Tuesday 2 August 2022
August 02, 2022
China's Belt And Road Grapples With Mounting Debt Crisis, Impacting Pakistan, Central Asia, And Beyond
As Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan deal with paying back their large Chinese loans amid growing economic pressure, the Belt and Road is having to adapt to a cascade of countries in economic distress and facing potential default. How Beijing responds could have far-reaching consequences.
August 02, 2022
Pakistan Ex-PM Khan's Party Received Illegal Funding From Abroad, Electoral Body Says
Pakistan's electoral body has found that former Prime Minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e Insaf party received illegal funding from abroad, a ruling that could lead to both Khan and his party being banned from politics. The PTI has denied any wrongdoing.
July 29, 2022
Pakistanis Go Green To Counter The Red-Hot Sun
In Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, a site that was an illegal landfill has been transformed into a lush, green haven. It is one of dozens of state-owned and private planting initiatives in Pakistan, where forest cover that helps cool the Earth lags far behind average levels across South Asia.
July 28, 2022
Surge In Targeted Killings In Northwestern Pakistan Aims To 'Silence Dissenting Voices'
There has been a surge in targeted killings in Pakistan’s tribal belt. Residents have blamed the attacks, many of which have targeted activists, religious leaders, and tribal elders, on Pakistan’s powerful army and militants still holed up in the region.
July 15, 2022
Gandhara Briefing: Ex-Afghan Soldiers, ‘Tajik Taliban,’ Male Chaperones
This week's Gandhara Briefing brings you insights about former Afghan soldiers living in hiding, how women are being stopped from taking foreign scholarships, and the Taliban’s new observation post on the Afghan-Tajik border.
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
Surge In Targeted Killings In Northwestern Pakistan Aims To 'Silence Dissenting Voices'5
Exclusive: German Foreign Minister Says Women In Afghanistan Experiencing 'Biggest Violation Of Rights On Earth'6
One Year After Seizing Power, Is The Taliban Here To Stay?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
Pakistani Rupee Falls To Record Low Against Dollar, Stoking Inflation Fears