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The Multitalented Phenomenon

September 11, 2011

>As historic annals suggest, certain violent moves may bring about peaceful results, with horrible consequences may possibly coming out of apparently peaceful movements. So, socio-political phenomena are too interconnected and profound to be judged about easily. Grappling with predictions on possible consequences caused by the regime change ...

On Massoud’s 10th Anniversary

September 10, 2011

The nation marked 10th anniversary of the national hero martyred Ahmed Shah Massoud yester day across the country starting the Martyrs Weeks to commemorate the anti-Taliban resistance leaders like Abdul Ali Mazari, Abdul Haq and many other legends. The main event was held in Kabul, attended by senior Government officials including Vice ...

Bolstering Cooperation - Key to Curbing Afghan Drugs

September 10, 2011

Russia has once again pointed its finger towards NATO's role in fighting the Afghan drugs. This is not the first time. In the past too, we have heard such complaints from Russian side. The recent objection comes from the Russian Foreign Minister - Sergei Lavrov. Referring to the Collective Security ...

Not to Keep the Potential for Political Instability

September 10, 2011

Over the last one year Afghan people have been bearing the brunt of increased Taliban insurgency and political impasse in Kabul. The Taliban militants and other insurgent groups mounted their terrorist attacks in the spring when they announced their spring offensive. The political crisis or impasse began almost eight months ago after ...

International Literacy Day

September 08, 2011

Today, September 8, 2011 is the International Literacy Day. It was proclaimed as International Day of Literacy by UNESCO on November 17, 1965 with the aim to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. In the meanwhile, the period from 2003–2013 has been announced as the United Nations Literacy ...

The counter Narcotics Campaign is Not Successful

September 08, 2011

Absolutely, poppy cultivation has been a big challenge and there are various creditable reports about linkage between security crisis and the rising poppy cultivation, its processing and trafficking. It is the main source of Taliban-led militants' budget, and finances both militants and their Al-Qaeda ally to hold attacks on ...

Norway Stops Funds to Afghanistan

September 08, 2011

The money of the Western tax goes into the pockets of warlords, crooked government officials and the insurgents. Corruption is severe in Afghanistan. Although Afghan constitutional law and Islam define corruption as a very shameful act, Afghanistan falls in the list of the most corrupt countries of the world. Very unfortunately, the ...

Rabbani: Taliban Creates Disaster

September 07, 2011

>It is more than one and half decades since Taliban have been displaying their violent and disastrous nature. The phenomenon of Taliban in Afghan politics has been linked with massacres, destruction of cultural heritage and denial of basic human rights for those who could be different from them in terms of thinking and lifestyle. Taliban have been ...

Democracy – the Best form of Government

September 07, 2011

Men, in struggle to form a better state to live in, have been through different types of political systems. They have been through Monarchy, Oligarchy, Aristocracy, Fascism, Communism, heocracy, Democracy and some others.These different political setups have been formed in different parts of human history and in different parts of human history ...

QuettaArrest, Another Fatal Loss to Al-Qaeda

September 07, 2011

The al-Qaeda muststill be condoling and shedding tears in sorrow of its leader Osama bin Laden who was killed in Abbottabad of Pakistan on May 2, this year and his body thrown in the sea. Yet, there is another bad news for world's top terror network. Recently, the Pakistan military announced that it has, in cooperation from US ...

No Sigh of Relief for Afghans

September 06, 2011

The month of August, 2011 proved to be the deadliest month for the International Security Assistant Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan as it resulted in the death of around 82 soldiers. Out of these 82 soldiers, 66 were Americans, which is the largest number of American soldiers targeted in one month. Earlier the largest number of American soldiers ...

A trend, that Needs to be Encountered on Priority

September 06, 2011

Afghan army has appeared as the most creditable and reputable institution in the decade long international presence in Afghanistan. A strong army is not only a wish for Afghans but also the only hope for Afghanistan's stable security as the coalition troops are leaving the country. But being a soldier is not like a piece of cake in a country ...

The Blow to Income Resources of Afghan People

September 06, 2011

Afghanistan is hit by terrorism, warlordism, crimes and drugs. The government's lax approach to Taliban insurgents and terrorists has provided pretext for them to operate freely to do mass killing, mass destruction and mass disruption. When the Taliban militants carry out suicide attacks or roadside bombing, it often leads to mass ...

Release of Kidnapped

September 05, 2011

It is more than one and half decades since Taliban emerged to play a role in the political games in Afghanistan. Over this long period, the militants have been involved in some wicked terrorist acts and appallingly horrifying atrocities. They engaged in mass killing of Afghan people when they were trying to ...

Poverty - An Obstacle to Education

September 05, 2011

The prolonged political crisis and insecurity in Afghanistan destroyed the economic infrastructures and led the society towards a complete poverty. It destroyed the Afghan's life especially the new generation. During this devastating war families lost their financial security, displaced and lost their breadwinner. Afghan's traditional ...

After Ten Long Years - A Look Within

September 04, 2011

Afghanistan's destiny seems to be in the hands of its political elite as how they manage and respond to the demanding pressures of today will script the tomorrow of the country and the nation. First and foremost, it is the behavior, performance and conduct of Afghanistan's elites which will largely determine whether or not Afghanistan would be ...

Eight New MP’s Sworn in

September 04, 2011

Finally, after one year of dispute and hue and cry, eight new members of parliament were sworn in under a tense security situation and heavy presence of police force around the so-called House of Nation or National Assembly. Under immense pressure by President Hamid Karzai, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) last month after almost one ...

Insurgency Begins to Grow in Bamyan

September 04, 2011

In Bamyan, which is considered the most peaceful province of Afghanistan, the footprints of insurgents have begun to appear. Bamyan falls among the seven provinces and cities handed over to Afghan security forces this summer. After spoiling the security of Herat and Lashkargah cities - that were also transitioned this year, the Taliban ...

