No more a dream
Your article titled ‘ A Distant Dream’ in the April issue raised one important question: Will democracy become sustainable in Afghanistan after the Western nations withdraw? Interestingly, another article in the same issue was directed towards the possibility of the seemingly impossible task at hand. ‘Changing Winds’ indicated a positive political development which has more recently taken place in this war-torn country. Introduction of public representatives from other ethnic groups such as the Tajiks and Uzbeks into mainstream politics points to the fact that the Afghans are ready for a peaceful transition to democracy. This approach is evident not only in peacefully taking over from the Western governments but also in breaking the age-old shackles of ethnic divides and internal political disputes that have disrupted the smooth functioning of democracy in Afghanistan for long.