by Dr. Farah Naz The story of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan goes back to February 2020, when after more than a year of negotiations between the US government and Taliban, a peace deal was signed in Doha. In this agreement the US pledged to draw down its troops to approximatelyContinue Reading

   Very unfortunately, Afghanistan suffered a four-decade war. On 25 December 1979, the former USSR invaded Afghanistan, which followed the American-led war against USSR’s occupation, which prolonged for one decade. The next decade was a war among various factions and political groups in Afghanistan in a power struggle, and thenContinue Reading

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari of Pakistan, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang of China, and the Acting Foreign Minister Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi of Afghanistan held the 5th China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue in Islamabad, Pakistan on the 6th May 2023. The trilateral talks between China, Pakistan, and AfghanistanContinue Reading

The 4th Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Neighboring Countries of Afghanistan was held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on 13 April 2023. China, Iran, Pakistan, and Russia participated in the meeting and were represented by their foreign ministers. The Neighboring Countries of Afghanistan mechanism was established in 2021 on Pakistan’s initiativeContinue Reading

ONCE again the world is deeply concerned with the Taliban leadership’s recent decision to ban women in Afghanistan from participating in university-level education and working for NGOs. This is not the first time but continuation of the series of bans on women/young girls seeking education and empowerment. These weird measuresContinue Reading

 The Taliban has issued a decree banning the cultivation of opium poppy. “As per the decree of the supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, all Afghans are informed that from now on, cultivation of poppy has been strictly prohibited across the country,” the Taliban supreme leader Haibatullah AkhunzadaContinue Reading