April, 2019

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 […]

IN THE NEWS: TALIBAN ANNOUNCES SPRING OFFENSIVE AMID AFGHAN PEACE EFFORTS (APRIL 12, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, April 12th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Taliban Announces Spring Offensive Amid Afghan Peace Efforts SOURCE: TOLO News Friday, April 12, 2019 *The Ministry of Defense spokesman Qais Mangal said the Taliban’s spring offensive is “mere propaganda” The Taliban on Friday announced their annual spring offensive, which comes as the Afghan and US politicians […]

IN THE NEWS: PTI GOVT’S NON-PAPER SHOWS: HOW LAUNDERED $26 MILLION LANDED IN SHAHBAZ FAMILY’S ACCOUNT (APRIL 12, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, April 12th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten PTI govt’s non-paper shows: How laundered $26m landed in Shahbaz family’s accounts SOURCE: The News International Friday, April 12, 2019 By ANSAR ABBASI ISLAMABAD: The money laundering case, presently being pursued by the NAB and publicised by the PTI government against Shahbaz Sharif, his first wife and […]