July, 2017

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN, GHANI AND PEACE – THE CATCH-22 (JULY 26, 2017)

Written by admin on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan, Ghani and peace: The catch-22 SOURCE: The Express Tribune Wednesday, July 26, 2017 By SHAHZAIB KHAN Few relationships have transformed as quickly in international relations as the love-hate relationship between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan. A few weeks after his election as president in September […]

IN THE NEWS: REORIENTING U.S.-PAK RELATIONS (JULY 26, 2017)

Written by admin on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Reorienting US-Pak relations SOURCE: The News International Wednesday, July 26, 2017 By AYAZ AHMED US President Trump seems to have decided to pressurise Pakistan into doing ‘more’ against certain terrorist and militant groups that are reportedly based in Pakistan’s tribal areas. Like its predecessor, the Trump administration […]

IN THE NEWS: SHEHBAZ CAN BUY HIMSELF A HELICOPTER, BUT IT’S TOO COSTLY TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE MEDICAL FACILITIES IN PUNJAB? (JULY 25, 2017)

Written by admin on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Shehbaz Sharif can buy himself a helicopter, but it’s too costly to provide adequate medical facilities in Punjab? SOURCE: The Express Tribune Tuesday, July 25, 2017 By AHSAN ZAFEER The aftermath of the Bahawalpur tragedy is a harrowing tale of gross incompetence and disregard for human life. […]

IN THE NEWS: NEW EU STRATEGY ON AFGHANISTAN TO SUPPORT PEACE, PROSPERITY (JULY 25, 2017)

Written by admin on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten New EU Strategy on Afghanistan To Support Peace, Prosperity SOURCE: TOLO News Tuesday, July 25, 2017 The new EU strategy on Afghanistan will support “peace and prosperity” in the country as Afghans work to overcome a number of challenges. The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security […]

IN THE NEWS: NO COUNTRY FOR RECONCILIATION (JULY 24, 2017)

Written by admin on Monday, July 24th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten No country for reconciliation SOURCE: The Indian Express Monday, July 24, 2017 By IMAD UL RIYAZ *My own political position is driven by the idea of peace, dialogue and reconciliation. For many back in Kashmir, this makes me something of a “RSS chamcha”: I am somebody who […]

IN THE NEWS: KHYBER OPERATION (JULY 24, 2017)

Written by admin on Monday, July 24th, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Khyber operation SOURCE: Dawn Monday, July 24, 2017 RAPID successes in the first phase of Operation Khyber IV in Rajgal Valley in Khyber Agency is welcome news. With the capture of a strategic mountaintop by the military, militants have been denied a position from which they can […]

IN THE NEWS: ABDULLAH SAYS GOVT NEEDS TIME TO ESTABLISH SECURITY (JULY 23, 2017)

Written by admin on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Abdullah Says Govt Needs Time To Establish Security SOURCE: TOLO News Sunday, July 23, 107 By SAYED SHARIF AMIRI Local officials in Faryab and Ghor provinces confirmed Taliban insurgents seized control of Kohistan district in Faryab and Taywara district in Ghor after engaging in fierce gunfights with […]

IN THE NEWS: MINING SECTOR FACES MAJOR CHALLENGES (JULY 23, 2017)

Written by admin on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Mining Sector Faces Major Challenges SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Sunday, July 23, 2017 Though a ray of hope for economic stability in Afghanistan, mining sector faces major challenges and issues. These issues, if remain unsolved, can threaten the viability of the whole sector and ultimately result in […]

IN THE NEWS: VILLAGERS REVEAL DETAILS OF ‘HONOR’ MURDER IN PAKISTAN (JULY 22, 2017)

Written by admin on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Villagers Reveal Details Of ‘Honor’ Murder In Pakistan SOURCE: Gandhara Saturday, July 22, 2017 By DAUD KHATTAK Villagers in Ashraf Khel, a dusty hamlet near the famed Khyber Pass, have sketched out a grim picture of how the mentally disabled Naghma was allegedly killed by close relatives […]

IN THE NEWS: A TERRIBLE BEAUTY IS BORN IN THE GEOPOLITICS OF KASHMIR (JULY 22, 2017)

Written by admin on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten A terrible beauty is born in the geopolitics of Kashmir SOURCE: Asia Times Saturday, July 22, 2017 By M.K. BHADRAKUMAR The tallest Kashmiri politician today, Farooq Abdullah, former chief minister of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir and an erstwhile cabinet minister in the central government […]