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Kabul Bank in headlines once again

In an anti-corruption move, the director and deputy of the Kabul Bank’s clearance department have been arrested by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) and law enforcement personnel this week. Both the officials have been held on charges of receiving bribes form a debtor of the former Kabul Bank. According …

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Re-devising Afghan foreign policy

The fall of two districts in northern Kunduz province to the Taliban and a coordinated attack on the parliament on Monday have sent a bad vibe amid Afghanistan and Pakistan efforts to combat terrorism with concerted efforts. Though, Kabul and Islamabad, in the recent past, signed an intelligence sharing agreement …

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Falling short of goals

Anti-narcotics strategies of the government are drawn-out and had fallen far short of its goals. The teetering campaigns against opiates will continue to traumatize the nation. At such a stage when international community feel embarrassed, particularly the neighboring states, statement of the minister of counter narcotics, Salamat Azimi, is quite …

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Two million children deprived of education?

Insecurity, lawlessness and joblessness have been on the rise. There are too many factors behind the rise in these problems, but the biggest one is militancy. Around two million children have been pushed into the streets to work and augment their families’ income. What did push them into works instead …

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Abdullah, Taliban and peace negotiations

The government has long been stressing in the strongest, and ongoing, terms that the Taliban and foreign terrorists, in Afghanistan have been causing deaths, chaos and dire straits for the Afghan people. It has resulted in the deaths of thousands of thousands and countless refugees, homeless at home, and injured. …

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Of Iran, Daesh and govt’s silence

Militancy and terrorism are the biggest and deadliest challenges to humanity in the current-day-world. Terrorism has been affecting the entire world, but the weaker nations are bearing the brunt. It becomes a painful moment when you find as a nation that your neighbor supports militancy on your soil. Often-times terrorists …

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Insecurity and anti-polio drives

Poliovirus is a very serious threat to Afghanistan’s development as the country is miles away from getting the “polio free” status. Conflict that engulfs most parts of the country, anti-polio drives are constantly hampered by insecurity. Although, the health ministry in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched …

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Meeting education goals

The country direly needs well-educated citizens to scale new heights of development. The three-decades plus wars and civil strife had barely left the infrastructure intact. What the country had in pre-1979 era has been bombed or burnt to the ground in the years of bloodbath. The Taliban hit the last …

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Flawed security policy

The current security policy is worn-out, but those sitting in the power corridors are trying to blanket the blunders with statements and incorrect figures. Militants’ attack on police base in Musa Qala district of Helmand province which inflicted heavy casualties on police force is an indicator telling about worsening security …

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