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Pashtun revolt of 1897 against Durand line demarcation. Potent Memories From a Divided India. Kabul not to accept Durand Line as border: Karzai. New border checkpost sparks Pak-Afghan tension. Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - Islamabad—The construction of a border checkpost has sparked a new feud between Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan, with the latter already having accused the other of cross-border shelling and trying to undermine prospects of peace with the Afghan Taliban.

In a meeting with Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq on Monday, Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin expressed his concerns over what it called “Pakistani military’s unilateral construction and physical reinforcement activities along the Durand Line.” According to the Afghan deputy foreign minister, the construction of the Pakistani military checkpost close to the Goshta district of Nangarhar province is “against all accepted international norms, provocative and unacceptable to the Afghan government.” Pakistan, however, brushed aside Ludin’s concerns, calling the construction work routine renovation on an old post. Border Clashes and the History of Durand Line - The Daily Afghanistan ExpressThe Daily Afghanistan Express. Once again, Afghanistan-Pakistan border skirmish exacerbated, straining relations between the two countries. The Durand Line jinx. The clash on Monday at a border checkpost between Pakistan and Afghanistan took place at the site of a previous incident, but in the background was the perennial dispute between the two countries over their border, as well as the incidents of firing which the two countries accuse each other of.

The Durand Line jinx

Despite Pakistan's reiteration time and again, that it holds Afganistan to be a brotherly country, despite the fact that one of the largest migrant populations in the world is Afghans hosted on Pakistani soil. Durand line is a settled issue with Afghanistan: FO. ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office has said that Durand line is a settled issue between Afghanistan and Pakistan, adding that it find the talk on Durand line a distraction from the other more pressing priorities. Replying to a question, the FO spokesman Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said that the country has protested with the government of Afghanistan over the repetition of unprovoked firing from Afghan side on our Gursal post. He further said Pakistan considers India's on-going efforts to build ballistic missile system as a destabilizing development. To a question, Chaudhry said according to an estimate, there are five hundred to six hundred Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails and 47 of them have completed their sentence.

The spokesman said a Pakistani UN peacekeeper was killed in action while performing his duties in eastern Congo. Government of Pakistani sympathises with the family of peacekeeper who laid down his life for safeguarding global peace and security, he added. Neighbourhood watch : Karzai’s remarks fuel Pak-Afghan tensions. Afghan govern­ment accuse­d the Pakist­ani milita­ry of settin­g up check posts on the Afghan side of the border. Afghan government accused the Pakistani military of setting up check posts on the Afghan side of the border. Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s recent verbal onslaught has sparked anti-Pakistan sentiments in Afghanistan. People took to the streets in Kabul and other major cities and burned the Pakistani flag over the Afghan government’s claim that Pakistani forces have constructed four check posts in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar and Kunar provinces in the east.

The allegation has been rejected by the Pakistani military and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On Thursday, Afghanistan’s state television quoted President Karzai advising the Pakistani government and military to “reform themselves.” Wakht News Agency - Karzai converse with Pak Fazulrahman on Durand Line. KABUL (WNA): President Hamid Karzai in a telephone conversation with chief of Jamiatul Ulama-Pakistan condemned the recent incident in Kurm Agency, where six people were killed and called terrorism the enemy of human, his office said yesterday. The president in his contact with Mawlana Fazlurahman strongly condemned the bomb attack on the life of election runners of Jamiatul Ulama of Pakistan and former parliament member Muneer Urukzai at an election campaign gathering in Kurm Agency In his conversation, President Karzai called terrorism human enemy, and added that Afghanistan and Pakistan especially the people of either side of the Durand Line have suffered much and considering the threats facing them at the moment, urge them to undertake tough struggle against the heinous phenomenon.

He urged the Pakistani side to take into account that it requires for honestly cooperating in war on what he called a regional terror. Report/edit: Wakht. Karzai: Afghanistan Never Recognised the Durand Line. News - Afghanistan Saturday, 04 May 2013 17:06 Last Updated on Sunday, 05 May 2013 11:40 Written by Shakeela Abrahimkhil The Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday has said that Afghanistan has never recognised the Durand Line. Speaking at a press conference in Kabul after the recent border clashes between the Afghan and Pakistani forces, President Karzai said Pakistani military installations across the Durand Line in the Afghan territory was an “futile attempt” to push Kabul to discuss the border issue with Islamabad, something President Karzai said his government “will never be ready for it.” "They [the Afghan people] should stand with this young man who was martyred in defending his soil,” Karzai said, referring to a slain Afghan border policeman, Mohammad Qasim, who was killed Wednesday night in a border gunfire with Pakistani forces.

