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By skipping a Tashkent summit on Afghanistan, the Taliban might have hurt their own cause, observers and participants say.

Following the orders of Tehran, the Taliban have set their sights on disrupting key infrastructure projects in Afghanistan in an effort to keep the country weakened, officials and former Taliban members say.

The themes of the PurAzm multi-media competition included Peace over Violence, Inter-Faith Harmony, Resilience against Extremism and Stop Supporting Terrorism.

Independent investigations have dismissed the Kremlin's assertion that Wagner Group mercenaries are volunteers not affiliated with the Russian military.

More than 8,000 security personnel protected players and spectators.

The women-only taxi service, launched in Karachi last March, began operations in Peshawar in January.

The move aims to stop the operations of the proscribed Jamaat-ud-Dawa, led by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, and its charity wing, Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation.

Silence over Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's peace plan announced late last month indicates the Taliban is pondering its next move, say observers.

Thousands of officers have faced punitive actions over corruption allegations over the past few years, significantly improving performance and reducing misconduct, officials say.

The improved security situation is bearing fruit as Pakistan has scheduled three PSL matches this year: two play-offs in Lahore and the final in Karachi.

The Iranian military's unprovoked shelling of Pakistani soil over the weekend comes days after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's widely dismissed visit to Pakistan.

Militants coming to Afghanistan on behalf of ISIS will find only death at the hands of Afghan and coalition forces, popular uprisings against militants, and resistance even from the Taliban.

Business leaders on both sides of the border are looking forward to the opportunities that the re-opening of the checkpoint will bring.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the bombing, which killed at least 10 Pakistanis, including six police officers.

Despite what Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said during his recent visit, Iran's increasing aggression is fostering mistrust between the two neighbouring countries.

Although making gur has seen some scientific progress, the centuries-old process is still much the same.

All major political parties have condemned recent shoe and ink throwing attacks against the former prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif.

From co-ordinating Taliban attacks against Pakistani interests to radicalising innocent Pakistani Shia, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif has much to explain about Iran's mounting aggression.

Pakistan's security forces are continuing their drive to eliminate terrorism once and for all, says Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal.

Only by working together can Pakistan and Afghanistan counter Iran's mounting aggression and nefarious influence in the region, officials and analysts say.

Extracurricular activities help make tribal girls more confident and point them towards a brighter future, say educators.

There was a 21% drop in fatalities caused by militants in 2017 as compared to the previous year, according to the Islamabad-based Centre for Research and Security Studies.

Central Prison Peshawar opened a mobile phone repair workshop to help inmates restart their lives and turn away from crime after their release.

Tehran remains silent after allegedly ordering an attack on an event attended by Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Afghanistan.

The Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) is raising the alarm against Iran's 'espionage and terror activities' in the region, particularly in regard to the development of Chabahar port.

Educational opportunities in Pakistan for Afghan students are a sign of strong ties between the two nations, officials say.