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Even such constructive critics say Ghani has been his own worst enemy. They describe him as intellectually arrogant, impatient with underlings and too busy to indulge in the tea-drinking chats with elders and ethnic strongmen that enabled his predecessor, Hamid Karzai, to hold together a divided society emerging from decades of brutal conflict and ideological whiplash.

Even such constructive critics say Ghani has been his own worst enemy. They describe him as intellectually arrogant, impatient with underlings and too busy to indulge in the tea-drinking chats with elders and ethnic strongmen that enabled his predecessor, Hamid Karzai, to hold together a divided society emerging from decades of brutal conflict and ideological whiplash.
 

The Afghan security forces has retaken the control of a gold mine in Raghistan district of Badakhshan province, after almost 40 days continued clearance operation against the Taliban insurgents in the area, provincial official said.

 
 

The Hazara protest was, ostensibly, in response to the Afghan government’s decision to divert a promised power transmission line from Bamiyan – a Hazara enclave, where it would have brought jobs, economic growth and, most fundamentally, electricity – to another area of the country further north. But the demonstration, and the power line’s diversion, was aimed too at a broader discrimination Hazaras say they suffer in Afghanistan.

 
In this lush farm belt deep in central Afghanistan, women have been the organizing force behind a new wave of small village farm unions. That seems to have brought some changes. In a reversal of tradition, husbands tend to walk after their wives, trailing a couple of steps behind with rolled-up sleeves and sun-beaten faces. And critically for this impoverished region, the unions have established modest supply chains at the market in the center of Bamian Province. Over just a few years, they have introduced new vegetables to their humble dinner plates.
 

Afghanistan was used by regional and global powers as a strategic chessboard for centuries. May be Afghans were killed and their homes were plundered and destroyed time since immemorial as there is no written history about the past. Afghanistan remained at center of the great games played by the powerful players. These strategic games were played the cost of Afghan people lives. The wars left only ruins to Afghans.

 

In Afghanistan, where decades of warfare have ravaged the country, there's a beautiful green oasis tucked between the mountains that's home to something rare and precious.

The Panjshir Valley, located north of Afghanistan's capital Kabul, is an area rich with more than 172 emerald mines.

 

 

Investment needs an environment that the government has not provided. In the coming weeks the relevant ministries would give statements to assure the international community that the Afghan government has initiated several steps to encourage investment and support the private sector.

 

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is in the spotlight as Afghan refugees in Peshawar have complained about discrimination, lack of basic facilities and corruption in the voluntary repatriation center in Chamkani area. 

 
 

It is also necessary for a tricky transition  to be effected when the time comes for the current ruler President Ghani to make way for his successor Abdullah Abdullah, as part of the democratic changeover following Mr. Karzai's tenure.  Afghanistan has met all these challenges and succeeded in consolidating its democratic process, so that it can now anticipate an orderly transition when the time comes. 

 

Since establishment of the National Unity Government (NUG) in Afghanistan, there is an unending debate on political systems. Public opinion makers, jurists, analysts and legislators have been discussing different political systems that could meet needs of the country and people. Most of such debates and study reports end without broad-based consensus. Obliviously, there will no consensus because we do not go deep to find the root cause of a problem and offer a solution which could be acceptable to local population. Imposing a system on Afghans that is designed and practiced by people hundreds of miles away will definitely collapse.

 


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