In this edition of the Loya Jirga, 16 various categories from different groups of society are participating. The group of Athletes are one of the 16 categories.
Raees Ahmadzai, the former captain and Afghanistan's goodwill ambassador to the UN is representing Afghan athletes.
On the inaugural day of the Jirga Wednesday November the 16th, Ahmadzai expressed his take and assessment in a brief note sent to BBC-Pashto.
“Today was an historic day of my life. I am also given a tiny part and opportunity to talk about the future of Afghanistan. May god gives us the strength to do something better so that future generations remember and pray for us” He added “when we stood for the honour of the national anthem, I recalled the days when I stood for the national anthem of Afghanistan during the World Cup games where I considered myself very fortunate. Today, the moments of the national anthem also made me feel very proud”
For the full blog of Raees Ahmadzai on the Loya Jirga please visit BBC/Pashto