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Curbing extremism 

Disappointed by the failed counter-extremism strategies, Minister of Hajj and Religious Affairs Faiz Mohammad Osmani expressed concerns over presence of extremist groups in the country. Addressing a three-day seminar aimed at finding solutions to deal with extremism in the war-hit country, the minister said the other day that effective and …

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Let’s be constructive critic

A new political party announced formation in the weekend. The party called ‘National Front of New Afghanistan’, led by former finance minister Anwarul Haq Ahadi, is said to be the opposition party aimed to change the government. The party is said to be a coalition of six political parties with …

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Dirty politics

Since time immemorial, Afghanistan remained a battleground for the global and regional powers. Their objective was clear. They wanted to prove their might and knock out their rivals. From Alexander the Great to the current super power, all were and are focused on their own interests. No one is concerned …

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In pursuit of education

Afghan education sector is under attack. However, the public policymakers did little to repel the attack and let the little angels to pursue their little dreams. Like their peers in Central and South Asian, Afghan boys and girls also want uninterrupted access to quality education. Some want to become doctors …

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Capabilities without doubt

The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) always stand unsurpassed in the battlefield against anti-government elements. In the extremely fluid security situation in 2015, the ANSF have come up with a tremendous performance against insurgents. The Afghan security forces were successful at many fronts in the fight against militants. From the …

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Ghost soldiers

On Sunday an American news agency published a news story about critical security situation in southern Helmand province. However, it emphasized on percentage of the yet to be proved “ghost soldiers”. The information seemed inaccurate because it was based on the statement of the provincial council’s chief Karim Atal. In …

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Quadrilateral meeting: Hopes and fears

Delegations from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States are scheduled to gather under a single roof today (Monday) in Islamabad to make what is called “a comprehensive roadmap” for the peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban rebels. The meeting was agreed last month when Pakistan’s army chief of …

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Polio eradication efforts

Afghanistan cannot get the polio-free status unless Pakistan overcomes the challenge. Poliovirus is transferred to and from Afghanistan as hundreds of people cross the Durand Line on daily basis. Polio is endemic in the two countries because vaccination teams could not access children in the insecure areas. Insecurity is a …

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Aerial firing and hollow promises

After Afghanistan defeated Zimbabwe in the ODI series on Wednesday night, the calm scene in the capital city was abruptly changed. Kabul city presented the scene of a battlefield. The gunshots echoed the valley where hundreds of orphans and widows live, tired of bomb blasts and gunfire. All this happened …

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The folks with no morality

A shocking and most annoying news recently surfaced in media regarding training of women as suicide bombers. According to Deputy Chief of the Nuristan province council, Omer Farooq, scores of women in Gawhardesh area of Kamdesh district were being trained to carry out terrorist attacks. It is said that the …

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