Afghanistan/Pakistan

IN THE NEWS: US PILES MORE PRESSURE ON PAKISTAN (JUNE 14, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, June 14th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten US piles more pressure on Pakistan SOURCE: The News International Friday, June 14, 2019 By WAJID ALI SYED WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to ensure real structural reforms are included as conditionality before approving a loan package for Pakistan. “We have […]

IN THE NEWS: IS PAKISTAN MULLING MASS EXECUTIONS OF DISSIDENTS? (JUNE 14, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, June 14th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Is Pakistan Mulling Mass Executions Of Dissidents? SOURCE: Gandhara Friday, June 14, 2019 (Posted) *Pakistani political discussions are reverberating with talk of hanging 5,000 people to cleanse the country of opposition After weeks of rumours of a possible large-scale crackdown against opposition politicians and dissidents being contemplated […]

IN THE NEWS: AFGHAN GOVERNMENT UNCONDITIONALLY RELEASES HUNDREDS OF TALIBAN PRISONERS (JUN 13, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Afghan government unconditionally releases hundreds of Taliban prisoners SOURCE: The Long War Journal Thursday, June 13, 2019 (Posted) By BILL ROGGIO In an effort to convince the Taliban to open negotiations, the Afghan government has freed hundreds of Taliban prisoners without conditions, and will free hundreds more. […]

IN THE NEWS: BALANCING THE POLES (JUNE 12, 2019)

Written by admin on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Balancing the poles SOURCE: The Indian Express Wednesday, June 12, 2019 By SHYAM SARAN *As US-China competion intensifies, India should refrain from taking sides *The progressive polarisation of US-China relations, interspersed with phases of remission, is likely to persist What began as a trade dispute between the […]

IN THE NEWS: INCOMPETENCE IS COSTLY (JUNE 12, 2019)

Written by admin on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Incompetence is costly SOURCE: The News International Wednesday, June 12, 2019 By MIFTAH ISMAIL* Every year, the government of Pakistan publishes a report called the Economic Survey of Pakistan which details how our economy has performed over the last fiscal year. The survey has reams and reams […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN & SINO-US COLD WAR (JUNE 11, 2019)

Written by admin on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan & Sino-US cold war SOURCE: Dawn Tuesday, June 11, 2019 (Posted) By MUNIR AKRAM AFTER the secretive Bilderberg meetings in Switzerland last week, Martin Wolf, the respected Financial Times economic columnist, wrote an op-ed entitled: ‘The 100 year fight facing the US and China’. Wolf’s conclusions […]

IN THE NEWS: BETTER PAK-AFGHAN TIES TO BRING PEACE: KHALILZAD (JUNE 11, 2019)

Written by admin on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Better Pak-Afghan ties to bring peace: Khalilzad SOURCE: Dawn Tuesday, June 11, 2019 By ANWAR IQBAL WASHINGTON: The United States appears focused on improving relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan for ending the Afghan war, shows a message US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad released on Monday. Mr Khalilzad, […]

IN THE NEWS: PPP DECIDES TO HOLD COUNTRYWIDE PROTESTS FOLLOWING ZARDARI’S ARREST (JUNE 11, 2019)

Written by admin on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten PPP decides to hold countrywide protests following Zardari’s arrest SOURCE: Daily Times Tuesday, June 11, 2019 * Bilawal calls for resignation of NA speaker, deputy speaker * PPP chief accuses PTI of picking up its political rivals on one pretext or the other to hide its own […]

IN THE NEWS: WITHDRAWAL OF ZERO-RATED REGIME: GOVT DECIDES TO IMPOSE 17pc SALES TAX ON EXPORT INDUSTRY (JUNE 10, 2019)

Written by admin on Monday, June 10th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Withdrawal of zero-rated regime: Govt decides to impose 17pc sales tax on export industry SOURCE: The News International Monday, June 10, 2019 By KHALID MUSTAFA ISLAMABAD: With the announcement of federal budget just one day away, the last-ditch endeavours for result-oriented talks between the export industry from […]

IN THE NEWS: PTI TO LARGELY ABOLISH PML-N ERA NON-FILER REGIME (JUNE 10, 2019)

Written by admin on Monday, June 10th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten PTI to largely abolish PML-N era non-filer regime SOURCE: The Express Tribune Monday, June 10, 2019 By SHAHBAZ RANA ISLAMABAD.: In a major policy initiative, the government is all set to introduce a punitive legal regime to change the PML-N era’s concept of non-filers to active taxpayers […]