Prevalent problems in Afghanistan



March 12, 2022

Fahad Ali looks at the situation in Prevalent problems of Afghanistan

Since after the Taliban takeover last August, the reported linchpin of Afghani Prevalent problems resistance Sirajuddin Haqqani for the first time appeared in public. It may be recollected that his only picture till now appeared on the US “most wanted” lists and previously, he has only been photographed clearly from behind. He appeared in public to address a passing-out parade for new Afghan police recruits in Kabul and emphasised that he has publicly come to the fore for building trust amongst the Taliban cadres. The police passing-out parade was broadcast live on Prevalent problems Afghanistan’s national television. His pictures were widely shared on social media by Taliban officials who had previously only posted photographs that did not show his face or those in which it had been digitally blurred. At the police parade, Haqqani was dressed like many of the other senior Taliban officials; very heavily bearded and wearing a black turban and white shawl.
Haqqani was among the first senior leaders who had entered Kabul in August last year but kept a low profile over the past few months. He would meet foreign dignitaries and Taliban officials but photographs from such meetings would always be blurred. He once appeared on a television interview but his face was not shown. He is the son of Mujahedeen leader Jalaluddin Haqqani, who fought against the erstwhile Soviet Union in the 1980s. The senior Haqqani later joined the Taliban and served as minister in the previous Taliban government. Now, only Sheikh Hibatullah Akhundzada, the Taliban chief, has yet to appear in public. Although he now regularly meets other Taliban leaders in Kandahar, his photo or video has never been shared with the media since the group took over Kabul.
On the other hand, a senior US diplomat has formally apologised for thousands of stranded of Prevalent problems Afghan citizens in the UAE after promising to grant them refugee status. The identity of this official was kept confidential, however, vowed that America will try and expedite visas as quickly as possible. However, they did acknowledge some potential setbacks, such as the sheer number of those waiting to get approved. Whereas, some people, those waiting on visas and those trying to help them are tired of waiting after months of uncertainty. In the meanwhile many Afghan refugees have shrugged off the Taliban accusations that they are maltreated in exile and have confirmed that they are surfing on wifi and enjoying free meals in comfortable town houses in Qatar insisting that there is no way they will go back to their homeland under the Islamist hardliners, no matter what the new rulers say.
Since August, more than 75,000 Afghans have passed through the Gulf emirate that brokered a peace deal between the Taliban and the United States and remains a key intermediary in the Taliban’s difficult links to the outside world. The Taliban have apparently halted movement of people out of Afghanistan on the pretext that migrating Afghans are maltreated in exile. On the contrary nearly all residents interviewed said they had heard grim accounts of conditions back home. The Qatari government has also questioned the Taliban comments, though Doha remains a hub for the Taliban, who have used it for talks with international envoys as they bid to unblock much-needed aid for the country. Qatar and Turkey are however negotiating with the Taliban to run Afghanistan’s airports.
Looking at another aspect the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan remains dire. It needs food, medical supplies and cash to pay the salaries of teachers and medical staff. Humanitarian assistance that has been given so far falls much below what the country needs. It is reported that less than $29mn of the $4.4 billion needed to save Afghanistan from disaster has come in so far. There is another dimension of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict that might take a toll on Afghanistan: refugees. With more than a million Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war in their country and taking shelter in Europe, millions of Afghan refugees living in Pakistan will now receive little or no attention. There was already donor-fatigue for the Afghan refugees who are now largely dependent on Pakistan, which has its own set of economic problems. This will accentuate in the times to come. Afghanistan with its own economy in ruins, would not be able to take them in while Pakistan may find it difficult to look after them with the meagre resources it has at its disposal. With the new conflict emerging in the middle of Europe, Afghanistan, sadly, looks like a forgotten story now.
In the repressed scenario & Prevalent problems in Afghanistan many women marked International Women’s Day in muted fashion with activists cowed by the threat of arrest or detention at the hands of the country’s new Taliban rulers. Since returning to power the Taliban have rolled back two decades of gains made by the country’s women, who have been squeezed out of government employment, barred from travelling alone and ordered to dress according to a strict Islamic interpretation. Some Afghan women initially pushed back strongly against Taliban restrictions, holding small demonstrations and protests where they demanded the right to education and work. But the Taliban soon wearied of the spectacle and rounded-up several of the ringleaders, holding them incommunicado even while denying they had been detained. Since their release, most have gone silent, although the Taliban distributed videos of some purporting to confess they had been encouraged to protest by activists abroad, who said it would help them gain asylum. TW

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