Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

A Present and Future Need of Afghanistan

June 15, 2011

For a long term American presence in Afghanistan, a deal between the Karzai and Obama administrations is expected to be signed soon. The Guardian reports, "The US-Afghan talks, which began more than a month ago, are intended to create a strategic partnership that would keep large contingents of U.S. Special Operations Forces, intelligence...

Peace Facilitated if Justice Done

June 15, 2011

When justice fails to be done, forces of terror and destruction begin to"enjoy killing" innocent people. Over the last ten years, the terrorists have either been released by the government under different pretexts or escaped prisons, bringing about a culture of impunity. Those released have often rejoined the networks of terror and...

Karzai’s Cabinet – Still Incomplete!

June 14, 2011

The silence of the Parliamentarians continues for the third day (June 12, 2011) in the house, emphasizing the need that the President must submit the names of his cabi net nominees and heads of independent organizations for approval in front of the house, with the statement of the deputy speaker, Ahmed Bahzad, that says,"Honorable members of...

Afghanistan & Pakistan issues interlinked & interrelated

June 14, 2011

If in the past it was in doubts, now it has been confirmed that Pakistan's role is vital in international community's success in Afghanistan. Without cooperation from Pakistani government, withdrawal and transition process seems not to be technically possible. Knowing the fact that Pakistan itself is burning due to consistence terror...

The US to Support Afghans for Mineral Deposits

June 14, 2011

Minister of Mines, Wahidullah Shahrani, has said the United States is helping Afghanistan to explore and develop its mining sector. While addressing a joint press conference with the US Ambassador in Mazar-e-Sharif capital of Balkh province he said World Bank is going to provide $23 million for a sulfur factory in...

Joint Commission for Peace

June 13, 2011

President Karzai and Pakistani Prime Minister Gillani inaugurated the Joint Commission for Peace through the maiden meeting of the Commission on Saturday, June 11, 2011 in Islamabad. All the hopes for reliable and long lasting peace in the region and reconciliation process with Taliban depend on this Commission. Both the countries, as...

Operation in Ghazni Province

June 13, 2011

The security situation in Ghazni province, especially those areas related to Ghazni highways and its surroundings have been the matter of concern for both people and security forces for quiet some times. Incidents, including roadside bomb attacks and trouble to those who travel through the highway have been frequent there. So many complains...

OPEC, Saudi Arabia and Iran

June 13, 2011

The recent OPEC meeting in Vienna bluntly failed to agree on lifting the level of oil production due to increasing market demand. Before the meeting, nobody expected such a grim outcome because of its useful previous meetings. Previously, there have been always differences, particularly between Iran and Saudi Arabia over the level...

Time for Int’l Community is Running Out

June 12, 2011

Every foreign soldier in Afghanistan must be wishing to be near his family, friends and relatives. The soldiers must be wishing to be at their homes rather than the battle field. Of course, defending their nations is what they have joined army for but the deployment in Afghanistan and fighting a ten years long war needs patience, devotion...

Death of Innocent Civilians Continues Unabated

June 12, 2011

Suicide attacks, road-side bombings and instances of assaults on civilians have sharply risen in recent months. The United Nations in Afghanistan has released a report concluding that the month of May has been the deadliest month for civilians since at least 2007 when the organization started keeping records of civilian deaths.
In one...

Time for Int’l Community is Running Out

June 12, 2011

Every foreign soldier in Afghanistan must be wishing to be near his family, friends and relatives. The soldiers must be wishing to be at their homes rather than the battle field. Of course, defending their nations is what they have joined army for but the deployment in Afghanistan and fighting a ten years long war needs patience, devotion...

Afghans’ Terrible Universe

June 11, 2011

The media and press are the "museums of deadly incidents", to roughly borrow the term from Paul Virilio, for Afghan people. The man-made disasters such as the daily explosions, road side bombings and suicide attacks are the terrible incidents that continue to torture Afghan conscience as they watch televisions, listen to radios and read...

30% of Afghan Children are Labors

Too Much Diplomacy;

Child labor is a tragic phenomenon in Afghanistan. Over 30 percent of Afghan children are part of the work force responsible to feed their families. According to the Head of the Euro pean Delegation, these children are working in every industry under very harsh and poor conditions. He said the European Union has spent 15 million Euros and...

Too Much Diplomacy

June 11, 2011

In a two-day visit to Pakistan, Afghan President Hamid Karzai rrived in Islamabad on Friday. The trip is aimed at discussing bilateral ties, further cooperation to improve the security situation in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the region. The president is also supposed to inaugurate the joint peace commission and discuss the reconciliation process. Karzai...

“Transition” is Getting Tougher for Afghans

June 09, 2011

The new strategy of Taliban to target the selected anti-Taliban and anti-militancy and pro-administration personalities from amongst the best is really making the government and its allies bite their fingers in despair. The political, administrative and security systems, though with major deficiencies, have been organized after so much sweat and...

Dubious Victory in the War against Terrorism

June 09, 2011

>Barack Obama had a meeting with senior administration officials and military commanders on Monday, June 6, 2011 in White House Situation Room, discussing the troop's withdrawal and the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Keeping in view, the growing concerns of the People in America regarding the presence of American troops in...

Civilian Casualty and Restriction of Airstrike

June 09, 2011

Both Afghan and foreign officials maintain alike that civilian casualty is the evil product of the ongoing counter-insurgency struggle and severe measures should be taken to avoid it. Perhaps they also are in view not to support larger civilian casualties for the sake of lesser military death toll. After replacement of Top US and...

