AFGHANISTAN

PAK-AFGHAN BORDER FENCING COMMENCED

Rawalpindi - June 20, 2017: Measures to improve security situation along the Pak-Afg border continue. In line with the directions of COAS, phased fencing of entire Pak-Afg border has commenced. In phase 1, high infiltration prone border areas in Bajaur, Mohmand and Khyber Agencies are being fenced.

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to use multiple channels to act against terror groups

ASTANA, June 10 (APP): Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to use Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) mechanism

as well as bilateral channels to undertake specific actions against terror groups and to evolve, through mutual consultations, a mechanism to monitor and verify such actions.

PAKISTAN HOSTS A MEETING TO FACILITATE PEACE AND RECONCILIATION IN AFGHANISTAN

Islamabad - As part of the commitment to facilitate an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process, a meeting was hosted by Pakistan between the Afghan Government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan representatives. The meeting was held in Murree on 7 July 2015. The representatives of China and the USA also participated in the meeting.

The participants were duly mandated by their respective leadership and expressed their collective desire to bring peace to Afghanistan and the region.

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to intensify bilateral cooperation

Islamabad - Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister for Trade and Policy meets Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad. Sartaj Aziz says a strong trade and economic partnership between Pakistan and Afghanistan is the best interest of the two people. He was talking to Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister for Trade and Policy Mozamel Shinwari in Islamabad on Friday.

He is visiting Pakistan at the head of the Afghan delegation to the 5th meeting of the Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade Coordination Authority.

JANAN, DASTGIR DISCUSS FOLLOWUP OF DECISIONS DURING PRESIDENT GHANI'S VISIT

Islamabad - It is very heartening to note that two neighbor countries Afghanistan and Pakistan are coming closer to expand trade relations and mending the differences that kept both away for decades. The world has seen a rapid development and prosperity in the regions where neighbor countries promoted the local trade and cooperation among them. At the same line Afghanistan and Pakistan are now looking the things. Ambassador Janan Mosazai met with H.E. Engr.

Pak - Afghan trade can be enhanced to USD 5 billion - says Sadiq

Kabul (Diplomatic Desk) Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan, Muhammad Sadiq, said that Pakistan and Afghanistan enjoyed excellent trade relations and both countries had tremendous potential to increase their bilateral trade from the existing level of US$ 2.5 to $5 billion in the years ahead. He said that Pakistan had been encouraging and facilitating the Afghan traders and businessmen with the object to boost the bilateral trade.

BREAKTHROUGH - Pakistani Defence Committee of Senate observes in People to People contacts with Afghanistan

Islamabad (Staff Reporter) The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Defence and Defence Production, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed has termed the 4 day visit of the Senate Defence Committee to Kabul as a “first of its kind, historic, path-breaking” between the two countries since it has institutionalized the first-ever dialogue on defence, security and military related issues between the two neighbours.

KARZAI IN TOWN TODAY..........

ISLAMABAD (Staff Reporter+DNA) At the invitation of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai will be visiting Islamabad on Monday (today). The Afghan President will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including cabinet ministers and senior officials.This will be the first highest-level exchange between Pakistan and Afghanistan since the democratic transition and swearing-in of the new government. After taking office, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has spoken to President Hamid Karzai on three separate occasions.

PAK-AFGHAN BUSINESS WOMEN JOIN HANDS

Islamabad (Commerce Reporter+DNA) FPCCI and IWCCI on Friday pledged to support the women entrepreneurship in Afghanistan which can change the destiny of the war-torn country with a battered economy.The assurance came in a meeting chaired by President FPCCI Zubair Ahmed Malik which was attended by CEO Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan Najlla Habibyar, President IWCCI Farida Rashid, Samina Fazil, Executive Director PEAD Samina Imtiaz, MPA KP Province Amna Sardar, members of Pak-Afghan Women Forum, and leading Pakistani and Afghan businesswomen.

Afghan women entrepreneurs visit Pakistan, both countries urged to allow businessmen visa free travel

Islamabad (Commerce Reporter+DNA) Pakistan and Afghanistan should allow visa free mutual visits to business persons of both countries that would greatly help in improving bilateral trade and economic relations.

This was the consensus opinion of Pak-Afghan entrepreneurs at an interactive session at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

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