Friday 11 February 2022
February 11, 2022
Gandhara Briefing: Balochistan, Beijing Olympics, Tamana Paryani
In this week’s Gandhara Briefing, we bring you our reporting on the price Pakistani pays for failing to politically resolve a separatist conflict in Balochistan, the woes of displaced Afghans who lost their houses to fighting, and the alleged forced disappearances of Afghan women by the Taliban.
February 09, 2022
Escalating Violence In A Restive Pakistani Province Resurrects A Forgotten Conflict
Deadly attacks in Balochistan have revived a simmering conflict between secular ethnic Baluch separatists and Pakistan's military. The fighting has revealed an internal dispute among the separatists regarding their approach and laid bare Islamabad's failure to find a solution to the insurgency.
February 08, 2022
'Iron Brothers': Pakistan's Khan Joins World Leaders In Capitalizing On In-Person Diplomacy At Olympics
Despite a Western diplomatic boycott, many world leaders traveled to the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics to get rare in-person meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
February 04, 2022
Pakistan's Baluch Separatists Losing Their Afghan Sanctuary
Baluch separatists who sought sanctuary in Afghanistan amid a military crackdown in Pakistan appear to be on the move after the Taliban's seizure of power in Kabul and longstanding ties with Islamabad placed their safe haven under threat.
February 04, 2022
Gandhara Briefing: Afghan Hunger, Pakistani Islamists, Makhdum Alem
In this week’s Gandhara Briefing, we bring you insights on why Afghan children are dying from hunger, the ethnic infighting within the Taliban ranks, and how the Taliban victory in Afghanistan has bolstered Islamist political parties in Pakistan.
January 31, 2022
Pakistani Media Mogul Acquitted Of Corruption Charges Related To Decades-Old Land Deal
A Pakistani media mogul whose group of newspapers and television stations has been critical of the government has been acquitted of graft charges relating to allegations dating back more than 30 years.
Three Senior Pakistani Taliban Commanders Killed In Blast In Afghanistan2
Killing Of Senior TTP Commanders In Afghanistan Strikes Blow To Militants, Possible Peace With Pakistan3
Al-Qaeda Chief Killed In Posh Kabul Neighborhood Largely Built With U.S. Taxpayer Money4
One Year After Seizing Power, Is The Taliban Here To Stay?5
Surge In Targeted Killings In Northwestern Pakistan Aims To 'Silence Dissenting Voices'6
Exclusive: German Foreign Minister Says Women In Afghanistan Experiencing 'Biggest Violation Of Rights On Earth'7
At Least Eight Killed In Bomb Blast In Shi'ite Neighborhood Of Kabul; Islamic State Claims Responsibility8
Pakistani Soldiers Killed In Blast In Tribal District Bordering Afghanistan9
'Tsunami Of Trees' Sweeps Pakistan10
Afghanistan's Bare Dastarkhaans Reveal Rising Poverty, Hunger Under The Taliban