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President Karzai at SCO

President Karzai at SCO

June 07, 2012 | Abbas Daiyar

President Karzai is meeting world leaders in Beijing today on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's 12th summit. He would meet Chinese, Russian, Iranian and Pakistani counterparts. Afghanistan has been attending SCO summits as guest nation and it is expected that we will be granted ...

The Effects of Media on Afghan Society

The Effects of Media on Afghan Society

June 07, 2012 | Masood Korosh

No doubt press and media are intertwined withsocio-political and economic conditions at any given society. Media developsand grows within the society, and is responsible to reflect people's voice torulers. It is a medium through which people and government should interact witheach other. Certainly, the modern media as ...

Stealing Contentment!

Stealing Contentment!

June 06, 2012 | Muhammad Rasool Shah

Now all the guests had almost come and lunch was going to be served. Room was big and number of guests was anyhow not less than 40. There were different kinds of people among the guests; politicians, government servants, businessmen, shopkeepers, students, and teachers and many others. There were rich and influential ...

No Hope of Improvement in US-Pak Relations

No Hope of Improvement  in US-Pak Relations

June 06, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

US and Pakistan do not seem to be getting any better in their relations. Their relations are now in a position from where it is too difficult for them to come back on track. Since the NATO attack on the Pakistan military check post till the recent reports of NATO's pact with the Central Asian countries to re-route ...

Terrorism,Violence and the Future of European Societies

Terrorism,Violence and the Future of European Societies

June 06, 2012 | Musa Khan Jalalzai

Many studies in the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Netherland have focused on the causes of radicalization and extremism, but have neither proposed a long-term solution nor adopted multicultural countering measures. On the issue of alienation, marginalization, fragmentation, and religious ferments, many scholars ...

Prospects of Regional Meeting

Prospects of Regional Meeting

June 05, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

President Hamid Karzai is going to attend the meeting of the Shangai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Beijing on 6-7 of June. It is expected that Afghan President would have an opportunity to strengthen the regional ties as it is expected that alongside the meeting of SCO, he would be able to meet the leaders of ...

Sustaining The Hopes!

Sustaining The Hopes!

June 05, 2012 | Muhammad Rasool Shah

In a village, there was a big tree. That tree was so old that even the oldest of villagers were not able to tell about its age. The elders of the village told that they heard from their grand-grandfathers about this tree. It was in the centre of the village and thus the point of all the social gatherings of the village; children ...

Kuchi Conflict Needs Permanent Resolution

Kuchi Conflict Needs Permanent Resolution

June 05, 2012 | Abbas Daiyar

With the arrival of pasturing season, once again the Kuchi-conflict in Behsud and Daimirdad districts of Maidan Wardak Province has erupted. Last week on Saturday, a clash was reported between armed Kuchis and local villagers in Sheikh Qila Arab area of Behsud, where hundreds of residents have escaped to neighboring villages ...

Machination against Education

Machination against Education

June 04, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

There seems to be no end to the attacks on the schools and education in Afghanistan. Unfortunately as a response to such a heinous objective, there are no tangible measures carried out by the Afghan authorities to deal with the situation appropriately. Through a giant machination, endeavors are underway to dishearten ...

Who would Listen to them!

Who would Listen to them!

June 04, 2012 | Muhammad Rasool Shah

At last, one was able to feel the heat of June in Kabul as the last winter was too long and too harsh, full of cold and snow and rain, and then till end of May, there were continuous light showers that made the air soothingly cold. After taking my classes, I came to Zerzamini and stood under a tree at the entrance of Abdul Rehman Mosque, waiting for ...

Democracy Fighters

Democracy Fighters

June 04, 2012 | Nasruddin Hemati

The people's revolutions across the Arab world opened rays of hope for a better world. Following a year and half, the world watches events in the revolutionary countries with serious concerns on the overall process and the direction to which the revolutionaries have headed. The fear of extremist post-revolution regimes ...

Corruption has Penetrated Deep in Afghan Society

Corruption has Penetrated Deep in Afghan Society

June 03, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

Afghan society has been influenced by corruption so much that it would be really a Herculean task to extract it out. Unfortunately, the most important factors of society that should be dealt with, with complete sincerity and devotion, are also influenced by this menace. And no one is ready to realize it. From the most responsible authorities in the government ...

