To the Expat Afghans

To the Expat Afghans

In these times when Afghanistan is going through tough and challenging times but the institutions are getting stability slowly but surely, it is the moral duty of Afghans to take the following steps in order to contribute to the stability and prosperity of Afghanistan.

1) The expats should wire the foreign exchange funds to the Banks of Afghanistan so that the banks invest in profitable businesses and economic activity commences with expedited pace. The transfer of funds to the Afghans in Pakhtunkhwa should also be wired through the banks of Afghanistan to benefit them indirectly.

2) The expats should aim at establishing world class educational institution like Harvard and Cambridge which should be in the world ranking to win an academic prestige among the comity of nations. This is a very important and urgent task as there has to be an intellectual nursery for the future generations to take the reigns of power and guide the nations rightly using the ability and potential if polished in such institution. This institution ought to have political and scientific faculties and disciplines.

3) A very effective media channel which should have a credibility among Asian channels atleast but should have the potential of competing with world class channels in the future. It is a good omen that there are already very positive steps taken in this direction. Shamshad,Tulo ,Lemar, RTA are trying their best to give the right projection to the Afghan cause but still much needs to be done.

4) Entrepreneurs in the west, who are ethnic Afghans should start thinking about not only investing in Afghanistan but use their liaison with the western entrepreneurs to convince them to invest in Afghanistan. The investors should be welcome irrespective of their nationality, race, religion or creed. It is the investment of the entrepreneurs which determines the stability and economic future of a country in the modern world. Economic interests and policies dictate political decisions in the modern world.

5) Afghanistan should give a top priority to her Cricket and soccer teams in particular and her other cultural games which could become a part of the Asian games in general like buzkashi etc.This is one of the wisest way to unite a multi ethnic and multi cultural nation.

6) The expats should tie themselves up with the Afghan govt to stop the brain drain and convince the govt to give incentives to the Afghan refugees living abroad to get them settled in Afghanistan.Afhan govt should seek the help of UN agencies for that in addition to giving privileges and perks to them inside Afghanistan. The heart of a person is stuck where his home, kith and kins are in addition to the person's investment and property.

7) The expat Afghans should form Afghan think tanks and lobbies in the west and elsewhere as the most urgent task to be done in order to safeguard the national interests of Afghanistan in the International politics.

The author is Peshawar based Afghan and can be reached at

Hamid Karzai - A Man facing immense Challenges

Hamid Karzai - A Man facing immense Challenges

The Afghanistan situation is challenging but not impossible to resolve if we know the laws of cultural engineering and keep in view the historic perspective of Afghanistan. In case of Pashtuns,it is the time in history where they need to change their direction to national goals and targets in consonance with the laws of history and strive for freedom in Pakistan instead of becoming a cannon fodder for the imperialist designs of Arabs, Punjabis or any other alien force.

In case of Afghanistan one has to know the gravity of situation in which Hamid Karzai is leading the country.

Hamid Karzai is taking Afghanistan through these difficult times when Afghanistan is going through a transitional phase of trying to rehabilitate from the devastation of three decades of internal and external war. It is a very herculean and uphill task.

It should be noted that Afghanistan is a country which is inhabited by a nation which is an amalgam of the progressive Non Pashto speakers and the conservative Pashtuns, in a tribal culture but with a glorious history, and which has been a battle ground for centuries due to its geo strategic position in the past. It is one of the toughest terrain for urbanisation and mechanisation, which has been constantly under threat by its neighbours due to their imperialist designs and historic enmity with Afghans.

Hamid Karzai is a son of the soil who has been using US might to supervise the rehabilitation of the devastated land. He has played an instrumental role in converging the human and capital resources of the world not only to secure Afghanistan but also to rebuild it.

He has used the differences of the ethnic groups to the advantage of the country proving himself to be a person which statesmanship skills and an expert is statecraft.

