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Interview: Ex-Afghan Warlord Says ‘No Doubt’ Pakistan ‘Supports’ Taliban

By RFE/RL’s Radio Free AfghanistanGulbuddin Hekmatyar, one of Afghanistan’s most notorious former warlords, said there is “no doubt” neighboring Pakistan supports the Afghan Taliban.In an interview with RFE/RL in the Afghan capital on April 14, Hekmatyar also expressed hope that talks scheduled this week between the Western-backed Kabul government and …

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Pakistan wants to renew engagement, but can it deliver?

Maroof Raza Consulting Editor (Strategic Affairs) In reality, what irks Pakistan the most is to be ignored by India – as was the case following the attack on the IAF’s Pathankot airbase. References to Pakistan and how to deal with it seems to be as much a part of the …

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AFTER U.S. SANCTIONS, IRAN’S PETROCHEMICAL EXPORTS DECLINE

The United States have started to enforce sanctions in the second half of 2018 after withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran’s ports of petrochemical products during the last fiscal year stood at 20 million tons, compared to the 22.4 million that the country exported during the previous year, according …

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We need to be honest, Pakistan is not an easy country to travel in: travel blogger Alex

Alex, American traveller behind the travel blog Lost With Purpose, was invited to speak at the Pakistan Tourism Summit last month. However, she says her talk was cancelled last minute as the organisers said it was too critical and didn’t fit the agenda of the summit. After being “silenced”, she decided to …

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Pakistan watchdog decries forced conversions, curbs on media

ISLAMABAD – An independent watchdog has expressed concerns over incidents of forced conversions and marriages of girls from Pakistan’s minority Hindu community to Muslim men. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan says effective legislation is needed to stop the practice. Its appeal came at the release of an annual report on …

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