At least 150 people have been killed, who is responsible?

At least 150 people have been killed, in a suicide attack, today in the fifth district of the Kabul city. Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack was carried on a convoy of minibuses, carrying students of a miliatery college from Wardak province, to Kabul. Taliban has announced that two of his members have carried on the attack. One of them detonated his bomb near the buses, while students and civilian gathered there, the second bomb blast, remained at least 150 people dead, including civilians.

After this bloody attack, the question which rises in our mind is that, where is the officials, who are responsible for protecting the people? While the insecurity is in its highest level during last months, why they didn’t mind safe guarding the convoy? What does it mean carrying hundreds of a military college’s student, without caring about the security and protection of them?

When the officials of the government, are walking through the streets of the Kabul city, you would see that at least ten armored car following them. When they cross from a street, they give order to close the street for other citizens. When they move from their home to their office, those streets which end to their office are closed. They protect themselves.

And today, hundreds of military college’s students were moving from wardak (one of the most insecure provinces) to the Kabul, they were riding without any safeguard, two suicide bomber attacked their buses, 150 people including civilians have been killed, Taliban claimed the responsibility for this attack, so who is responsible?

 

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Today`s Attack.

 

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The Real Face of Afghanistan

People around the world would be in this belief that, circumstances in Afghanistan have changed after 2001. 
They’d believe that, nowadays, after the collapse of the Taliban regime, fundamentalism and terrorism has been eliminated, the human rights are being reserved, women have got their rights -even they can be Minister, Afghanistan is not any more a (the most) dangerous place for children. And for all of these, they would praise the US policies and UN efforts. 
Though,They are not wrong, for they watch television showing, girls are going to school and playing football. They watch women are walking on the streets of Kabul city, without any burqa. They watch thousands of Afghanistan’s citizens, protesting against the government biased policies or Taliban’s attacks on civilian. They would think that, YES, Afghanistan is changed completely and now, there’s no oppression, no discrimination and no violence. But, these are all what they watch in the television’s screen. In other words, They see, what others want them to see. 
You can see the reality of the Afghan’s life, the real face of Afghanistan, in this picture taken by me while crossing the Kabul city’s street -Afghanistan’s capital, and this is NOT the only one.
Walking around the city, you would face hundreds of children barefooted, with weather-beaten faces and broken hearts, polishing shoes, washing cars or searching among garages for something to eat.
Walking on the streets of Kabul city, you would face girls being harassed, women being insulted, and human rights being harshly violated.
These are the reality, and the real face of Afghanistan, after 2001. 
Days are getting darker, and nights are getting colder, while the street kids, having not enough food and secure place, struggling to survive.

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Street kids, maybe brother and sister, sitting next to each other, hand in hand.

Walking alongside the suicide bomber; it does not matter

Walking alongside the suicide bomber; it does not matter

Living with dangers, walking alongside the suicide bombers, being faced with a government which has problem with you, with your pen and your opinion, working for the well-being of the people, which some of them think that you do everything except helping them; In addition to the vary shortcomings of the news agency, for which you work. though, this is the real life a journalist/reporter and writer in this country, but I am very optimistic about all of these, as I think that I have many responsibilities in my country, and one of them is, reporting my people`s situation and raising their voice globally.

I believe that, I am able to help healing my people`s wounds, to proof this that my people as human beings have some basic rights and must be observed, to help the youth generation of my society achieve their goals, to work hard for my country`s girls and women get their rights, be respected in the society, attend to the schools and continue their academic life. Although, I myself am human, who has weakness and shortages, but I believe in my power, which are my voice as a reporter and my pen as writer and blogger.

 

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me at AIT`s Campus 

Anna Karenina.

 
Well, it would be better to mention this, that I am not a bookish or the one whose shelf is full of books, and his mind is full of information or…No, I am fan of, and reader of those books and pieces, that I believe; they will have surely, readers, great name and fans, at least one century after this time. And I am sure that you read or somehow, have been introduced to such books and pieces.

