Pakistan considers the Afghan Taliban as its "core strategic asset" and is unlikely to abandon the insurgent group as the country's Afghanistan policy is about "geo-strategic manoeuvring" against India, a former U.S. diplomat said Tuesday, Indian Express reported.
Afghan Foreign Affairs Ministry (MOFA) says the decision on the Durand Line has to be made by the people living on both sides of the disputed border, and any type of "unilateral" action in regard without Afghan consent is going to be "ineffective, impractical and impossible."
Pakistan has said that it will award more than 3,000 scholarships to Afghan students.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived in Indonesia from Australia on Wednesday on official visit.
Pakistan military on Tuesday said that it spoke with the Afghan counterpart over the hotline on issues related to border.
Four lions have started settling into their new home in Kabul after failed attempt to smuggle them to Pakistan.
Afghanistan has dismissed nine military officers for alleged negligence over a deadly attack last month that hit the country's largest military hospital in Kabul.
A number of Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) commanders are still fighting alongside the Taliban against government in eastern Laghman province, officials said Tuesday.
Adviser to Pakistan's Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz has urged close cooperation on counter-terrorism and border management with Afghanistan.
10 employees of 400-bed Hospital have been dismissed from their duties, following the attack in it's compound on March 8 that killed dozens, the Defense ministry said in a statement Tuesday.