Alisher Shahir

Ali Sher Shahir is a reporter for reporterly and is based in Kabul.

From Wrestling to Sortition: How the Participants of Consultative Peace Jirga are Selected in the Provinces?
From Wrestling to Sortition: How the Participants of Consultative Peace Jirga are Selected in the Provinces?

The selection of Peace Consultative Jirga members has been reportedly challenging in some provinces of Afghanistan...

14 Apr 2019
Shocking Poverty in Afghanistan: Will New Findings on Multi-Dimensional Poverty Affect the Country’s Future?
Shocking Poverty in Afghanistan: Will New Findings on Multi-Dimensional Poverty Affect the Country’s Future?

A recent study conducted by Central Statistics Organization (CSO) of Afghanistan titled...

2 Apr 2019
1 Million Newly Enrolled Students: An Assessment of Challenges and Opportunities in the Ministry of Education?
1 Million Newly Enrolled Students: An Assessment of Challenges and Opportunities in the Ministry of Education?

As the new educational year commences in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Education says that one million children...

25 Mar 2019
A Nine-Year Journey for Spreading Education; How Matiulla Wesa Brought Literacy to Rural Afghanistan?
A Nine-Year Journey for Spreading Education; How Matiulla Wesa Brought Literacy to Rural Afghanistan?

As the years rolled on, the number of students in the school increased. The motivated students of the school were...

19 Mar 2019
Emerging Faces of Afghanistan: Zalmay Akbar from Refugee Schools to World Human Resources Congress
Emerging Faces of Afghanistan: Zalmay Akbar from Refugee Schools to World Human Resources Congress

Zalmay Akbar has recently become part of the 101 most influential leaders as a leading figure with expertise in...

17 Mar 2019
Abdul Ghani Kaka: Helmand Peace March Member Dies in Pursuit of Peace
Abdul Ghani Kaka: Helmand Peace March Member Dies in Pursuit of Peace

Abdul Ghani Kaka was the resident of Muhammad Agha district in Logar province...

5 Mar 2019
From a Victim to an Advocate: The Inspiring Journey of Human Rights Hero Hadi Marefat in Afghanistan
From a Victim to an Advocate: The Inspiring Journey of Human Rights Hero Hadi Marefat in Afghanistan

The blood-stained wrist watch says its 9:44 am. Its second hand is still flashing but in a very normal pace...

28 Feb 2019
Haste For Peace: How Did Peace Prospect Come So Close?
Haste For Peace: How Did Peace Prospect Come So Close?

Apart from international measures on reconciliation in Afghanistan, the efforts of the Afghan government...

16 Feb 2019
Taliban’s war is the war for “Power”: Reporterly’s Interview with Fawzia Koofi
Taliban’s war is the war for “Power”: Reporterly’s Interview with Fawzia Koofi

We are trying to introduce new faces to the people, and those who are currently at the top of the system...

14 Jan 2019
Abu Dhabi Dialogue: Is Afghan Peace Round the Corner?
Abu Dhabi Dialogue: Is Afghan Peace Round the Corner?

According to reports from the new round of US-Taliban talks in Abu Dhabi, the Taliban...

20 Dec 2018
How the Recent Change in Military and Diplomatic Strategy Towards Taliban May Take Things Forward?
How the Recent Change in Military and Diplomatic Strategy Towards Taliban May Take Things Forward?

The Afghan Special Forces killed a Taliban commander along with one of his men in an operation...

18 Dec 2018
How Afghanistan Can Find a Solution to the Missed Opportunity of the Right Electoral Reforms: An Interview with Abdullah Ahmadzai
How Afghanistan Can Find a Solution to the Missed Opportunity of the Right Electoral Reforms: An Interview with Abdullah Ahmadzai

As an election expert, he believes that the peace negotiation and the election processes...

