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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Grim Options for Afghanistan

https://thediplomat.com/2020/03/the-inauguration-of-2-presidents-afghanistans-constitutional-crisis/ 04/05/20 – Zalmay Nishat makes a case for a way forward through the present Kabul stalemate. It is well worth a read. It outlines well what jezail.org has maintained since Bonn. The Afghan constitution is a failed idea and was doomed from the start. The article was written before many people understood what the…

Pakistan plans to ink dual citizenship deal with Turkey

02/02/20 – WEll,well,well. Is this a way to get around US Congressional restrictions on “aid” to Pakistan by circumventing end use restrictions for helicopter engines and things like that? “Shah also welcomed the establishment of mutual training programs and the upgrading of law enforcement equipment with Turkey.” click here jezail.org on the web and jezail.org…

The Pashtun demographic and an eye on the future part 2

1/30/20 -Jezail.org continues this post of Amrullah Saleh in the hope that it gets noticed by policy makers and planners. In the 1950s with direct assistance from the United States of America, using the excuse of containing communism, pacifying the tribal areas and preventing infiltration from western neighbor Pakistan created the Special Services Group (SSG).…

Pakistan Sentences Former President Pervez Musharraf to Death

A court in Pakistan sentenced former President Pervez Musharraf to death on Tuesday for imprisoning top judges in 2007 as part of a “state of emergency” meant to keep him in power. The move failed, Musharraf resigned in 2008, and his political opponents have been attempting to organize a legal case against him ever since.…

Russia, India, Pakistan: “a love triangle”

Via The Baltic Word, authored by Adomas Abromaitis… Russia is playing its political “chess games” not only with the U.S. and Europe. It also wants to play prominent role in South Asia, where Russia has its strategic interests either. In early November, the Pakistani newspaper The Express Tribune reported on Islamabad’s decision to repay Moscow debt.…

Nearly 900 Children Under 12 Test Positive For HIV In Pakistani City: NYT

October 26, 2019 5:23 PM ET Nearly 900 children under 12 tested positive for HIV in Ratodero, Pakistan, The New York Times reported Saturday. The outbreak was traced back to one pediatrician health officials said was reusing syringes, according to The NYT. That pediatrician, Muzaffar Ghanghro, denied that he ever reused syringes on patients. “With competing…

Report: Southeast Asia a ‘Regional Hotspot’ for Growing Christian Persecution

RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images Persecution of Christians in Southeast Asia, particularly in Sri Lanka and Pakistan, has grown in severity over two years, according to a report from Aid to the Church in Need published Wednesday. The report, entitled Persecuted and Forgotten?, found that Southeast Asia has now become a “regional hot spot” for Christian persecution.…

Kate Middleton, Prince William Plane Forced To Turn Back After Insane Electrical Storm Prevents...

October 17, 2019 5:28 PM ET Kate Middleton and Prince William had a scary encounter Thursday when the plane they were flying in was forced to turn around after an electrical storm prevented multiple landings in Pakistan. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on board the Voyager, a Royal Air Force jet, headed to…

‘No precedent in human experience’: Study finds nuclear war between India and Pakistan could...

Skip to content Each nuclear weapon detonated could wipe out as many as 700,000 people A nuclear war between India and Pakistan could kill up to 125 million people in just a few days – surpassing the death count of the entire Second World War – and kick off a worldwide environmental meltdown, a new…

Pakistan’s Economic Crisis

Authored by Serban V.C. Enache via Hereticus Economicus: Pakistan is going through financial woes. The Government’s external debt sits at over 100 billion dollars [up significantly since 2017], while foreign currency reserves hovered in the range of 15 billion last July. To make matters worse, the Central Bank of Pakistan has been raising the interest rate in the last…

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