May, 2018

IN THE NEWS: TALIBAN WARN KABUL RESIDENTS TO ‘KEEP AWAY’ AHEAD OF ATTACKS (MAY 21, 2018)

Written by admin on Monday, May 21st, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Taliban warn Kabul residents to ´keep away´ ahead of attacks SOURCE: The News International Monday, May 21, 2018 Kabul: The Taliban warned Kabul residents Monday to avoid “military centres” in the heavily fortified city, saying they are planning more attacks in the capital where civilians have long […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN ULEMA AGREE TO HOLD JOINT PEACE TALKS (MAY 21, 2018)

Written by admin on Monday, May 21st, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan, Afghanistan Ulema Agree to Hold Joint Peace Talks SOURCE: TOLO News Monday, May 21, 2018 Pakistan and Afghanistan’s religious scholars (Ulema) have reportedly agreed to hold conferences in both countries to explore ways for peace and to encourage the Taliban to join the reconciliation process, according […]

IN THE NEWS: GWADAR: FROM GHOST TOWN TO GOLD RUSH TOWN (MAY 20, 2018)

Written by admin on Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Gwadar: From ghost town to gold rush town SOURCE: The Express Tribune Sunday, May 20, 2018 By RINA SAEED KHAN From the sky, Gwadar looks like a dust bowl as the ATR aircraft, which regularly flies along the Makran coast from Karachi, circles in for landing. The […]

IN THE NEWS: GRACEFUL EXIT (MAY 19, 2108)

Written by admin on Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten GRACEFUL EXIT SOURCE: Newsweek Pakistan Saturday, May 19, 2018 *THE CRACKS WITHIN THE PMLN ARE WIDENING During a meeting last week, PMLN parliamentary leaders decided erstwhile head Nawaz Sharif’s confrontation with the Army should not be endorsed. Current party chief Shahbaz Sharif chose to “reinterpret” his elder […]

IN THE NEWS: AFGHAN GOVT., US CONDUCT ‘INADEQUATE PROBE’ ON CIVILIAN DEATHS (MAY 18, 2018)

Written by admin on Friday, May 18th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Afghan Govt, US Conduct ‘Inadequate Probe’ On Civilian Deaths SOURCE: TOLO News Friday, May 18, 2018 *Human Rights Watch says the US and Afghan governments need to do more to fully investigate incidents that lead to civilian casualties The United States and Afghan governments are not adequately […]

IN THE NEWS: ONCE ‘TERROR CENTRAL’, PAK ARMY SHOWCASES ITS COUNTER-TERROR ‘SUCCESS’ IN NORTH WAZIRISTAN (MAY 18, 2018)

Written by admin on Friday, May 18th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Once ‘terror central’, Pak Army showcases its counter-terror ‘success’ with fancy infra amidst rubble in North Waziristan SOURCE: The Indian Express Friday, May 18, 2018 By SUSHANT SINGH *Known as “terror central”, Miranshah was, until a few years ago, a safe haven for some of the most […]

IN THE NEWS: YOUR ‘NEW’ PAKISTAN (MAY 17, 2018)

Written by admin on Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Your ‘new’ Pakistan SOURCE: Dawn Thursday, May 17, 2018 By F.S. AIJAZUDDIN DESPONDENT Pakistanis would put their heads on the railway tracks, if they could be sure trains would arrive on time. Or they would swallow phials of cyanide, if these were not adulterated. They could always […]

IN THE NEWS: LASHKAR-E-JHANGVI COMMANDER KILLED IN BALOCHISTAN (MAY 17, 2018)

Written by admin on Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten LASHKAR-E-JHANGVI COMMANDER KILLED IN BALOCHISTAN SOURCE: Newsweek Pakistan Thursday, May 17, 2018 *MILITANT SALMAN BADENI WAS WANTED FOR MORE THAN 100 MURDERS A notorious Islamist militant wanted for more than 100 murders was killed in an intense gunfight with security forces in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, the […]

IN THE NEWS: CHINA TRIES TO BRING PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN CLOSER (MAY 16, 2018)

Written by admin on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten China Tries to Bring Pakistan, Afghanistan Closer SOURCE: Gandhara Wednesday, May 16, 2018 ISLAMABAD, China has proposed hosting a new round of three-way talks with Pakistan and Afghanistan this month to continue with its diplomatic push in helping the two neighbouring countries improve their strained bilateral ties. […]

IN THE NEWS: CONCERN IN PAKISTAN OVER FLOOD OF CHINESE INVESTMENTS (MAY 16, 2018)

Written by admin on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Concern in Pakistan over flood of Chinese investment SOURCE: Asia Times Wednesday, May 6, 2018 By FM SHAKIL *There are fears in the Pakistani manufacturing sector about Chinese inroads in the e-commerce market as Alibaba gains a large foothold There is growing concern in Pakistan’s manufacturing sector […]