Afghanistan Bans Pakistani Newspapers (Video)

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Afghan officials have banned the sale of Pakistani newspapers as relations between Kabul and Islamabad strain further.

However, not many people in Kabul mind that, in fact they are quite ambivalent about it.

"We appreciate the decision made by the Afghan interior ministry regarding the banning of Pakistani newspapers. It is a right decision because the Pakistani papers were publishing propaganda and anti-government rhetoric," says one resident of the city.

The papers had also published speeches by Taliban insurgents, worrying Afghan officials that nascent peace talks could be at risk.

Ties between the two nations are tense due months of cross-border shelling and operations targeting insurgents along their shared border ahead of the NATO pullout in 2014.
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