Newly elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s move to resurrect the case against Kabul Bank last month was commendable; it demonstrated his resolve to tackle the administrative corruption that has crippled the Kabul government since 2001. Still, for the average Afghan, the case involving the theft of nearly $1bn dollars from the country’s first private bank back in 2010 won’t make much of a difference.
According to recent polls, for the vast majority of Afghans, security above all remains the top priority – followed by food, employment, fuel and the price of basic necessities. Without security, none of the other needs can be met.
US President Barack Obama’s plan to withdraw US troops by the end of 2016, has encouraged both Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters to ramp up their activities inside Afghanistan. A case in point is the southeastern province of Helmand, where a number of districts have fallen to Taliban incursions.
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