The scattered and disillusioned Afghans with immense potential to become a glorified nation need a person who feels at home with national, local as well as international community due to his profile, who knows the business strategies devised by the movers and shakers of Halliburton on one side and the diplomatic skills to convert disadvantage to the advantage of Afghanistan, on the other.

He is the person who is well versed in the Pashto and Dari in addition to English which gives him an edge. He has worked in the higher echelons of power by the virtue of belonging to the aristocracy of the Afghans and even has been closely associated with those who were involved in the Afghan and post Afghan war.

He has taken a stand against the collateral damage as well as the opinionated US lobby who were unwilling to accept the results of the 2009 presidential election due to their political reservations. He had the courage to invite Taliban to talks despite knowing their mentors.

The foreign policy which has been pursued in his tenure has been successful in convincing the world community about the seriousness of the unrest in the Afghans due to the infiltration of Arabs, Persian, Ex-communist states , Punjabis and the ISI backed Taliban in Afghanistan.

The Afghans and Pakhtuns should appreciate a mature political approach as this is a matter of life and death for them and their motherland. Criticising unnecessarily, the Afghan struggle for the restoration of their past glory and becoming a progressive nation in the 21st century after living in a fool's paradise and Idealistic fantasy for decades, is not going to help Pakhtun and Afghans.They will have to adopt a realistic strategy.

Social Evolution in Human race

Social Evolution in Human race

History triggers the waves of nostalgic romanticism in our lives. It throws stone into the calm ocean of our memoirs. These waves of past generate infinite transverse wave circumscribing our already disturbed life. It might be shocking but it is a fact that in the unconscious mind the past present and future are one integral whole. We seem to live in the present, anticipate future and claim to have experienced past but the truth is far from being perceived by this simple notion.

Einstein told us that time is relative and that if we move with different velocities time will be different for us such that the faster you move the more dilated the time will become till it stops when you move with the speed of light. The mystics claimed to exist at different times and different places in different forms and in different states as Rahman baba has put it by saying.

Che pa yaw qadam arsha poray rasee … ma ledalay dey raftaar da darweshaano.

[Translation: The speed of mystics witnessed by the people with insight is so fast that they reach the heavens in the blink of an eye]

Minskowski told us that time is the fourth dimension of life. There is no existence without time. Max Planck, De Broglie and Heisenberg told us that existence, which is considered to be a function of time, is just a probability.

An Urdu poet says it in the verse:

Daboya mujh ko honay nay…na hota may to kia hota…

[Translation: My existence is my biggest crime - an ingenious expression of existentialism by Ghalib].

Stephen Hawkings told us how we can manipulate time and past, present and future to exit to another part of the universe in a quantum leap using the concept of worm holes - an idea which was previously presented by H.G.Wells in other words in his Time Machine concept. The modern "theory of Everything" explained the unity in the universe which was previously established by the Grand Unification theory [GUT] by Abdus Salam on physical level and by Sigmund Freud on psychological level. When man recalls memoirs as one does not know whether they are one’s past, present or future. Man should proactively engineer his future into events and translate his wishes to be his future.

The direction of evolution changed to psychological evolution in human beings. The brain which is the centre of all emotions, feelings, intellect and wisdom was the target of evolution.
The psychological needs and the presence of developed faculties in man gave birth to various tools, instruments in order to satisfy the instincts. The instincts in case of man developed into defence, survival, hunger, sex etc. With the passage of time they got matured enough to think about abstract values like freedom, knowledge, consciousness, humanity etc. Based on that man formed families, clans, tribes, societies till the concept of state was evolved. Now we see that all those groups who have contributed to the collective evolution of humanity are considered as developed nations and you will see that the offspring of each group or nation is the output of their intellectual and social contribution to society. The families who have been teaching will see great teachers in their family. The political families will see political figures; the sportsmen will see sportsmen in their offspring.

It is therefore concluded that specialisations evolve in various forms in a group of humans whether it is a family, a clan, a tribe , a nation or a comity of nation till the group achieves excellence in that specialisation.


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