FARAKHABAR: Afghans ‘Slightly’ More Optimistic This Year
The Asia Foundation’s 13th annual public opinion survey of the Afghan people has found that this year there is a slight increase in optimism among the public which has risen marginally from 29.3 percent last year to 32.8 percent this year.
“This year’s general increase in reported optimism applies to all ethnic groups, with the exception of Uzbeks. Pashtuns are the most optimistic about the direction of the country (40.6 percent), compared to Tajiks (29.3 percent), and Hazaras (26.2 percent). The proportion of Uzbeks who say the country is moving in the right direction has fallen since last year, from 29.0 percent to 25.8 percent.
In this episode of Farakhabar, host Fawad Aman discusses the topic with the following guests:
Shahhussain Murtazawi, President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman
Sayed Massoud, economic affairs analyst