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Welcome to Kabul:Reconstructions. You can follow the information below, which has been gathered from a
number of sources by a number of participants (click on the names at left for bios), to reconstruct your
own picture of events in Kabul since this site was launched on March 8th, 2003 and, in a sense, since the
reconstruction of Afghanistan began somewhere in the winter of 2001-02.
Some of this information has been provided in response to specific questions submitted by visitors like you. Please note that this section of the project is now maintained as an archive and has not been updated since 2005. Click here to ASK A QUESTION.
Arian Mouj Sharifi
Foreign advisers of Constitution commission resign in protest (Payam-e-Mojahed)
Constitution commission resigned in protest Payam-e Mojahed (in Dari) Kabul, Afghanistan November 13, 2003 Aqrab 22 (13 November), three of the foreign advisors to the constitution commission resigned in protest to the draft of the new constitution. An informed source told Payam-e Mojahed that the three advisors, namely the American Barnett Rubin (as published), the French Kahkesan (as published) and the Kenyan Bashgi (as published), quit their jobs in protest to the draft and left Afghanistan. [It is claimed that the draft was changed after it was finalized]. The constitution that the mentioned people had been working on stressed on a parliamentary system, but, after its submission to the head of state, it was changed due to the pressure exerted by Mr Karzai and some other people. The objections of the people are still going on one week after the publication of the draft of the constitution. Particularly, the intellectuals of the country criticize it strongly. The move was the first protest of the foreign intellectuals to the interference of the rulers of Afghanistan in the preparation of the draft of the constitution. It was formerly reported that some of the Afghan members of the commission also wanted to stage a demonstration.
Posted By: mariam   November 20th 2003, 2003 2:48 PM
Kabul: Partial Reconstructions is an installation
and public dialogue project that explores the multiple meanings and resonances of
the idea of reconstruction -- as both process and metaphor -- in the context of present-day Kabul.
www.kabul-reconstructions.net is an online discussion forum, information resource, and medium for the communication of questions and answers about the reconstruction between people inside and outside the city of Kabul itself.