March, 2019

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN, CHINA AGREE TO ‘SMOOTH’ IMPLEMENTATION OF CPEC (MARCH 20, 2019)

Written by admin on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan, China agree to ‘smooth’ implementation of CPEC projects SOURCE: Daily Times Wednesday, March 20, 2019 China and Pakistan Tuesday held strategic dialogue and undertook in-depth discussions on all aspects of bilateral relations, including China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), trade, investment and economic cooperation, people-to-people contacts and regional […]

IN THE NEWS: ASAD ON ECONOMY: ARMY CAN’T BE BLAMED IF POLICIES ARE WRONG (MARCH 20, 2019)

Written by admin on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Asad on Economy: Army can’t be blamed if policies are wrong SOURCE: The News International Wednesday, March 20, 2019 ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Asad Umar said Pakistan’s economy is victim of ‘elite capture’ and it could be broken only through bringing openness, transparency in policies, strengthening […]

IN THE NEWS: CHINA SAYS 13.000 “TERRORISTS” HELD IN RESTIVE XINJIANG (MARCH 18, 2019)

Written by admin on Monday, March 18th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten China says 13,000 “terrorists” held in restive Xinjiang SOURCE: The Indian Express Monday, March 18, 2019 *Diplomats from Pakistan and several other Muslim countries, who were recently taken on a guided tour of Xinjiang following allegations of detention of over a million Uygurs, said there was no […]

IN THE NEWS: MAINSTREAMING THE MILITANT FRINGE (MARCH 17, 2019)

Written by admin on Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Mainstreaming the militant fringe SOURCE: The News on Sunday Sunday, March 17, 2019 By MUBASHER BUKHARI and WAQAR GILLANI *Mainstreaming of militant groups should not be taken as a step but as a process. In the current situation, this process has not even begun yet There is […]

IN THE NEWS: PEACE TALKS: TRANSPARENCY ENSURES MUTUAL CONFIDENCE (MARCH 18, 2019)

Written by admin on Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Peace Talks: Transparency Ensures Mutual Confidence SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Saturday, March 16, 2019 The longest round of Afghanistan peace talks yet between the U.S. and the Taliban ended in Qatar, and both sides told that progress has been made. U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad tweeted Tuesday […]

IN THE NEWS: AFGHAN OFFICIAL, U.S. PUBLICLY CLASH OVER KHALILZAD’S CONDUCT IN TALIBAN PEACE TALKS (MARCH 15, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, March 15th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Afghan Official, U.S. Publicly Clash Over Khalilzad’s Conduct In Taliban Peace Talks SOURCE: Gandhara Friday, March 15, 2019 (Posted) *Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan’s national security adviser, has criticized U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad’s conduct in peace talks with the Taliban. A senior Afghan official accused the U.S. special envoy […]

IN THE NEWS: BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE BALOCHISTAN (MARCH 15, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, March 15th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Building an inclusive Balochistan SOURCE: The News International Friday, March 15, 2019 By AMIR HUSSAIN Most of us who have been told stories of violence and terror in Balochistan tend to believe in them. But in doing so, we lose sight of the real Balochistan, its people […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN – BUILDING A NEW ORDER (MARCH 14, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Building a new order SOURCE: Dawn Thursday, March 14, 2019 By KHURRAM HUSAIN THE prime minister’s promising to build a “new FBR” as a response to disappointing revenue collection figures is an example of his government’s growing helplessness before the massive dysfunctions that he promised he would […]

IN THE NEWS: TERROR FINANCING WATCHDOG (FATF) SEEKS REDUCED ISI ROLE (MARCH 14, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Terror financing watchdog seeks reduced ISI role SOURCE: Asia Times Thursday, march 14, 2019 By F.M. SHAKIL *While the FATF has added three more conditions before the review in May, Pakistan asks for the removal of India from the review panel The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), […]

IN THE NEWS: CHINA AGAIN VETOES AZHAR’S TERROR TAG (MARCH 14, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten China again vetoes Masood Azhar’s terror tag SOURCE: Asia Times Thursday, March 14, 2019 By KUNWAR KHULDUNE SHAHID *The proposal was lodged after last month’s suicide bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir China once again blocked the blacklisting of the chief of the Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Masood […]