June, 2017

IN THE NEWS: U.S. CAUTIOUSLY WELCOMES CHINESE MEDIATION BETWEEN PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN (JUNE 30, 2017)

Written by admin on Friday, June 30th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten US cautiously welcomes Chinese mediation between Pakistan, Afghanistan SOURCE: The News International Friday, June 30, 2017 By WASIM ABBASI WASHINGTON: The United States has cautiously welcomed the Chinese shuttle diplomacy to ease tensions between Islamabad and Kabul urging the regional states to play “a positive role” in […]

IN THE NEWS: [PAKISTAN] ZAFAR ACHAKZAI CHARGED FOR ANTI-ARMY POST (JUNE 30, 2017)

Written by admin on Friday, June 30th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan: Zafar Achakzai charged for anti-army post SOURCE: Al Jazeera Friday, June 30, 2017 By ASAD HASIM *Reporter Zafar Achakzai is accused of posting illegal material on Facebook, his father and rights groups say *Pakistan ranks low on press freedom mainly due to censorship around the role […]

IN THE NEWS: NATO DEFENSE MINISTERS MEET TO DISCUSS RAISING SPENDING, AFGHANISTAN (JUNE 29, 2017)

Written by admin on Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten NATO Defense Ministers Meet To Discuss Raising Spending, Afghanistan SOURCE: Gandhara Thursday, June 29, 2017 BRUSSELS — Defense ministers from NATO’s 29 member states are meeting in Brussels to discuss raising defense spending further and sending more troops to Afghanistan to help the government battle a resurgent […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN-U.S. TIES (JUNE 29, 2017)

Written by admin on Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan-US ties SOURCE: Dawn Thursday, June 29, 2017 THE devastating attacks in Parachinar and Quetta have bloodily underlined an inarguable reality: Pakistan needs the support of its allies and friends in the fight against militancy. Unhappily, as the administration of US President Donald Trump debates its strategy […]

IN THE NEWS: ‘ TRUMP-MODI NEXUS’ COULD SPELL DISASTER FOR REGIONAL PEACE, SAYS AJK PRESIDENT (JUNE 28, 2017)

Written by admin on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten ‘Trump-Modi nexus’ could spell disaster for regional peace: AJK president SOURCE: Dawn Wednesday, June 28, 2017 By TARIQ NAQASH Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Mohammad Masood Khan in a statement on Tuesday warned that a “Trump-Modi nexus” could spell disaster to regional peace. The statement […]

IN THE NEWS: INDIA, U.S. AGREE TO STRENGHTEN TIES FOR PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN (JUNE 28, 2017)

Written by admin on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten India, U.S Agree To Strengthen Ties For Peace In Afghanistan SOURCE: TOLO News Wednesday, June 28, 2017 *India‚Äôs PM Narendra Modi says the rising instability in Afghanistan was a cause for concern for both India and the U.S. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S President Donald Trump […]

IN THE NEWS: FINDING THE ROAD TO PEACE IN KASHMIR (JUNE 27, 2017)

Written by admin on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Finding the road to peace in Kashmir SOURCE: Asia Times Thursday, June 27, 2017 By KADAYAM SUBRAMANIAN The security situation in the conflict-riven Kashmir Valley is rapidly deteriorating. Security experts fear incidents of violence will increase in the Valley now that the Muslim holy month of Ramadan […]

IN THE NEWS: THE VERDICT (JUNE 27, 2017)

Written by admin on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten The Verdict SOURCE: The Express Tribune Tuesday, June 27, 2017 By ALI RAZA *Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state and the world needs to stop maligning its efforts with baseless propaganda History testifies to the fact that Pakistan was a great supporter of the Atoms for Peace […]

IN THE NEWS: TERROR AND THE DRUG TRADE (JUNE 26, 2017)

Written by admin on Monday, June 26th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Terror and the drug trade SOURCE: The News International Monday, June 26, 2017 By IKRAMUL HAQ June 26 marks the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. It is observed to raise awareness about the dangers of drug abuse to encourage all efforts to combat the […]

IN THE NEWS: OIL TANKER FIRE OVERSHADOWS EID CELEBRATION IN PAKISTAN, DEATH TOLL RISES TO 157 (JUNE 26, 2017)

Written by admin on Monday, June 26th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Oil tanker fire overshadows Eid celebration in Pakistan, death toll rises to 157 SOURCE: The Indian Express Monday, June 26, 2017 *The charred wreckage of the motorcycles and cars could be seen scattered on the highway, along with kitchen utensils, pots, water coolers, jerrycans and buckets which […]