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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
Meanwhile in Quetta (BBC, Reuters)
Saturday, November 29th BBC Online Former Taleban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar was seen in the Pakistani border town of Quetta last week, according to Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Mr Karzai told The Times newspaper he had received information that Mullah Omar was spotted praying in a mosque. There have been no confirmed sightings of him since the Afghan war ended. Mullah Omar is one of the three men most wanted by US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. As the supreme leader of Afghanistan's deposed regime, he has periodically issued taped messages urging his followers to maintain their attacks on western forces. The latest reported sighting of the cleric comes nearly two years after the last Taleban stronghold fell to US-backed forces in Afghanistan. President Karzai told the London-based Times newspaper that Quetta was a stronghold for fighters opposing the coalition forces. He called on Pakistan's President Musharraf to prevent hard-line Islamic groups in the city from supporting those responsible for the recent upsurge in violence in Afghanistan, which has left more than 400 people dead in the past four months. But Pakistani Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed denied the report of the sighting and said it was "irresponsible". "There's no truth in this report. We want good relations with Afghanistan. We supported them when they needed our help. We are still supporting them in the fight against terrorism, he told The Associated Press.
Sunday November 23, 2003
Pakistan deports 117 illegal Afghan migrants
QUETTA: Pakistan deported 117 Afghan refugees on Saturday, rounded up in a
crackdown on illegal immigrants aimed at rooting out militants, officials said.
Provincial Police Chief Shoaib Suddle said another 418 Afghans remained detained
in Quetta on the border with Afghanistan. The immigrants were sent back through
the Chaman border to the Afghan town of Spin Boldak, officials said.
The latest deportation follows the expulsion of 125 Afghans on Thursday, also
from Quetta, which Afghan government officials say has become a sanctuary for
leaders of the Taliban regime overthrown by US-led forces two years ago.
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.