Narratives

Narratives are feature stories of Reporterly. Through the Narratives section, we provide our audience with in-depth and long feature stories of Afghanistan’s politics, society, culture, security and economy.

From Assurances on Peace Process to Pak’s Complacence in Combating Terrorism: 7 Pointers from US Ambassador Bass’s Interview
From Assurances on Peace Process to Pak’s Complacence in Combating Terrorism: 7 Pointers from US Ambassador Bass’s Interview

Taliban feels that it has some issues that it believes it can only address with the United States...

8 Dec 2018
Another Critic From Within: Facts Behind the National Unity Government by Shaida Mohammad Abdali
Another Critic From Within: Facts Behind the National Unity Government by Shaida Mohammad Abdali

Afghanistan's former ambassador to India, who has worked in both past and present governments...

6 Dec 2018
Asia Foundation Survey: Afghans Show Faith in Democracy, But are Still Wary of Insecurity
Asia Foundation Survey: Afghans Show Faith in Democracy, But are Still Wary of Insecurity

The Asian Foundation conducted an annual survey which delves on the public opinion of the Afghan people regarding various issues

4 Dec 2018
7 Points from Atmar’s Interview: From failure of NUG to provide national unity to the distribution of power within the presidential system
7 Points from Atmar’s Interview: From failure of NUG to provide national unity to the distribution of power within the presidential system

The former National Security Advisor in the conversation emphasised on the U.S.-Afghan Bilateral...

2 Dec 2018
Reforms Galore in Afghanistan, But Key Takeaway in Geneva Says Afghanistan has a Long Way to Go
Reforms Galore in Afghanistan, But Key Takeaway in Geneva Says Afghanistan has a Long Way to Go

Participants acknowledged and reaffirmed their commitment to an Afghan-led and Afghan...

29 Nov 2018
Positives to See, Let the Past Be: President Ghani’s Address at Geneva Demonstrates How The Positives in Afghanistan Have Far Outweighed the Negatives
Positives to See, Let the Past Be: President Ghani’s Address at Geneva Demonstrates How The Positives in Afghanistan Have Far Outweighed the Negatives

President Ghani addressed all the attending 61 countries’ delegates on the second day of Geneva Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan. His

28 Nov 2018
Fatima and Ayub’s Memorable Marriage: How a Couple Donated their Wedding Savings for Displaced People
Fatima and Ayub’s Memorable Marriage: How a Couple Donated their Wedding Savings for Displaced People

Mohammad Ayub and Fatima, couple who got married on November 21, spoke about their...

27 Nov 2018
The Reopening of the Maiwand Wrestling  Club: “The Glass only gets sharper after being broken”
The Reopening of the Maiwand Wrestling Club: “The Glass only gets sharper after being broken”

Obaidullah Alizada, a student at the club who has been in the field for eight years and still continues...

25 Nov 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
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
A River That Went from Riches to Rags: Kabul River
A River That Went from Riches to Rags: Kabul River

The phenomenon of climate change across the globe is a severe threat, and Afghanistan is suffering from...

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
An ‘Undeclared War’ with no Winners? Ghani on Why Neither Afghanistan Nor Pakistan are Benefiting from Violence
An ‘Undeclared War’ with no Winners? Ghani on Why Neither Afghanistan Nor Pakistan are Benefiting from Violence

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that the “undeclared war” between Afghanistan and Pakistan...

15 Nov 2018
From Within: The Ground Realities of Jaghori, Malistan, and Uruzgan Khas
From Within: The Ground Realities of Jaghori, Malistan, and Uruzgan Khas

The advisor to president on conflict resolution, Asadulllah Fallah, admits that security in...

14 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
From Parliamentary Elections to Afghanistan’s Reconciliation Process: 7 Key Points from NSA Mohib’s Talks with BBC Hardtalk
24 Oct 2018
Kandahar Elections: Cases of Discrimination Against Women and Unimpressive Voter Registration
Kandahar Elections: Cases of Discrimination Against Women and Unimpressive Voter Registration

Kandahar has a population of 2059182, but according to an IEC report, only 522984 people have registered to vote...

15 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, more than 36 security incidents

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 province to submit a joint

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
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 September 20th, at the House

2 Oct 2018
Untold Stories: Matiullah Qudrat, Rescuing a city by neutralizing 70 mines in a single mission
Untold Stories: Matiullah Qudrat, Rescuing a city by neutralizing 70 mines in a single mission

Matiullah was the eldest son of the family and, after his father’ death was leading...

1 Oct 2018