July, 2019

IN THE NEWS: WHEN TRUMP MEETS IMRAN (JULY 22, 2019)

Written by admin on Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten When Trump meets Imran SOURCE: The Indian Express Monday, July 22, 2019 By C. RAJA MOHAN *The essence of talks: What General Bajwa can deliver on regional peace, what he wants in return Briefing the press before the talks, senior US officials said Pakistan will have to […]

IN THE NEWS: TALIBAN SEEKING TO TAKE OVER AFGHANISTAN: EX-PAKISTANI ENVOY (JULY 22, 2019)

Written by admin on Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Taliban Seeking To Take Over Afghanistan: Ex-Pakistani Envoy SOURCE: TOLO News Monday, July 22, 2019 By SHABEER AHMADI * A former Pakistani envoy says the Taliban will use Pakistan’s help in taking over Afghanistan after US troop withdrawal * US Working On Post-Peace Plan For Afghanistan: Wells […]

IN THE NEWS: SCO PROVIDES PAKISTAN NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (JULY 22, 2019)

Written by admin on Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten SCO provides Pakistan new opportunity for economic development SOURCE: The Express Tribune Monday, July 22, 2019 By SHAKEEL AHMAD RAMAY ISLAMABAD: Rapid changes were seen in the global economic, social and diplomatic landscape in the past decade. The changing power structure was led by the changing economic […]

IN THE NEWS: THE GROWING CHINESE ROLE IN AFGHAN PEACE (JULY 21, 2019)

Written by admin on Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten The growing Chinese role in Afghan peace SOURCE: The News on Sunday Sunday, July 21, 2019 By RAHIMULLAH YUSUFZAI *China is increasingly involved in the Afghan peace process as efforts continue to further engage the Taliban in a bid to find a political settlement to end the […]

IN THE NEWS: THE AFGHAN PRISM (JULY 21, 2019)

Written by admin on Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten The Afghan prism SOURCE: Dawn Sunday, July 21, 2019 By MUNIR AKRAM DESPITE the Indian media’s assumptions of a US strategic volte-face, Islamabad would do well to acknowledge that the Trump administration still views its relations with Pakistan largely through the prism of Afghanistan. President Donald Trump’s […]

IN THE NEWS: PAK-INDIA RELATIONS: THE PATH FORWARD (JULY 19, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, July 19th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten The Path Forward SOURCE: The Jinnah Institute Friday, July 19, 2019 (Posted) By ZAHID HUSSAIN The headway made in the recent talks between India and Pakistan on the Kartarpur corridor marks a way forward towards normalization of relations between the two nations. The two sides have agreed […]

IN THE NEWS: IMRAN KHAN GOES TO WASHINGTON (JULY 19, 2019)

Written by admin on Friday, July 19th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Imran Khan goes to Washington SOURCE: Asia Times Friday, July 19, 2019 (Posted) By SAIKAT DATTA *By leveraging Pakistan’s role in Afghan peace talks, visiting PM hopes to wrangle more benefits for his country Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan is all set to be a guest of President Donald […]

IN THE NEWS: COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS MUST CONTINUE IN AFGHANISTAN: PENTAGON (JULY 18, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Counterterrorism Efforts Must Continue in Afghanistan: Pentagon SOURCE: Daily Outlook Afghanistan Thursday, July 18,2019 *The Pentagon’s report was published a day after Army Gen. Mark Milley warned against pulling US troops from Afghanistan “prematurely” WASHINGTON – The Pentagon in a new report is warning that a “robust” […]

IN THE NEWS: PAK ARMY CHIEF’S HOURS LONG MEETING WITH ULEMA, MINISTER ON MADRASSA REFORMS (JULY 18, 2019)

Written by admin on Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Army chief’s hours long meeting with Ulema, minister on Madrassa reforms SOURCE: The News International Thursday, July 18, 2019 By ANSAR ABBASI ISLAMABAD: The government claims to have achieved significant progress in the Madrassa Reform Programme under which the religious schools without getting under government’s control will […]

IN THE NEWS: PAKISTANIS WEIGH ANOTHER TERM FOR POWERFUL ARMY CHIEF (JULY 17, 2019)

Written by admin on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Selected by Olivier Immig & Jan van Heugten Pakistanis Weigh Another Term For Powerful Army Chief SOURCE: Gandhara Wednesday, July 17, 2019 By ABUBAKAR SIDDIQUE Pakistanis are debating whether the country’s current army chief should be given a new term in office beyond November, when he is set to retire. Proponents and opponents of extending […]