Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

“United We Stand Divided We Fall”

of intimacy to magnetize all fragments of Afghan society into single whole. In order to reinforce this vision earlier, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on making a speech on Ashura with religious leaders reiterated greater national unity.  He said that the path of Hazrat Imam Hussain was the path of unity among Muslims. It gave the message of unity not difference and believed on moderation and welfare. The president said Yazids of today wanted to add to the miseries and problems of the people of Afghanistan. “They want our people to go there and there confused and exhausted,” he added.
Following successful formation of unity government the political deadlock was thought to be done away with, the masses eyed resolution of multifaceted problems, waiting their fates for years. The deteriorating state of security and political uncertainty remain to be obstacle on the way to unbeaten Afghanistan. Violence has been a dominant phenomenon browbeating every fabric of Afghan society. The fight between insurgents and Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) seems unending provided civilians are not ended. Harmony promoting education and equitable distribution of resources and services narrows down the differences whilst paving the way for peaceful coexistence. There is a documented existence of law and with negligible application or prejudicial application, serve none’s interest.
Insecurity has turned out to be one of the burning issues requiring immediate attention. The insurgents have run wild attacking innocent civilians and cities. It is witnessed with the turn of every seasonal offensive the intensity of violence inclined rendering the foreign diplomats, public officials and civilians’ prime target of attacks –but every now and then the insurgents cling to overrunning the developed cities exercising far and wide bloodshed. The growing attacks on foreign and civilians indicates the insurgents are underlining their pretentious presence. The individuals driven by evil motives, put them in the black race of domination, leading to formation of a human society we witness at the moment, characterized by rule of mob, violence, aggression, innumerable bloodshed and ruthless killings of fellowmen. Unluckily our society at present is governed by some of identical dilemmas.
Another problem daunting challenges faces is poverty, one of the challenges pressing it hard. Most of the 30m population lives below poverty line including endemic poverty and lack of human capacity; insecurity; weak governance and institutionalized corruption; rampant gender inequality; and policy, regulatory, and institutional constraints that have limited effective growth in public and private sectors. The government that assumed the office must work out tangible plans - downsizing the problems.
Despite countless challenges left to the National Unity Government to face, financial management will be the biggest problem pleading immediate attention. To provide a sustainable backup to its financial needs, the government relies on loans accompanied with handsome amount of interest. High ranked public officials senior politicians involved in bank scandals and corruption seemed not the government’s concern or priority now. Consequently, multiple unresolved problems were left to the new government.
It should be learned that Afghanistan cannot develop without a sustainable economical road map drawn and implemented that grants them financial independence. The state of self reliance can only be achieved when heavy investments are made in the field of human resource developmental programs.
In addition to financial independence, Afghanistan is in dire need of socio-political assistance and trained official in all fields of human endeavors. Any country extending selfless services must be warmly received. In that pursuit a cordial relationship must be developed and tried to preserve the previous ones. Afghanistan was pushed to directionless avenues of battered relation with international community; certainly serve not Afghanistan’s interest.
Another issue earning bad fame for Afghans is the illicit growth and trade of life snatching drug. Many countries and humanitarian organization showed grave concerns over mass production of the drug. Moreover, the illegal drug trade has always served a part in deterioration of law and order and a prior asset of insurgents and militant. Reportedly, the illegal drug has been greater source, serving financial affairs of militancy and insurgency.  The government of Afghanistan instead of relying on international community must work out genuine means tackling maintenance of law and devise legitimate and standard procedure of prosecution. The US official stressed the strategy must address alternative development, eradication, investigation, interdiction, prosecution, incarceration and then the so-called soft-side programs of awareness, treatment and rehabilitation.
Afghanistan is the land of treasure that is buried deep down in its heart. The unexplored rich earthly resources capable of earning socio-economic possessions for the state, aren’t taken the advantage of, underlines the negligence if not the incompetence of ruling elites. Afghanistan’s youth and resources are potential valuable assets that can earn financial support to its declining but dependent economy.
Putting cognitive abilities into practice the public officials can reduce the size of problems if can not eradicate them. The politicians representing their electoral constitution not necessarily should come up to the expectation of their Electoral College but to the voice of faithfulness and sanity. The government and public officials must realize, the dream of a vibrant, progressive, developed Afghanistan can only materialize, provided a handsome amount of budget is allocated for education, health, infrastructure and governance. The world must learn it that a healthy, literate and well governed Afghanistan is a secure and developed Afghanistan.