The gradual deterioration of situation in Afghanistan as of the inception of the National Unity Government has strongly disappointed Afghan people because each passing day adds to their life’s woes other than to allow them to witness an improvement and positive change. One of the major issues is insecurity. Until a few years back, insecurity was limited to only rural areas and provinces, while none of Afghan cities, including capital Kabul, is safe now.
In addition to insurgents, the government-supported armed groups have also embittered people. The HRW report also notes that militia forces or the so-called “uprisers” loyal to powerful political figures have killed and excruciated Afghan civilians.
Because of weakness of the National Unity Government, not only progress has been elusive, but achievements made over the past 15 years in different spheres have also been at risk. Human rights situation has exacerbated, the public’s trust in democratic processes such as election has substantially shrunk, rule of law has weekend, and the government is increasingly losing ground to the rebels.
Government leaders need to realize criticality of the status quo and seek rational approaches to resolve the problems. The continuity of current situation not only can deprive ordinary Afghans from a better life, but also turn the rule of both the president and the chief executive officer upside down. Accordingly, they need to at least prevent the situation from aggravating if they are unable to bring about positive change in people’s lives.