Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, April 20th, 2018

An Atrocious Cultural Attitude

Febraury 01, 2012

There are many events that take place in Afghanistan. Most of these events are rooted in primitive and violent minds, and in the general culture prevailing in the country. This affects the relations within families, communities and in the society. Unfortunately, Afghan government has been doing just some cosmetic ...

Problems of Teachers

Febraury 01, 2012

The plight of teachers, the guiders of our society, remains untold in media. In western world, teaching is a very honorable profession and teachers have great social reputation. But it's the opposite in our country. Teachers are paid the least. This is a profession when people are failed everywhere, they join teaching ...

Landslides in Bamyan

Febraury 01, 2012

Roads connecting Waras, Punjab and Seghan districts of Bamyan have been blocked and remained closed for weeks due to heavy snow fall in recent weeks. The National Disaster Management Authority office in the province and concerned authorities in Kabul have failed to launch an effective clearing operation. Dozens of families are ...

Peace, a Catchword Manipulated by the Government

January 31, 2012

Peace or making peace is the catchword used nowadays by both national and international officials. President Karzai was the first who initiated the process and began to call the Taliban militants that have killed many innocent people and continue to do so as his "unhappy brothers" who need to be ...

Strong Economies for Peaceful Politics

January 31, 2012

Coming closer to the end, the very generous aids poured in Afghanistan for the last one decade have affected things considerably. Certain promising changes are seen in Afghan economy, military, politics and social activities. However, things needed to change more tangibly and it was expected at the beginning of the new era in ...

Another Woman Victim

January 31, 2012

The violence against women increases in the country according to Afghan human Rights Commission. Time and again, there are astonishing reports released which are signs of prevalent inhuman behavior. The story of Sahar Gol has not yet gotten out of focus and media discussions, there is a new horrible report about an innocent ...

Deadlock in Parliament and Our Problems

January 30, 2012

MPs in lower house of the parliament have been failed to elect their deputy speaker for sixth time in the last four consecutive days of election rounds. Dozens of members are casting blank and invalid votes. The two contestants yesterday again failed to gain the 50+1 votes. MP Shah Gul Rezaye from Ghani and Ahmad Shah ...

French Decision Raises Concerns

January 30, 2012

There are real concerns over the withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan as there is no guarantee the Afghan security forces can stand against the insurgents on their own after 2014. The concerns have raised further as France has, all at once, decided to withdraw all its combat troops in 2013 – a year before all the NATO ...

President’s Silence against Military Withdrawal

January 30, 2012

Lately this month four French soldiers were shot dead by an Afghan fellow who was arrested and suspected to be a Taliban infiltrator. As a result, French President, Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy, suspended the Afghan military training in haste and announced a pre-planned military pullout. The action obviously differs from the Paris's ...

Drop in Insurgency and Current Guiding Principle

January 29, 2012

NATO has informed of 8% drop in insurgency in 2011. NATO, in its report published on Thursday, January 26, has related this decrease in terrorist activities to increased counter-insurgency operations carried out by the foreign forces in the country during 2011. It is to be said that the military pressure on Taliban and other ...

The Ambiguous Shots

January 29, 2012

With the ambiguous peace talks in process in Afghanistan and abroad, President Karzai's administration seems too weak to undertake an initiative. It has been always making passive reactions to what has mainly been decided overseas and the incidents happening inside the country. From Taliban's terrorist activities ...

Taliban are Taliban!

January 29, 2012

Now, it really seems like efforts are on to give a formal shape to Taliban's movement and present them as good people to the world. Some political circles maintain that the Taliban have undergone a positive change after their government was toppled, back in 2001. They are not the Taliban they used to be during the 90's. They have ...

Strategic Partnership Agreements with Italy, France

January 28, 2012

President Karzai has signed strategic parternship agreements with France and Italy during his visit of Europe. While addressing a press conference with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, he appreciated the French contribution in reconstruction of Afghanistan. President Sarkozy said French troops will resume operations from ...

Optimism about the Future!

January 28, 2012

Though the future of reconciliation process and the socio-political scenario of Afghanistan do not seem very much encouraging yet the Afghan government and the Western allies seem very much sure of their success and they do not seem to be disturbed much by the uncertainty of the scenario. In fact, there is an atmosphere of ...

How to Use Long-Term International Commitments Effectively?

January 26, 2012

President Hamid Karzai is out to visit Italy, France and Britain. His trip is aimed at signing strategic agreements with these countries. Many countries involved in Afghanistan have announced to continue to partner with and assist the country after 2014 when Afghan security forces are ...

NATO’s Self-Praising Report

January 26, 2012

With all the targeted killings, suicide bombings and other terror activities that took lives of thousands of innocent people last year, the NATO has termed 2011 as a successful year in Afghanistan. In a "remarkably successful" year, Taliban had been forced onto the back foot in their southern stronghold, said International Security Assistance Force ...

The Eternal Fight for Power

January 26, 2012

In the course of Afghan history of modern politics, personal tactical and ephemeral gains have almost always overwhelmed nation-wide, long term accomplishments. Since the very first days following establishment of the first ever territorial state in Afghanistan, an absolute majority of the ruling elites have owned the ...

A Change for Better!

January 25, 2012

A political system is established within a state so as to safeguard the rights of its people and solve the socio-political issues that may hamper the better life opportunities. If a system fulfills the challenges and solves the problems that may erupt within a state, the system is said to be an ideal system. However, it is not possible to ...

