69 percent of interviewed Afghans urged the new government to prioritize the Durand Line issue, and 65 percent have asked for tit-for-tat response to Pakistan’s rocket attacks into Afghan soil, reveals survey.
AT News Report
KABUL: A survey conducted by a local organization revealed Saturday that a high percentage of interviewed Afghans have asked the new government to prioritize security and fighting against endemic corruption in public offices and as well as support domestic investments and national industries in a bid to boost up economy in this country.
Daily Hasht-e-Shobh has conducted this survey in all 34 provinces of Afghanistan covering 6,830 interviewees including 31 percent female.
“The survey was carried out three months back, ahead of the oath-taking ceremony of the new president,” said Sayid Rohullah Rizwani, technical in charge of the survey, adding that another big demand of common masses was creation of widen job banks in all over Afghanistan.
Rizwani told a press conference that 29 percent of those interviewed expected the new government to create job opportunity and 11 percent of them asked for development of education in this country.
According to the survey, eight percent of interviewed people urged the new government to priorities anti-corruption efforts, 2.4 percent of interviewees requested for supporting of human rights and freedom of speech and 2.4 percent attendants of the survey suggested the new government to work on its foreign politics.
The survey also revealed that 92 percent of the surveyed people voted in favor of supporting domestic investment and national industries in a bid to boost up job opportunities in the country.
According to the survey, 81 percent of interviewed Afghans suggested that nontransparent trade and mining contracts as well as other financial deals should be canceled.
Moreover, 90 percent of interviewed Afghans requested the new government start anti-corruption drive by investigating and punishing high ranking officials and influential figures.
In the meantime, 89 percent of interviewed people commented against nepotism and partiality in hiring officials in public offices, and asked for fighting against this issue. Also, 86 percent of surveyed people asked for publicly trial of those officials involved in corruption.
The survey also shows that 67 percent of interviewed Afghans are in favor of signing the bilateral security agreement aka BSA with the US, 69 percent of them urged the new government to prioritize overcoming the Durand Line issue, and 65 percent of the survey attendants asked for tit-for-tat response to Pakistan’s rocket attacks into Afghan soil.
And, the survey also revealed that 70 percent of interviewed Afghans preferred negotiations with the Taliban rather than military option to achieve lasting peace in the country.