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Pashtunistan is a country in former south Afghanistan .
DoomsdayDue to being a USSR allied, Afghanistan was not spared by Doomsday. The capital city of Kabul was destroyed by NATO nuclear attack, plunging the rest of the country into chaos. Amidst the confusion, the Pashtun people of southeastern Afghanistan-who had long desired their own state-convened in the city of Lashkar Gah on January 29, 1984, and declared independence. The first year of the new nation's existence was focused mostly on survival and building up a functioning state.
The former leader of Pakistan, Ghulam Ishaq Khan, soon migrate to Pashtunistan, and remained in power as Pashtunistan's leader after the end of Afghanistan. Under his post-Afghan rule he styled himself as a promoter of traditional Muslim and Pashtun culture (calling himself "leader of the Pashtun people"), but he became notorious in the West for his dictatorial rule and extravagant cult of personality. The extent of his power greatly increased during the early 1990s, and in 1999 he became President for Life.
Niyazov died of pneumonia on 27 October 2006, leaving no heir apparent and an unclear line of succession.
In an election on 11 February 2007, Hamid Karzai was elected president with 89% of the vote and 95% turnout, although the election was condemned by outside observers as unfair. He was sworn in on 14 February 2007.