Afghanistan/Pakistan

IN THE NEWS: TEHRAN WON’T ALLOW INDIA TO USE CHABAHAR PORT TO UNDERMINE PAKISTAN, SAY IRANIAN DIPLOMATS (DECEMBER 11, 2017)

Written by admin on Monday, December 11th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Tehran won’t allow India to use Chabahar port to undermine Pakistan, say Iranian diplomats SOURCE: The Express Tribune Monday, December 11, 2017 By KAMRAN YOUSAF ISLAMABAD: On December 3, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated the first phase of Chabahar port. Pakistan is not part of the project, […]

IN THE NEWS: OPPORTUNISM GALORE (DECEMBER 11, 2017)

Written by admin on Monday, December 11th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Opportunism Galore SOURCE: The Nation Monday, December 11, 2017 An unlikely coalition is forming; a newly minted faction of Karachi based party; a party led and sustained by a cleric who resides abroad for the vast majority of the time; several smaller political splinters that have hung […]

IN THE NEWS: IF THE MMA IS REVIVED (DECEMBER 10, 2017)

Written by admin on Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten If the MMA is revived SOURCE: The News on Sunday Sunday, December 10, 2017 By RAHIMULLAH YUSUFZAI *The religio-political parties are desperate to revive the MMA as they want to consolidate their votes and offer an Islamic option to the electorate Though efforts were being made since […]

IN THE NEWS: AFGHAN GOVT. ASKED TO SUSPEND RELATIONS WITH US (DECEMBER 10, 2017)

Written by admin on Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Afghan Govt. Asked to Suspend Relations with US SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Sunday, December 10, 2017 KABUL – Members of Afghan parliament on Saturday asked the Kabul government to suspend all its relations with the US following President Donald Trump’s decision on Jerusalem. The lawmakers said Trump’s […]

IN THE NEWS: JUDGES PUT SCANDAL OF PAKISTAN’S TOXIC WATER UNDER MICROSCOPE (DECEMBER 9, 2017)

Written by admin on Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Judges put scandal of Pakistan’s toxic water under microscope SOURCE: Asia Times Saturday, December 9, 2017 By F.M. SHAKIL *The Supreme Court has taken up an issue of life and death that the political establishment has shown no interest in addressing Where Pakistan’s elected government has failed […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN’S BALOCHISTAN CONFLICT REVEBERATES IN EUROPE (DECEMBER 8, 2017)

Written by admin on Friday, December 8th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan’s Balochistan Conflict Reverberates In Europe SOURCE: Gandhara Friday, December 8, 2017 (Posted) By ABUBAKAR SIDDIQUE For years, Baluch separatist leaders have launched media campaigns, organized protests, and lobbied international organizations and governments across Europe to bring attention to what they describe as Pakistani atrocities in their […]

IN THE NEWS: ELIMINATING ENGLISH (DECEMBER 8, 2017)

Written by admin on Friday, December 8th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Eliminating English SOURCE: Newsweek Pakistan Friday, December 8, 2017 *LACK OF EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IS AT THE ROOT OF PAKISTAN’S LOCAL LANGUAGE CRISIS It is becoming difficult to defend the teaching of English in Pakistan. The language, accepted as lingua franca in much of the world, is equated […]

IN THE NEWS: AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN ‘TO FORM JOINT WORKING GROUPS’ (DECEMBER 7, 2017)

Written by admin on Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Afghanistan, Pakistan ‘To Form Joint Working Groups’ SOURCE: TOLO News Thursday, December 7, 2017 The Pakistan government has formally shared proposals with Afghanistan for establishing joint working groups that will allow both countries to address each other’s concerns on all key issues, Pakistan’s Daily Times reported. A […]

IN THE NEWS: OUR LARGEST MINORITY (DECEMBER 7, 2017)

Written by admin on Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Our largest minority SOURCE: Dawn Thursday, December 7, 2017 DELAYED, then rushed, the 2017 census was bound to betray some statistical anomalies, but perhaps the most glaring discrepancy is that of the disabled population at 0.48pc of the total population. The figure beggars belief considering that WHO […]

IN THE NEWS: SINO-AFGHAN ECONOMIC COMMISSION MEETS; 3 ACCORDS INKED (DECEMBER 6, 2017)

Written by admin on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Sino-Afghan Economic Commission Meets; 3 Accords Inked SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Wednesday, December 6, 2017 KABUL – Encouraging investment by Chinese entrepreneurs and companies in Afghanistan’s infrastructure and development projects, creation of an air and boosting Afghan exports were also discussed. The Afghanistan-China Economic and Trade Commission […]