Who rule Afghanistan ?

Southasia - - EDITOR’S MAIL -

From the pic­ture pre­sented in the ar­ti­cle ‘Un­cer­tain Fu­ture’, He­dayat Amin Ar­sala comes across as the most qual­i­fied and suit­able per­son to be Afghanistan’s next pres­i­dent. He is highly ed­u­cated, has served on im­por­tant po­si­tions both in Afghanistan and abroad and has hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence of man­ag­ing the eco­nomic af­fairs of the coun­try. He is the best shot by ev­ery stan­dard. Yet, he is not the one who is pop­u­lar with the Afghan masses. Ac­cord­ing to a pre-poll sur­vey con­ducted across Afghanistan, the most suit­able can­di­date in the people’s opin­ion is Ab­dul­lah Ab­dul­lah – a politi­cian through and through.

This may ex­plain to some ex­tent why we haven’t been able to come out of our var­i­ous crises. This also re­in­forces the stereo­typ­i­cal im­age of the Afghan people that they think from their hearts, not from their heads. I be­lieve we can­not make Afghanistan a sta­ble coun­try, let alone a pros­per­ous one, if we do not put the reins in the hands of some­one who will not bow to po­lit­i­cal pres­sures, some­one who is above pop­u­lar pol­i­tics. The people of Afghanistan have to make a choice. And the time is now.

So­hana Khalilzade

Kabul, Afghanistan

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