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Accountability in a Democratic Political System

Accountability in a Democratic  Political System

July 19, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

One of the basic problems with Afghanistan's present political system has been its unaccountability, which has given rise to so many other problems in the country – including the discouragement of the democratic values and the increase in rampant corruption. The present setup of Afghan government is a highly centralized ...

Economical Growth Cycle of Afghanistan Since 2001

Economical Growth Cycle  of Afghanistan Since 2001

July 19, 2012 | Abbas Ali Sultani

Afghanistan has been the focal point of many countries' strategic plans since 2001. International community has pumped around $60 billion for the reconstruction and stabilization of peace and prosperity in the country, but unfortunately they have not been able to triumph over the security issues which have resulted in ...

Dealing with the Hard Business

Dealing with the  Hard Business

July 19, 2012 | Muhammad Rasool Shah

In the modern days, parents have started treating their children like race horses. They want that their children should be showing brilliant performance in all the different fields of life. In the classroom, they should secure the top position or get the highest grades, in sports ground, they should be the best ...

Political Parties and Their Significance

Political Parties and Their Significance

July 17, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

Recently many questions have been raised about the draw backs or shortcomings within Afghan political system. One of the major issues in Afghanistan’s political crisis is the absence of one institution that has been a key for democratic systems in different countries of the world; and that is political parties. The ...

For the Whole of Humanity

For the Whole of Humanity

July 17, 2012 | Muhammad Rasool Shah

When tribes from different corners of Arab gathered in Makkah, he would visit the camps of tribes incessantly and invited them towards good deeds and to quit the way of disbelief and cruelty. They did not listen to him, and made fun of his words but he never got angry or disappointed or said anything to them, he just continued ...

A Letter to All

A Letter to All

July 16, 2012 | Muhammad Rasool Shah

You might fall into the dark valleys of disappointment if you assumed that everything in the world would be perfect. Once fallen into this dark valley, the hope and possibility of seeing any light to lead us out might be lost and thus we might be among those unlucky ones who remained in the middle of their journey, in the ...

Lal Bibi… More than just ALP at Stake

Lal Bibi… More than just ALP at Stake

July 16, 2012 | Rehman Azhar

Lal Bibi is 18 years old and the youngest daughter in a Kuchi family, who are semi-nomadic herders. She and her family live in a tent outside the city of Kunduz and raise sheep for their livelihood. Unfortunate events brought her to limelight recently. Lal Bibi says that she was abducted and raped because her cousin offended ...

Winning in Afghanistan

Winning in Afghanistan

July 16, 2012 | Lauryn Oates

It's often said that the war in Afghanistan is more a war of perceptions than anything. This is sometimes in reference to the Taliban's capacity to use propaganda strategically in comparison to NATO, and sometimes to the dire need for the Afghan Government to win greater legitimacy by doing a better job of rooting out the ...

Amassing of Terror

Amassing of Terror

July 15, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

It is really threatening to see the amassing of terrorism with each passing day in Afghanistan. It is the time in Afghanistan when the scenario should be going through improvements and efforts should be made to stabilize the situation. The coming few years are really very important and will decide the future ...

Finally Women Should Pay the Price

Finally Women Should Pay the Price

July 15, 2012 | Masood Korosh

Few days ago, when I was checking files in my hard disk, suddenly, I opened a video clip which a friend gave a year ago but I still had not watch that. It was a clip of Herati young women who was burned by acid by her husband's family. While tears flowing down her eyes, she was telling her heart wrenching story and revealing ...

We are Absolutely Indebted!

We are Absolutely Indebted!

July 15, 2012 | Muhammad Rasool Shah

The library in my city was in a basement and when I first went there, I was in class 6; a strange smell came to me. Later on, this smell became the reference to all my beautiful memories attached with the joyous times related with the books. In cold winter days, when I started stepping down the stairs and entered the ...

A Child’s Matter!

A Child’s Matter!

July 14, 2012 | Muhammad Rasool Shah

This true story has been taken from a book of one of the famous writers of the world. He narrates that once he went to Italy where he was invited for a dinner by one of the most famous actors of his time. When he went there, he was very much impressed by his grand villa and other unique arrangements of the house. He was ...

