Wednesday 29 September 2021
September 29, 2021
Traders Protest Against New Tax Laws In Islamabad
Hundreds of traders rallied in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, on September 29 to demand the government scrap new laws enabling tax authorities to disable mobile phone SIM cards or disconnect the utilities of anyone required to file a tax return who does not appear on the Active Taxpayer List.
September 25, 2021
Head Of India's Deoband Islamic Seminary Urges Taliban To Be Pragmatic
Maulana Syed Arshad Madani, the head of an Islamic seminary where the Afghan Taliban ideology is rooted as part of a puritanical Sunni sect, tells RFE/RL he wants its government to be just, tolerant, and pragmatic.
September 18, 2021
Pakistani Journalists Protest New Media Bill As Fresh Blow To Freedoms
Journalists across Pakistan are expressing outrage over a proposed set of regulations they say will further curtail press freedom and bolster powers of the government already seen as imposing censorship to control the media and free speech.
September 15, 2021
Top Afghan Girls Soccer Players Flee Taliban Threat To Pakistan
A group of top Afghan girls soccer players, their coaches, and family members have fled across the border into neighboring Pakistan as questions linger over the status of female athletes under the newly installed Taliban-led government.
September 13, 2021
Pakistani Journalists Protest 'Draconian' Draft Media Law
Thousands of journalists converged on the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, for a protest against draft legislation that they say would undermine press freedom in the country. They held a sit-in outside Parliament overnight into September 13.
Three Senior Pakistani Taliban Commanders Killed In Blast In Afghanistan2
Al-Qaeda Chief Killed In Posh Kabul Neighborhood Largely Built With U.S. Taxpayer Money3
Cash-Strapped Taliban 'Exploiting' Afghanistan's Natural Resources To Boost Revenue4
'They Call Us Infidels': Former Afghan Soldiers Still Live In Hiding To Avoid Taliban Retribution5
Body Of Pakistani Military Officer Abducted In Balochistan Found6
Pakistani Military Officer Abducted In Balochistan7
Exclusive: German Foreign Minister Says Women In Afghanistan Experiencing 'Biggest Violation Of Rights On Earth'8
Surge In Targeted Killings In Northwestern Pakistan Aims To 'Silence Dissenting Voices'9
Tajikistan Concerned By Provocative Taliban Watchtower On Border10
Pakistani Rupee Falls To Record Low Against Dollar, Stoking Inflation Fears