Opinion

Pride or shame?

OPINION: It is very shameful act that one Afghan to be killed by another, and the most disgraceful is to claim responsibility for the killing in a manner of pride instead of shame. The Afghan masses during more than three decades of war have gone through many ups and downs. But the last 16 years have been proved metal for ...

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Opinions: India should question legality of Durand Line between Afghan, Pak

Men coming from Afghanistan move down a corridor between security fences at the border post in Torkham, Pakistan on the Durand Line on 18 June 2016. REUTERS All successive Afghan regimes since 1947 have refrained from granting de jure recognition to the Durand Line. In a welcome departure from the past, we are beginning to see the evolution of a ...

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Russia: The new player in Afghanistan

After suffering an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the US-backed ‘Mujahideen’, Russians adopted a hands-off approach towards Afghanistan. Having realized that they had no say in the political landscape that existed in Afghanistan post Soviet-Afghan War, Russians separated themselves from the affairs which thereafter existed between Washington and Kabul. Unable to influence the decision making apparatus of the world ...

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An End to the Colonial Legacy- Merger of FATA with KPK

History of Pashtuns has always been full of dramatic conflicts. They have been constantly struggling with one invader or another. Balochs confronted somewhat the same fate. Since the time of the British colonizers in the subcontinent, the Pakhtuns have been discriminated against. They were divided among themselves by the foreign rulers. The British rulers governed the subcontinent for over a ...

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The deadly attack on Sardar Dawod Khan Hospital: Opinion

KABUL: Alarm bells have to be ringed in the security agencies after the recent Kabul bloodbath in which over 30 people were killed and more than 76 others received injures. This furious act has directly put forward that this time Pakistani-backed militants would put in exercise every stone to target Afghan masses, especially the Afghan security personnel across the country. ...

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Pakistan holds no authority to merger as FATA was never regular part of Pakistan

It seems that high-ranking officials in Pakistan are looking toward anarchy, where despite to take bold steps to resolve the already worsened situation, created by the continued ignorance and providing sanctuaries to various national and international terrorists groups, but they are adding to that. At somehow it indicates that time is not running with Pakistan. The government of Pakistan has ...

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Pakistan is bitten by its complicity snakes

Things are getting from bad to worse between the two neighbors—Afghanistan and Pakistan after cycles of violence took place in Pakistan. Islamabad without thinking at least once, turned blame finger toward Kabul, while ignoring its support to the militant outfits in their soil for longtime. There is no safe hideout of militants in Afghanistan, and it’s proved. It is a ...

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Ajmal Khattak: The commemoration of 7th death anniversary

Ajmal Khattak, the veteran Pashtun politician, poet, writer and former president of Awami National Party, died in penury on 7 February 2010, after six decades of unremitting political struggle in Pakistan for the political and economic autonomy of the Pashtun people, sliced off by the British-Indian Empire in 1893 from Afghanistan.  Ajmal Khattak was politically active during his student life. ...

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Good news for Afghans

The embassy of India to Kabul says it has simplified the visa condition for the Afghan citizens. According to the embassy’s statement, the period for tourist visa has changed to one year during which, the visitor can stay for three months. Previously it was one month. Also, the business visa term is from one to five years and the Afghan ...

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Trump’s turn

From Friday, January 20th 2017, the United States has a new President – for many, not only in America, still at least controversial and in the extreme version: totally unacceptable Donald John Trump. In a precise ceremony in front of the Congress Trump gave his oath and delivered his first speech as head of state. And for everybody who is ...

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