The peril of loss of trust in peaceful solution of Afghan conflict
Beside other things, the peace process is also unfortunately viewed as a “project and income source” in Afghanistan. The weak government stance has allowed some opportunist circles to gain popularity and protect their economic interests by deceiving people under the name of peace process. Instead of holding these elements accountable for defaming the peace process, the government just rejects its representation and involvement in the process, a behavior which catalyzes suspicions that there may be some kind of connivance and deal between the government and those elements. Such exploitation of the name of peace wrecks irreparable damage on the genuine peace efforts in the country, including peace talks and political dialogue which are very important values, and whose success is the greatest aspiration of Afghan people. It is exactly what the enemies of Afghanistan want. They are working to discredit the peace process, thereby leaving them with the only option of continuing the fight and bloodshed.Read More..