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Why Afghan ministries fail to spend their Annual Budgets

By Ahmad Sahil-Afghan Ministry of Finance (MoF) plays a vital role in fiscal and economic affairs of the country. It is a key of other Ministries. In addition to controlling and managing financial and economic activities of the government, it plays a central role in revenue collection, devising monetary policies …

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Opinion: What U.S. generals get wrong about Afghanistan

By Patricia Gossman-WASHINGTON: U.S. Army General John Nicholson is repeating the dangerous mistakes of the past. In a recent interview he echoed the mantra of his predecessors, that the new U.S. military strategy — which includes increasing both air power and the number of American troops training Afghan forces — …

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Opinion: Pashtoon Tahafuz Movement-An opportunity to terminate ISI grip on their proxies in Afghanistan

By Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada-Since the uprising of Pashtoons for their rights and their unprecedented rallying around a young leader, ManzoorPashteenlate last year under the slogan of ‘protection of Pashtoons’, which has evolved into a movement called ‘PashtoonTahafuz Movement (PTM)’, the entire tribal belt inside Pakistan, stretching through border areas between …

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Opinion: Why Pakistan Is TAPI’s Biggest Hurdle?

The pipeline would bring substantial benefits to all 4 member countries. For Pakistan, that’s exactly the problem. By: Shoaib A. Rahim-The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is unarguably one of biggest energy projects in the region. The planned pipeline has a total length of 1,814 kilometers: 214 km in Turkmenistan, 774 km in Afghanistan, …

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Opinion: Peshawar rally and beyond

By Afrasiab Khattak-8th of April was yet another watershed moment for the hardly three months old Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM). In fact it was a milestone on the path of redefining Pashtun political discourse in Pakistan. But it is also pertinent to note that this development has significant implications for …

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Opinion: Street child and the consequences

By Sirajuddin Mobinis-Child labor, or any other work, “that is mentally, physically, socially, or morally dangerous and harmful to children are clearly violation of their right of education. Such hard working would deprive children of their childhood rights, weakening their potential, and their dignity—to some extent it ruins their entire …

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Atrocities committed against children

By Harun Yahya-We have seen countless reports and summaries of the news developments of 2017. The media extensively covered all the highlights in politics, the arts, entertainment and technology among other things. But how did 2017 fare for children of the world? Not so many people seem to be asking …

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From war to peace via Chilgoza

By Pashtana Durrani-An inauguration ceremony was held in Kabul Serena on the 13th of March. Professionals from every field were in the ceremony. The inauguration mainly focused on production, research, export of Chilgoza (Nut) via different routes. Chilgoza is a top list dry fruit in Afghanistan, every year 27-35 thousand …

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