ByL Dr. Ehsan Azar- Amid allegations of massive fraud on both sides,the preliminary results of June 14 run-offelection
in Afghanistan gave a commanding lead to Ashraf Ghani by winning 56.4
percent of the vote to his rival Abdullah’s 43.4 percent. In the first
round of the election, Mr Abdullah finished with 45 percent of the vote,
The government of Pakistan has decided to establish dry ports at the points of Torkham, Chaman at Pak-Afghan border and Wagha at eastern boder with India at a cost of Rs20.196 billion to facilitate trade with neighbouring countries.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan has evacuated more than 450,000 civilians from a terrorist-plagued district in the northwestern part of the country, but its offensive against the militants there is complicated by fresh tension with neighboring Afghanistan.
When the next president of Afghanistantakes office later this year, he will inherit a growing budget shortfall that could leave tens of thousands of civil servants unpaid and force key public programmes to shut down.