovoked firing by Afghan forces on security personnel detailed for the security of population census team in Chaman area causing death and injuries to Pakistani…

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May 8, 2017


Pak-China border opened for trade

GILGIT: Pakistan-China border was opened for trade and business activities on Wednesday. Under the protocol signed between Pakistan and China, the border usually closed on 30th November and open on 1st April every year. Officials said the Frontier Works Organization (FWO) has removed snow from roadside and opened it for all type of traffic. –…

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April 5, 2017


Pakistan building border fence with Afghanistan: officials

Pakistan has begun building a fence along its border with Afghanistan to curtail the movement of militants, its army said, in a move criticised by its eastern neighbour for dividing communities. The two nations are divided by the “Durand Line”, a 2,400-kilometre (1,500-mile) frontier drawn by the British in 1896 and disputed by Kabul, which does…

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March 27, 2017


COAS visits Pak-Afg border, interacts with troops

  RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturdy visited Pak-Afg Border areas in Mohmand and Orakzai Agency, wher he was given detailed briefing about border security arrangements, cross border terrorist threat and recent terrorist attacks from across on the Pakistani posts, ISPR reported. The COAS interacted with troops at…

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March 25, 2017


UN hails PM Sharif’s order to open Pakistan-Afghan border

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Monday welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s decision to order the immediate reopening of the Pak-Afghan border, more than a month after it was closed following the deadly Sehwan blast said to have been carried out by cross-border terrorists. “We welcome the reopening of the border crossings between Pakistan…

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March 20, 2017


24000 Afghans, 900 Pakistanis cross border from Torkham

PESHAWAR: About 24000 Afghans and 900 Pakistanis crossed border to their native countries from Torkham post during the two days border opening by Pakistan on Tuesday and Wednesday. Pakistan had announced opening of Pak-Afghan border for two days on March 7 and 8 to allow stranded people on both side of the border to enter…

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March 8, 2017


Afghanistan requests re-opening of Pakistan border crossing

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan has called upon Pakistan to de-esclate tensions between the two countries and re-open border crossing. The Afghan border crossings were closed on Feb 16 shortly after a suicide bomber struck Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Shrine in Sehwan Sharif, killing 95 devotees. Pakistan maintains that Afghan soil was sued by hostile agencies to plan and…

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March 1, 2017


Families flee as Pakistan army cracks down along Afghan border

Hundreds of families were fleeing from both sides of Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan Monday, officials said, as Islamabad continued a violent crackdown on extremists after multiple attacks last week raised fears of a militant resurgence. Pakistan has accused Afghanistan of harbouring the militants who carried out last week’s attacks, which killed more than 100 people…

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February 20, 2017


Pakistan-Afghanistan border closed over security reasons: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Hours after a suicide bomber killed 70 people at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine Sehwan Sharif, Sindh, Pakistan closed its border with Afghanistan owing to security reasons. In a press statement, DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said that the border was closed with immediate effect till further orders due to security reasons. The move…

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February 16, 2017


Khursheed Shah demands befitting response to Indian violence

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah Thursday demanded of the government to give a befitting response to the Indian aggression along the Line of Control (LoC). “We need to give a matching response. India should not get an impression to put us on defensive by targeting civilian  population. The entire…

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November 24, 2016


Indian-Pakistan families fear border shutdown

WAGAH BORDER: Mohammad Iftakhar waits with sweets and gifts at the Wagah border crossing, a lifeline for families violently separated during the founding of India and Pakistan, fearful of dangerous new divisions as hostilities flare once again. Like many other Indians, he has extended family on both sides of the frontier and travels regularly between…

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October 3, 2016


Instead of putting backpack through scanner, man at Pak-Afghan border post puts himself through

An awkward but funny situation was witnessed in a security check point at Pak-Afghan border were a man unknowingly went through a scanner. Watch this CCTV video…

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September 2, 2016


Forces launch operation along Pak-Afghan border

QUETTA: Security forces have launched an operation along Pak-Afghan border to secure volatile areas and restrict terrorists’ infiltration. “An operation has been launched along Pak-Afghan border to reinforce troops deployment in Rajgal valley to effectively check and guard against terrorists movement along high mountains and all weather passes in Khyber Agency,” ISPR said in a…

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August 16, 2016


Four Iran border guards killed near Pakistan border

TEHRAN: Four Iranian border guards were killed on Wednesday in a clash with armed rebels near the Pakistani border, Iranian media reported. The fighting occurred in the Rask region in the southwestern Sistan-Balochistan province, Iranian media said without giving further details. Last month, state television reported the death of a police officer and five “terrorists”,…

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July 6, 2016


Army chief celebrates Eid in Waziristan

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff spent his day visiting troops in forward area in North and South Waziristan Agency today (Wednesday). He offered his Eid prayers at Shawal and interacted with troops. Later he visited Datta Khel where he met with troops. Greeting them a happy Eid, Gen Raheel commended their morale and spirit of…

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July 6, 2016


Pakistan, Afghanistan agree on border crossing mechanism

ISLAMABAD: Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says Pakistan and China will ensure full implementation of China Pakistan Economic Corridor projects. Talking to newsmen in Islamabad today, he said Pakistan has strengthened its relations with China and Central Asian states. The Adviser said China is emerging as a big economic power in the world. Sartaj…

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June 27, 2016


Pakistan, India Rangers officials vow to maintain border peace

KARACHI: Rangers officials of Pakistan and India on Thursday vowed to maintain peace and tranquility at the Indo-Pak border in a meeting held in Kashmir. The two sides met in Kashmir’s Samba district, Indian Express reported. “On this auspicious occasion of Chamliyal Mela, a Sector Commander-level meeting was organised between both border guarding Forces at…

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June 23, 2016


Pakistan concerned over unprovoked firing from Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed its deep concerns over unprovoked firing incident at Afghan border and urged Afghan government to immediately investigate into the matter. According to a PM Office spokesperson, Pakistan considers these unprovoked attacks unhelpful in Pak-Afghan relations. Meanwhile, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said border management with Afghanistan is vital for our security….

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June 13, 2016

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