Can Ghani Change the Fate of His Nation?


The country is going through a very touchy point of time, steeped in bloodshed and violence. President Ghani with his rival Abdullah Abdullah are enjoying foreign trips while the nation is mourning on the dead bodies of their beloved souls and missing ones. President Ghani gives bold speeches in Presidential palace of the United States with impressive promises to win their hearts and minds of President Obama and his colleagues and attracts the attention of International community for funding to spend on irrelevant gatherings.

This is really so sad that President Obama with his colleagues are sitting silent and listen to Ghani’s false promises with no achievements. We have witnessed his leadership in the past months with much disputes and failure with no commitment and dedication towards his promises made during international meeting at the end of 2014. Instead, the international community and President Obama must ask about their achievements that they had since their leading responsibilities. They must ask for their commitments against their promises made during the international conference over the fate of Afghanistan beyond 2014. The future of millions of Afghans must not be bypassed only with talks and promises every time; there must be commitment and dedication instead.

We know the grim realities of Afghanistan, particularly the powerless, excluded, and most vulnerable ethnic groups who have been the victims of their political advantage throughout the history. But one thing we must remember that unless the people make an stand against Ghani’s disputes and failure, he does not fulfill his responsibilities in-line with international leadership principles. He has crossed his all deadlines with many excuses over the last months. He has no single achievements for his nation except the alarming rise in violence and bloodshed since he took the leading responsivity.

The bad atmosphere of elections seemed to have bled into the two leader’s personal relationship, leaving in an everlasting power struggle. A survey conducted three months ago by Afghanistan’s private T.V channel and an independent civil society, reported that Ashraf Ghani’s popularity has fallen dramatically, with only 27.5 percent of people were satisfied with his leadership. Many people, who had hoped for change, feel disregarded. The claim for a true democratic government remained a daydreaming and their dramatic failure against their promises made during their presidential campaign began to undermine their legitimacy, and accountability.

As of now, there must be broader policies in which they create some scenes to attract the attention of people while behind the scene they are devoting efforts to make decisions against the will and benefits of the whole nation. We hope the nation discards from emotional movements and sifts the ground realities with unity to change their dismal fate. It is about time the nation must allude the intact promises Ghani with his Rival made during their campaigns and in the presence of International gatherings in London conference with his people if the nation wants to get rid of these shameful miseries and disorder.

About samad1986

Abdul Samad Haidari is a poet, writer, teacher and a former freelance journalist, currently residing in Indonesia as a stateless refugee. He is the author of The Red Ribbon He fled his home country at the age of seven and grew up wandering in Pakistan and Iran as a child refugee, and was separated from his family for the majority of his childhood. For two years, at the age of eight and nine, he was forced into child labour in the construction industry in Iran. In contrast, Pakistan offered refugees like him the opportunity to study and work. This education and work experience culminated in Abdul teaching computer studies and English language courses at the Intel Computer Center and Pak Oxford Professionals. After the collapse of the Taliban government, Abdul returned to Afghanistan thinking that the security situation had improved, and that he could take part in the reconstruction of his war-torn country. With this in mind, Abdul served as a freelance journalist and humanitarian aid-worker in areas of the country that remained dangerous to civilians because of the influence of terrorist groups. Abdul served with the Norwegian refugee council (NRC), ActionAid Afghanistan, Daily Outlook Afghanistan group of newspapers, and The Daily Afghanistan Express. As a freelance journalist, Abdul wrote articles and editorials about on-the-ground realities, which were then circulated widely. These had a particular focus on women and children’s rights, corruption, transparency and accountability in government, warlords and terrorist groups’ actions and the systematic persecution of minority groups in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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