There were reports that two Pakistani soldiers were also wounded in the exchange of fire. US accepts Durand Line as formal Pak-Afghan border: Burns. By Sayed Jawad - 12 May 2013, 10:00 pm The United States of America on Sunday once again emphasized on the legal status of Durand Line as the border line between Afghanistan and Pakistan despite Afghan president Hamid Karzai insisted that the government of Afghanistan will never accept the legal status of Durand Line. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns on Sunday told reports in capital Kabul that Washington’s stance on this issue remains unchanged, and is similar to Marc Grossman’s remarks on the legal status of Durand Line. Former US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, March Grossman earlier insisted that Washington recognize Durand Line as the formal boder between Afghanistan and Pakistan, which was later confirmed by US ambassador to Afghanistan during his visit to southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

US Position Hasn't Changed On Durand Line. News - Afghanistan Sunday, 12 May 2013 20:03 Last Updated on Sunday, 12 May 2013 21:41 Written by Sharif Hassanyar. SAMI MAHDI / MARC GROSSMAN - DURAND LINE. Durand Line Not Discussed in London: Faizi – The Daily Afghanistan Express. KABUL – The issue of the Durand Line had not be discussed between President Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari when they met in London last week, a presidential spokesman said on Sunday.

Durand Line Not Discussed in London: Faizi – The Daily Afghanistan Express

In London, Karzai held a series of meetings with Zardari at the trilateral talks hosted by the UK premier David Cameron. The two presidents agreed on various issues, including jointly working to reach a peace deal with the Taliban over the next six months. Durand Line. Pakistan opposes prolonged US presence in Afghanistan. Offici­als say US will not be allowe­d to use supply routes after 2014.

Pakistan opposes prolonged US presence in Afghanistan

Drivers chat atop a fuel tanker truck, used to transport fuel to Nato forces in Afghanistan, parked along a road in Karachi on Tuesday. PHOTO: AFP Pakistan has agreed to reopen Nato supply routes, but has turned down United States’ request to extend the facility beyond the 2014 deadline earlier set for withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan. Senior diplomats and defence officials told The Express Tribune that Americans would like to continue using the land routes and want to establish permanent bases in Afghanistan. Retracing Nato routes: Politics of access in the Pak-Afghan region. The curren­t securi­ty predic­ament faced by the Af-Pak region has much to do with its histor­y.

Retracing Nato routes: Politics of access in the Pak-Afghan region

The current security predicament faced by the Af-Pak region has much to do with its history. PHOTO: AFP/FILE. North Waziristan. North Waziristan (Urdu: شمالی وزیرستان‎ Shomali Waziristan) is the northern part of Waziristan, a mountainous region of northeast Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan and covering 11,585 square kilometres (4,473 sq mi).

North Waziristan

Waziristan comprises the area west and south-west of Peshawar between the Kurram River (Tochi River) to the north and the Gomal River to the south, forming part of Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Miranshah is capital of North Waziristan. Blood Line: Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Unspoken Border Dispute. No evidence yet that Kabul attacks were planned on Pakistan soil: US CJCS Dempsey. Panett­a, Dempse­y both hold Haqqan­i networ­k respon­sible for attack­s, but conced­e it is spread on both sides of border.

No evidence yet that Kabul attacks were planned on Pakistan soil: US CJCS Dempsey

Dempsey declined to comment on whether the attack was planned in Pakistan until the US had received evidence. PHOTO: AFP/FILE. Columns / G Parthasarathy : The Pak gameplan in Afghanistan. ‘Neutrality can ensure peace in Afghanistan’ The Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI) organised the third discussion under a new series called Islamabad Debate 2012 on April 19, 2012. Pakistan after the American withdrawal. After withdr­awal, a Taliba­nised Afghan­istan will surviv­e only if Pakist­an, fulfil­s its promis­e of becomi­ng a khilaf­at.

Pakistan after the American withdrawal

PM should be cautious. Who is the real enemy in Afghanistan? So who is the real enemy?

Who is the real enemy in Afghanistan?

