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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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Prosodic features in English – Ilm-e-Arooz

Ilm-e-Arooz – in Urdu/Arabic – the foundation of poetry. Mr. Sadiq ‘Saba’ who is a famous modern day Urdu poet, linguist and a teacher, describes it on poetry – especially pertinent to Urdu Shaayari on ‘Ilm-e-Arooz’ which roughly translates to … Continue reading

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Raaf in Afghanistan

Raaf is a mountainous vegetable with a rich fragrance that grows only in the Spring season in Afghanistan.  

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http://www.facebook.com/cutepictures20/photos/a.1316247445057133/4195515813796934/ What we were before and what we are now.

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Stop Reporting or We Will Kill Your Family

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The Gap Between Ethics and Politics (Reader’s View)

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Taliban’s Strike Increases as U.S Departs

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Taliban’s Return a Threat to

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Sectarian Violence Booms in Quetta Pakistan

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Plunder Goes on Across Afghanistan as Looters Grow Even Bolder Read more: http://outlookafghanistan.net/topics.php?post_id=742#ixzz6fXiGKxgX

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