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Era of political instability and its impact on youth

By Farahnaz Rahmani-Political stability and peace-building are among the key concerns of today’s Afghan people, but also the areas they are most disappointed about. In recent years, the people’s belief about the progression of society towards peace and political stability has been severely damaged. The belief in a united country …

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France Election, 2017: Emmanuel Macron’s Reform Agenda

By Shogofa Sahar-French election 2017 created many controversies among analysts due to its unexpected results and the election of Emmanuel Macron and the big achievement by his newly established party, La République en Marche!. This paper focuses on President Macron’s reform agenda and analyzes the extent to which his reform …

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Pashtuns in Pakistan seeking justice

By Imtiaz Wazir-The Pashtun Takhafuz (Protection) Movement—a rapidly growing and most popular civil rights movement continued to test Pakistan’s tolerance for democratic disagreement, contradicting with those officially held with a massive public demonstration that drew more than 20 thousand protesters to Karachi on May 13. Despite the surety of a …

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Bacha Khan International University A gateway to academic Afghanistan

By Pashtana Durrani-Handful civil society members have started struggle for establishing Bacha Khan International University. The initial concept note was written by Khan Wali Khan Basharmal, an educationist and a political economist engaged in Afghan and International sphere while writing on relevant concepts and strategies. Later this concept note was …

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Schooling reforms needed to improve learning process

By Mohammed Gul SAHIBBZADA-Government funded schools take on the largest number of students from grade one to grade twelve across the country, and Ministry of Education is the largest employer in Afghanistan. Thousands of schools are run by the Ministry across the country. Thousands of teachers and school administrative staffs …

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National procurement authority

By Ahmad Sahil-First, NPA stands for National Procurement Authority. It’s one of the biggest procurement office in Afghanistan, where all the mega contracts take place and are approved on the basis of decision by committee. In accordance with16 decree of H.E. President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Mohammad Ashraf …

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The Sense of Justice and Compassion

Liu Jinsong; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan I have been in Afghanistan for four months, and carried out a few heart-warming activities to promote the livelihood of the Afghan people, including providing emergency food and shelters assistance for those …

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Opinion: Role of different civilizations in evolution of Silk Road-A lecture conducted on the book ‘The Silk Roads’

By Pashtana Durrani-Afghanistan Business Council China “AFGBCC and Afghanistan Pine Nuts Union, as well as the Afghanistan Times, have taken the initiative while launching a weekly lectureship series on the economy, strategic communication and trade and transactions. The initial lecture was delivered on the book, “The Silk Roads written by …

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Policing reform key to prevent suicide attacks on cities

By Mohammed Gul SAHIBBZADA-As the country is grinding at war with international terrorists organizations since last one and half decade, Afghanistan government is yet to come up with a war strategy directed at types, styles and tactics used by these terrorists. Though the present army and police forces are relatively …

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