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Pakistan’s double game benefits none

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad-From the very beginning of the global war on terror since 2000, Pakistan, a militarized country, has used to play a double game in volatile region which undermine peace and stability of Middle East, Central Asia and Southern Asian countries. The Pakistan’s game doesn’t even benefit Pakistani people, …

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Opinion: Welcome modern bureaucracy, the terminal decline of corruption

Khan Wali Khan Basharmal-The influence and interruption of the warlords, corrupt bureaucrats and tribal leaders in the social, economic and bureaucratic system of the government of Afghanistan, have to go; many such instances derailing the progress of Afghan society. Our weak bureaucratic structure and tribal-based non-technological system of institutional hiring …

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Opinion: Decentralization strengthens stabilization

By Ambassador Dr. Zia Nezam, Former Afghan Ambassador to Vienne, Brussels and Rome-Throughout most of its history, highly centralized regimes governed Afghanistan. Allegiance to a king, aided by a hierarchy of his chosen subordinates, sometimes provided political stability with national identity greater than ethnic affiliation, yet this partly feudal system …

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Here comes generation Z

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad-In April, friends and family members of Freshta Bakhtiari, a senior high school student, celebrated her 17th birthday. The party reminds her that she is one of teenagers who lives shared pattern of the Generation Z which she belongs. Generation Z, which is also known as Post-Millennial, the …

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“Durand’s Curse”

Blood and fire have often blighted Afghanistan; the three Anglo-Afghan wars being among the bloodiest and the most cruel in its history. But Britain’s partitioning of Afghanistan will rank as the greatest crime of the nineteenth century. That arbitrary line which Mortimer Durand drew in 1893 on a small piece …

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Afghanistan and SAARC

By Mohammad Mosa Ahmadzai-After the Second World War the importance of regionalism has become increasingly and unavoidably important. World politics entered into a new era of regional integration and economic cooperation. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was proposed from 1970 to 1980 by Ziaur Rahman, the then president …

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Plight of Pakistani labors: special reference to Khaadi

By Santosh K. Verma-The June’s last week , Khaadi, a leading fashion brand in Pakistan, and its protesting employees show a picture of exploitation and endless plight of labors in Pakistan There are over a hundred laws that govern Pakistan’s labor market, but all are either out-of-date or ill-conceived. Take the …

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The Terror Problem From Pakistan

By Rahmatullah Nabil and Melissa Skorka-Islamabad has shown no sign it is genuinely willing to end support for proxies like the Haqqani network. With the Trump administration considering how to break the stalemate between Taliban-allied groups and the government of Afghanistan, terrorists detonated a car bomb in Kabul on May …

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