Hazara Community Under House Arrest in Pakistan

Hazara Community Under  House Arrest in Pakistan

July 14, 2012 | Muhammad Younas

It's been now nearly 12 years, Hazaras are being killed by Lashkar-e-Jangvi, a militant religious group, in Quetta City, Pakistan and more than 700 Hazaras have so far been killed around 2000 injured. Not a single terrorist involved in the killing of Hazaras has yet been brought to justice. Those who were captured ...

Afghan Women Going Through a Bleeding Point of Time

Afghan Women Going Through a Bleeding Point of Time

July 14, 2012 | Abdul Samad Haidari

The so-called gains that Afghan women have gained in the presence of U.S and its allied forces in Afghanistan in the last ten years as the Afghan government calls it in public and national and international conferences are in the fear of being lost. The government with ultimate surety has been trying to prove to the Afghan people and ...

Unchecked Population Growth

Unchecked Population Growth

July 12, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

Every state consists of a population (total number of people living together in a politically defined territory), territory, government and sovereignty. Population is the basic part of a state. States are formed for the welfare and wellbeing of their people; without population no state or society can exist. There are ...

Ethics: Major Concern in Corruption Rate

Ethics: Major Concern  in Corruption Rate

July 12, 2012 | Abbas Ali Sultani

Ethics is the set of principles of right conducts or theory and system of moral values that are developed by an organization to control the smooth flow of operations within the organization. For example, the code of ethics and principles of a government are the constitutions developed by government with the cooperation of ...

Of Roses and Thorns

Of Roses and Thorns

July 12, 2012 | Muhammad Rasool Shah

It was a view from one of the charity camps that were built to collect aid for the victims of earthquake. The camp was rapidly expanding as more and more people were coming with money, edibles, blankets and other necessities of life for their displaced and calamity-hit brothers and sisters. Huge piles of these ...

More on Corruption

More on Corruption

July 11, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

It is believed that corruption is one of the severest injustices done to a society. Corruption is an injustice in the sense that when justice demands that a person should be given what he\she deserves, corruption does the exact opposite. It is corruption that makes systems and institutions suffer and even ...

Barking Dogs and Thundering Clouds!

Barking Dogs and Thundering Clouds!

July 11, 2012 | Muhammad Rasool Shah

A man stopped a taxi and told him about the place he intended to go. Taxi driver asked him to sit in the taxi. As in our country, there is no concept of taxi meter or any other well-defined rates by the government so the man asked about the charges. Taxi driver told him to take him there for 300 Afghanis. It came a bit ...

New Round of Competition between Brotherhood and Military

New Round of Competition between Brotherhood and Military

July 11, 2012 | Masood Korosh

The Egyptians' new President, Mr. Mohammad Morsi, in an expected move, called on Muslim-brotherhood-led parliament to reopen and resume its work on Monday, July 9. He made the remarks while the current political situation still remains terribly tumultuous. Last month, the constitutional court revoked the result ...

After Tokyo Conference

After Tokyo Conference

July 10, 2012 | By Dilawar Sherzai

The promises and commitments that were made in Tokyo Conference by the international community seem to be more than expectations of the Afghan government. However, the conditions set for the continuation of the support are out of the capacity or attention of the Afghan government, as well. The Afghan society and even the government suffer from ...

Afghan Children Live in Grave Suffering

Afghan Children Live  in Grave Suffering

July 10, 2012 | By Mohammad Ahsan

Today, the administration in Afghanistan is in the hands of those Afghans who have been fighting each other for years. Only a fresh generation that grows up in peace and harmony and is more educated can move Afghanistan out of the grave instability and backwardness it is facing. It feels like the high government authorities ...

It Is a Matter of Feelings

It Is a Matter of Feelings

July 10, 2012 | By Muhammad Rasool Shah

Today's article would start and end with some scenes from the streets of Kabul and I would leave it to you to draw the conclusion out of these. Weather was hot and it was almost 5 in the evening. Four friends came out of their office and were about to get into their car when an ice-cream seller came. He was an old man and the long day's hard work ...

Taliban’s Viciousness on the Rise

Taliban’s Viciousness on the Rise

July 09, 2012 | By Dilawar Sherzai

Though it has been more than a decade since the downfall of Taliban and there are exaggerations about the defeat of Taliban and about the better guardianship of human rights in Afghanistan, the situation, in fact, seems to be getting worse in both the fronts. Taliban are not defeated and there are fears that they may return to power and have ...

Talking of the Scents!

Talking of the Scents!

