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IS RECRUITING MEMBERS IN PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, SAYS US GENERAL
WASHINGTON: The commander of US forces in Afghanistan has warned that the Islamic State (IS) terror group is making recruitment in Afghanistan and Pakistan...................
SUICIDE ATTACKS IN KABUL, US, PAKISTAN RELATIONS
The deadly attacks by Afghan Taliban are continuing across Afghanistan. The recent attacks in Kabul are again claimed by their spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid via his twitter account. In the latest attack Mujahid claimed his organization’s suicide bomber hit the Benz..................
PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN : REALITY OR DREAM
It will not be any exaggeration if someone says that all Afghans except just a few disgruntled and misled elements hanker after peace. Just ask any citizen about the importance of peace and you will get you answer, how much they miss peace. For them peace means li..................
PUBLIC SERVICES TOO FRAIL IN KABUL : SURVEY
KABUL: The Central Statistics Organization (CSO) in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Tuesday released a survey presenting a grim picture of public services delivery in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan...................
FAST JUSTICE RESPONSE AND MILITANTS
When judiciary fails in living up to expectations of people and protecting their civic rights and provision of justice, it happens, what residents and civil society members lamented over in western Ghor province. They alleged that judiciary has abysmally failed in..................
PESHAWAR CARNAGE : PAKISTAN’S SELECTIVE CRACKDOWN ON MILITANTS STILL AN ISSUE
Last week’s terror attack on a military public school in Peshawar showed that how ruthless terrorist become. The attack killed as many as 132 schoolchildren and injured some 240 others. It shocked the entire world. Following this horrendous attack, anger is boilin..................
NO END TO AFGHAN-PAK TENSIONS IN FORESEEABLE FUTURE : THINK TANK
KABUL: Seasoned political and security affairs analysts have discussed ties between the national unity government (NUG) in Afghanistan and Nawaz-led government in Pakistan...................
ISI’S STRATEGIC DEPTH HAS FAILED THE NATION OF PAKISTAN
As an Afghan, the barbaric slaughter of school children in Peshawar was a reminder of the everyday carnage of innocent Afghans by the same extremist groups who have continued killing their own Muslim brothers and sisters for decades now. As I was reading the news ..................
THE CURSE OF DRUG ADDICTION
Until yesterday, Afghanistan, made headlines just for poppy production and drug industry, however today the rising number of drug addicts in southern Nimroz province particularly of female drug addicts is the talk of the town. The number of drug addicts has reache..................
PAKISTANI TERRORIST CONDEMNS ATTACK ON SCHOOL, CALLS ISLAM 'RELIGION OF PEACE’
A leading Pakistani radical suspected of masterminding one of the deadliest terror attacks ever in South Asia issued a statement Tuesday condemning the attack on a school in Peshawar in which more than 140 people, mostly children, were killed...................
5 MORE PAKISTANI TERRORISTS TO BE EXECUTED
LAHORE: Five Pakistani terrorists were today sentenced to death by the high court here for attacking an army camp as the government continued to move ahead swiftly with executions of convicted militants in the aftermath of the grisly Peshawar school attack...................
LAND-MINING NASCENT BRAINS
We, as a nation, have been hit by a deadliest and nastiest crescendo of doom. The death and destruction is going on unabated, but with different phases. First it came in the name of fighting the red infidels. Then it came in shape of Muslims on Muslims violence. A..................
MULLAH FAZLULLAH : CHALLENGES TO THE “ELIMINATE OR EXTRADITE” APPROACH
Hundreds of militants have been killed ever since the military in Pakistan launched an offensive against the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the country’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in June 2014. There have also been numerous reports that ever s..................
NAWAZ SHARIF ON PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN
Perhaps it is much na?ve to hope that change will happen in the region, even after a biggest disastrous incident like the Peshawar school bloodbath on 16th December, Pakistan didn’t change its narrative on good and bad Taliban...................
ANTI-TALIBAN SENTIMENTS SIMMERING
Terrorism is a disease. What happens when terrorists come for you, or refuse your worth, sometimes kill you at your very own home when you are armless, you are a common man, sometimes when you are in uniform and they kill your mother, sister and father. The same h..................
EDITORIAL : ARREST OF FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBER IN HELMAND
Terrorism in any shape, stage and society, is not only a tale of death and destruction, which is worth condemnation; but, unfortunately, there has been no culture of delving deeper into the causes that give birth to terrorism. Those who trained people to become su..................
AFGHANS IN SYRIA : TEHRAN, KABUL AND HOW TO CORRECT MISTAKES?
Perhaps, there is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people. This is quite implementable on the ruthless Taliban and the unaccountable coalition forces. But, what happens when some of Afghan citizens reach Syria and join Assad’s army? And ..................
PM PLEDGES TO TARGET TERRORISTS OF ALL HUES, COME WHAT MAY
ISLAMABAD: For the second time in two days, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced his resolve to take on terrorists of all hues, wherever they may be in the country. But there were many confused faces at Tuesday’s meeting at the Prime Minister’s House and many par..................
DEATH ROW CONVICTS FILE PETITION AGAINST ‘DOUBLE PUNISHMENT’
ISLAMABAD: After the government lifted a moratorium on executions, two men convicted of gang rape have approached the Supreme Court in a bid to halt the carrying out of the death sentences awarded to them, on the plea that they have already served out life sentenc..................
