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Rustam Shah Mohmand

Rustam Shah Mohmand is a specialist of Afghanistan and Central Asian Affairs. He has served as Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan and also held position of Chief Commissioner Refugees for a decade.

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The murder of Balochistan’s coal miners reveals weak institutional integrity in Pakistan

In a senseless attack, a group of militants attacked and killed as many as 11 laborers working in remote coal mines in Balochistan in the early hours of Sunday.  Four others were seriously wounded. 

January 04, 2021

Balochistan insurgency and the role of Iran

With Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif in Islamabad for talks on regional issues, one important subject that dominated talks between Islamabad and Tehran has no doubt been border control. 

November 11, 2020

What challenge does reunification of Pakistani Taliban pose?

In a significant development, two splinter groups of Tehreek-i–Taliban Pakistan (TTP) — Harkatul Ahrar and Jamatul Ahrar — decided to rejoin the main body of the movement after having left it following serious leadership differences.

August 26, 2020