Charges of rigging, intimidation mar Pakistan campaign - AP

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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As Pakistan prepares to make history Wednesday by electing a third straight civilian government, rights activists, analysts and candidates say the campaign has been among its dirtiest ever, imperiling the country’s wobbly transition to democratic rule. The campaign has been characterized by...

Pakistan's Imran Khan seeks election win over jailed ex-PM's party - Reuters

Monday, July 23, 2018

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Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan is hoping to become Pakistan’s prime minister after 20 years of being dismissed at the polls, as the country prepares to vote in a tense election pitting him against the party of jailed ex-premier Nawaz Sharif. Just over a decade after the end of Pakistan’s most recent era of...

To achieve peace in Afghanistan, turn to lessons from North Korea - The Hill

Monday, July 23, 2018

By: Johnny Walsh

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The willingness of the Trump administration to take unorthodox risks has created perhaps the best opportunity in decades for peace on the Korean Peninsula, notwithstanding the recent contentious rhetoric from both sides that illustrates the enormous obstacles still ahead. This raises the question of...

Youth mobilisation for peaceful elections - The Nation

Friday, July 20, 2018

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Two hundred peace champions from 10 universities of Punjab and KP executed 100 social action projects to mobilise at least 3,000 youth for peaceful elections in Pakistan. This was disclosed at a briefed by a leading youth development organisation...

Impressed by initiatives for peaceful polls by Pakistani youth: ambassador - Pakistan Today

Thursday, July 19, 2018

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Dutch Ambassador in Pakistan Ardi Stoios-Braken on Thursday said she was impressed to see that the Pakistani youth, in its capacity, was taking several initiatives for the peaceful holding of elections. Speaking during a closing event of the project titled “Youth Actions for Peaceful Elections” by a leading...

The Trump administration weighs direct talks with the Taliban - Washington Post

Monday, July 16, 2018

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The Trump administration is making a renewed push to jump-start peace talks in Afghanistan and is considering restarting direct negotiations with the Taliban, a move that in the past has drawn protests from the Afghan government. U.S. and Afghan officials described the possibility of talks between...