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Confronting Afghanistan’s environmental challenges

By Ambassador Dr. Zia Nezam,-This essay presents in brief the major environmental challenges that threaten the lives and quality of life of the Afghan people, whether rich or poor, powerful or humble.  Several international organizations have meticulously studied and reported on the breadth and seriousness of environmental degradation Afghans face …

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Imperatives to Improve Afghanistan, India Business linkages: A policy perspective

By Mr. Shokrullah Amiri: SHOKRULLAH AMIRI, HEAD OF PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT AT PRESIDENT OF AFGHANISTAN’S OFFICE WRITES ON THE IMPERATIVES TO IMPROVE AFGHANISTAN-INDIA BUSINESS LINKAGES The objective here is to emphasize the imperatives to strengthen Afghanistan-India business linkages by relying on the friendly bilateral relationship, which is yet to prosper in …

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Solutions remain elusive in conflict-weary Afghanistan

By IHSANULLAH OMARKHAIL-Invaded many times throughout its history, Afghanistan has been a major battleground for successive empires. The Russians and the British used it as a buffer zone in a 19th-century geopolitical contest popularly described as the “Great Game.” On a map, Afghanistan appears inhospitable, but each encroaching empire used …

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Rashid Khan an inspiration for young Afghans

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad-Magic of Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s pride, continues in the world of cricket games, inspiring young Afghans to become athlete and champion. Rashid Khan Arman, 19-year old Afghan cricketer, was born in the land of cricket lovers, his hometown is Nangarhar province. He was not raised in a wealthy …

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Opinion: Election woes

By Afrasiab Khattak-Despite several bad omens, hiccups and uncertainties election season has finally arrived. Electoral machine has started rolling. Election Commission has announced schedule for the general elections of 2018 and count down for July 26, the polling day, has started. National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies have completed their constitutional …

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Black scorpion smuggling in Afghanistan is big business

KABUL: The trade of scorpion hunting in Afghanistan, though unregistered, has been around for years but has become a lucrative business in the past few months. A local dealer from western Herat province said Herat and neighboring Farah, with vast scorching deserts, have become the common hunting ground for shepherds …

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The role of education in Afghanistan

By Mujtaba Qasim Khan-As far as my views are concerned on the role of education in Afghanistan, Education is a weapon for every difficult war through which we bring triumphant and an immense victory towards the country. Furthermore, education is not only weapon for the country, but also as mentioned …

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Afghanistan towards economic growth

By Ahmad Sahil-Since the collapse of Taliban regime Afghanistan relied on donors like International Community, World Bank and International Monetary fund (IMF). Afghan Government received trillions of $USD funds for infrastructures, agriculture, education, development, reconstruction and industrial sectors particularly in enhancing the security sector. However, Afghanistan had not made enormous …

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