April, 2018

IN THE NEWS: RETURN TO AFGHANISTAN FROM YOUR FOREIGN SAFE HAVENS, U.S. TELLS TALIBAN (APRIL 26, 2018)

Written by admin on Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Return to Afghanistan from your foreign safe havens: US tells Taliban SOURCE: The Indian Express Thursday, April 26, 2018 *The US said that there was no need for a new fighting season, and that it was time for the Taliban to participate in the country’s electoral process […]

IN THE NEWS: TALIBAN ANNOUNCES ONSET OF ‘AL KHANDAQ JIHADI OPERATIONS’ (APRIL 26, 2018)

Written by admin on Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Taliban announces onset of ‘Al Khandaq Jihadi operations’ SOURCE: The Long War Journal Thursday, April 26, 2018 (Posted) By BILL ROGGIO The Afghan Taliban announced the opening of their 2018 spring offensive today, named the “Al Khandaq Jihadi operations” after the battle in Medina in 627 AD […]

IN THE NEWS: AFGHAN TALIBAN ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF SPRING OFFENSIVE (APRIL 25, 2018)

Written by admin on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten AFGHAN TALIBAN ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF SPRING OFFENSIVE SOURCE: Newsweek Pakistan Wednesday, April 25, *LATEST OFFENSIVE SEEN AS APPARENT SNUB TO PEACE EFFORTS, WITH MILITANTS CLAIMING IT IS PARTLY IN RESPONSE TO NEW U.S. STRATEGY The Taliban launched their annual spring offensive on Wednesday, in an apparent rejection […]

IN THE NEWS: BALOCHISTAN IS BEING LEFT BEHIND BY CPEC (APRIL 28, 2018)

Written by admin on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Balochistan is being left behind by CPEC SOURCE: Asia Times Wednesday, April 28, 2018 By ADNAN AAMIR The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is a component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, has become an economic national anthem in Pakistan. It comprises of a portfolio of projects […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN, U.S. CONTINUE TO DIFFER ON AFGHAN POLICY (APRIL 24, 2018)

Written by admin on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan, US continue to differ on Afghan policy SOURCE: The Express tribune Tuesday, April 24, 2018 By KAMRAN YOUSAF ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States struggle to find a ‘common ground’ on Afghanistan and other regional issues despite several rounds of the talks between the two countries, […]

IN THE NEWS: STAGNANT POLITICS (APRIL 24, 2018)

Written by admin on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Stagnant politics SOURCE: Dawn Tuesday, April 24, 2018 By NIAZ MURTAZA A REVIEW of our history reveals a curious anomaly. Political change usually follows societal change. Our society has seen much social and economic change. Population, urbanisation, people’s mobility, flows of information and market reach have all […]

IN THE NEWS: THE FAILED POLICE OF ISLAMABAD (APRIL 23, 2018)

Written by admin on Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten The failed police of Islamabad SOURCE: The Nation Monday, April 23, 2018 By MUSHTAQ AHMED Mr. Justice Shaukat Siddiqui, a judge of Islamabad High Court, made a staggering observation that Islamabad Police had miserably failed to accomplish its duties as 90% of its personnel were involved in […]

IN THE NEWS: AFGHAN PRESIDENT VOWS NO WEAKENING OF DEMOCRATIC PROCESS AFTER DEADLY BLAST (APRIL 23, 2018)

Written by admin on Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Afghan President Vows No Weakening Of Democratic Process After Deadly Blast SOURCE: Gandhara Monday, April 23, 2018 KABUL — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says a deadly suicide bombing outside a voter registration center in the capital, Kabul, will not “weaken” the country’s “democratic process.” The bombing on […]

IN THE NEWS: 8.000 ATTEND PAKISTANI RALLY DESPITE STATE PRESSURE (APRIL 22, 2018)

Written by admin on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten 8,000 Attend Pakistani Rally Despite State Pressure SOURCE: TOLO News Sunday, April 22, 2018 A Pakistani ethnic rights group drew over 8,000 people to a rally in Lahore on Sunday, despite pressure from security officials to call off the event focusing on human rights violations in areas […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN’S LONG #METOO MOMENT (APRIL 22, 2018)

Written by admin on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan’s long #MeToo moment SOURCE: Al Jazeera Sunday, April 22, 2018 By RABIA MEHMOOD *Over the past few months, Pakistan has witnessed a growing trend of women speaking up publicly about sexual harassment One would think that a woman going public with accusations of sexual harassment against […]