The religious tolerance level in Tajikistan has recently decreased, as experts insist. According to them, the arising conflicts with the followers of Zoroastrianism are the example of this trend. (more…)
The National Board of Public Trust established by president Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev after his victory in elections will start working in August. Some see it as a great advantage noting that the new head of state is going to regain the trust of the people. Some see a canny move in it to get the protesting voters back from the streets and retain his legitimacy after the criticism by international observers at presidential elections.
The government of Kyrgyzstan has repeatedly raised digitisation issues and shift to public services online. However, experts say the experience of IT specialists in state-run projects has been a failure and young professionals are reluctant to cooperate with the state.
Shahboz, a graduate of the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Service, has been trading at the Ganjina market for the past two months. Although he graduated from the Institute two years ago, he did not find a suitable job for his profession.
According to specialists, the weaknesses of IT sphere in Kazakhstan are small market, high dependence on import, and staff shortage.
Not a single witch doctor in Kyrgyzstan has been licensed for practice by the ministry of health, but folk healers thrive in the country.
They suggest replacing penalties with imprisonment, leaving out conditional releases, and forfeiting weapons and vehicles to the Okhotzooprom. These amendments may be adopted by the end of 2019.
President Emomali Rahmon reiterated customs corruption, which leads to smuggling and budget losses. Parliament hopes for electronic invoices, experts believe that this problem cannot be solved without political will.
Tajik experts and clergy comment on fatwas of the famous Muslim ulama, who declared it impermissible to go for Hajj.