January, 2019

IN MEMORIAM J.H.J.M. (JAN) VAN HEUGTEN

Written by admin on Friday, January 18th, 2019

In memoriam J.H.J.M. (Jan) van Heugten (1957-2018) It is with great grief and bewilderment that I must inform you about the untimely death of my long-time research partner, friend, co-author, criticaster and website editor for over 30 years, Drs Jan van Heugten. His rather sudden demise after a devastating illness came rapidly and merciless, leaving […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN TRYING TO RESUE US-LED AFGHAN PEACE TALKS (JANUARY 18, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, January 18th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan Trying To Rescue US-led Afghan Peace Talks SOURCE: Gandhara Friday, January 18, 2019 (Posted) ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has intensified efforts to keep the U.S.-led dialogue with the Afghan Taliban on track, but official sources in Islamabad maintain the responsibility for the “success or failure” of the […]

IN THE NEWS: A TUMULTUOUS TENURE ENDS (JANUARY 18, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, January 18th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten A tumultuous tenure ends SOURCE: Daily Times Friday, January 18, 2019 * Calls for introducing a ‘Charter of Governance’ to ensure that past mistakes are not repeated Pakistan swears in a new chief justice on Friday (today), ending a whirlwind era under outgoing Chief Justice Mian Saqib […]

IN THE NEWS: INDIAN FORCES KILL TOP TERROR COMMANDER WANTED IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR (JANUARY 17, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Indian Forces kill top terror commander wanted in Jammu and Kashmir SOURCE: The Long War Journal Thursday, January 17, 2019 (Posted) By PHIL HEGSETH Indian security forces killed a notorious and heavily sought-after bomb-maker and chief commander of the Pakistani-connected Al-Badr organization in the Jammu and Kashmir […]

IN THE NEWS: THE CHALLENGES AHEAD FOR US-LED AFGHAN PEACE EFFORTS (JANUARY 17, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten The challenges ahead for US-led Afghan peace efforts SOURCE: Asia Times Thursday, January 17, 2019 By MANOJ KUMAR MISHRA Afghanistan has witnessed a surge in efforts to end its protracted conflict and attain peace in recent days. However, the momentum of the peace talks has been temporarily […]

IN THE NEWS: FIVE-YEAR REVIVAL PLAN FOR PIA BY MARCH, PROMISES CEO (JANUARY 16, 2019)

Written by admin on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Five-year revival plan for PIA by March, promises CEO SOURCE: Dawn Tuesday, January 16, 2019 By AMIN AHMED ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will submit a five-year ‘Strategic Business Plan 2019-2023’ to the government by March. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshad […]

IN THE NEWS: KHALILZAD IN KABUL FOR TALKS ON ‘NEXT STEPS’ FOR AFGHAN PEACE (JANUARY 16, 2019)

Written by admin on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Khalilzad in Kabul for Talks on ‘Next Steps’ for Afghan Peace SOURCE: TOLO News Tuesday, January 16, 2019 KAUBL – The United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad is in Kabul for the third time in less than four months after he was appointed to […]

IN THE NEWS: PM KHAN LASHES OUT AT OPPOSITION FOR ‘PRESSURE TACTICS’ AFTER NA WALKOUTS (JANUARY 15, 2019)

Written by admin on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten PM Khan lashes out at opposition for ‘pressure tactics’ after NA walkouts SOURCE: Dawn Tuesday, January 15, 2019 By JAVED HUSSAIN Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday lashed out at the opposition for disrupting National Assembly proceedings by staging regular walkouts. In a tweet — which came […]

IN THE NEWS: GASPING FOR LIFE (JANUARY 15, 2019)

Written by admin on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Gasping for life SOURCE: The Express Tribune Tuesday, January 15, 2019 By KAMAL SIDDIQU Pakistan’s urban air pollution is among the highest in South Asia, exceeding several high-profile causes of mortality and morbidity in Pakistan. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), over four million people around […]

IN THE NEWS: CHINA IN AFGHANISTAN (JANUARY 14, 2019)

Written by admin on Monday, January 14th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten China in Afghanistan SOURCE: Daily Times Monday, January 14, 2019 By AHMAD RASHID MALIK China has been emerging as a major power bringing peace between Pakistan and Afghanistan. This matters significantly as worrying nations could defuse mutual tension. China’s relation with Pakistan are most pleasant. The recent […]