Afghanistan/Pakistan

IN THE NEWS: ELECTIONS IN AFGHANISTAN’S KANDAHAR PROVINCE TO BE DELAYED A WEEK (OCTOBER 19, 2018)

Written by admin on Friday, October 19th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Elections In Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province To Be Delayed A Week SOURCE: RFE/RL Friday, October 19, 2018 Parliamentary elections in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, due to be held on October 20, will be delayed by one week following the assassination of the powerful provincial police commander, […]

IN THE NEWS: DAESH MONEY TRAIL TRACEC IN PAKISTAN (OCTOBER 18, 2018)

Written by admin on Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Daesh money trail traced in Pakistan SOURCE: The News International Thursday, October 18, 2018 By FARAZ KHAN KARACHI: The investigators have busted a suspected network of militants and businessmen and traced a ‘money trail’ involving over 50 bank accounts being used to finance the outlawed Daesh in […]

IN THE NEWS: OIL IMPORTS MAY REACH $20B IF PRICES STAY AT CURRENT LEVEL (OCTOBER 18, 2018)

Written by admin on Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Oil imports may reach $20b if prices stay at current level SOURCE: The Express Tribune Thursday, October 18, 2018 ISLAMABAD: The annual oil import bill of Pakistan could go as high as $20 billion in the current fiscal year if the existing price trend persisted in the […]

IN THE NEWS: ELECTION CANDIDATE KILLED IN HELMAND BLAST (OCTOBER 17, 2018)

Written by admin on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Election Candidate Killed in Helmand Blast SOURCE: TOLO News Wednesday, October 17, 2018 *The explosion happened on Wednesday morning at the office of election candidate Jabar Qahraman Jabar Qahraman, an election candidate from southern Helmand province was killed in an explosion at his office on Wednesday morning, […]

IN THE NEWS: IMF AND CHINA’S SUPPORT (OCTOBER 17, 2018)

Written by admin on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten IMF and China’s support SOURCE: Dawn Wednesday, October 17, 2018 THE public endorsement is likely a result of a great deal of behind-the-scenes lobbying. It is welcome that China, via its foreign ministry spokesperson, has announced its support for the IMF “making an objective evaluation of Pakistan […]

IN THE NEWS: KHALILZAD – TASKED TO BRING PEACE TO HIS BIRTH PLACE (OCTOBER 16, 2018)

Written by admin on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Khalilzad: Tasked to Bring Peace to His Birth Place SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Zalmay Khalilzad, the veteran US diplomat has been tasked with leading efforts to end the war in Afghanistan. He is a blunt negotiator with a history of hawkish foreign policy […]

IN THE NEWS: IS PUNJAB GOING BANKRUPT? (OCTOBER 16, 2018)

Written by admin on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Is Punjab going bankrupt? SOURCE: The Express Tribune Tuesday, October 16, 2018 By HASAAN KHAWAR Punjab’s finance minister recently revealed that the province is nearly bankrupt. Punjab has accumulated a total debt of Rs1.1 trillion, exhausted its Provident Fund of Rs100 billion that rightfully belongs to government […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN CLOSES FRIENDSHIP GATE WITH AFGHANISTAN (OCTOBER 15, 2018)

Written by admin on Monday, October 15th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan closes Friendship Gate with Afghanistan SOURCE: The Express Tribune Monday, October 15, 2018 By MOHAMMAD ZAFAR QUETTA: Pakistan on Sunday closed its Friendship Gate with Afghanistan in Chaman following a clash between security forces of both the countries over fencing along the bordering town of Sakan […]

IN THE NEWS: SOME REFLECTIONS ON PASHTUN NATIONALISM FROM AFGHANISTAN (OCTOBER 15, 2018)

Written by admin on Monday, October 15th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Some reflections on Pashtun nationalism from Afghanistan SOURCE: Daily Times Monday, October 15, 2018 By FARHAT TAJ *People on both sides of the Durand Line speak the same language, Pashto, in its various dialects. They share some important cultural traits. It is quite understandable that there will […]

IN THE NEWS: PAINFUL DECISIONS AHEAD, WARNS ASAD ON RETURN FROM BALI (OCTOBER 14, 2018)

Written by admin on Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Painful decisions ahead, warns Asad on return from Bali SOURCE: Dawn Sunday, October 14, 2018 By KHALEEQ KIANI ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar on Saturday said the government will have to take difficult decisions that would be painful for people but necessary under international commitments to get […]