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Afghanistan ranked 2nd worst country for women

Afghanistan ranked 2nd worst country for women

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Nov 30, 2017 - 09:00

KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan has been ranked as the second worst country for women, says a new study carried by the Women, Peace and Security Index.

Only the Arab Republic of Syria has been adjudicated as worse than Afghanistan. Yemen is the third worst and Pakistan fourth with a rating of 0.441.

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security study ranks Iceland as the best country for women, followed by Norway and Switzerland.

The rankings are based on demographic trends, years of schooling, access to facilities, security, jobs, seats in parliament, constitutional freedoms and financial inclusion.

India -- the biggest democracy in the world -- has been ranked 131st on the index. The United States ranks 22nd and United Kingdom at number 12.

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Af-Pak talks on counter-terrorism set for Friday

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): A delegation of senior military officials from Afghanistan is due in Pakistan today (Thursday) for talks on counter-terror cooperation.

The seven-member team, led by Chief of General Staff Gen, Mohammad Habib Hesary, includes officials from the spy service, as well as the ministries of defense, foreign affairs.

According to the Afghan embassy in Islamabad, formal talks on security cooperation will take place on Friday. Pakistani officials, verifying the trip, stopped short of giving details.

The visiting military delegation is expected to raise the issue of rocket incursions into eastern Afghanistan from Pakistan’s soil. The cross-Durand Line shelling has long been an emotive subject.

In fact, the visit was to happen some days back. However, it was set back as Islamabad suggested comprehensive discussions on mutual concerns -- a proposal that Kabul accepted.

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