Archive for September 2018

16 civilians killed in Nangarhar operation

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: Sixteen people were killed during operation in Khugiyani district in Nangarhar province last night. A local resident of Wadesar area in Khugiyani district, Shamsur Rahman, who lived in Jalalabad city, told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) that he had received reports that 16 people were killed as a result of operation in their…

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Taliban kill three border police

Monitoring Desk HERAT: Taliban fighters killed three Afghan border police after an attack in western Farah province, sources said Wednesday. The Taliban gunmen attacked a post of border forces near Iran border in the Ghorghori area of Lash wa Jaween district last night, killing three border police and wounding two others, informed sources told AIP.…

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In telecommunications ministry, jobs up for sale

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Individuals with close links to Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology Shahzad Aryubi have been selling key positions, Pajhwok Afghan News has reliably learnt. Based on findings of this news agency, Jamal Aryubi, senior advisor to the minister of telecommunication, sent an email to a candidate for the director of technology and…

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Barmak met with Noor         

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Minister of Interior Wais Ahmad Barmak met with the Chief Executive of Jamiat Islami Ata Mohammad Noor in Balkh province after recent political developments, involving tensions with the government regarding the upcoming parliamentary elections. Noor in a statement said the security situation of the Northern provinces and fight against the Taliban…

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Rethinking Somali national identity

M. Salah Ahmed In the pre-colonial era, Somalia existed as segmented city states in coastal regions and as various independent principalities in the interior territories without a central authority or state. But, that did not stop them from creating a national identity. A common identity that could unite the segmented city states and which was…

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Amended finance bill

Finance Minister Asad Umar presented amendments to the budget for 2018-19 that was prepared by the last PML-N government and passed by the previous parliament. It is claimed that the revised budget is aimed to protect poor and support exporters. But the amendments lack any innovative measures to expand the tax base by bringing new…

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Mohammad Abbas claims ten wickets in a day to batter hapless Durham

LEICESTER (Agencies): Durham were bowled out twice in just two sessions, registering their two lowest scores in first-class cricket as they collapsed to an ignominious innings defeat on a truly extraordinary day’s cricket in their Specsavers County Championship match against Leicestershire at the Fischer County Ground. The visitors were unable to cope with the bowling…

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Shoaib says Pakistan will make a strong comeback

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said that the Pakistani team will make a strong comeback in the remaining matches of the Asia Cup tournament following a dismal performance against India on Wednesday. In a one-sided contest, Rohit Sharma-led India outclassed Pakistan by eight wickets in their paltry chase of 162 runs. “It appeared…

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Pakistan got a wakeup call before main round, says Sarfraz

DUBAI (Monitoring Desk): Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed called the loss against India as a wakeup call before the main round of the ongoing Asia Cup tournament. In a one-sided contest, Rohit Sharma-led India outclassed Pakistan by eight wickets in their chase of 162 runs. “We didn’t have a good start. Lost two wickets in the first…

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India rout Pakistan by eight wickets in Asia Cup

DUBAI (AFP): India crushed Pakistan by eight wickets in their long-awaited Asia Cup match which failed to live up to its hype in Dubai on Wednesday. Pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3-15) and part time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav (3-23) sent Pakistan, who won the toss and batted, collapsing to just 162 all out in 43.1 overs…

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