‘Opening of Pak-Afghan trade routes to benefit merged districts’

PARACHINAR: Speakers at a conference called for opening up Pak-Afghan trade routes to help generate business and employment opportunities in the newly-merged tribal districts. This will not only engage the people of the militancy-hit area but will also help in improving bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries, they said…

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Trump’s Afghanistan policy significantly different from Obama’s thinking

The  president of United States Donald Trump announced his administration’s Afghanistan policy recently. Cut through his language and pomposity, the policy is abundantly clear: send more American troops to Afghanistan, put ‘extreme’ pressure on Pakistan and, to accomplish this, seek India’s help.  In the process, what is apparent is that…

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