Also by Qadir Habib
June 24, 2013
Protections For Women Under Threat In Afghanistan
When the upper house of Afghanistan's parliament received proposed revisions to the country's electoral law, one key element was missing: the stipulation that one-quarter of all seats in provincial and local councils be reserved for women.
March 12, 2009
Karzai Sibling Says Business Success All His Own
Critics say Mahmoud Karzai -- who in addition to a car dealership and coal mining is involved in numerous real-estate deals and has interests in the country's only cement factory -- got where he is through his ties to his brother, the president. He concedes that it is "very difficult to legally make a profit in Afghanistan," but blames allegations of wrongdoing on his part on political sniping.