Saturday 20 December 2014

Issue: Afghanistan and Pakistan Commit to Combat Terrorism

In a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani yesterday, Gen. Raheel Sharif, Pakistani Chief of Army Staff said that in order to prevent the repetition of such attacks, Afghanistan and Pakistan must jointly work against terrorism. Meanwhile, Ghani condemned the attacks on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan and the recent suicide bombings in Paktiya province and Istiqlal High School of Kabul. Ghani emphasized serious combat against terrorism.

Host Omid Farooq discusses the topic with the following guests:

• Ahmad Saeedi, Political Analyst
• Shah Hussain Murtazawi, Journalist
• Mirza Muhammad Yarmand, Security Analyst
• Basheer Bezhan, Political Analyst

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Programmes - Miscellaneous

Issue: Ministry of Counter Narcotics Report

A recent report by the Ministry of Counter Narcotics show that the poppy cultivation has increased by 36 percent this year compared to other years.

After spending $7.6 billion and 13 years of efforts, poppy cultivation is still on the rise in Afghanistan. Why has the efforts of Afghanistan and the International Community not been effective in preventing poppy cultivation?

Host Shahpoor Bakhtyar, discusses the matter with the following guests:

• Lalai Hameedzai, MP

• Hashem Wahdat Yar, Regional Official from United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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Programmes - Tawde Khabare

Pakistan's Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif arrived in Kabul on Wednesday, just a day after the Peshawar attack, to meet with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to discuss combating terrorism in both countries and the region.

According to the Presidential Palace media release, Ghani expressed his condolences to Sharif and the nation of Pakistan in regards to the innocent lives lost in Tuesday's horrific attack on a military-run school in Peshawar.

He said that the attack witnessed in Peshawar was an "attack on Afghanistan, Muslims and humanity," emphasizing that the insurgents were the same who attacked the youth in Yahya Khail district of Paktika province and Lycee Istiqlal High School.

Gen. Sharif, according to the press release, said that Pakistan is trying its best to hunt down those behind the Peshawar attack and serve justice.

Meanwhile, according to Pakistan's The Express Tribune, Gen. Sharif's reason traveling to Kabul was "to deliver a warning to Afghan authorities to take decisive action against sanctuaries of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) or else Pakistan would go for hot pursuit."

Although, both sides during their meeting in Kabul emphasized the need for cooperation in order to counter terrorism and extremism in the region.

In this episode of Farakhabar, host Yama Siawish discusses the topic with the following guests:

• Naqibullah Faieq, MP
• Maulana Farid, political analyst

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Programmes - FaraKhabar

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