Jawad Zahak Assassinated

June 08, 2011

Only few days later than blowing the Takhar provincial governor office and murder of General Dawood Dawood, the northern police zone chief, and Takhar's provincial police chief, Taliban made another successful high profile assassination. On Tuesday June 07, 2011, the dead bodies of Bamyan's provincial council head and four of his fellows...

Do Not Embolden Taliban by Removing Leaders from Blacklist

June 08, 2011

The governments of U.S. and U.K. have decided to give a major push to their attempts at negotiation with Taliban by removing a number of high-ranking Taliban officials from the blacklist maintained by the United Nations. Officially, this is being pursued as a result of a request by the government of...

More Rapid Pullout Than Expected

June 07, 2011

In a new report on the US Afghan mission, the New York Times on Monday June 06, 2011 said that "President Barack Obama's national security team is contem plating troop reductions in Afghanistan that would be steeper than those discussed even a few weeks ago, with some officials arguing that such a change is justified by the rising cost of...

Real Source of Information

June 07, 2011

ISAF says, the local Afghans are now turning against Taliban and Al-Qaida. They cooperate more than before by providing information about insurgents. That is good news as it means the public outreach programs launched by ISAF and Afghan government have started giving results. Success in Afghanistan seems to be improbable to achieve...

Govt. Fails to Spend or Not Willing to Spend?

June 07, 2011

According to reports, in the previous fiscal year, the government of Afghanistan has been able to disburse $937 million or 40 percent of the total $2.3 billion developments funds it had on hand and in control. Therefore, in the current FY budget, the development budget has been cut by 40 percent. With this low budget execution rate, the government...

The Environment Week

June 06, 2011

In Kabul, one of the most polluted capitals of the world, this week has been dedicated to environment. The week is aimed at creating public awareness, as the environmental pollution has reached its climax. The severity of pollution can be judged by the dusty air and garbage scattered everywhere in the capital of Afghanistan. Three decades of...

Fighting Corruption from a New Perspective

June 06, 2011

Rampant corruption has always been a hot issue in the country. It is considered to be a huge obstacle in the way of progress in the country, has disappointed the general Afghan public and the international community alike and continues to erode the very pillars of Afghan state. As one of the first rules of governing people, it is...

The US Military Withdrawal from Iraq

June 06, 2011

Sometimes it gets really difficult to find out how terrorist philosophy works out. And how they are coming out with decision to carry out suicidal attack on their countrymen with the same race, language and religion, the factors which are recognized as three uniting forces? On Saturday, June 03, 2011, a suicide bomber attacked a...

Uncertainty is the Only Certain Prospect

June 05, 2011

Once again there are pieces of news which Afghan people do not like to hear so frequently – bomb blasts and suicide attacks. On Saturday June 04, 2011 there have been two incidents; first, blasts in Kandahar University that resulted in unfortunate deaths of two students and severe injuries to three others; second, the suicide attack by a woman...

Afghanistan Consumes More Than It Produces

June 05, 2011

Every day Afghan Consumers and households are bombarded by advertising foreign products. TVs, radios and newspapers are mostly dedicated to those foreign products imported by Afghan traders and rarely one can see that a national product is advertised through media and Afghanistan consumes more than it produces. Free market economy...

People Against Evil Forces of Destruction

June 05, 2011

For the last one decade, on one side human rights, women's rights, freedom, elected government, education and progress have been the predominant discourse subscribed by Afghan people. On the other side, the barbarity, terrorism, explosions, destruction of schools, killing of innocent people and pouring acid on the faces of schoolgirls have

Stifle the Evil Attempts

June 04, 2011

Things are getting hazier in Afghanistan. President talks of US-led occupation and the Afghans' uprising against them if NATO air operations are continued. Certain notorious elements optimize the opportunity to raise anti-American sentiments in public. Thanks to the current freedom of expression, some media channels vividly provoke...

Need for Furthering Interaction with Outside World

June 04, 2011

Due to years of war and conflict, Afghanistan remains one of the poorest countries in the world. It is facing myriads of problems, ranging from
high rate of child mortality and maternal death to high level of illiteracy and backbreaking poverty. There has been progress made after the fall of brutal and hard-line regime of Taliban...

Af-Pak-India Triangle

June 02, 2011

Shortly before the withdrawal process begins and amidst recent happenings in the country that demonstrate clear deterioration of security situation, afghan minister of defense is on a three-day trip to India. The visit is aimed at discussing bilateral ties and cooperation on security. Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak met his Indian...

President Karzai and NATO on Crossroads

June 02, 2011

President Hamid Karzai, yet again, and with even stronger tone condemned the decision of NATO to carry on the airstrikes that have become very controversial issue between the President Office and NATO officials. After the last warning President on this occasion has even warned for a reaction if such operations are carried out. This very...

Afghan Children, the Unluckiest!

June 02, 2011

1st June marks the International children's day. In Afghanistan hardly people know about it. Yesterday, although there should have been programs at all levels aimed at creating public awareness about rights of children, no significant effort from government, civil cities, and human/children rights organizations was in place. Children

Do not Tie the Hands against Uncontained Terrorists

June 01, 2011

It is clear-cut that public support for the presence of international forces is impacted by the civilian casualties that continue to happen in the counter-insurgency operations and air strikes conducted by international forces in Afghanistan. This is because Afghan people do not want to continue to get killed either by...

No Significant Drawdown Favourable

June 01, 2011

Since December, 2009 when the new US strategy for Afghanistan was made public by President Obama – deployment of tens of thousands of more troops in Afghanistan during 2010 and gradual withdrawal of international forces from the summer 2011 – there have been serious concerns over premature drawdown of troops as insurgency has gone...