16 Dec 2018
Parliamentary Elections Preliminary Results: Scores of New Entrants & Fewer Re-elects
Parliamentary Elections Preliminary Results: Scores of New Entrants & Fewer Re-elects

The Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) has announced the parliamentary elections...

13 Dec 2018
“From Strategic Priorities to Interim Government”: 9 Takeaways from Hamdullah Mohib’s Interview with Shamshad TV
“From Strategic Priorities to Interim Government”: 9 Takeaways from Hamdullah Mohib’s Interview with Shamshad TV

Hamdullah Mohib says Afghanistan's law determines at what points and with whom the government...

24 Nov 2018
Old Habits Die Hard? Election Observer Institutions Cast Shadow Over Transparency of the Election Results
Old Habits Die Hard? Election Observer Institutions Cast Shadow Over Transparency of the Election Results

The Afghan parliamentary elections were held on October 20 and subsequently...

22 Nov 2018
The complexity of the war in Farah & Disillusionment Towards Central Government
The complexity of the war in Farah & Disillusionment Towards Central Government

A number the Farah Provincial Council members say that at least one or two police outposts...

19 Nov 2018
Several Parties are Okay with the “Interim Government” Idea.  How Reasonable is it for Afghanistan?
Several Parties are Okay with the “Interim Government” Idea. How Reasonable is it for Afghanistan?

Modification of the electoral system whilst replacement of the Commissioners, the conduction of the Loya Jirga...

15 Nov 2018
Awakened Community: How an Unexpected Protest Lit Up at the Heart of Kabul
Awakened Community: How an Unexpected Protest Lit Up at the Heart of Kabul

All the young people who had common pain at the bottom of their hearts for losing their loved...

12 Nov 2018
Challenges of 2019 Presidential Elections: Why Electoral Observers Demand a Hassle-Free Elections?
Challenges of 2019 Presidential Elections: Why Electoral Observers Demand a Hassle-Free Elections?

The presidential candidates' registration will start on January 14 and will continue until the January 29 2019...

6 Nov 2018
Claims of Intervention by Government Officials in Parliamentary Elections: Will the IEC present a Satisfactory Result to the People?
Claims of Intervention by Government Officials in Parliamentary Elections: Will the IEC present a Satisfactory Result to the People?

Officials from the Afghan Independent Elections Commission (IEC) said at a news conference in Kabul...

24 Oct 2018
Surge in Candidate-Targeted Terror Attacks: 5 months, 36 security incidents and 8 dead candidates
Surge in Candidate-Targeted Terror Attacks: 5 months, 36 security incidents and 8 dead candidates

Since the beginning of the registration process for Afghan parliamentary elections in April this year,...

14 Oct 2018
Electoral Deadlock in Ghazni: A Compromise with Laws?
Electoral Deadlock in Ghazni: A Compromise with Laws?

The Second Vice President, Sarwar Danish, has called on the people and elders of Ghazni...

10 Oct 2018
In a Great Stride for Transparent Elections, Electoral Observers Receive Funding
In a Great Stride for Transparent Elections, Electoral Observers Receive Funding

Last week in an interview with Khabarnama, electoral observer bodies expressed that they could not...

8 Oct 2018
An Election with No Observers: The Case of Dearth of Funds for Observers
An Election with No Observers: The Case of Dearth of Funds for Observers

The existence and absence of these institutions, in my opinion, will not have a significant impact on elections...

4 Oct 2018
Insurgency and Low Turnout: In-depth View of Tense Elections Atmosphere in Farah
Insurgency and Low Turnout: In-depth View of Tense Elections Atmosphere in Farah

The process of voter registration in each province of Afghanistan is full of challenges and...

3 Oct 2018
The Happenings at Zakhilwal’s House: Pashtun Politicians’ Struggle for Single Nominee
The Happenings at Zakhilwal’s House: Pashtun Politicians’ Struggle for Single Nominee

Seven potential Pashtun candidates for Afghanistan's upcoming presidential election held their second meeting on Thursday...

2 Oct 2018