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Prevailing evil behind the curtain

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Raja Arifeen

A shipment of 15000 tons of wheat arrived Afghanistan from India via Chahbahar Port on 29 October 2017, which was received in the Afghan City of Zaranj with utmost jubilation. The consignment was said to be the first out of the 1.1 million tons wheat; committed by India for the people of Afghanistan on grant basis and was pompously projected in the media to showoff Indian generosity and celebrate the launching of the newly constructed Chahbahar Port.

The rest of the consignment is expected to arrive in different stages and is set to be completed by the end of January 2018. This was the first shipment for Afgha-nistan through Chabahar port, after the trilateral agreement to develop the port as a transport and transit corridor between India, Iran and Afghanistan in May 2016.The Chabahar port is located in the Sistan-Balochistan Province of Iran on the energy-rich Persian Gulf southern coast and can be accessed from India’s western coast, bypassing Pakistan. Afghanistan has emerged as one of the world’s largest importers of wheat and flour, consistently ranked among the top three annually along with Uzbekistan and Iraq. In the post-2000 period, although flour production has increased rapidly in Afghanistan, demand has grown even faster.

Afghanistan is a landlocked country, bordered on the west by Iran, on the south and east by Pakistan, and on the north by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.........

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