Afghanistan Post-War World Will be Spectacular, If Peace Comes (2)

These days, Afghanistan’s cyberspace is full of aspirations in which the world of Afghan social network users is embodied if the peace comes. Reporterly in a series of pieces, provides parts of these wishes in the forms of reports.

Harun Najafizada, Journalist & Senior Editor

“If the guns become silent, I will kiss my microphone and put it on the shelf. I will return to ‘Jaghori’ [Ghazni Province District]. I will pray in front of my forefather’s tomb every morning. I will teach mathematics to the children of my hometown at the Blue mosque and tell them stories with warmth. I will pick apricots from the trees, eat “Qoroti” [Local Food]. I will snow-fight with Wahida and say goodbye to migration.”

Rahim Sar Cheshmayee, Author and former government official

“If peace comes, the life will return. Without any concerns, we will go to Shiwa-o-Shighnan, Baghman, Sanglakh, Bamyan, Samangan, Nuristan, Kunar, Helmand, Uruzgan, Panjshir, Ghazni, Ghor and the beautiful Laghman. I tell my wife and children the story of the comradeship of our compatriots and how to be welcoming while being colorful.”

Roya Musawi, Journalist and Author

“I would want to give girls access to education in the most remote villages of Ghazni so that no girls remain illiterate. And also go out hiking with friends in the farthest parts of Afghanistan without fear of suicide attacks and explosions.”

Fatema Khan, Women’s Rights Activist and Social Analyst

“Everyone wants to go to Nuristan. Hey! Remember the Paktia and Kunar sights. Don’t forget the jovial greens of Herat and Nangarhar. Go to the peaks of the Sabzak Pass and watch the skyscraper mountains of Hindu Kush.

The war was a dream and there will be no more orphaned children. We are not lame anymore. We will stand right, say right and laugh right.”

Asef Yousufi, Journalist and Photographer

“If peace comes one day, I will go to the most remote parts of my country and teach the children how to use modern technology properly. I will show them compatibility, how to love our homeland and that we look great together.”

Baes Hayat, Journalist

“If peace comes, I won’t be the psychic, depressed and upset reporter anymore. I can sleep well at night, write and hear good news, don’t worry about my people, my family and my daughter’s future.”

Negina Anwari, Journalist and Women’s Rights Activist

“I want peace today! In order to get out of the house without fear, tremble and the blue Burqa and touch the clear breeze of Kandahar in the morning. Will walk to the office on foot alone and nor being ashamed, look to the sky and enjoy the nature of the warn-torn city. God! You hear me?”

Qudsia Qanbari, Twitter User

“If Peace Comes, I will go to Nuristan with my car playing a song of Farhad Darya. I would stop on the road without any anxiety. I would no longer fear over the safety of life and my expenses. Maybe that day might not be too far away.”

Roya Saberzada, Author and Artist

“If peace comes, I want the roads to be safe for women, to get on the road, make our hands vet with colors and paint our dreams on the city walls. One sings a song riding a bicycle and the other one plays a guitar. We will go to the Shadeyan deserts at night and light fires, look to the stars till morning and tell stories.”

Yalda Sarwari, Journalist

“If peace comes, I would love to see that making love in public is not a sin… I wish the Kabul roads once again filled with Ahmad Zahir, Hengama and Aryana Saeed’s songs. Everyone can get Robab and Demboura, dance on the roads of 34 provinces without being looked bad.”

 Farida Amiri, Founder of “Peace Builder”

“If peace comes, I will not choose the European countries’ roads for a solo walk in the middle of the night.”

Basir, Twitter User

“The kids are playing in the alley, I am on my way to the south Afghanistan I have to hurry, I might get off the bus. I have two weeks off.”

Jalil, Twitter User

“Returning from Wakhan and Nuristan, we are in a hurry to reach the Asian Premier League final in Bamyan. The plane has no empty seats left and we have to go on the Kabul-Herat train.

The train coupes are full of Bamika fans. My friend plays guitar with his girlfriend in the coup next to us.”

Freshta Farhang contributed reporting.

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