Who runs Afghanistan now?
The nation is currently led by President Ashraf Ghani who is backed by two vice presidents, Amrullah Saleh and Sarwar Danish. In the last decade the politics of Afghanistan have been influenced by NATO countries, particularly the United States, in an effort to stabilise and democratise the country.
Is Afghanistan polluted?
Household Air Pollution (HAP) is the single most important environmental health risk factor worldwide. In Afghanistan, it is estimated that HAP causes over 27 000 deaths per year, whereas Ambient Air Pollution (outdoor) causes over 11 000 deaths annually.
How can I find out more about Afghanistan?
In this private independent non-profit database you find informations, news, intelligence and biodata about Afghan personalities and groups since 2001 who are relevant players in the present Afghan political set up (executive, legislative, judicative), in economy and public life.
Is there a Sikh community in Kandahar Afghanistan?
The local branch of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility. Kandahar has a remarkably small Sikh community, with only about 15 families living there as of 2002. Only 2 families remain as of 2020. Guru Nanak visited Kabul in the 15th century.
Are there any gurdwaras left in Kabul Afghanistan?
Seven of Kabul’s eight Gurdwaras were destroyed during the civil war. Only Gurdwara Karte Parwan, located in the Karte Parwan section of Kabul, remains. They are centred today in Karte Parwan and some parts of the old city. There is no exact number of Sikhs in Kabul province.
Where did the majority of the Sikhs in Afghanistan live?
During the 1980s Soviet–Afghan War, many Afghan Sikhs fled to India, where 90% of global sikh population lives; a second, much larger wave followed following the 1992 fall of the Najibullah regime. Sikh gurdwaras (temples) throughout the country were destroyed in the Afghan Civil War of the 1990s, leaving only the Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul.