Commentary; Doubting Pakistan

IN a strange twist of events surrounding the Afghan enigma, Pakistan seems to have realigned its foreign policy towards Afghanistan against all odds, having offered support – hitherto unheard of – for the ongoing peace negotiations between Kabul and Taliban. But there is no guarantee Islamabad will be doing more …

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Editorial: Chance to put bitter past behind

Positive vibes are emanating from Pakistan in the wake of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) Chairman Abdullah Abdullah’s foray to the country. As the three-day visit of Abdullah comes to an end, friendship overtures have been made by Pakistan. Most of the Pakistani leadership authorities dubbed the commencement …

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No durable peace without justice

AT News KABUL: The Afghan officials believe there would be no durable peace sans justice. In a ceremony titled “National Summit of Justice and Peace” the Afghan officials said a robust peace is only possible when there is justice across the country. The event was organized by ‘Salah”, or (Peace), …

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Ex-military commander sentenced to three years in prison

AT News KABUL: Zamari Paikan, former commander of public protection forces has sentenced to three years jail term by the appeal court of Anti-Corruption Judicial Center. The Attorney General Office in a statement said that Paikan’s trial was conducted on Tuesday. On August 23rd, the ministry of interior announced that …

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Ghani faces criticism after ordering police reforms

AT News KABUL: The parliament reacted to President Ghani’s fresh order that takes some authorities from interior ministry and gives them to the National Security Council, criticizing him for interfering in ministries and government bodies’ businesses. Parliament Speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani, said on Wednesday that Ghani has limited the interior …

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Landmines still kill and maim in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: Landmines and other unexploded ordnances remain hidden killers that threaten lives of thousands of people in different areas of Afghanistan mostly in the rural regions. In latest incident, 14 civilians most of them women and children were killed when a minivan carrying them to a pilgrimage area …

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Floods to hammer parts of Afghanistan amid heavy rains

AT News KABUL: The hydrometeorology department warns that torrential rainfall would cause floods in several provinces. The provinces of Kunar, Nooristan, Panjshir, Laghman and Kapisa have been forecast to be targeted by floods, while the hydrometeorology department says that Kaul, Badakhshan and Nangarhar would witness heavy rainfall. Mohammad Nasim Moradi, …

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