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Jalalabad stampede –an human tragedy

By Shamim Shahid Neither Dr. Ashraf Ghani regime in Kabul nor Imran Khan government in Islamabad could be exonerated of its responsibilities in Jalalabad stampede, which caused lives to at least 15 and injuries to several dozen others on Wednesday. So far 17 injured are in hospitals and conditions of …

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Editorial: Abdication of leadership

On Wednesday, we faced another sad reality—abdication of leadership. The immense incompetence and carelessness is speaking for itself louder than before. Mismanagement has caused a heartbreaking incident of stampede that broke out among the Afghan masses who gathered at a stadium in Jalalabad city to get visas for Pakistan trip. …

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Dozens of Afghan troops killed in clashes in Takhar

AT News KABUL: Dozens of Afghan security forces were killed Tuesday night during clashes with the Taliban militants in northern Takhar province as the Taliban unleash a wave of attacks across Afghanistan targeting Afghan forces, local officials said Wednesday. Taliban staged an overnight attack on Masjid Safid area in Baharak …

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Protection sought for civilians affected in Helmand violence

AT News KABUL: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has called for urgent protection and assistance for tens of thousands of civilians displaced by recent escalation of violence in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province. Men, women and children have been forced from their homes in Nahr-e-Saraj, Nawa-e-Barakzaiy, Nad-e-Ali/Marja and Lashkargah districts by …

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Karzai condemns casualties in Takhar attack

AT News KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned Wednesday attacks in the northeastern province of Takhar that killed and wounded dozens of security forces. The incidents took place in Khwaja Ghar and Baharak districts in which more than 25 security forces including a senior provincial police officer were killed. …

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