April, 2019

IN THE NEWS: IMF FOLDS PACKAGE WITH MORE STRINGENT CONDITIONS (APRIL 25, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten IMF folds package with more stringent conditions SOURCE: The News International Thursday, April 25, 2019 By MEHTAB HAIDER * Rabbani proposes parliamentary ratification of pacts with IMF * India warns IMF against bailing out Pakistan * IMF loan laden with strict terms will not last: Dr Ashfaque […]

IN THE NEWS: IRAN DENOUNCES U.S. TALKS WITH TALIBAN (APRIL 25, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten IRAN DENOUNCES U.S. TALKS WITH TALIBAN SOURCE: Newsweek Pakistan Thursday, April 25, 2019 *TEHRAN’S FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS WASHINGTON’S PUSH FOR A DEAL WITH THE EXTREMISTS IS ‘SERIOUSLY WRONG’ Iran on Wednesday criticized U.S. talks with the Taliban on ending the Afghanistan war, saying Washington was elevating the […]

IN THE NEWS: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WORDS AND REALITY: ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE AND ITS LIMITATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN (APRIL 24, 2019)

Written by admin on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Difference between Words and Reality: Access to Health Care and Its limitations in Afghanistan SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Wednesday, April 24, 2019 By MOHAMMAD ZAHIR AKBAR Last Saturday April 20, 2019, Afghanistan and Pakistan jointly inaugurated a 200-bed, hospital in Kabul, one of three major health care […]

IN THE NEWS: PAST YEARS ACHIEVEMENTS SHOULD BE DEFENDED: KHALILZAD (APRIL 24, 2019)

Written by admin on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Past Years Achievements Should Be Defended: Khalilzad SOURCE: TOLO News Wednesday, April 24, 2019 By RAJAB TAIEB * Khalilzad says the time has come for ending the war in Afghanistan and that his mission is to help Afghans in this respect * Women Must Be At The […]

IN THE NEWS: KABUL, DELHI WARY ABOUT AFGHAN PEACE TALKS (APRIL 16, 2019)

Written by admin on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Kabul, Delhi wary about Afghan peace talks SOURCE: Asia Times Tuesday, April 16, 2019 By M.K. BHADRAKUMAR *The Ghani regime and security chiefs in India fear that a deal to share power in Afghanistan could open the door to the Taliban, Pakistan and China taking charge if […]

IN THE NEWS: IMF BAILOUT PACKAGE AGREED UPON IN WRITING: ASAD (APRIL 16, 2019)

Written by admin on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten IMF bailout package agreed upon in writing: Asad SOURCE: Dawn Tuesday, April 16, 2019 By KHALEEQ KIANI *Asad Umar said the IMF staff mission would visit Islamabad this month to conclude various technical tables that would then be shared with the NA committee ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the […]

IN THE NEWS: EX-AFGHAN WARLORD SAYS ‘NO DOUBT’ PAKISTAN SUPPORTS TALIBAN (APRIL 15, 2019)

Written by admin on Monday, April 15th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Ex-Afghan Warlord Says ‘No Doubt’ Pakistan Supports Taliban SOURCE: Gandhara Monday, April 15, 2019 Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, one of Afghanistan’s most notorious former warlords, said there is “no doubt” neighboring Pakistan supports the Afghan Taliban. In an interview with RFE/RL in the Afghan capital on April 14, Hekmatyar […]

IN THE NEWS: ‘TALIBAN SPRING OFFENSIVE AN ATTEMPT TO SABOTAGE PEACE PROCESS’ (APRIL 15, 2019)

Written by admin on Monday, April 15th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten ‘Taliban Spring Offensive an Attempt to Sabotage Peace Process’ SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Monday, April 15, 2019 KABUL – Senior Afghan politicians, including former president Hamid Karzai, have strongly lambasted the Taliban’s announcement of spring offensive, calling it an attempt to sabotage the ongoing peace process. A […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN – ALL ABOUT ECONOMY (APRIL 14, 2019)

Written by admin on Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten All about economy SOURCE: The News on Sunday Sunday, April 14, 2019 By PERVEZ TAHIR *While the government’s stop-go policies and U-turns have shattered the private sector confidence, an activist NAB has given birth to bureaucratic inertia “The crisis is over,” a gung-ho Finance Minister announced while […]

IN THE NEWS: TALIBAN TRASHES AFGHAN PEACE COUNCIL, URGES BOYCOTT (APRIL 13, 2019)

Written by admin on Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Taliban trashes Afghan peace council, urges boycott SOURCE: The Long War Journal Saturday, April 13, 2019 (Posted) By BILL ROGGIO The Taliban decried the upcoming Afghan Loya Jirga (grand council) for Peace as a tool of “the invaders and their stooges” that is used “for their own […]