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از من بجوان گوي که آزادی شعاریست
کز دست من افتاد تو بردار علم را
Pazhwak Foundation Inc., a non-profit registered in Virginia, USA, aims to publish, disseminate, and recount the life and legacy Abdur Rahman Pazhwak (Abdul Rahman Pazhwak) (1919-1995). This website serves as a repository of his thoughts, writings and achievements open to scholars, students and interested audiences in Afghanistan, the broader region and the world.
Ambassador Pazhwak’s life and legacy as a scholar, poet and statesman illustrate the potential of Afghanistan and daunting challenges ahead for its people and relations with the world.
Key priorities for the Foundation include publishing Pazhwak's literary masterpieces and epic poems that mostly depict social and political challenges faced or facing the Afghans. Pazhwak’s career and writings demonstrate the opportunities and challenges of his life time for a better world where liberty and justice reign and public service is a privilege.
As a statesman, Pazhwak expresses an independent, genuine and inspirational perspective on what could have been and why Afghanistan is suffering from conflict and oppression today. He laments lack of human and individual rights for the Afghan people in the latter part of 20th century that led to the rise of extremist groups and insurgency. Pazhwak recognizes the Afghan people's sacrifices for Afghanistan's sovereignty, albeit warns that Afghans often lose the political struggle despite winning on the battlefield - a tragic repetition of Afghan history from his perspective. A review of Pazhwak’s writings, achievements and thoughts attests to his intellectual brilliance and commitment to the cause of liberty, justice and humanity as well as Afghan unity and prosperity. He is fearless in telling the truth and repeatedly stands his ground at enormous personal cost to inform, educate and warn his own people and the others about the dangers of oppression and extremism.
Indeed, as the struggle to secure the future of Afghanistan continues, it is worthwhile to discuss the late Ustad Pazhwak as a role model for the Afghan youth and analyze him as an Afghan patriot, diplomat, journalist and poet that devoted his life to public service on both domestic and international level upholding the principles of democracy and freedom for all.
مور می لور وه د سپین غر پلار می ځوي و د تورغر
زه یم ځوی د افغانستان د مور او پلار نه یمه زه
د څیښتن فضلونه ډیر دي خو دا لوی فضل د خداي دي
چه د خلکو خدمتګار یم او بادار نه یمه زه