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Economic sanctions on Afghanistan must end: Chinese FM

BEIJING: China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the various unilateral sanctions or restrictions on Afghanistan should be lifted as soon as possible. Economic sanctions on Afghanistan must end, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement, citing Wang at a virtual G20 foreign ministers meeting on Afghanistan on …

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Afghan PM Mullah Akhund meets Pakistan, China, Russia envoys

The acting Prime Minister of Afghanistan Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund met representatives of Pakistan, China and Russia in Kabul, Taliban spokesperson Ahmadullah Muttaqi said in a tweet from his official handle on Tuesday. Without providing details, the spokesperson posted pictures of the meeting where Pakistan’s special envoy on Afghanistan affairs …

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Mullah Akhund pressed on inclusive Afghan government

ISLAMABAD: Special envoys of Pakistan, China and Russia on Tuesday met acting Afghan Prime Minister Mullah Hasan Akhund in Kabul as part of diplomatic efforts by key regional countries, seeking an inclusive government in Afghanistan acceptable to the international community. This was only the second meeting of head of the …

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India seizes $2.7b Afghan heroin haul amid Kabul takeover

AHMEDABAD: Indian officials said on Tuesday they had seized nearly three tonnes of heroin originating from Afghanistan worth an estimated 200 billion rupees ($2.72 billion) amid the chaos following last month’s takeover of the country by the Taliban. Afghanistan is the world’s biggest illicit opiate supplier, but since taking power, …

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PM Imran to address UNGA session on Friday

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday via video link. During his address, the prime minister will focus on key global and political challenges faced by the international community, especially the Afghanistan crisis. “Pakistan will draw world’s attention to …

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Pakistan sends first batch of aid to Afghanistan via Torkham

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday started dispatching humanitarian aid to Afghanistan through land route and sent 13 truckloads of fresh consignment of humanitarian assistance to the war-torn country through Torkham border crossing. The consignment weighing tonnes consisted of food items including flour, sugar, cooking oil, pulses and rice. Another four trucks …

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Pakistan not responsible for Ghani’s failure: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office said on Saturday Pakistan could not be held responsible for the failure of the ousted Ashraf Ghani-led government in Afghanistan, and stressed that Islamabad was playing a constructive role in facilitating peace and stability in the neighbouring country. Reacting to a resolution of the European Parliament …

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