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Land grabbing and the plight of commoners

By Mansoor Faizy-KABUL: Land mafia in this already troubled country has been widening its influence, day by day. The victims here also are the unfortunate civilians with no political backing. When their lands come under the attack of land mafia the hapless civilians cannot do anything but to see their …

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Can we fight cancer with statements?

Nadeem Alizai: Comment KABUL:  Officials in the public health ministry proudly provide data about cancer patients in the world but when one ask them about data regarding Afghans suffering from the deadly disease, they become down in the mouth. Absence of complete and correct data raises some serious questions such …

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Crackdown on Afghan refugees: 70 more held in Pakistan

By Mansoor Faizy KABUL: Soon after the deadly attack on an army-run school in Peshawar on 16th December where over 130 schoolchildren were killed, Pakistan’s security apparatus started blaming Afghans for the security mess and since then Afghan refugees’ lives became hell-like. They are being harassed, detained whereas they are …

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A global warning

Ahmad Bin Shafar We are living in a world where climate change has evolved from a theory to a reality. From annual typhoons in the Philippines, to the flooding in North India and Pakistan earlier this year, to the recent snowstorm in the eastern United States — global warming is …

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Child labor and stagnant policies

Opinion by Mir Safyan Khilji Child labor has number of definitions and different people have different concepts about the issue. However according to International Labor Organization “Child labor refers to the employment of children in any work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular …

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