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Editorial: Pakistani duplicity at its peak

As Afghanistan currently has more than enough of insecurity on its plate, Pakistani aggression on top of that makes the circumstances further worse for Afghans. According to local officials, Pakistani forces have fired up to 200 rockets into Shultan district of eastern Kunar province, causing financial losses to people, since …

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Editorial: The perilous but optimistic path ahead

Back-to-Back acts of terrorism – regardless of advancement in the US-Taliban peace process – across the war-wrecked country once again highlighted the perils lying ahead in the Afghans’ quest for peace. Zealous Afghans in every nook and cranny of the country on August 19 took to streets in celebrations marking …

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Editorial: Bloody Independence Day

People and government were preparing to celebrate the 100th independence anniversary on Monday, with government planning to mark the day this time different from the previous years, more glorious and luxurious as it turned to 100 years. All the plans and programs were canceled after Kabul residents were shocked to …

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ED: One century after independence

Afghanistan gained its independence from then only superpower the Great Britain after the third Anglo-Afghan in August 1919 during the reign of the young king Amanullah. The Britons who were ruling Indian sub-continent never imagined that the poor nation who lacked enough weaponry comparing to the enemy’s modern army armed …

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ED: Walk the talk!

On the second day of Eid ul Adha, August 12, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces surrounded a house in Zurmat district of Paktia province and reportedly killed 11 civilians – mostly teachers and students. The victims are said to have been brought out from a guesthouse and shot …

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Editorial: Play your cards right!

Endeavoring to link Afghan peace with the Kashmir issue in one way or another isn’t the best policy for Pakistan to pursue during the current state of affairs in Afghanistan. On July 31, India revoked the autonomous status of the Indian-administered Kashmir, sent additional troops and abrogated Article 370 of …

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ED: Why not truce?

Violence has been intensified in Afghanistan in recent months as the Taliban group trying level best to take more leverage through means of war in negotiations with the US envoy over Afghanistan’s political future. There is much doing round in media in regards to an agreement among US and Taliban …

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Editorial: Ready for a better future

Explosions, gunfire and deaths have become the daily norm as have fear and anger. But after forty years of violence, peace is finally a possibility in Afghanistan. Many will recall the day a ceasefire is announced – when gunfire stops, complex attacks are not conducted and people celebrate in the …

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Editorial: Lifeblood forthe Afghan economy

In a land-locked state like Afghanistan with never-ending war, an opportunity to boost the economy means a lifeline to survival. When a country persistently experiences a trade deficit, there are predictable negative consequences that can affect economic growth and stability. Fortunately, Afghanistan’s trade deficit has been narrowed over 2017-18 to …

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