Thanks and Appeal to Hazaras all around the world

Hazaragi Alphabet Book Title PageMassive thanks to Mehdi Shaheen,  Omid Bidar, Jawad Sadey Lakoo, Ali Fitrat, Muhammad Reza Wakil, Qadir Nayel, Khadim Rizai, Hasan Reza Changezi, Abbas Changezi and of course John Gulzari and Ishaq Muhammadi who showered  me with thousands of Hazaragi Words, which is fantastic. Without your honest contributions, the Hazagari Alphabet Book for Beginner Class and Hazaragi Dictionary wouldn’t have been possible to think or materialize.

Now, around ten thousand Hazaragi words are with me and I’ve put my heart and soul to produce a Hazagari Alphabet Book for Beginner Class and two dictionaries;

  1. Hazaragi into English
  2. English into Hazaragi

50 percent of “Hazagari Alphabet Book for Beginner Class” have been completed and only 10 percent of “Hazaragi into English Dictionary” have so far been completed. Both projects are time taking and I need friends to help me with the designing of the books especially alphabet book.

I’m trying my best to include all Hazaragi words being used in Hazara Jat in both books BUT I need cooperation of all Hazaras especially those belong to Dai Mirdad, Dai Zingi, Behsud, Malistan and Yakawlang areas.

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Afghanistan: Run-off election or Horse-trading?

Abdullah AshrafWith just over 82 percent of the results of the votes announced by the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) last Thursday, no presidential candidate seems to be in a clear position to announce victory. According to IEC Dr Abdullah has secured 43.8 percent (2,564,284) votes and he is leading Dr Ashraf Ghani from 10.9 percent (636,131) votes.

Around 81-100 percent of the election results of 20 provinces have been counted and 20-39 percent election results of 13 provinces are yet to be announced including the 70 percent election results of the Ghazi province.  

Out of seven million ballots, 5,857,442 votes have been counted. 746 complaints ruled by Electoral Complaints Commission may likely affect closer to half a million votes. Dr Abdullah’s 80,000 votes from Herat City have been quarantined for suspected fraud and now nearly 17.5 percent of the votes are left to be announced which means no candidate seems likely win in the first round of the elections with simple majority votes — was predicted on the previous column on this newspaper on 5th of April 2014.

Many suggest that Dr Abdullah may likely bag around 45 percent of the votes, while his political rival Dr Ashraf Ghani will hopefully get about 35 percent of the total votes.

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Will Elections Bring Stability in Afghanistan or …?

abdullah-ahmadzai-rassoul-electionThe people of Afghanistan will cast their ballots today. It’ll be the third elections since the fall of Taliban in 2001 but the first democratic transition, if the process goes peacefully and successfully. 

So far three strong presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Zalmai Rasoul have emerged on the political arena to replace the incumbent president Hamid Karzai, who is constitutionally barred to get further extension after ruling more than 12 years in Afghanistan.

For the past few weeks all presidential candidates especially the prominent three took to the street, travelled nearly all over Afghanistan and tried their best to win the hearts of the masses. Today is the most important day for the people of Afghanistan who will not only decide the future of Afghanistan but also the whole region.  Therefore, all eyes are on Afghanistan’s elections. All presidential candidates claim to be the next president of Afghanistan but unfortunately nobody knows who will win the simple majority vote.

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