Afghanistan’s Natural Resources
Afghanistan is a country rich in natural resources (water resource, gas and crude oil, gemstones and other
minerals) that are a huge national treasury of afghan people, these natural assets can lead Afghanistan toward self-sufficiency
and development whiles 54.5 percent of Afghanistan people are below poverty line but due to security problem and
concerning of neighbor countries the government of Afghanistan cannot manage its source properly, especially the
gemstone of Badakhshan province and other insecure area of country instead of to be used in developing and constriction of
infrastructure projects is a good source for the terrorists and none government militias and almost the gemstones of
Afghanistan extracts illegally with the rural people and illicit to Pakistan and other countries. The aim of this study is to
provide a generally information about natural resources and its situation in Afghanistan.
Keywords - Afghanistan, Natural Resources, Crude Oil, Gas, Security Problem, Gemstones.