Peace Process: A Hen that Lays Golden Eggs

January 25, 2012

As compared to Taliban, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar-led Hezbi Islami – the second powerful insurgents' group in Afghanistan – shows more alacrity to peace talks with Afghan government and the United States. A group comprising representatives of Hezbi Islami held meetings in Presidential Palace about a month ago showing ...

Handing Afghanistan to the Sick Lion Multiplies Concerns

January 24, 2012

The withdrawal process of international troops and ongoing efforts to involve Taliban in negotiation for a political solution to Afghan war have fuelled the concerns of the people of Afghanistan. The gloomy picture of Afghanistan's future has resulted in the disappointment and despair of Afghans. The little development in ...

Achievements of Past should not be Compromised

January 24, 2012

Initially when terms like "military withdrawal and transition of responsibilities" to Afghan security forces hit the domestic and international News' headlines, many Afghan officials as well as civilians used not to take them seriously, assuming them only as terms to hint Kabul officials to do their best in order to ...

Syria Rejects League’s Request

January 24, 2012

It has been around two months that Arab league and Syrian government made an agreement to end the violence in Syria, yet the mission has not been accomplished. Last month, Damascus allowed the monitoring team to check out whether the regime put in practice its commitment or not. Few days ago, the mandate expired and the team presented...

Government’s Reactive Position in Peace Talks

January 23-2012

Marc Grossman, US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, is in Kabul for talks with president Karzai on peace negotiations going on with Taliban delegation in Qatar. The decade-long struggle against Taliban and HizbeIslami of Hekmatyar led to secret negotiations between US government and Taliban representatives more ...

Uncertainty of Ordinary Afghans about Future

January 23-2012

According to latest reports, the number of Afghans fleeing the country to seek asylum in the West has increased. UN statistics show that over 30,000 Afghans applied for asylum worldwide from January to November last year. It shows a 25 percent increase compared to 2010. This increase shows a shocking reality ...

Ethnicity—Recruitment—Militants

January 23-2012

On Friday, Jan. 20, four French soldiers shot death by an Afghan soldier on a base in Kapisa province about whom yet no critical information publicized. There is no information at disposal about him and his motivation for shooting French soldiers. The only thing yet reported is: he was arrested and is under investigation, but...

Where Can the ‘Secret Reconciliation Process’ Lead?

January 22, 2012

The ambiguous reconciliation process with Taliban is not only widening the gap between the Afghan people and Western allies but also making the future of Afghanistan's political scenario very much uncertain. There are fears that after the withdrawal of international troops and inappropriate arrangements of peace a civil war may erupt in ...

On President Karzai’s Reaction to Proposed Parliamentary Democracy

January 22, 2012

After days of reaction by some circles affiliated with President Hamid Karzai, this time he himself reacted to the proposed plan for initiating a national debate on changing the current individual-based presidential system into a parliamentary democracy that is accountable to the people. President Karzai outpoured his reaction this ...

A Road to Nowhere!

January 21, 2012

With the 'war against terrorism' reaching to its final phase, the controversies about the war are getting serious. In fact the war does not seem to be going towards a glorious victory; rather the facts and figures are pointing towards an uncertain conclusion ...

Increasing Incidents of ANA Killing ISAF Troops

January 21, 2012

The killing of four French troops by an Afghan soldier is an extremely disturbing trend which should worry Afghan leaders as well as the ISAF trainers of Afghan National Security Forces. On Friday, an ANA soldier opened fire on French troops in a camp in Tagab District of Kapisa Province killing four and injuring 16 ...

The Never-Healing Injury

January 21, 2012

With the dawn of 2012, one of the provinces of Afghanistan where security has gone really concerning is the southern province of Kandahar. In January only, more than two dozens of people majorly civilians have been the victims of terrorism. Kandahar is the spiritual home of Taliban but it is also the birth place of Mr. Hamid ...

Acting-Ministers and Violation of Constitution

January 19, 2012

Sources from the Presidential Palace say President Karzai has finalized nominations for cabinet members to get vote of confidence from the lower house of parliament soon. But once again they are going to be the same faces, those acting ministers who have been rejected by the previous parliament thrice. Some new faces might ...

This time British Soldiers!

January 19, 2012

It seems like, as we move ahead, more stories of mistreatments of foreign troops towards Afghans will be unveiled. Following the shocking video – showing US Marines urinating on the corpse of Taliban -, British newspaper 'The Sun' reported yesterday that Two British soldiers had been arrested over claims of ...

Developments can not be Neglected

January 19, 2012

War on Terrorism is in its tenth year which is not a short period. The world stood behind US when in 2001 after 9/11 attacks it decided to launch operation against terrorism in Afghanistan under the name 'endeavoring freedom.' However, this main objective has not yet been achieved despite the men and money sacrifices. The ...

Electricity from Central Asia to Pakistan via Afghanistan

January 18, 2012

Who can realize the importance of electricity more than Afghans, who are still suffering from the severe load shading even after the ten years of international engage ment in Afghanistan? Tens of billions of dollars came and spent here but Afghans yet to see the tangible change in their routine ...

Insurgency Paralyzes the Development Process

January 18, 2012

With the approach of the international coalition forces withdrawal from Afghanistan, the security situation is getting tense in the country. The brutal insurgents are fully determined to continue their deadly activities against the government and international forces. Afghan government wants to prolong the reintegration ...