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What Do Ordinary Afghans Want for The Future?

What Do Ordinary Afghans  Want for The Future?

KABUL - The peace process and the elections are two important topics about which every ordinary Afghan has a perspective. But what do Afghans in the Taliban-controlled areas think about these two topics?
For this report, TOLOnews’ reporter Tamim Hamid talked to a number of ordinary Afghans--somewho live in secure areas and others who live in Taliban-controlled areas.
When it comes to peace, every Afghan citizen living in and outside the Taliban-controlled areas seems to have the same view: each considers peace to be the most important need of the country.
The Baraki Rajan village is located in Baraki Barak District of Logar Province, and most of the district  is controlled by the Taliban.
Mohammad Younus, who has recently returned from Pakistan, says that peace is a fundamental need of the people in every society.
“What should I do? Should I go and steal or kill someone? What should I do? We want peace so that our people can live in prosperity. If there is peace, if there is calm, we are ready to live in poverty, but we do not want war,” said Mohammad Younus, a villager of Baraki Rajan village.
Hamidullah is a money exchanger in Baraki Barak’s local bazar. He regrets not being able to cast his ballot in the elections.
“We did not manage to get an education, our lives have been wasted in wars, but we are very depressed about the future of our children, we fear they might live in poverty and misery,” said Qader Khan, a gardener in Kabul.
Despite turbulence on the political front, life goes on and Afghans look to the future. (TOLO NEWS)