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Afghanistan

In a country suffered by three decades of war, peace is a precious commodity. Unfortunately, here in Afghanistan where an entire generation has been pushed into the unending cycle of violence, conflict and political plus economic instability, whatever peace remains is fragile. 

 

Afghanistan is becoming a dangerous country for civilians with each passing day. The situation will become worse if regional countries were not prevented from forging alliances to use the country as a ground for proxy war.

 

About 50 families are mourning as three terrorist incidents claimed the lives of nearly fifty people in the provinces of Kabul, Kandahar and Helmand, in which about 100 others were injured.

 

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), John Sopko, had presented a very bleak picture of Afghan security forces on Wednesday in Washington. Sopko said that corruption was rampant in the Afghan security forces.

 

Since end to the combat mission of NATO, the Taliban have changed their strategies. 

 

Afghanistan is lagging behind from the regional countries in almost all sectors that one could name. Both, people and government are blameworthy. Public could not turn face from responsibilities by criticizing the governments for ills that we have hands in. Afghan people have failed to protect the historical sites while the authorities are looking for donations to restore the sites.

 

According to a recent survey launched by Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) the corruption arrived at the third position and appeared to be biggest problem of the country after insecurity and unemployment.

 

Baffled by growing security pressure, military strategists in the United States have decided to deploy 300 Marines to the volatile southern Helmand province. Increase in anti-state activities and expansion of Daesh, also known as the Islamic State, is knocking over Afghan and American policymakers

 

The current constitution of the country is 13 years old now. It was approved by a special Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly) and was signed by the former president Hamid Karzai in January 2004, after the Taliban’s regime was toppled by the US invasion in 2001.

 

Afghan war was declared by the Bush-administration after 9/11 attacks in the United States. The terror attacks have claimed lives of many innocent people from different faiths. Wars helped Bush to win the presidential election. 

 


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