Rustam Shah Mohmand

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Rustam Shah Mohmand is a former interior secretary and a former ambassador. The article originally appeared at Arab News Pakistan Edition and has been republished with the author’s permission.

Biden’s impending challenges in Afghanistan

The Biden administration has many complex internal issues to address and resolve, ranging from handling the pandemic to reinvigorating the economy to uniting a...

Has the state abandoned Pakistani refugees in Afghanistan?

For several years now, tens of thousands of Pakistani tribesmen from Waziristan have been forced to live in the border provinces of Paktika and...

Why is Balochistan becoming an epicenter of militancy?

In a senseless attack, a group of militants attacked and killed as many as 11 laborers working in remote coal mines in Balochistan in...

The politics behind ceasefire in Afghanistan

A high-powered Taliban delegation was in Islamabad for talks last week with Pakistani leaders. The delegation was led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar—the deputy...

Imran Khan’s Kabul visit lacked substance

Pakistan’s Prime Minister paid a day long visit-- his first as Prime Minister-- to Kabul on November 19. He held wide ranging talks with...

Quelling Baloch insurgency: How can Iran help?

With Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif in Islamabad for talks on regional issues, one important subject that dominated talks between Islamabad and Tehran has...

Op-ed: TTP now making last-ditch efforts to stay relevant

There has been a spike in the number of attacks on security forces operating in the now merged areas of Waziristan — former tribal...

Despite tremendous favours, Afghans find it hard to trust Pakistan. Here’s why!

Many Pakistanis wonder why there is such acrimony and deep suspicion among Afghans against them despite so many ‘favours’ to Kabul. After all, Islamabad...

Foreign forces’ withdrawal from Afghanistan is not ‘hasty’

There is a perception that any ‘hasty’ exit of foreign forces from Afghanistan would generate chaos and the country might plunge into a civil...

Op-ed: Analysing Pakistan’s criminal justice system

For how long will the rulers ignore dire warnings of an impending chaos?The ever-rising incidence of crime — particularly those targeting women and children...

Impending threat to intra-Afghan peace talks

The talks between the Taliban and Afghan government have been formally launched in Doha on September 12. Ending the 40-year-long conflict is a dream...

Op-ed: US has assaulted rule of law by sanctioning ICC officials over Afghan war crimes probe

The United States has penalised the International Criminal Court for investigating war crimes in Afghanistan. In a bizarre but not unpredictable move, Washington has...

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