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Govt should benefit from regional economic deals: Think tank

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Rana Think Thank urged the Afghan government to get maximum benefit from the regional agreements aimed at speeding the development process. Speaking at the monthly gathering of Rana Think Tank, Abdul Satar Purdili said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project could be an opportunity for Afghanistan …

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For Young Afghan Women, Scaling Mountain Peaks Brings Highs And Lows

The moment on top of an Afghan mountain peak was one of bittersweet triumph for 20-year-old Shopirai Otmonkhel and her friend Zahra Karimi Nooristani, 18. The budding mountaineers from Kabul beamed with pride as they held up the Afghan flag after climbing to heights no Afghan woman had ever reached. …

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Khan Shaheed: A paragon of Pashtun-Afghans’ political struggle and unity

By Malik Achakzai: Having his paternal connection to the Ahmed Shah Abdali’s top general and the conqueror of Panipath, Barkhurdar Khan Achakzai, and maternally his lineage comes from Abdullah Khan Achakzai, the martyred and sparkle of the first Anglo-Afghan war, for Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai aka Khan Shaheed his political …

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The Pashtun Nelson Mandela

This is a special write up on the 42nd Death Anniversary of Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai, an epitome of Pashtuns’ rights and resistance against the British in India, and Pakistan. He was assassinated at the age of 66 by forces of intolerance in Pakistan. By Abdul Hayee Aryan: On December …

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Female photographer fights taboos

By Farhad Naibkhel-Despite improvement in different sectors and restoration of the democratic setup after the ouster of the Taliban from power, Afghan society still remains conservative regarding women. In the past decade a very few women had succeeded in achieving their big dreams, especially female photojournalists. Working as a journalist …

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NUG faces legitimacy crisis: Rana Think Tank

|Unfortunately governance has become limited to ethnic-affiliations| Hopes were being popped beyond what the government can deliver, which created a huge gulf between the public and the government| AT-KABUL: Rana Think Tank in its monthly session discussed legitimacy of the National Unity Government (NUG) and future challenges, where the analysts …

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Wasi Khan Khalil shows soft image of Pashtuns to the world

By Muhammad Nadeem-Wasi Khan Khalil, a young Pashtun singer and director, is out to show bright image of Pashtuns to the world. He lives in Peshawar. Wasi was 10-year old when joined Radio Pakistan as anchor in 1998.  He is the first Pashtun rock-star in Pakistan committed to bring positive …

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Connection between toy guns and real-life violence

By Farhad Naibkhel-Psychologists say that when children play with toys, they are actually exploring the world, but on a manageable scale. Many of the most popular toys available in the country’s markets are miniature versions of adult tools. When children play with these toys, they are actually making sense of …

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Euromania put Afghans at risk

By M. Nadeem Alizai-When you go for over 70 hours without sleep, your body starts to do strange things. Your body will be panicking and shutting down. Fatigue will consume you. Ringing in your ears will be so loud that you cannot hear even your own voice. Your body will …

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What I saw in Kabul?

KABUL: AfPak Media Exchange delegates called on former President Hamid Karzai at his office. Karzai thanked the delegates of the media exchange program and wished for peace in the region. By Asma Gul Usually people from across the world shy away from going to conflict-riddled countries. And the reason is …

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