March, 2016

IN THE NEWS: AFGHAN OPIUM RESURGENCE AND US (MARCH 25, 2016)

Written by admin on Friday, March 25th, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Afghan opium resurgence and us SOURCE: The Express Tribune Friday, March 25, 2016 By SYED MOHAMMAD ALI Since 9/11, the lingering turmoil in Afghanistan has led to a steady growth in opium production, and now our neighbouring country has become the largest supplier of illegal opium in […]

IN THE NEWS: MANAGING THE ECONOMY (MARCH 25, 2016)

Written by admin on Friday, March 25th, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Managing the economy SOURCE: Daily Times Friday, March 25, 2016 By MALIK MUHAMMAD ASHRAF Whether one is an avowed critic of the economic policies of government or an anodyne appraiser of their impact, it is hard to take an issue with the recent claims made by Finance […]

IN THE NEWS: HARD-LINE MILITANT GROUP WANTS POWER-SHARING WITH KABUL IN EXCHANGE FOR PEACE (MARCH 24, 2016)

Written by admin on Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Hard-Line Militant Group Wants ‘Power-Sharing’ With Kabul In Exchange For Peace SOURCE: Gandhara Thursday, March 24, 2016 By FRUD BEZHAN Afghanistan has managed to bring one of the country’s most notorious militant leaders to the negotiating table after he dropped demands that all foreign forces leave the […]

IN THE NEWS: A RACIST REALITY (MARCH 24, 2016)

Written by admin on Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten A racist reality SOURCE: The Express Tribune Thursday, March 24, 2016 By KAMILA HYAT A nation exists only when it is bound together by some sense of commonality and some degree of willingness to accept and appreciate all those who live in it. Otherwise it is simply […]

IN THE NEWS: AFGHANISTAN VILLAGERS DESCRIBE LIFE UNDER ISIL’S RULE (MARCH 23, 2016)

Written by admin on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Afghanistan villagers describe life under ISIL’s rule SOURCE: Al Jazeera Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Weeks after the Afghan government claimed victory over ISIL-linked fighters in the country’s east, local residents have described living in fear for almost a year under the rule of the armed group. In […]

IN THE NEWS: LEFT TO DIE (MARCH 23, 2016)

Written by admin on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Left to die SOURCE: Dawn Wednesday, March 23, 2016 By ARIF AZAD NEWS stories of newborns thrown on rubbish heaps in plastic bags no longer seem to elicit sustained interest or discussion in Pakistan. Usually, there is a flicker of momentary interest in the story that quickly […]

IN THE NEWS: AFGHAN TALIBAN’S TOP DISSIDENT ‘DETAINED’ IN PAKISTAN (MARCH 22, 2016)

Written by admin on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Afghan Taliban’s top dissident ‘detained’ in Pakistan SOURCE: The Express Tribune Tuesday, March 22, 2016 By TAHIR KHAN ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities have ‘detained’ the chief of a breakaway faction of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Muhammad Rasool, two Taliban leaders claimed on Monday. Mullah Rasool was chosen in […]

IN THE NEWS: THE FUEL OF GROWTH (MARCH 22, 2016)

Written by admin on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten The fuel of economic growth SOURCE: Dawn Tuesday, March 22, 2016 By ALI TAUQEER SHEIKH WATER has become Pakistan’s number one development and governance issue. While water availability in our river systems has remained fairly stable, per capita water availability has diminished from about 1,500 to nearly […]

IN THE NEWS: CPEC AND WATER (MARCH 21, 2016)

Written by admin on Monday, March 21st, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten CPEC and water SOURCE: Dawn Monday, March 21, 2016 THE warning from the governor of Balochistan regarding the risks that the depleting water resources of his province pose to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor needs to be taken seriously. It has been many decades now that Balochistan’s water […]

IN THE NEWS: THE STRANGE ALLIANCE THAT DEFEATED IS IN AFGHANISTAN (MARCH 21, 2016)

Written by admin on Monday, March 21st, 2016

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten The Strange Alliance That Defeated IS In Afghanistan SOURCE: Gandhara Monday, March 21, 2016 By ABUBAKAR SIDDIQUE Afghan leaders are keen on boasting about their success against a terrorist group that has shocked the world with its swift victories and penchant for extreme violence. This month, Afghan […]