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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Ignoring crime and chaos in Pakistan’s former tribal areas is a strategic error

Across the former tribal areas, frustration against their new governance system is growing, with tribal elders recently demanding the restoration of an old system that had worked for them for generations. 

December 29, 2023

As expulsion deadline approaches, Pakistan-Afghan relations are on the brink

They don’t know where to go. For years they’ve lived in Pakistan in makeshift houses, tents and garages. Their homes in Afghanistan no longer exist. Many feel like strangers in their ancestral villages.

October 28, 2023