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January 2023 deadliest month since July 2018

Islamabad, February 1, 2023: The first month of 2023 became the deadliest month since July 2018 as the militants carried out 44 attacks killing 134 people and at least 254 injured in January. According to statistics released by an Islamabad-based independent think tank Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS), the pattern of terror…

New US South Asian Policy; Military Solution to Cure Afghan issue!

On 21 August, US President Donald Trump announced new US South Asian policy. President Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan while pillorying ally Pakistan for offering safe haven to “agents of chaos”. “My instinct was to pull out,” Trump admitted. But following months of discussion, Trump said…

Tension between Pakistan, Iran, and Trump’s visit of K.S.A.

A day after Rohani won his second term as president of Iran, at least five mortar shells fired from Iran landed into Chaghi area of Balochistan. When the mortars were being fired, American president Donal Trump was in Saudi Arabia where he criticized Iran. Pakistani Prime Minister and former Chief of Army Staff and head…

At least 8 Iran guards dead in clash on Pakistan border

At least eight Iranian border guards were killed in clashes with armed rebels Wednesday on the frontier with Pakistan, Iranian state television IRIB said on its website. It said the clashes broke out in the Mirjaveh region of Sistan-Baluchistan province, without giving details. Iranian media reports that the Jaish al-Adl militant group, accused by Tehran…

EU, UNODC to help Pakistan in counter terror fight

The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Pakistan launched the Pakistan’s Action to Counter Terrorism (PACT) project to help the government implement the National Action Plan (NAP). The UNODC’s project will be the first of its kind to help Pakistan’s efforts in fighting terrorism. The EU funded three-year…

MOU Signed Between PICSS and AGAHI

  AGAHI and Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) have agreed to jointly execute the following activities in aide of setting up Pakistan’s First Foresight Lab towards achieving the common objective of creating an improved understanding on Futures framework and its application for policy designs after thoroughly exercising and publishing Pakistan State of…