Monday 3 October 2022
September 30, 2022
Gandhara Briefing: Pakistan-Taliban Tensions, Deadly Floods, Morality Police
This week's Gandhara Briefing brings insights into the worsening relations between Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban, the effects of the floods in Pakistan's Swat valley, and the Taliban’s harassment of couples in restaurants.
September 30, 2022
Tensions Increase Between Pakistan, Afghan Taliban Despite Historical Ties
The Afghan Taliban has accused Islamabad of allowing its air space to be used by U.S. drones to strike targets in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Pakistan has accused the Taliban of harboring the leaders of militant groups fighting Islamabad.
September 23, 2022
Gandhara Briefing: TTP Extortion, Afghan Journalists In Pakistan, Defiant Afghans
This week's Gandhara Briefing brings insights into the Pakistani Taliban's aggressive extortion campaign, defiant Afghan parents protesting the Taliban ban on girls' education, and the fate of exiled Afghan journalists in Pakistan.
September 21, 2022
Returning Pakistani Taliban Employs Extortion As Control Grows
The Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has engaged in a growing extortion campaign since hundreds of its fighters returned to the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Locals view the extortion campaign targeting businesses and wealthy families as a sign of a return to Taliban control.
September 13, 2022
Women's Rights: A Year After The Taliban Takeover
Despite claims by the Taliban that women would not be discriminated against by its new government, the rights and freedoms of women and girls have been dramatically curtailed in Afghanistan, raising alarm among international human rights organizations.
September 08, 2022
Under The Taliban, Public Employees Must Pass Test Of Faith
Afghan Finance Ministry employees who want to keep their jobs under the Taliban are being subjected to a test that gauges their knowledge of Islam. Sources say the ministry is handing out booklets that outline its take on Islam and then quizzing employees.
September 07, 2022
'No One To Protect Us': Afghan Journalists Who Fled To Pakistan Say Western Nations Have Abandoned Them
Scores of Afghan journalists took refuge in neighboring Pakistan as it became clear the Taliban was not going to live up to its pledge to allow free media. But after a year of living in limbo, nearly 200 of those journalists claim they are getting no help in their efforts to find a permanent home.
September 05, 2022
Fleeing Afghans Who Reach Turkey Get No Respite From Violence, Persecution
Turkey has deported nearly 43,000 Afghans this year despite calls by the international community to protect Afghans fleeing Taliban rule. On their return, many deportees face a dire economic and humanitarian crisis and possible retribution under the Taliban.
September 02, 2022
Gandhara Briefing: Deadly Afghan Floods, Shocking Rape Allegations, Controversial Taliban Film Festival
This week's Gandhara Briefing highlights our reporting on the devastation caused by the floods in Afghanistan, an Afghan woman accusing a Taliban official of rape, and the militants holding their first film festival.
Returning Pakistani Taliban Employs Extortion As Control Grows2
Amnesty Confirms Fresh Videos Show Taliban Executing Resistance Fighters3
'No One To Protect Us': Afghan Journalists Who Fled To Pakistan Say Western Nations Have Abandoned Them4
Fleeing Afghans Who Reach Turkey Get No Respite From Violence, Persecution5
Under The Taliban, Public Employees Must Pass Test Of Faith6
Women's Rights: A Year After The Taliban Takeover7
Taliban Harassment Of Couples A Blow To Afghan Restaurants8
Tensions Increase Between Pakistan, Afghan Taliban Despite Historical Ties9
Angelina Jolie Visits Flood-Hit Pakistan10
UN Envoy Angelina Jolie Visits Pakistan's Flood-Ravaged Areas