July 09, 2012 | By Mohammad Rasool Shah

A friend of Aristotle went to him and told him that he has something to tell about one of his friends. Aristotle stopped him and asked him to answer some of his questions after which he would listen to him. The friend agreed. Aristotle's first question was that, "Are you absolutely sure that the piece of information ...

Cost of selective justice and criticism

Cost of selective justice  and criticism

July 09, 2012 | By Farman Nawaz

Selective justice and criticism is the trend which is now felt and discussed all over Pakistan and serious circles of the society have now taken notice of it. A TV anchor, analyst and very staunch supporter of Chief Justice of Pakistan, Dr. Shahid Masood who did not get tired to sing the songs of justice of CJ, could not answer the question ...

Tokyo Conference and Afghanistan’s Uphill Task

Tokyo Conference and Afghanistan’s Uphill Task

July 08, 2012 | By Mehdi Rezaie

The much-anticipated Tokyo Conference for Afghanistan has opened in the Japanese capital. High on the agenda are the deliberations over the fate of the international assistance to Afghanistan over the critical period beyond 2014. The 2015-2025 decade is what has kept busy the foreign pundits and the Afghan authorities alike. Afghan Finance ...

Tokyo Conference, a Destiny for Afghanistan

Tokyo Conference, a Destiny for Afghanistan

July 08, 2012 | By Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

Afghanistan and Japan have a historical relation and for many Afghans, Japan is a model of success in the globe. There are a lot of good welling and good feeling about Japanese in Afghanistan. They are very well known in Afghanistan for their hospitality and their tradition. These exceptional good feelings of the Afghan people about Japanese ...

The failure of Peace Plan in Syria

The failure of Peace Plan in Syria

July 08, 2012 | By Masood Korosh

Months-long civil uprising and its growing perversion into a full-fledge armed opposition to Bashar al-Assad regime has set Syria at the center of global focus. Just putting a glimpse to domestic and global newspapers, reports about the Syrian civil uprising, growing violence and the analyses of future of the country have remained a central ...

Tokyo Conference

Tokyo Conference

July 07, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

An international conference on Afghanistan will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday, July 08, 2012. The prime motive of the conference is to ensure the international support for Afghanistan in the post-withdrawal scenario – to make sure that the country is properly assisted in terms of funding both for its security and the development ...

Is Mohammad Mursi the True Heir of Civil Uprising?

Is Mohammad Mursi the True Heir of Civil Uprising?

July 07, 2012 | MasoodKorosh

It has been a matter of just days that, perhaps, Egyptians breathe in relief as after long bone-crunching motion of political processes, Mohammad Mursi, the candidate of Muslim brotherhood announced as ultimate winner of recent presidential election. He was not a well-known member of Muslim Brotherhood before the start of ...

The Killing of British Soldiers, US, NATO and the Future of Afghanistan

The Killing of British Soldiers, US, NATO and the Future of Afghanistan

July 05, 2012 | Musa Khan Jalalzai

The illegal killing of three British soldiers in Helmand Province by their rogue Afghan partners on July 01, 2012 once again raised the question of distrust between NATO and Afghan National Army (ANA). The trust has also been undermined by the illegal killing of innocent Afghans by NATO ...

Faizi: We are Very Proud of the Sacrifices of Our Security Forces

Faizi: We are Very Proud of the Sacrifices of Our Security Forces

July 05, 2012 | Deutsche Presse-Agentur

We continue to be in direct and indirect contact with some key figures within the Taliban. This clearly indicates their willingness to talk with the Afghan government. As you may know, a senior Taliban figure has recently said in an interview with Japanese Media, that they are willing to talk to the Afghan government. It ...

Good Governance and Afghanistan

Good Governance and Afghanistan

July 04, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

Afghanistan is going through a transition period which involves the transfer of security responsibilities from international troops to Afghan authorities. At the same time it is being considered that transition of security arrangements alone would not solve the issues in Afghanistan; rather the overall scenario has ...

CSO Survey: Key Indicators to Monitor Progress towards the MDGs

CSO Survey: Key Indicators  to Monitor Progress towards the MDGs

July 04, 2012 | Abdul Rahman Ghafoori

On June 27, 2012 the Central Statistics Organization (CSO), the Afghan Government's national statistics agency, released the results of the Afghanistan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, or the AMICS, which our organization has spent the last three years working on, in ...