Providence – A local professor is heading to Italy this week to take in part in meetings about forming a new government in Afghanistan. Anwar-ul-Haq Ahady teaches Middle East politics at Providence College, but is also leader of the Afghan Social Democratic Party in exile.
Ahady has been an advisor to the former King of Afghanistan. He plans to ask the king not to make too many concessions to the Northern Alliance in planning a new government.
Ahady believes a temporary government is needed for a few years in Afghanistan and that general elections should be held after that.
Ahady spoke with WRNI?s Deborah Becker before leaving for Italy.