Coalition forces and NATO? Columns / G Parthasarathy : Zardari's promise belies his limitations. The polio battle. Ambiguous, embittering and unstoppable: U.S. drones in Pakistan. Kandahar intrigues and the Afghanistan conflict. US in denial: Watershed in Afghanistan. Doha, Qatar - In one of the first official US reactions to the attacks against Kabul and cities across eastern Afghanistan last weekend, Ryan C Crocker, US ambassador to Afghanistan, said: "The Taliban are really good at issuing statements, Less good at actually fighting.

US in denial: Watershed in Afghanistan

" Crises collide in Afghanistan. The US and The Afghan Train Wreck by Conn Hallinan. Afghanistan: Is Karzai Peace Plan a No-Go? - National Afghanistan Policy. West must relearn lesson of Durand Line. Running scared of Pashtuns. When boots fail to deliver, Parliament must step in. From Chitral to Nuristan: Woman treks across border to find son. Afghan endgame has Pakistan shuddering. TAPI gas pipeline project challenges and barriers - KHAAMA PRESS. The Durand Line- Where Empires Collide « The Durandline. Afghanistan Chronicles, Part 6: Near Ground Zero and in Af-Pak Region, Two Labyrinths. Taliban are Pak Army proxies, not Pashtun nationalists – By Farhat Taj. Inside Khyber Agency – IV: The porous Durand Line is a smuggler’s paradise – Pakistan News, Today Breaking News Updates – Pakistan News Today. Our anti-Punjab mayhem — II —Aamir Riaz.

Do you think Afghanistan hasn’t changed since 1842? The corrosion from within. US used 2005 quake to send JSOC spies into Pakistan. A bend in the road - Talat Farooq. Afghanistan: Too close for comfort. International : Pakistan, Afghan, ISAF coordination resumes. Michael Brenner: At Sea in Afghanistan. The Frontier Post. China Power. Report: The Other Guy's Endgame - Part II by Wajahat S Khan. The December 2011 Bonn Conference: a farewell to Afghanistan? Afghan “exit strategy” begins to unravel. Policy towards Afghanistan: Support dialogue, not dictation, politicians tell Pakistan. Durand line « Tom Stevenson.

Death on the Durand Line. Shadowy Wars in Secret Pakistan:Blog on Broad Gauge by Rajiv Jayaram. PUSHTU MOVEMENTS OVER DURAND LINE « CHUCKMAN'S WORDS ON WORDPRESS: COMMENTS FROM THE WORLD'S PRESS. Pakistan: A Geographical Battlefield. Solution to Kashmir Issue and Durand Line key to Peace in South Asia: HRH Faisal. Dawat Independent Media Center (DIMC) - In reaction to a report concerning the “Durand Line Recognition”

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Various matters: endless war, military detention, the Fed. On the NATO/US Military Strike on Pakistan. Afghanistan Jirga Backs US Deal. Calvin Gibbs, Soldier, Found Guilty In Gruesome Afghanistan War Crimes Case. The Fine Line between Culture and Law in Afghanistan - by Javid Ahmad. Af-Pak designed to implode Pakistan. Pakistan: Reversing the Lens. Paper: Contradictory Crossings of an Uneven Divide: The Durand Line's Differential Impact on Kabul-Peshawar and Qandahar-Quetta Relations (126th Annual Meeting (January 5-8, 2012)) The Great Day of Annihilation. Durand line serves as a line of hate: Karzai. Mao's Rockets and the Eastern Afghan Border War, Part II. Questionable status as international border by G. Parthasarathy. Pakistan and America: To the bitter end.

10 Years After The Taliban. Michael Hughes: When the Lion Roared: How Abdul Haq Almost Saved Afghanistan. It’s a fantasy to think we are winning the war in Afghanistan. A law for crossing the Durand Line? One soldier, 15 militants killed in cross-border attack. Afghan insurgents are just mercenaries. Opinion / Op-Ed : Tightrope act on the Durand Line. Listen to the choir. Drones: A New Chapter In Modern Warfare - Analysis.

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PAKISTAN: Reluctant to return. Columns / G Parthasarathy : Durand Line, and Pak's ‘imperial' ambitions. Afghanistan appeals for aid as drought looms. Lives Altered by 10 Years of War in Afghanistan. Farahnaz condemns target killing of Hazara people in Quetta. Police arrest 100 suspects in Quetta.