Professional Women Support Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the Front-Runner of the Presidential Election
On 5th of June, about one thousand professional women of Afghanistan gathered to overflow capacity at the Intercontinental hotel to declare their support for the Reform and Partnership Team led by Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. The program was held by the Reform and Partnership Team for its female supporters and organized by civil society organizations such as Mawj-e Tahhawol. The attendees were active in society and have declared for the Reform and Partnership Team: From school teachers and administrators to university professors from human rights advocates and women’s rights activists to humanitarian workers, from business women to members of the two houses of Parliament, from government gender workers to popular women’s councils, from wives of political leaders - - such as Mrs. Mohaqeq, Mrs. Nateqi and Mrs. Amrullah Saleh - - to medical doctors and journalists, from writers to socialites, all were present! Attendees were also members of all the political parties and groups that have joined.
The women chanted slogans as Dr. Abdullah stepped into the luxurious hall and a children’s chorus sang a victory song.
Dr. Abdullah opened his speech by stating his biography - - for the first time in public - - and then he explained the program of the Reform and Partnership Team for the women of Afghanistan.
Many representatives of women’s organizations asked the candidate questions regarding the women’s programs. Also, Fawzia Koofi, Gulmakai Safi, Fawzia Nasseryar, Dr. Monessa as well as many of Dr. Abullah’s major campaign workers such as Homa Shamim, Nafissa Latif, Fatema Jafari, Habiba Amin and Palwasha spoke and asked that on June 14 every woman must to the polls.
Monitors Worry About Runoff Fraud
A number of Afghan election monitoring groups have warned that the runoff round of this year's presidential race could face increased fraud on the part of candidates so long as the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) have staff members supporting one or the other candidate and engaging in fraud themselves. more......
Regional Experts Develop Common Vision for Future Afghanistan Around 60 regional multidisciplinary and leading experts and specialists from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, the Central Asian Republics, China, India, Russia and Turkey presented a common view on the future of Afghanistan in Kabul through the launch of the “Joint Declaration on Regional Peace and Stability.”click here..
It had been a long journey into the Hindu Kush mountains, starting in the Northwest of Pakistan in the summer of 1987. We began by secretly crossing the border into Afghanistan, trekking through Nuristan and finally making it over half a dozen 10,000-foot mountains to the Panjshir Valley. There, I more......
Abdullah Abdullah Moves Toward Center of Afghan Power
KABUL, Afghanistan — AFTER decades roaming the margins of power — as a close aide to the revered resistance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, as a foreign minister and later as Afghanistan’s perennial opposition leader — Abdullah Abdullah may finally be arriving at the center of it all.Since his electoral loss to President Hamid Karzai in 2009, Mr. Abdullah, who is of mixed Pashtun and Tajik ethnicity, has widened his political base, having used persuasion and energy to forge alliances built more......
I was born about fifty years ago in this house (pointing to his father’s house located in Kart-e-Parwan, Kabul). My father Ghulam Muhayuddin was from Kandahar province and my mother was from Panjshir. Before moving to Kart-e-Parwan my parents lived in the De Afghanan area of Kabulmore......