October, 2018

IN THE NEWS: POLLING DAY VIOLENCE IN AFGHANISTAN KILLS 67, INJURIES 126 (OCTOBER 21, 2018)

Written by admin on Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Polling day violence in Afghanistan kills 67, injuries 126 SOURCE: Afghanistan Sun Sunday, October 21, 2018 By SHEETAL SUKHIJA * Afghanistan went to the polls on Saturday and the country witnessed 193 attacks on the day * A total of 67 people were killed and 126 others […]

IN THE NEWS: STRATEGIC CONFINES OF CPEC (OCTOBER 21, 2018)

Written by admin on Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Strategic confines of CPEC SOURCE: Dawn Sunday, October 21, 2018 By MUHAMMAD AMIR RANA THE PTI-led government is still musing over how to deal with CPEC. It has yet to realise CPEC’s geo-economic value and strategise how this should figure in its grand policy narrative. Secondly, the […]

IN THE NEWS: ‘STRAIGHT AS A JALEBI’ (OCTOBER 20, 2018)

Written by admin on Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten ‘Straight as a jalebi’ SOURCE: Dawn By ASHRAF JEHANGIR QAZI Saturday, October 20, 2018 IN his latest book, Fear, Bob Woodward notes Trump had initially insisted “Afghanistan is a total disaster. We don’t know what we are doing. Let’s get out”. After becoming president he found his […]

IN THE NEWS: MULTIPLE BLASTS ROCK KABUL POLLING STATIONS: OFFICIAL, WITNESSES (OCTOBER 20, 2018)

Written by admin on Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Multiple blasts rock Kabul polling stations: official, witnesses SOURCE: Tha Nation Saterday, October 20, 2018 By Reuters Multiple explosions rocked polling centres across Kabul on Saturday, as voters cast their ballots in long-delayed legislative elections. Voters were seen fleeing a school in the north of the Afghan […]

IN THE NEWS: U.S. WANTS PAKISTAN TO MAKE ‘SMART CHOICES’ (OCTOBER 19, 2018)

Written by admin on Friday, October 19th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten US wants Pakistan to make ‘smart choices’ SOURCE: Afghanistan Sun Friday, October 19, 2018 By ANI Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Oct 19 (ANI): According to the officials within the United States Department of State, US President Donald Trump’s administration would continue to exert diplomatic pressure on Pakistan until […]

IN THE NEWS: ELECTIONS IN AFGHANISTAN’S KANDAHAR PROVINCE TO BE DELAYED A WEEK (OCTOBER 19, 2018)

Written by admin on Friday, October 19th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Elections In Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province To Be Delayed A Week SOURCE: RFE/RL Friday, October 19, 2018 Parliamentary elections in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, due to be held on October 20, will be delayed by one week following the assassination of the powerful provincial police commander, […]

IN THE NEWS: DAESH MONEY TRAIL TRACED IN PAKISTAN (OCTOBER 18, 2018)

Written by admin on Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Daesh money trail traced in Pakistan SOURCE: The News International Thursday, October 18, 2018 By FARAZ KHAN KARACHI: The investigators have busted a suspected network of militants and businessmen and traced a ‘money trail’ involving over 50 bank accounts being used to finance the outlawed Daesh in […]

IN THE NEWS: OIL IMPORTS MAY REACH $20B IF PRICES STAY AT CURRENT LEVEL (OCTOBER 18, 2018)

Written by admin on Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Oil imports may reach $20b if prices stay at current level SOURCE: The Express Tribune Thursday, October 18, 2018 ISLAMABAD: The annual oil import bill of Pakistan could go as high as $20 billion in the current fiscal year if the existing price trend persisted in the […]

IN THE NEWS: ELECTION CANDIDATE KILLED IN HELMAND BLAST (OCTOBER 17, 2018)

Written by admin on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Election Candidate Killed in Helmand Blast SOURCE: TOLO News Wednesday, October 17, 2018 *The explosion happened on Wednesday morning at the office of election candidate Jabar Qahraman Jabar Qahraman, an election candidate from southern Helmand province was killed in an explosion at his office on Wednesday morning, […]

IN THE NEWS: IMF AND CHINA’S SUPPORT (OCTOBER 17, 2018)

Written by admin on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten IMF and China’s support SOURCE: Dawn Wednesday, October 17, 2018 THE public endorsement is likely a result of a great deal of behind-the-scenes lobbying. It is welcome that China, via its foreign ministry spokesperson, has announced its support for the IMF “making an objective evaluation of Pakistan […]