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Exile depresses me, will return if peace achieved: Qane

6 Jun 2021 - 11:23
6 Jun 2021 - 11:23

KABUL (Pajhwok): Renowned writer and journalist IsmatQane, who is currently living abroad due to security threats, says being abroad he is suffering mental stress and will return home soon after if peace is restored.

Intra-Afghan talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban began in Doha, Qatar on September 12, 2020.

However, no progress has been made in the negotiations and instead the security and violence increased which prompted many Afghans to leave the country.

IsmatQane is also one of those who left the country and he is currently living in India. Qane is one of the famed individual in social media and he always criticizes the government and militants in social media in his posts.

Qane’s social media posts are criticized mostly for not paying attention to the use of words as he sometimes use slang words in his social media posts.

But Qane said he was currently living a life of poverty abroad due to threats over his social media posts.

“Insecurity and making expressions kicked me out of the country, the government itself is mistreating individuals, journalists and writers who do not compromise with the ruling corrupt,” he explained.

Without elaborating, he said he had been exiled from the country but would return if peace was established in his homeland.

“I’m ready to eat just dried bread if live in peace and dignity,” he said, adding he felt embarrassed for living abroad but problems forced him for exiling.

“When I meet people of India, I think they would consider me a homeless what I can do with insecurity in our country,” he remarked.

According to Qane, he is suffering from depression, but will return home in the earliest possible if peace is achieved.

“The climate of our country is a cure for the soul, but only if there is peace and no threats,” he added.

IsmatQaneh was director of the National Radio Television and the Anis broadcasting institute, the editor-in-chief of the Mujahid, Islam Ghag, Nawakh, Palwash and Nendara magazines.

Qane has penned dozens of works and his 30 works most of them novels re printed.

Many journalists, writers, civil society activists and others have been killed in targeted attacks in recent days and others have been forced to flee the country due to threats.

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