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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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Peace, A New Start

Zha Hyoung RHEE-Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Afghanistan Tomorrow, the world will be all eyes on the Korean Peninsula. The historic inter-Korean Summit will take place on 27th at Panmunjeom, where the Armistice Agreement for the Korean War was signed more than six decades ago. People not only …

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Why Afghan ministries fail to spend their Annual Budgets

By Ahmad Sahil-Afghan Ministry of Finance (MoF) plays a vital role in fiscal and economic affairs of the country. It is a key of other Ministries. In addition to controlling and managing financial and economic activities of the government, it plays a central role in revenue collection, devising monetary policies …

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Opinion: What U.S. generals get wrong about Afghanistan

By Patricia Gossman-WASHINGTON: U.S. Army General John Nicholson is repeating the dangerous mistakes of the past. In a recent interview he echoed the mantra of his predecessors, that the new U.S. military strategy — which includes increasing both air power and the number of American troops training Afghan forces — …

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Opinion: Pashtoon Tahafuz Movement-An opportunity to terminate ISI grip on their proxies in Afghanistan

By Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada-Since the uprising of Pashtoons for their rights and their unprecedented rallying around a young leader, ManzoorPashteenlate last year under the slogan of ‘protection of Pashtoons’, which has evolved into a movement called ‘PashtoonTahafuz Movement (PTM)’, the entire tribal belt inside Pakistan, stretching through border areas between …

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Opinion: Why Pakistan Is TAPI’s Biggest Hurdle?

The pipeline would bring substantial benefits to all 4 member countries. For Pakistan, that’s exactly the problem. By: Shoaib A. Rahim-The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is unarguably one of biggest energy projects in the region. The planned pipeline has a total length of 1,814 kilometers: 214 km in Turkmenistan, 774 km in Afghanistan, …

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Opinion: Peshawar rally and beyond

By Afrasiab Khattak-8th of April was yet another watershed moment for the hardly three months old Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM). In fact it was a milestone on the path of redefining Pashtun political discourse in Pakistan. But it is also pertinent to note that this development has significant implications for …

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