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Afghanistan One of the Most Corrupt Countries: SIGAR

John Sopko, Afghanistan one of the most corruption countries

KABUL – Afghanistan remains one of the world’s most corrupt, poor, and least educated countries, even after 18 years of military and economic support from the United States and coalition forces. The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan’s Reconstruction of Afghanistan (SIGAR), along with its $ 1 billion aid to …

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Child Marriage Prevalent in Afghanistan: UN

Child marriage prevalent in Afghanistan

KABUL – Child marriage is the most prevalent human rights violation in Afghanistan, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said in a statement on Tuesday. Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends, …

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Corruption Still a Major Challenge for Afghanistan: UN Envoy

Corruption Still a Major Challenge for Afghanistan, UN Envoy

KABUL – Deborah Lyons, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, on Thursday briefed the UN Security Council on the situation in Afghanistan and described corruption as a major challenge for the country. The UN envoy said that the impunity of well-connected political figures remains a major obstacle to fighting corruption …

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Ambassador Mashal Favors Uninterrupted Trade with Pakistan

Ambassador Mashal wants trade with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Afghan Ambassador in Islamabad Atif Mashal said that political issues should not have any impact on economic issues as his country favours smooth trade relations with Pakistan. Ambassador Mashal’s comments came as Pakistan is set to open another key route for cross-border trade and to resume Afghan imports …

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Pakistani, Russian FMs Discuss the Regional Situation, Afghanistan

Pakistan, Russia FMs discuss regional situation, Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, during a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart, discussed the latest regional situation, including Afghanistan, and said that intra-Afghan negotiation is the only way to build peace and lasting security in the country. According to the statement by the Pakistani Foreign Ministry …

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