Forgotten families of Chahardara airstrike victims

Create: 01/27/2016 - 00:00

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): “I had two sons. One of them lost his life to an airstrike by foreign forces and the second has been suffering from paralysis, breaking my back,” sobs an anguished man from northern Kunduz province.

Abdul Karim, a shell-shocked dweller of Chahardara district, is still reeling from the loss of his son. The man frequently visits his child’s grave and weeps copiously there. But no amount of tears and pain can bring him back.

Syedabad mosque shelling: Sobs & shock persist

Create: 01/25/2016 - 00:00

MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): Two months after the shelling of a mosque in Syedabad attack by Afghan troops, affected residents remain in a state of shock and demand harsh punishments for the killers of civilians.
On Dec. 4, nine people -- most of them children -- were killed when a mortar shell fired by Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers hit a mosque in the Otarayo of central Maidan Wardak province.

Mullah Omar died in April 2013, Taliban confirm

Create: 08/31/2015 - 14:21

On June 29, Afghan government officials had told media Omar had died in a hospital in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi. But they gave no further details of the one-eyed leader’s demise.
Omar’s death was also verified by Pakistani officials, who shared the information with the Afghan government. The Afghan cabinet discussed the issue following confirmation by Pakistan.
“Mullah Omar died two years and four months ago of tuberculosis. He has been buried on the Afghan side of the border,” a former Taliban minister then told a Pakistani newspaper.

Pakistan won’t be asked to help revive peace talks: CEO

Create: 08/31/2015 - 14:21

KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Office Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said Afghanistan would not ask for Pakistan’s help for arranging the second round of talks with the Taliban.
The Afghan government and Taliban held their first face-to-face talks in Islamabad almost two months back. The second round was expected to take place on July 31, but cancelled due to announcement of Mullah Mohammad’s death.

Afghan peace a shared responsibility, Pakistan tells US

Create: 08/31/2015 - 14:21

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Long reviled for its links to militant outfits, the Pakistan Arm has said bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan is a shared responsibility of the international community.
A prestigious Pakistani newspaper quoted an unnamed military official as spurning America’s allegations that Pakistan was not doing enough to deal with the threat from the Haqqani network.

Pajhwok-sponsored event on evaluating peace drive begins

Create: 08/30/2015 - 14:21

KABUL (Pajhwok) Sponsored by Pajhwok Afghan News, a daylong conference on evaluating the reconciliation process got under way in Kabul on Sunday morning.
Political analysts, representatives of civil society groups and High peace council officials are attending the event at Safi Landmark. The speakers will throw light on recent developments.
The fate of peace parleys after Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar’s death, proxy wars in Afghanistan and Kabul-Islamabad relations are the main topics for discussion.

Pajhwok-sponsored event on evaluating peace drive begins

Create: 08/30/2015 - 14:21

KABUL (Pajhwok) Sponsored by Pajhwok Afghan News, a daylong conference on evaluating the reconciliation process got under way in Kabul on Sunday morning.
Political analysts, representatives of civil society groups and High peace council officials are attending the event at Safi Landmark. The speakers will throw light on recent developments.
The fate of peace parleys after Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar’s death, proxy wars in Afghanistan and Kabul-Islamabad relations are the main topics for discussion.

Germany to Pakistan: Honour Afghan peace pledge

Create: 08/30/2015 - 14:21

KABUL (Pajhwok): Germany on Sunday urged Pakistan to play its part in reviving the stalled Afghan peace process and the window initially opened for the parlays should not be entirely shut.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who attended a ceremony marking the 100th year of Afghan-German friendship in Kabul, said given the current situation, the Afghanistan peace process should continue so that instabilities that threatened both Pakistan and Afghanistan were resolved.

Peace in Afghanistan means peace in China: envoy

Create: 08/30/2015 - 14:21

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): On his maiden visit to southern Kandahar province, China’s ambassador Deng Xijun on Sunday said peace in Afghanistan meant peace in China and that was why his country remained committing to assisting Kabul in its efforts to achieve peace and stability.
Deng Xijun, who arrived in Kandahar City, held talks at the governor’s house with Governor Dr. Humayun Azizi, Wolesi Jirga member Hamidzai Lalai, provincial council members, local businessmen and others.

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