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Afghan-Pak ties: Intelligentsia stress on improved people-to-people diplomacy

By Shamim Shahid-KABUL: The two-day joint conference on finding out ways and means for strengthening of cordial and friendly relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan concluded here on Sunday. The participants asked leaders of the two countries to facilitate people-to-people interaction and business activities by removing restrictions and hurdles. Similarly, through …

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Afghan, Pak intelligentsia emphasize on improved ties

By Shamim Shahid-KABUL: Amidst growing tension between Pakistan and Afghanistan, selected people from intelligentsia and other professions assembled at Kabul on Saturday for discussing ways and means for resolving of the tension as well as suggesting ways and means for restoration and strengthening of relations between the two neighboring countries. …

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States within a state

By Dr Khurshid Alam-The writer can be reached at khurshidalam44@hotmail.com.State within a state are deemed norms in present day political phenomenon. But to have a glomerulus of states within a State might wonder some people. State is a type of polity that an organized community living under system of government …

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It’s possible to end poverty in Afghanistan

By Annette Dixon-October 17 is the international day to end poverty. There has been much progress toward this important milestone: the World Bank Group’s latest numbers show that since 1990 nearly 1.1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty. Between 2012 and 2013 alone, around 100 million people moved out of …

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The current MPCB syllabus calls for radical changes

By Dr Shams Najib-MPCB neither stands for Motor Protection Circuit Breaker nor for Multi-Purpose Collaborative Body, but it stands for Math, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (MPCB). This is a two-semester course at the beginning of Afghanistan’s Medical Schools. MPCB has failed to achieve sufficient rigor to prepare students for tackling …

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Health problems in Afghanistan

Some recent examples of maternal deaths in remote villages in four provinces Dr Harun Najafizada and Alia Rajai To inform the debate on maternal deaths in Afghanistan we wanted to take some snapshots of some recent deaths in remote villages. Two of us (Harun Najafizada and Alia Rajai) made brief …

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 To be or not to be:  Peace or extinction

By Dr Khurshid Alam-The end to the great bloody game is not in sight as predicted by our leaders when it was started that it will go till the last Pashtun/ Afghan. It was obvious from the start that the agenda is colossal needs blood to complete the script. In the present political scenario “terror” is the need of the period for the Pakistan’s …

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