Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, February 17th, 2020

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Does Corruption Deepen Poverty?

Dear Editor

As long as we are well cognizant with the fact that the present governmental surroundings in Afghanistan, corruption has really deep-rooted in and caused the poor at mercy of the power. This has surely very negative impacts, especially on poor people, while one in three people are living in absolute poverty. Deeply considering, one without any hesitation can say, the very key driver of poverty in Afghanistan is due to the abuse of power which has become a very regular concept for the higher group people. Typically, today many powerful people utilize their influence to make the public agenda for their own personal or vested interest which is certainly against the rule of law.

This system doesn't only affect the lower class people, but rather this has become a hurdle towards progress and development. Unfortunately, yet this critical issue has not been taken into consideration seriously to protect the communities from lawlessness. As a result, bribe has become a very common practice today in our society to get a service done. Therefore, I belief, corruption does depend poverty in Afghanistan, this practice must be stopped so that poor class people can breath easily.


Yours Truly

Mohammad Nasim Qasemi

Sar-e Karez, Kabul