Among the estimated 3,053 police officers who were provided basic bomb disposal training, 86 of them are female.

The admission of official talks between Iran and the Taliban by a senior official underscores Iran's continuing malign influence in Afghanistan.

Officials are taking steps to counter a coordinated and long-running Iranian online propaganda and disinformation campaign in Pakistan.

Iran's financial and military support for the Taliban across Afghanistan is meant to prolong and expand the Afghan war, officials say.

The Police Assistance Lines (PAL) are direct forms of communication between the police and students and faculty at the University of Peshawar to help them in police-related matters.

By 2019, a total of 830km of fence is expected to be completed, sealing off the border of the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Chitral District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

A host of former Afghan officials say Iran is deliberately stoking sectarian tensions in Afghanistan to drive up recruitment in its militias fighting in proxy wars across the region.

Dozens were killed in a suicide bombing in Orakzai, while a shooting at the Chinese consulate in Karachi left two officers and two bystanders dead.

The specialised police force will be deployed in major cities of the province to ensure that demonstrations remain peaceful, officials say.

The number of foreign fighters flowing into Iraq and Syria each month has declined to about 100 from a peak of about 1,500 three years ago.

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