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Electoral anomalies

The eye-opening investigation of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) about industrial-scale rigging in the last year’s presidential and provincial councils’ polls has stunned many. The IECC has disclosed the other day that the unprecedented rigging was engineered by 10,000 temporary and 20 permanent employees of the Independent Election Commission …

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Death and destruction in Panjshir

Panjshir, once known to be the valley of peace (because the insurgent Taliban couldn’t dare to carry out suicide bombings except one or two) and natural beauty has been worst hit by deaths and destruction caused by deadliest avalanches. The death and destruction is so massive that the government called …

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The plight of Afghan refugees

Crackdown against Afghans continues across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other parts of Pakistan. Though, Islamabad officially says it doesn’t encourage forcible repatriation of Afghan refugees but its mysterious silence on the plight of refugees has raised many eyebrows. Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has assured Afghan ambassador Janan Mosazai that …

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First world cup win and celebratory gunfire

Afghanistan made history with first cricket world cup win. This historic win was celebrated across the country. The win, amazingly, united Afghans in national pride, a thing we desperately need. Congratulations to the entire nation on this first and biggest win. This first win that how Scotland was drubbed by …

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The war theater and US pulllout plan

It’s welcoming that the White House has started weighing adjusting exit plan to slow withdrawal of forces. The slow withdrawal is particulary meaningul in a situation when the country is bleeding profusedly, when the government officials say they have resumed peace talks while the Taliban representatives deny it. The situation …

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How to tackle the rise in kidnappings?

When kidnappings are soaring, security apparatus looks engrossed in tackling militancy only. Kidnappings and militancy have much in common yet they are two different security related challenges. It’s probably one of the most irritating law and order problems for the security and intelligence mechanists of the country to tackle with. …

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Women’s rights and the new govt

Despite some gains on political, economic and security fronts, women continue to face formidable security, human rights, social, educational and economic challenges. Their real development lies in economic growth. Talking on challenges to women entrepreneurs, Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) said Monday that inaccessibility to loans and lack …

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Renewed peace talks

When the prospect for peace talks looks fertile, getting media reports about Doha peace talks resumption is a glad tiding for the people of Afghanistan that has been caught between the hammer and the anvil of death and destruction for the past 30-plus years. Since the current Afghan government has …

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Acting governors and corruption

Allegations against acting governors in different provinces have surfaced. The Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee and Provincial Council members have stood together in condemning the growing corruption of the acting governors to draw attention of the government towards the malpractices of the acting governors. It’s believed that power corrupts …

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New peace approach but how?

Since September 2014, the month when Afghanistan got a new government, five months have elapsed, but no major breakthrough has been visible on the ground particularly on security front. The new government’s attempt to do something totally new on foreign policy front has also drawn flakes. Though this troubled nation …

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