Who rule Afghanistan ?
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.