Ghor: Ex-Taliban prisoner turns to social work

Create: 12/20/2020 - 11:49

FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): A former Taliban fighter, who has been released in western Ghor province, is optimistic about the peace negotiations.
Currently engaged in civil activities, he says a truly Islamic government, which treats he people according to Sharia teachings, should come to power.
A peace agreement was signed between the US and Taliban in Doha on February 29. Under the pact, 5,000 Taliban prisoners and 1,000 government inmates have been released so far.

In name of peace, is Afghanistan returning to 1990s?

Create: 08/10/2015 - 11:33

In 1995, the Taliban emerged in Afghanistan and captured 90 percent of Afghanistan by 2000, imposing the Sharia law. Were they really followers of Islam and practiced it in letter and spirit? They answer is clearly a big no.
The Mujahidin government’s failure triggered a civil war that posed a grave threat to the security of Pakistan and the rest of the world. Pakistan and the US subsequently launched the project called Taliban to put an end to the civil war and curb the influence of Russia and Iran in the country.

A Way out of Afghanistan’s Crisis

Create: 08/04/2015 - 09:28

After massive fraud during the 2014 presidential elections in Afghanistan, in September 2014, an unconstitutional deal to form a national unity government (NUG) has been signed by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. Absence of a functioning security and economic strategy, reckless foreign policy, and weakened diplomacy has resulted in increased foreign interference, massive corruption, poverty, unemployment, and aid reduction, as well as increased casualties, violence, and insecurity in the country.

Why peace bid and fighting should go hand in hand

Create: 07/26/2015 - 13:21

Since the inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani, efforts have been stepped up for peace talks with the Taliban. As a result, Pakistan-brokered discussions between Afghan government and Taliban representatives took place in the hill resort of Murree near Islamabad on July 7. The two sides agreed on a second sit-in after the Eid festival.
The negotiations are expected to lead to a substantive peace process. At the same time, President Ghani warns violence will induce a befitting response from government forces. Given below is a brief of analysis of war and talks going together.

New Delhi’s ire over Kabul-Islamabad thaw

Create: 07/07/2015 - 11:36

After the unity government came into being, Afghan leaders, particularly President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, promised a thaw with Pakistan and other countries of the world.His administration has been seeking Pakistan’s support to rein in the Taliban and woo them into reconciliation. The foreign policy of the unity governmentlargely focuses on relations with Pakistan and countries that can effectively help the Afghan peace process.