Kabul Press: These days, the news channels in Afghanistan are focused on the heavy presence of the Afghan Foreign Fighters in Syria and Yemen in the proxy war between the two regional powers; Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Based on the news and Kabul Press’s reliable sources, it’s believed that at least nine thousand Pashtun Foreign Fighters are being recruited by Saudi Arabia from the South and East of Afghanistan since 2015 that were deployed for the war in Yemen. These Foreign Fighters mostly (...)
Federal Republic of Afghanistan, two suggested maps
Wednesday 26 July 2017
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Kabul Press: It is several years that we have started a discussion on federalism in Afghanistan. We have also another discussion on Partition. There are many writers and activists from different ethnic groups including Uzbek, Hazara, Tajik and Pashtun have participated in our discussions by submitting opinion articles. Now, in social media, many people are engaged in federalism and partition discussions as two best alternatives for the central government of so-country Afghanistan led by Pashtuns. Over two centuries of war in Afghanistan is the result of the bloody borders, and invasion of non-Pashtuns lands by Pashtun tribes.
Recently, we have received two suggested maps of Federal Republic of Afghanistan. The first one is submitted by Tajik activist Dr. Abdul Khaliq Lalzad, and the other one by a group of Hazara, Uzbek, Tajik and Turkmen activists.
The map suggested by Lalzad, has divided the country into ten states as follow:
2: Badakhshan, Takhar and Kunduz
3: Baghlan, Samangan and Balkh
4: Jawzjan, Sar-e Pol and Faryab
5: Badghis, Ghor, Herat and Farah
6: Bamyan, Daykundi and parts of Maidan wardak, Ghazni and Uruzgan
7: Nimrooz, Helmand, Kandahar, Zabul and a part of Uruzgan and Ghazni
8: Logar, Paktia, Khost, Paktika and a part of Ghazni and Maidan wardak
9: Nangarhar, Laghman, Konar and Nuristan
10: Parwan, Kapisa and Panjshir
The map suggested by a group of Hazara, Uzbek, Tajik and Turkmen activists has divided the country into seven states:
2: South Tajikistan/ Pamir
7: North Pashtunistan