Editorial

Pakistan to change mind

EDITORIAL: Pakistani officials seem to change behavior to Afghanistan as its foreign ministry has said that there were hopes of a “permanent” reopening of the crossings with Afghanistan. Foreign ministry spokesman, Nafees Zakaria said Thursday that Islamabad was taking steps to resume normal trade and movement of people across the crossings, emphasizing on “soon” of the crossings reopening which was ...

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Double standard policies won’t help Pakistan to combat terrorism

EDITORIAL: Terrorism is the biggest concern of the regional countries, and its fighting requires major efforts and great coordination among the region. The sub-region can do much more to combat the terrorism—an international phenomenon. For sure, India, Russia and China could play key roles in fight against terrorism and would give birth to a tangible result if coordination persists among ...

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Baseless accusations!

EDITORIAL: A suicide bomber blew himself up Thursday at a shrine in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh. The attack that was claimed by the Islamic State (IS), aka Daesh terrorist group, left more than 70 people killed and 250 injured, according to official sources. This big tragedy shows that the region is under a serious threat from different terrorist groups, ...

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Reviewing US-Pakistan relation

EDITORIAL: The top US commander in Afghanistan has suggested recently a “holistic review” of his country’s relationship with Pakistan. “Our complex relationship with Pakistan is best assessed through a holistic review,” General John Nicolson, commander of the Resolute Support forces and the US troops in Afghanistan told the senate armed services committee on Thursday. Nicolson who took over command of ...

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Reaching peace a big dream for Afghans

EDITORIAL: Now it is time to be optimistic that peace is no more a distant dream for Afghans. Though, chances of direct talks with the militants are very slim due to the influence of regional players, but nothing is impossible when there is a strong will in both sides. It is the fact that this prolonged war has been feeding ...

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Afghanistan in wrong hands

Afghanistan is passing through critical juncture. Friends are rare and a few but enemies are in abundance and very close. Perhaps, it is the most difficult for Afghans to stay together, united and in peace. National unity is under attack. Stability and peace are distant dreams because some of its neighbors see Afghanistan as a good ground for proxy war. ...

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Taliban vs Trump

EDITORIAL: The Taliban militant group in Afghanistan has urged the new US administration to withdraw all foreign forces by changing its Afghan policy. The Taliban has warned that the presence of the US-led NATO forces in Afghanistan would prolong the Afghan war. Prior to this, Taliban has asked the Obama administration to leave Afghanistan.Such remarks showing frustration of the insurgents ...

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Bacha Khan’s 29th death anniversary

Remembering Bacha Khan- The Man who Matched his Mountains. EDITORIAL: Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan famous as Bacha Khan or the Frontier Gandhi, born on February 6, 1890 in Charsaddah Peshawar, will always live in hearts and minds of Afghan people. He has become immortal the day when he waged war against extremism, occupation and injustice—without firing a single bullet. The ...

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Editorial: The friends and foes of Afghanistan

EDITORIAL: India has always proved herself as a time-tested friend of Afghan people and government. India as a democratic country is doing all what is in her capacity to strengthen foundation of democracy in Afghanistan. Poverty, unemployment and illiteracy in the war-hit country are not the only concerns of New Delhi. Terrorism and militancy in Afghanistan have also troubled the ...

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Your hypocrisy insults my intelligence

EDITORIAL: Any step which lies in stopping violence is absolutely appreciable. There is no denial to the fact that Afghan masses desperately wait for peace and security to be maintained in the war-hit country. To achieve that, Afghan civilian despite military personnel have rendered huge sacrifices. But however peace yet to come. Recently, the Taliban and the representatives of the ...

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