Tag Archives: Central Asia Institute

[Opinion] One drop in the ocean

By Safida Begum A boy who had completed grade 10, making him the only educated child in Sarhad, said “The Government Education Department has not allowed us to use the facility so we cannot use it.” Later on I met … Continue reading

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Philanthropy or agenda?

Aziz Ali Dad The controversy about the authenticity of projects undertaken by Greg Mortenson through his Central Asian Institute (CAI) in northern Afghanistan and Gilgit-Baltistan and the financial irregularities in CAI has created a furore in the international media. In … Continue reading

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A word in support of Greg Mortenson

Muhammad Khaliq  In the last few days the media has created a furore about Greg Mortenson’s stories. Surprisingly these are comments by people who have never been to the areas about which he writes nor have they seen the projects … Continue reading

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Greg Mortenson’s flawed one-man mission in Pakistan

Rina Saeed Khan I found it to be an adventurous tale, often moving at times. However, there were several glaring holes in the story – what persuaded him to venture into the tribal area of Waziristan (strictly no foreigners allowed) … Continue reading

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Pentagon Is Quiet on ‘Three Cups of Tea’ Questions

By ELISABETH BUMILLER   Pentagon officials continued their silence on Tuesday about allegations against Greg Mortenson, the co-author of the best-selling “Three Cups of Tea,” after a fellow best-selling author and mountaineer, Jon Krakauer, released an article on byliner.com raising his own questions about the … Continue reading

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[Opinion] Three cups of sincerity

By Nosheen Ali On April 17, the CBS investigative programme “60 minutes” revealed shocking details of alleged misconduct by Greg Mortenson, the renowned American humanitarian who builds schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan through his charity, the Central Asia Institute (CAI), and who co-authored the top-selling … Continue reading

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Thank you all, for your support

 Greg Mortenson  I would like to say shukria for the overwhelming response to the CBSshow “60 Minutes”, which has said that I have exaggerated my work in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In the midst of these difficult and challenging days, I keep thinking about … Continue reading

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Mortenson under fire from ‘60 Minutes’ — Bozeman philanthropist denies allegations

By GAIL SCHONTZLER CBS News “60 Minutes” on Friday alleged that Bozeman philanthropist Greg Mortenson fabricated some of the most dramatic and inspiring stories in his bestselling book “Three Cups of Tea” and one year spent more money promoting his … Continue reading

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Central Asia Institute (CAI) raises funds for Pak-Afghan education development

DALLAS: The social welfare organization Central Asia Institute CAI that has established several schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan held a fund raising dinner today in a local hotel in Dallas. The function was attended by hundreds of prominent persons including the … Continue reading

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Central Asia Institute and its hostels in Rawalpindi

PT Report The fatal landslide of January 4 displaced thousands of people from Attabad and the surrounding villages in Hunza Valley. Over 140 families of Attabad and Sarat were shifted to relief camps established at the nearby Altit village. Hundreds of … Continue reading

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