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Economic regionalism

As a gateway to energy-rich Central Asia, Afghanistan enjoys immense importance in the region. The country serves as the only bridge between the energy hungry South Asian countries and Central Asian republics. However, very little advantage has been taken from this strategically important position due to continued foreign invasions and …

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Right to live

Tired of prolonged waiting to see the government in action to protect their rights, scores of street children in the capital city flocked for protest and gave vent to their anger for being ignored by the relevant departments and human rights groups. Deprived of the fundamental rights and involved in …

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Worst case scenario

At a time when the government is busy in hiring and firing of officials at key posts, at the same time insecurity has got the opportunity to bring in grip different parts of the country. Security situation is losing the ground to armed groups and militants in the southern, western, …

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Trade venues and barriers

Afghanistan has the potential to capture South Asian markets but trade barriers imposed by Pakistan are not allowing the Afghan businesspersons to explore new trade venues. The biggest and attractive market for Afghan goods is India but Pakistan barred Afghan trucks from carrying cargo up to the Wagah border. Reacting …

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Education under siege

The Taliban have shut at least 26 schools and two other educational institutes down in Haska Mina district of eastern Nangarhar province. The act is said to be the reaction of the Taliban to retaliate the arrest of their two colleagues by NDS—Afghan spy service. The savage act has caused …

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Editorial: Insurgency and gruesome carnage in Paktia’s Zurmat

In a recent spate of bloodshed, militants ruthlessly massacred nearly a dozen government officials in the Zurmat district of southern Paktia province. Militancy in this country, through all the decade, has drenched entire Afghanistan with blood. There is hardly a place where the insurgent Taliban haven’t spilled Afghan blood. When …

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Editorial: Kunar under attack once again

The lingering saga of Pakistan’s rocket attacks into Kunar is getting worse with each passing day. Sporadic rocket attacks from Pakistan’s security forces have made life in this eastern province miserable. Pakistan’s hysterical spree of shelling rockets into Kunar has unleashed deaths and destruction where the residents of the province …

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Editorial: How to address security and education challenges?

The ongoing war on militancy remains inconclusive until there is a stern pressure of those who train, support, feed and shelter Afghan militants. It also remains inconclusive until security mechanism is honed and intelligence network spurred. As security situation has been deteriorating across the country, but particularly in southern Helmand …

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