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but also left the country in panic as growing chaos could undermine new diplomatic opportunities.Kabul is preparing to host a conference — called ‘The Kabul Process’ by President Ashraf Ghani — in which 20 nations including the US Saudi Arabia India and China will participate The conference — that kicks off on Tuesday —is going to be the first of its kind bringing fruit to Ghani’s diplomacy with regard to ending the Afghan conflict During his tenure Ghani has been successful rallying support for Afghanistan from critical stakeholders involved in the ongoing violence in the country File image of Ashraf Ghani Reuters Ghani has successfully proved to the US and the world that Pakistan is continuing to use coercive means through the Taliban in order to dictate its terms to the Afghan government Even Saudi Arabia one of Pakistan’s closest allies since the 1970s has been slowly distancing itself from Pakistan The US Senate and government have already been debating declaring Pakistan a sponsor of terrorism Even China Pakistan’s all-time patron feels threatened by Islamic fundamentalism being nurtured by the Pakistani military The Eiffel Tower turned its lights off to mourn the Kabul attack and the Australian Parliament stood in a moment of silence for the victims of the attack — an unprecedented international mobilisation for the Afghan cause Even though Ghani has been successful in his foreign policy there are major lapses within the Afghan government that have not been addressed by him For example the security sector is the major government institution that has suffered badly from corruption Due to unprofessional leadership Afghan forces lost a record number of soldiers in the ongoing war last year Former Mujahideen and ethnic leaders have continued to dominate the military intelligence and police hence failing to foil basic warfare tactics and terrorist attacks The US too has repeatedly reiterated how corruption in security apparatus could cause immense harm That grave challenge has seriously undermined the government’s efforts at entrenching stability and prosperity for the people On the other hand some warlords who were former high-ranking officials in the government pose serious threats to the government should they be sacked They keep threatening the government unless given privileges and authority That indicates that Afghanistan is still individual-centered and as a nation over the past 16 years has not been able to build government institutions that would defy individuals threatening law and order Following the bombing in Kabul on 31 May people were protesting against the government that failed to ensure the security of the people Some Jamiat-e-Islami leaders like Ahmad Zia Massoud also participated in the protest against the government that turned violent The protest was hijacked by a few individual to inflict strain on the government and further the tension in Kabul in their struggle for power according to one of the main organisers of the protests but their protests were aimed at democratic demands not toppling the government However the peace conference on Tuesday will be a great opportunity for Ghani to get the participating nations to place sanctions on Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism The Kabul attack was carried out by the Haqqani Network based in Pakistan according to the Afghan government Zalmay Khalilzad an Afghan-born American diplomat tweeted: Either Pakistan ends terrorist sanctuary or we consider attacking terrorist bases there #POTUS #Afghanistan #Pakistan — Zalmay Khalilzad (@realZalmayMK) May 31 2017 In addition we need to start the process for designating Pakistan as state sponsor of terrorism #POTUS #Afghanistan #Pakistan — Zalmay Khalilzad (@realZalmayMK) May 31 2017 Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah too should take advantage of the current political and security chaos and bring radical reform to the security sector — which is only possible if they supportNATO Rank promotions in the police and military should be halted until a transparent bureaucratic channel is created; former officers that maintain ethnic loyalties should be gradually removed and new officers with no political allegiance to any party should be promoted Ghani called the interior ministry the most corrupt in Afghanistan Now is a chance for him to undo that corruption It is critical for Ghani to curb domestic loopholes in order for his foreign policy to be successful On the other hand the US should take a lead role in the conference to mobilise support for ‘the Kabul Process’ and reaffirm its pledge to Afghanistan by supporting major reforms and eradicating corruption The fight against terrorism cannot be won if countries continue to distinguish between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ terrorists Afghanistan is under a direct attack from terrorism that is subsidised across the border an insurgency that is armed trained equipped and funded from across the border The US and world must not only recognise the struggle of Afghans that are at the forefront of a war that is imposed upon them but also support the Afghan government in stopping the countries that proliferate insurgency in the region The ongoing war is no more just an Afghan war it will have regional and global repercussions if not tackled at its roots The Afghan nation has been through worse calamities but it stood its ground However one cannot solely count on Afghans’ resilience If the US and allies fail to address the root cause of terrorism now it will push Afghanistan into further chaos and instability and by the same token people will raise questions over the status of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the US Therefore Washington must push Pakistan to stop using terror and fundamentalism as its foreign policy tool Aziz Amin Ahmadzai writes on political and security in South and West Asia He is a Chevening Scholar and a former Afghan government official He tweets @azizamin786? 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More women have come forward since then.a lot of our resources can be diverted towards development, said Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday He was addressing a gathering at the convocation ceremony of city-based Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT)where he was the chief guest We are living in exciting times There are lesser restrictions on importing technologyso we do not have to re-invent the wheel But yesif technology is deniedthen you have to invent the wheel Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun programs got delayed But we learnt the lessons I have been a champion of involving the private sector in defence production It is observed that we are reluctant to involve them in defence production The private sector here should develop tankswarshipsaircraft and not mere subsystems?Written by Express News Service | Published: May 29which then put pressure on my elbow.university officials pointed out discrepancies in the pay packages. Kapil took to Twitter to deny reports about him being a part of Players’ Body as in some quarters it was reported that he will head the Players’ Association in Haryana. AFP The Lodha Panel in its recommendation initially wanted a steering committee with GK Pillai,New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said there was no military solution to the dispute in the South China Sea and called on China and the Philippines to abide by a decision on the issue by an international tribunal US Secretary of State John Kerry.post-mortem reports are also awaited, said Pandhare For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 18 2013 3:23 am Related News Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal released the anthology of poems Gwache Warq by Bubbu Tir at Punjab Kala Bhawan on Friday This is the authors thrid book of poetry As many as 52 poems form part of the anthologyand the subject of the poems is human relationships The book is dedicated to her children Tir wants the next generation to be in touch with their mother tongueconnect with itread and writeand in the processcome closer to their roots It was an emotional moment for me to come back to Punjabi writing I feel poetry is the most sensitive way to express your emotions to the world In these couplets you will find the real me What you cant share with the worldyou can reflect with poetry?

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which is nearly 30 km away, Senior Advocate HS Phoolkawho represented the Dwarka Bar Associationsaid The court of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Indermeet Kaur has asked the government to revive the panel within two weeks and directed that the panel must consider issues raised by the Dwarka Court Bar Association and representations of other Bar associations The court said it will take a decision within six weeksafter taking note of representations of the lawyers body and other stakeholders It refused to issue a stay order on the proposed shifting of some courts from Dwarka District courts premises to Patiala House District courtseffective from March 1 Let the courts be shiftedthey can be shifted back? but I cannot reproach my players for anything today. beaten in their first 14 Serie A matches, Gupta said." Gupta said in her testimony. 66 years ago, The materials pertaining to the cases remain classified for privacy reasons. I had written to the club in 2010 and they also sent the copies to IGU and PGTI.filed a complaint against Brar.Trump’s son says met Russian lawyer for damaging information on Clinton | Reuters World Reuters Sep 08

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