Attention Again, Dear Students!

Attention Again, Dear Students!

June 03, 2012 | Muhammad Rasool Shah

There is a very interesting quotation about children that, "Children are very good but then they grow up very fast". This saying is all-time favorite of teachers who experience the school students. In Class 6, usually there were students who were in the age limit of 10-13 years. Though they were small but were ...

Combating Opium Cultivation and Drug Trafficking

Combating Opium Cultivation and Drug Trafficking

June 03, 2012 | Masood Korosh

One day while talking with a friend about the dilemma of drugs andopium cultivation in the country and how they have dealt blow to Afghanpeople more than any other nation in the world, he put an obsessing issue. Hehas grown up in the neighboring country, Iran, where due todiscriminative propaganda of state-run media, Afghans are blamed ...

President Karzai’s Reaffirmations

President Karzai’s Reaffirmations

June 02, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

As the date for the complete withdrawal of the international troops is getting nearer, worries regarding different spheres of life are also getting more serious. One of the greatest factors that would decide the future of Afghanistan's political setup is the 2014 election. Afghanistan, in order to move towards ...

Attention, Dear Students!

Attention, Dear Students!

June 02, 2012 | Muhammad Rasool Shah

Each class had two sports periods in a week and these were the periods that were eagerly awaited and wonderfully cherished by the students. Contrary to all other subjects when teacher waited for the students, these were the periods for which students looked for the Physical Instructor to come early to the ...

The Rights of Women are in Jeopardy

The Rights of Women  are in Jeopardy

June 02, 2012 |

Men have violated every rule of law, overwhelmed and divested the status of women, depressed them to full extent. They prohibited the women from participating in society building and left them into a very isolated and dismal corner. Men have the authority to give life and death to their women relatives, particularly their wives, but a man in ...

Growing Distrust

Growing Distrust

May 31, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

The concerns of Afghanistan's opposition parties and civil society members are increasing about the transition process, reconciliation with Taliban, future of the political system and the issue of peace and tranquility. One of the basic problems with these processes is that they are not being made very much transparent ...

ADMIRING DIFFERENCES!

ADMIRING DIFFERENCES!

May 31, 2012 | Muhammad Rasool Shah

Very recently, I have been hearing a lot about the differences between the people and of course the conflicts resulting out of these differences. These differences or conflicts are between a son and father, between the members of a family, between brothers, between the boss and the subordinates and in a broader ...

Afghans Continue to Suffer From Poverty

Afghans Continue to  Suffer From Poverty

May 31, 2012 | Abdul Samad Haidari

Hunger has always been the root cause of global unrest. There has been always a link between hunger and global security. Fighting to end hunger among the nations worldwide is the first most important step in ensuring the global security and even achieving peace among the nations. Perhaps, there could be no permanent global ...

An Undying Threat

An Undying Threat

May 30, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

One of the major problems that have been influencing Afghan society to a great extent is the menace of the drugs. Afghanistan, unfortunately, has been victimized by its production and trafficking in such a way that it would be really a difficult task to drag the country out. It has now taken the form of an organized crime ...

FROM OTHERS’ EYES!

FROM OTHERS’ EYES!

May 30, 2012 | Muhammad Rasool Shah

There lived a farmer. He had his small piece of land on which he cultivated and fed his family. Farmer and his family lived in a big room as his conditions did not permit him to build another room. Although the room was not enough for the nine members of the family, however, they lived happily in it as they had at least ...

Iran - A Netherworld for Afghan Refugees

Iran - A Netherworld  for Afghan Refugees

May 30, 2012 | Masood Korosh

It was the second month of the winter season in Afghanistan, when I went to the house of my cousin, who was staying in a rented room with her nine years old daughter. When I asked whether she received any phone calls from her husband in Iran, unlike the rest of days, her face flashed with delight and happiness, she turned to ...

Girls’ Education – Is it so Abominable?

Girls’ Education – Is  it so Abominable?