Government Commitments towards Children, not Enough

September 04, 2011

Thirty two years of constant conflict and war in Afghanistan have left huge social and psychological scars in the country. In addition to going through traumas of bombings and gunfire, people of Afghanistan as a result of continued conflict have also been deprived of education and living standards. Women and children have remained the most ...

Israel to Go Devoid of Turkey's Friendship

September 03, 2011

Turkish-Israel diplomatic relations reached to it lowest level yester day, when Turkish Foreign Ministry expelled the Israeli Ambassador from Ankara after a year long escalated mutual diplomacy over the attack on "Gaza Freedom Flotilla" on its humanitarian mission to Gaza on May 31, 2010. In that attack nine were killed ...

Afghanistan - Common Home for All

September 03, 2011

The holy month of Ramadan – bloodier this year for Afghans - and Eid-ul-Fitr are over. Ramadan and Eid hold significant importance for the Muslim world, especially for Afghanistan where more than 99 percent of population is formed by Muslims. Throughout Ramadan and on Eid days, Afghans prayed for peace and solidarity in Afghanistan.

The Way Out for Our Economy

August 29, 2011

Many countries in the world have stable economies just because they are blessed with natural resources, oil rich countries for instances. At times when certain countries have flourished economically just because of properly utilizing their gifted resources, there are also countries that are quite rich in natural resources but fall in the list ...

Eid and Blessings of the Holy Month

August 29, 2011

Today is the last of the holy month of Ramadan. At the end of this holy month, all Muslims around the world celebrate three days of Eid, with happy events and celebrations. This is the biggest festival for Muslims. Three days of celebrations are to thank God for all blessings on humanity. After 30 days of fast, self-restraint from all sins, faithful around the world ...

Environmental Protection Awareness

August 28, 2011

From earlier 21st century up till now, social and environmental problems and poverty have become high concerning problems; add to them the inavailibilty of fresh air and fresh water. Actions are supposed to be taken immediately in or order to stop such crisis from further impacts they will have on our lives. As we all, very ...

On the Plight of Afghan Children

August 28, 2011

Children in Afghanistan live under extreme circumstances. Child labor, beggars, and sex abuse are so common. Three decades of war has affected children the worst. An entire generation was deprived of education.Even today, insurgency and poverty hit children the most. We hear reports of attacks on school children on routine basis. Large ...

In Afghanistan, Political Elite and Arrangements Have Failed, not Democracy

August 27, 2011

Afghan people exercised their right to vote in the first cycle of presidential and parliamentary elections in post-Taliban Afghanistan under the supervision of the United Nations and international community in 2004 and 2005. At that time the security situation was better and the UN directly supervised the ...

First Air Raid, Music in Afghans’ Ears

August 27, 2011

Amid so many pieces of bad news about Afghanistan – worst level of security, terrible political instability, massive corruption, uncontrolled drug trafficking etc. – finally there is good news too. According to reports, members of the Afghan Ministry of Interior's Air Interdiction Unit or AIU have recently reached a major milestone with the completion of its first ...

Need Not Bolster Business Activities in Afghanistan

August 27, 2011

The environment for business activities in Afghanistan after the Taliban were expelled in 2001 is not that feasible as it should have been - with insecurity remaining the biggest hurdle. According to Afghanistan Investment Support Agency AISA, doing business in Afghanistan can be very rewarding. Even smaller ...

End the Crisis, Time to Go Ahead

August 25, 2011

The Lower House of Parliament in its session on Wednesday rejected the decision of Independent Election Commission saying no changes in election results would be accepted. The Administrative Board of the House has issued seven resolutions ruling out any change by the IEC. The Election Commission had unseated nine sitting members of ...

The Harm of Taliban’s Anti-Education Discourse and Tradition

August 25, 2011

A nation should not be let down by hardships and difficulties. As the country is to transition to democracy and embrace modern values of citizenry and human rights, education comes to play an important role. An educated person can be a better citizen and share the burdens of the society. After the fall of the Taliban, Afghanistan has ...

Afghanistan - the Worst Place for Mothers

August 25, 2011

The long term war and conflict in Afghanistan have left human beings living on this land deprived of their basic rights. Women form about half of the Afghan population. But even in the 21st century they are locked up behind the walls of their homes and are subject to the worst forms of physical and psychological ...

People Can be True Soldiers to Keep Militants at Bay

August 24, 2011

It is clear that Afghan people are not innately disposed to exercise violence. Violence is the way adopted by the Taliban militants and other insurgent groups. They continue to kill innocent people, destroy roads and burn schools. But Afghan people want to live in security and peace. They are tired of the way Taliban operate and explode. Local ...

Prospects of Longer US Stay

August 24, 2011

There are reports that thousands of US troops may remain in Afghanistan till 2024. Reports claim that an agreement is being considered between US and Afghan authorities for making such a stay possible and that US President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have agreed that negotiations in this regard must be intensified. Reports ...

Hope for Better Tomorrow Diminishes

August 23, 2011

The problems of political instability and bad security have worsened in Afghanistan, making country's future highly uncertain and vulnerable. This uncertainty has its negative impacts, which are never welcoming for a war-torn country, such as Afghanistan. This year the number of Afghan refugee families that have returned to their homeland is quite ...

How to Tackle Militancy

August 23, 2011

Strategies have changed slightly but not the results. More arrangements and planning are agreed upon but implemented hardly ever. Costs have been increasing while producing less desired outcomes. This is the case with the ongoing war in Afghanistan. In the course of past ten years, the international community involved in the process of fight against ...