While no definition of terrorism has been still not been accepted, the US had come up with the term “violent terrorism”. Even within the US hate crimes have been brought into the ambit of terrorism just recently. But coming to violent terrorism, did it imply that ..................
ANP FOR FULL-SCALE CAMPAIGN AGAINST MILITANTS
PESHAWAR: Awami National Party president Asfandyar Wali has welcomed the government’s decision to end death penalty moratorium, saying it will the pave way for execution of terrorists in the country...................
ANTI-TERRORIST UPRISING IN DANGAM AND CARNAGE IN PESHAWAR
Kunar’s Dangam district is in the grip of violence and terror. Dangam borders Pakistan where in the past few months locals took up arms against the local and foreign insurgents as their life had become a hellhole at their hands. The locals hoped the government wil..................
CHASING PAKISTANI MILITANTS BEYOND THE DURAND LINE
Does the visit of Pakistan’s military chief and DG ISI to Kabul, and how Pakistani media painted their visit pave ground for Afghan forces to chase militants on the other side of the Durand Line is a question whose urgency has been felt particularly?..................
PESHAWAR CARNAGE : WILL PAKISTAN EVER ACKNOWLEDGE ITS STRATEGIC MISTAKES?
It’s such a horrific tragedy that no words of condemnation will sum up Taliban’s barbarism. Bloodshed, loss and despair in Peshawar left hundreds of parents in sobs, and made other thousands to shed their eyes when militants stormed a school on Warsak road morning..................
ENERGY CRISIS AND ADDICTION OF SEEKING SHORT TERM SOLUTIONS
Afghanistan and Kazakhstan discussed boosting energy cooperation. The discussion took place during the visit of CEO Abduallah Abdullah to Kazakhstan where he met with Kazak Prime Minister Karim Massimov. Afghanistan’s energy crisis goes far beyond a shortage of su..................
PAK-AFGHAN RESET : WILL THE TALIBAN AND AL QAEDA FOLLOW?
Following the visits of Pakistan’s National Security Advisor, Chief of Army Staff and the ISI Chief to Kabul, and then of the new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Islamabad – all in space of last two months, there seems to be a positive movement in the relationshi..................
EDITORIAL : YOUNG BLOOD
Time is tough for Afghans, no matter they live on this side of the Durand Line or the other. Their lives are at stake. They are killed on different pretexts but on daily basis. The valueless blood has become cheaper. Sometimes Afghans are killed in military operat..................
WHY NO TO ISIS IN AFGHANISTAN?
Since Afghanistan has been fighting terrorism tooth and nail, media reports that point at gradual inroad of ISIS is more than unnerving. Media reports say that ISIS has been making inroads in universities and garnering popularity among students. Even despite the f..................
EDITORIAL : INSURGENCY IS MOUNTING
The insurgent Taliban have mounted attacks and carried out several bombings in Kabul in recent weeks. They also have increased attacks in provinces. Their attacks have been raising questions about security. The militant group increased their attacks manifold parti..................
EDITORIAL : TRANSFER OF LATIF MEHSUD TO ISLAMABAD
A senior Pakistani Taliban leader captured by Afghan forces and then taken over by American forces, last year, was clandestinely flown to Pakistan on December 05. This development has sent odd vibes in Kabul as when Pakistan’s security officials are confirming the..................
EDITORIAL : CORRUPTION AND ITS DIFFERENT FACES
Anti-corruption day, was marked this year, just one week after the London Conference on Afghanistan. Corruption was the main theme that dominated the London Conference. International community hailed Afghanistan’s progress on fighting corruption. Other than clampi..................
STRIKES ON PAKISTANI MILITANTS IN AFGHANISTAN LATEST SIGNAL OF THAW IN US-PAKISTAN RELATIONS
WASHINGTON – The U.S. has carried out a series of airstrikes in recent days against some of Pakistan's most wanted militants hiding in a remote border area, the latest sign of improving relations between the two reluctant allies after years of recrimination follo..................
PAKISTAN TRENCH ALONG AFGHAN BORDER ENRAGES KABUL
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — In the dusty badlands along its disputed border with Afghanistan, Pakistan is carving out a massive trench to keep out separatists, smugglers and militants in an attempt to bring order to a lawless, tribal region...................
PAKISTAN'S BEWILDERING ARRAY OF MILITANTS
The sacking of Pakistani Taliban (TTP) spokesman Shahidullah Shahid for supporting Islamic State is the latest sign of divisions in an already fragmented militant movement. Over the years Pakistan's insurgents have spawned a bewildering array of splinter groups an..................
PAKISTAN : WHY ARE CHRISTIANS BEING PERSECUTED?
On 4 November 2014, a young Christian couple was publically set on fire in Punjab, Pakistan. It was alleged by a mob of 1200 persons that the couple had desecrated verses from the Quran. According to source, the mob had apparently offered a waiving of severe retr..................
IRAN-PAKISTAN : CAN ROUHANI RESOLVE THE TENSIONS?
Iran and Pakistan have been facing issues on the border relating to terrorism and drug trafficking for some time now. This has raised tensions between Tehran and Islamabad, resulting in clashes. The recent clash in October resulted in casualties for both sides and..................
RESETTING KABUL-ISLAMABAD RELATIONS : THREE KEY ISSUE
In November 2014, the new President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, made his maiden visit to Pakistan, one that is being projected as a “breakthrough” in the bilateral relations between the two countries. Only recently, the renowned international research organizati..................