May 29, 2012 | Sajjad Urya

The radical and conservative elements in Afghan society have always been against modern education. They have always taken acute steps to stop its growth in this society. And when the matter is related to the education of the girls or women, the situation becomes more intolerable for them. They do ...

Attacks on Schools

Attacks on Schools

May 29, 2012 | Abbas Daiyar

In a mysterious series of incidents, hundreds of schoolchildren have been poisoned during the last couple of weeks in several provinces across the country. Many are hospitalized. A mass fear has spread among students, and dozens of schools are closed down. The Government officials have ...

The Ladder of Languages!

The Ladder of Languages!

May 29, 2012 | Muhammad Rasool Shah

Many years back a friend of mine visited some of the countries of Europe. At that time, present grand and powerful European Union had not come into existence but talks were underway to form such a union that could assure the general growth and prosperity of the region. However, some 5-6 countries had entered an agreement and ...

Constraints to an Educated Afghanistan Remain Solid

Constraints to an Educated Afghanistan Remain Solid

May 28, 2012 | Mohd. Ahsan

As a result of the Soviet war, and the civil war which occurred shortly afterwards, many schools were destroyed and the education process as a whole in Afghanistan was negatively affected. The destruction of the education infrastructure went to an extreme level when the Taliban conquered and ruled most of Afghanistan. Today ...

SCO: Afghan Important Cooperation Partner

SCO: Afghan Important Cooperation Partner

May 28, 2012 | Xu Feihong

The 12th Council Meeting of Heads of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will be held in Beijing from June 6 to 7. Leaders from SCO member states and observer countries, as well as guests of presidency and heads of relevant international organizations will attend the meeting upon invitation. H.E. ...

Between Hope and Fear;

Between Hope and Fear;

May 28, 2012 | Nasruddin Hemati

Controversy over Iran's nuclear program and the level of authorized inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) lives on following the so called hopeful talks between Iran and the world six powers. Iranian officials have kept resisting against IAEA's demand for inspection of certain distrusted nuclear ...

Approval of Afghan-US SPA

Approval of Afghan-US SPA

May 27, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

In accordance to the general expectations, Afghan-US strategic partnership agreement (SPA) was approved by the lower house of parliament – the Wolesi Jirga on Saturday, May 26, 2012. The agreement received an overwhelming majority as 195 members of the parliament out of 199 members present in the house showed their ...

FOR TEACHERS, HUMBLY!

FOR TEACHERS, HUMBLY!

May 27, 2012 | Muhammad Rasool Shah

A new year started and so many new boys poured into the school from different parts of the country, students from the same city or far flung cities and villages. One could have noticed students with different emotions and feelings. Some sad, some happy, some shy, some naughty while majority of them appeared to be trying ...

Haqqani Network: Realistic Assessment

Haqqani Network: Realistic Assessment

May 27, 2012 | Dr. Raja Muhammad Khan

In the process of combating the terrorism, Pakistan and United Sates have worked as partner for a decade now. Surely, none of individuals perpetrated the incident of 9/11, belonged to Pakistan. They all were Arabs and so was OBL or Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, arrested and handed over to US along with over 700 other wanted ...

Hollande Confirms Withdrawal

Hollande Confirms Withdrawal

May 26, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

The newly elected French President, Francois Hollande, reached to Kabul on Friday, May 25, on a surprise visit. Francois Hollande, during his election campaign and after his election as a president, has remained committed to withdraw French troops from Afghanistan till the end of the ongoing ...

LESSONS FROM AMERICA!

LESSONS FROM AMERICA!

May 26, 2012 | Muhammad Rasool Shah

I really think it to be unjust to assign a duty to a person who doesn't have even the rudimentary knowledge of the task he has undertaken. Same applies to a person who is too much interested to talk about an issue that he is absolutely unaware of and whose knowledge about the issue stems from sources which are ...

Worries Grow High for Businesses in Afghanistan

Worries Grow High for Businesses in Afghanistan

May 26, 2012 | Muhammad Ahsan

The plan of NATO countries to pull out their forces from Afghanistan in 2014 has run waves of panic among business circles of this country. Businessmen who have dared to invest in Afghanistan - despite serious threats and challenges - are now worried about the future of their businesses amid deteriorating security ...