A Sikh man, identified as Nidhan Singh, was abducted from Paktia’s Tsamkani district four days ago, confirmed the Afghan Sikh community living in the U.S. Singh worked as a helper at the local gurudwara. The Afghan Sikhs living in the U.S., once again appealed to the Indian government to help in the resettlement of over 600 Sikhs living in Afghanistan and provide a safe haven.

22 June 2020

Authorities in Pakistan are concerned that Turkmen Gas Company has yet to fulfil all the conditions of financing the $10 billion trans-national Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline which was supposed to be operational by 2020. Pakistan says the $10 billion project will now come on stream in 2023 if the Turkmen Gas Company can complete the financial closure by 2021. The TAPI project started in 2015

22 June 2020

Iran said it has yet to receive the evidence from the Afghan government’s investigations over the drowning of dozens of Afghan migrants in the Harirud river. Head of the Judiciary Organization of the Armed Forces of Iran said they have not received any evidence which the Afghan government claimed had already been handed to the Iranian diplomatic delegation. The Afghan findings had evidence which showed

22 June 2020

A month after signing the power sharing deal that allowed him to appoint 50% of the cabinet, Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, has yet to announce his picks. President Ashraf Ghani on his part, has almost completed the appointments which he was responsible for. The Presidential Palace said the remaining ministers

22 June 2020