May, 2019

IN THE NEWS: ‘IMF PROGRAM AIMED AT REDUCING PAKISTAN’S PUBLIC DEBT’ (MAY 24, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, May 24th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten ‘IMF programme aimed at reducing Pakistan’s public debt’ SOURCE: The Express Tribune Friday, May 24, 2019 A senior official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday said that the bailout package given to Islamabad is aimed at improving Pakistan’s public financing and reducing public debt. “There […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN PM KHAN SEEKS PEACE TALKS AFTER MODI’S ELECTION WIN (MAY 24, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, May 24th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistan PM Khan seeks peace talks after Modi’s election win SOURCE: Al Jazeera Friday, May 24, 2019 By ASAD HASHIM *Modi’s campaign included promises to ‘punish’ Pakistan for allegedly supporting the armed revolt in Kashmir Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated his Indian […]

IN THE NEWS: THE PRICE OF INDECISION (MAY 23, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten The price of indecision SOURCE: Dawn Thursday, May 23, 2019 THE numbers tell a harrowing tale that no amount of spin can hide. Revenues and exports have been flat for the first nine and 10 months of the fiscal year respectively. Even though imports are shrinking and […]

IN THE NEWS: CORRUPTION AS THE MAIN BARRIER TO PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN (MAY 22, 2019)

Written by admin on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Corruption As the Main Barrier to Peace in Afghanistan SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Wednesday, May 22,2019 According to the new report released by UNAMA, though Afghanistan has taken specific reform initiatives in the Justice sector and policy making, corruption has been cited as the main obstacle to […]

IN THE NEWS: NO ENDGAME IN AFGHANISTAN? (MAY 20, 2019)

Written by admin on Monday, May 20th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten No endgame in Afghanistan? SOURCE: The Express Tribune Monday, May 20, 2019 By KAMRAN YOUSAF The United States and the Afghan Taliban recently held another round of talks in Qatar as part of efforts to seek a peaceful end to the prolonged war in Afghanistan. After the […]

IN THE NEWS: TAX AMNESTY NO SOLUTION FOR PAKISTAN’S WOES (MAY 19, 2019)

Written by admin on Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Tax amnesty no solution for Pakistan’s woes SOURCE: Asia Times Sunday, May 19, 2019 By IMAD ZAFAR In what can be seen as another U-turn by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government, it has introduced a tax amnesty and new tax-declaration scheme to bring black money into the legal […]

IN THE NEWS: HERE WE GO AGAIN (MAY 18, 2019)

Written by admin on Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Here we go again SOURCE: Dawn Saturday, May 18, 2019 By IRFAN HUSAIN THE sanctions, the threats, the arms build-up, the shrill accusations and the allegations against Iran are all from a B-movie we have seen before. They are all part of the march to war that […]

IN THE NEWS: HOW TOXIC IS THE ENVIRONMENT WE LIVE IN (MAY 17, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, May 17th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten How toxic is the environment we live in SOURCE: Herald magazine (Dawn) Friday, May 17, 2019 (Posted) By NARMEEN HAMID and ALEESHA HAMID We have all experienced heartache at some point in our lives. It is usually the romantic, melancholic variety that writers and poets wax lyrical […]

IN THE NEWS: PEACE TALKS SHOULD BE GIVE-AND-TAKE PROCESS (MAY 17, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, May 17th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Peace Talks Should be Give-and-Take Process SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Friday, May 17, 2019 (Posted) Editorial Afghan peace process has been highly controversial and unproductive. The first official talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government were held in July 2015, in Pakistan, in the presence of […]

IN THE NEWS: ISLAMIC STATE ANNOUNCES ‘PAKISTAN PROVINCE’ (MAY 16, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Islamic State Announces ‘Pakistan Province’ SOURCE: Gandhara Thursday, May 16, 2019 *IS claimed credit for last month’s suicide blast in a marketplace in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan that killed 20 people and left nearly 50 injured The Islamic State (IS) group says it has established a […]