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Gen Bajwa, Afghan leadership pledge to work for peace in region

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday had a telephonic conversation with the civilian and military leadership of Afghanistan. According to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations, Gen. Bajwa called Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, and Afghan army chief Gen. Qadam Shah Raheem. Gen Bajwa conveyed best wishes for 2017 and pledged to work together for peace in the region. He said that peace in both countries is in the greater interest of the…

Pakistan, Afghanistan to work for dignified return of Afghan refugees 

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan have reiterated to work together for the return of Afghan refugees, both registered and unregistered, with dignity and honour to Afghanistan. In this regard, Minister SAFRON Lt. Gen. (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch met with Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah in Geneva, where both have arrived to attend the Quadripartite Steering Committee on Afghan Refugees which includes Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and the UNHCR. Abdullah Abdullah appreciated Pakistan’s generous hosting…

Ashraf Ghani named Afghan president-elect

KABUL: Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named Afghanistan's president-elect on Sunday after he signed a deal to share power with his opponent, ending months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilized the nation as most foreign troops prepare to leave.