Hamid Karzai, left, is seeking international aid
for Afghanistan's growth [AFP]
The Afghan government is asking the international community for $50bn, as the country falls into ever increasing turmoil.

More than 60 countries are meeting in Paris to discuss a five year development plan. 

In return for investment, the current government is being asked to reduce corruption but with a burgeoning drugs trade and poppy cultivation, which had been reduced under the watchful eye of the Taliban, that will be no easy task.

Paul Burton, the director of policy analysis at the Senlis Group, and Yama Torabi, a researcher and founder of Integrity Watch Afghanistan, join the show.

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This episode of Inside Story aired on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 17:30 GMT


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