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Khushal Khan Khattak
07-05-2010, 08:25 PM
Overview of Pak sponsored development projects in Afghanistan since 2001

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This is just a summary/overview of these projects. Each one of these requires a separate description.

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- Over two thirds of senior officials in the Afghan central government today who could speak English or work with computers are trained in Pakistan.

- Of all the Afghan students who currently study abroad, some 60 percent attend colleges and universities in Pakistan. This does not include over 150,000 Afghan refugee children who attend primary and secondary schools in Pakistan.

- A scholarship proposal under bilateral assistance programme announced few years ago has materialized. One thousand Afghan students for Graduate and Postgraduate level studies will be admitted in Pakistani universities. This fully funded scholarship programme is being implemented in addition to several existing educational programmes for Afghan students.

- The first foreign bank to operate in Kabul after 9/11 was National Bank of Pakistan, which was followed by two other private Pakistani banks. The emerging banking sector of Afghanistan heavily depended upon Pakistanís human resource in its initial phase.

- The telecommunication industry of Afghanistan drew Pakistani manpower, or Afghan human resource trained in Pakistan, in its nascent stage.

- The first foreign airline to start operations to Kabul after 9/11 was the national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). PIA pioneered the opening of Afghanistan to international air traffic.

- Some 90% of Afghans who seek medical treatment abroad cross the border with Pakistan. The overwhelming majority of these patients are poor who get free medical treatment in our government or philanthropic healthcare facilities.

For example, some forty percent of patients in the largest government hospital in Peshawar are either Afghan refugees or those who travel for treatment to Peshawar from Afghanistan.

About a third of all the visas issued to Afghan nationals by Embassy and Consulates in Afghanistan are for medical treatment. 1jpg.jpg&w=640&h=480

A single philanthropic Pakistani organization performed over 30,000 free eye surgeries on Afghan patients, both refugees and those who traveled from Afghanistan, in 2008 alone.

Pakistan is also undertaking several reconstruction projects in Afghanistan in education, health and infrastructure development areas. Following are some of the major Pakistani projects in Afghanistan:

- Rehman Baba School has been completed in Kabul, where 1200 students are receiving education. A hostel, to accommodate 1000 students, is being built for this school.

- Torkham-Jalalabad Road.

- A state of thr art Allama Iqbal Arts Faculty at Kabul University.

- A 200 bed Jinnah Hospital Complex in Kabul.

- Nishter Kidney Hospital in Jalalabad.

- A 200 bed Naib Aminullah Khan Logari Hospital in Logar.

- Sir Syed Science Faculty Block in Nangarhar University, Jalalabad.

- Liaqat Ali Khan Engineering Faculty Block in Balkh University, Mazar-e-Sharif.

- Another half a dozen large projects, including two Eye Hospitals, Limb Centre at Badakhshan, two Nuclear Medical Centres in Kabul and Jalalabad are in the pipeline.

A robust trade and economic interaction is another important feature of Pakistan-Afghanistan relations. Pakistan is the largest trading partner of Afghanistan while Afghanistan is Pakistanís third largest trading partner. The two countries are presently engaged in negotiating a new Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement to regulate and further facilitate transit of Afghan trade through Pakistan.

Pakistan is committed to pursue the strengthening of relations and deepening of engagement and cooperation with Afghanistan, which is vital for peace, stability and prosperity of the region.

The unique relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan - which is rooted in common religion, culture, tradition, history and values - is not just a relationship between two states or governments: It is way beyond this. It is between the two peoples and societies. Pakistan-Afghanistan relationship is unmatched in spirit, level of interaction and variety of interface by relationship between any other two nations in the world.

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شمله ور خراساني
07-05-2010, 08:33 PM
who cares. Millions of Pashtuns in Pakistan have been suffering ever since the creation of Pakistan. And the Pakistani government has always denied funds to develop pashtunkhwa.

Only now that there is a civil war in Pakistan, do the Pakistani government officials have the incentive to invest in pashtunkhwa. And the money they invest in FATA comes from America.

This article and mentioning what Pakistan did on other side of Durrand Line is useless information.

شمله ور خراساني
07-05-2010, 09:08 PM
How is it useless? They are doing something to develop our brutal economy

it's just pretense.

07-05-2010, 11:19 PM
KKK Sallooooooooooot da informtion la para manam