The Anna Karenina of Leo Tolstoy is one of those. Of course, that here in Afghanistan, the translated version is available (I think that the language, in which the book/piece is written have strong power to get the reader involved/plunged inside the story, than the second language/translated version). I haven’t finished reading of, but until now, I found this novel, a completely different of previous ones and a noble story. When I start reading it, after few lines, I feel that I am one of the characters, not one who plays role, but the one who is looking after the characters, who would be getting sad if the character happened to face a big problem or difficulty (specially for kitty), and the one who is really involved in the story. And this not because of anything else, but the magical power of Tolstoy`s pen, who had written the novel, with magical pen, but in a completely realistic form. While reading the story, in happy moments of it, you become happy. in the hilarious scenes, you become hilarious  while in the sad lines you get broken. And this is exactly the magical power, I am speaking of.

I will write my review of the novel here; after I finished the novel (I speak of finishing more than 800 pages). And I recommend this great novel, for those who wants to read great books/have the name of a great book in their list.

Once again, THANKS to Khalil Pazhwak for offering a great book, Always.

Anna-Karenina

A new start.

Childhood, school, high-school, college and today a new page is going to be opened in my life.
Until now, I am pretty glad of having been child of my parents, student of my teachers and colleagues of my college’s attendants, and surely they are so.
I am looking forward to remember today’s start, as gladly as I do pasts.

I will write about it in detail.

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Spring of 1395.

One of Bijan’s costumers.

Bijan Pakzad (4 April 1940 – 16 April 2011), was an Iranian American designer of menswear and fragrances. He as an entrepreneur and designer won many awards in fashion and designing.
Bijan’s career began in Iran with the Pink Panter boutique.
After entering into the USA, he and his friend began their own business and brand, House of Bijan in 1976. The boutique, having clients from the powerful, super millionaire and most famous men in the world, described as the most expensive store in the world.
Among his clients, Bijan claimed to count five Presidents of the United States – both George Bush and his son,Barack ObamaRonald Reagan, and Bill Clinton – and other world leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Tony Blair. He also dressed other fashion designers such as Oscar de la RentaTom Ford, and Giorgio Armani and high-profile actors including Tom Cruise andAnthony Hopkins. (Wikipedia)
Though the boutique’s clients are few, but before visiting, you have to have reserved a particular period of time. The boutique has many rules, which one of them is, to be eligible for buying a garment from the boutique, your net income has to be $1 million in a year.
Also, the average amount of money during buying from this boutique is $100000. it means that at least one should be a super millionaire to be able to buy one of house of Bijan’s products. Also, every single product is specifically  designed for the clients. It means that one client, do not buy the product which is bought already.

These were all about Bijan’s career and his western clients, but one of Bijan’s clients is an Afghan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the partner of Afghanistan’s president, Ashraf Ghani Ahmad-zai, in the national unity government as CEO.
His picture is framed and hanged among other Bijan’s Clients, and his name is written with gold plated ink on boutique’s window, which is for its most important clients. Those who are regularly visiting the boutique, buying the products.
Now, let’s take a look at Afghanistan and its citizens VS Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.
On November 2015, Dr . Abdullah Abdullah announced that the total of his own wealth is 10 million Afs, plus $7000 in his account at Al-Falah’s Kabul branch.
In addition, One of governmental organization, which is working to stop corruption in Afghanistan’s governmental and non-governmental offices, announced that Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s total wealth is about $153000 available plus $7000 on his account. And also, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has revealed that he has two watches, and has received as gifts.

In Afghanistan, about 40% of its population are living under the poverty line, and a number of 4-8 million people are completely jobless. Also, surveys show, that about 250000 people have fled country, only during past year (2015).
Now it is up to you; Compare these with Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s life, the organisation’s announcement about his wealth, and his name which is written bold, as a regular client of the most expensive store in the world.

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Rain

There are people who enjoy walking around, while it is raining.
Especially, in Kabul city. getting out of the house you would face few people in the streets, much of them are young people, wearing rainy coats, hand in hand with their friends or loved one.
They enjoy walking, as there are no other people in the streets to be bothered by. Those who are often in the streets of Kabul city, waiting for a gf-bf to bother. But in the rainy days, the bothering people are more lazy to get out of the house.
Today, it is raining, started by early morning and seems completely lovely. I am outside, walking along the street of western Kabul, listening to music, and enjoying of this cool weather in the late spring. The place where I am typing, there are few people, four pairs of gf-bf and two others, who seems likely to be students or lover or I don’t know…
They enjoy of these moments, there are no people who used to make joke of people like us. I think they are in their homes, tired of this raining. But we, the people who are tired of other days, now are enjoying.
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