Editorial: Internal and external factors of insecurity

Hewad is a state-run daily published mostly in Pashto.

Editorial: Internal and external factors of insecurity

Hewad is a state-run daily published mostly in Pashto.

Friday, 19 May, 2006
Taleban militants have recently stepped up their guerrilla attacks on government and non-government institutions. The Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of parliament, debated the security issues few days ago and each MP expressed his or her opinions in this respect. The recent insecurity has sparked a lot of fear and concerns among Afghans. In a county like Afghanistan, which has been hit by many years of outsiders’ interference and civil war, the government and national infrastructures have been completely destroyed and people are struggling with poverty, so improving security in such a country is a very difficult and complicated task. In addition, there are some people or countries in the region that cannot tolerate a stable and developing Afghanistan, and they create many problems in the path towards better security in the country. Bringing security and stability has many facets and if even one of these sides is forgotten, security will be difficult, even impossible. There are both internal and external factors behind the insecurity in the country. The internal factors include the active presence of terrorists in the country, drug production and trafficking, administrative corruption, the presence of illegal armed groups, gunmen in power, poverty, unemployment and distrust between the government and the people in some areas. The external factors include the existence of terrorist training camps outside the country, where terrorists are provided with money and facilities, arms and ammunitions. When we talk about improving security, we must not forget these two factors. The external factors can be resolved by the international community, particularly by NATO and the US, while the internal factors can be resolved jointly by the Afghan government, national assembly, the people and the international community.
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