23 February 2019

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Monday February 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan has expressed concerns to the UN Security Council about a planned visit by Taliban negotiators to Pakistan, asserting that the militant group’s members traveling to Islamabad are under UN sanctions and that Kabul should have been consulted prior to any such meeting.
Taliban negotiators on February 14 announced they will meet U.S. representatives in Pakistan on February 18 as part of ongoing peace talks and that they will also meet with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to hold “Comprehensive discussions about Pakistan-Afghanistan relations.” In a letter to the Security Council seen by RFE/RL’s Radio, the Afghan UN mission wrote that the Taliban-Pakistan “Constitutes a violation of the national sovereignty of Afghanistan.” “These engagements, which are taking place under the pretext of support for peace efforts in Afghanistan are void of any degree of coordination with the government of Afghanistan,” it said. The letter said that an invitation by Khan for a Taliban delegation to travel to Pakistan for talks “Amounts to the official recognition and legitimization of an armed-group that poses a serious threat to the security and stability of Afghanistan, and whose members are sanctioned by provisions of the UN Security Council 1988 Committee’s Sanctions Regime.”
 

Monday February 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) During a meeting with a number of Ghor province’s youth, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi said protection of historical sites and monuments were prioritized by her ministry, BNA reported. According to the agency, representing other youth, Abdul Qadir Ghafouri said historical monuments and Jam Minaret were not in a good condition, asking the Ministry of Information and Culture to pay heed in this regard. Considering Ghor youth’s concerns about historical sites and monuments in this province. Acting Minister Safi said her ministry shared this issue with UNESCO and a delegation is expected to be sent to that province to thoroughly investigate about the issue.
She added UNESCO would cooperate with the Ministry of Information and Culture in the respect. According to another report, chaired by Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi, the roads naming commission held meeting yesterday. At the outset, head of cultural section for Kabul Municipality Sayed Mustafa Sayedi briefed the session about naming of roads and streets in first and second districts. Afterwards, Acting Minister Safi said that historical and ancient names of roads in Kabul city should be preserved. “The views of Academy of Sciences’ members, Kabul University lecturers and locals should be valued in naming Kabul city roads and streets,” she stressed.
 

Monday February 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullat met with US state department’s special envoy on the Afghan peace process Zalmay Khalilzad yesterday in Kabul.
According to BNA report, Khalilzad briefed Dr. Abdullah on his visits from regional and world countries as well as developments on the peace process. Dr. Abdullah thanked Khalilzad and US efforts for peace in Afghanistan, saying peace and ending the 40 years of war was the main priority for Afghans. During the meeting which was also attended by US Ambassador to Kabul, Dr. Abdullah emphasized on Afghan-led and owned peace talks.
 

Monday February 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghan security forces by launching clearing operation succeeded to devastate 23 hideouts belonged to terrorists in northern Kunduz province.
According to BNA report, the clearing operation have conducted by coordination of National Directorate Security department of Kunduz in Khan Abad district of the province, in which 23 hideouts belonged to Taliban militants have been destroyed.
Also, several villages have been clean-up from being of armed oppositions following the clearing operation.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday, 18 February 2019 06:21

Flash Floods Took the Lives of Six People

Monday February 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) At least six people lost their lives following flash floods in western Farah province.
Abdul Qader Alham head of counter-natural disaster in Farah told BNA correspondent, the people have died due to flash floods in relevant areas of Pusht Koh and Anar Dara districts of the province.
Also, 500 residential houses have been destroyed and150 sheep have wasted in Pausht Kot, Anar Dara and Parchaman districts following the flash floods, Alham added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday February 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) As many as 54 anti-government militias were killed during 18 joint military operations conducted by Afghan security forces within the last 24 hours across the country.
Ministry of national defense press office stated BNA, the operations have launched by support of Afghan air and artillery forces to annihilate armed oppositions, ensure peace and stability and protect the lives and properties of people in insecure areas of Nangarhar, Laghman, Kapisa, Ghazni, Paktika, Kandahar, Khost, Urozgan, Badghis, Farah, Sar-e-Pul, Balkh, Takhar, Helmand and Paktia provinces.
31 more terrorists were wounded and three suspects were arrested during the operations as well, the source added.
Afghan National Defense and Security Forces by launching military operation are trying to suppress armed oppositions across the country.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday February 17, 2019

KUNDUZ CITY (BNA) The construction work of 100 school buildings has been started in northern Kunduz province yesterday.
According to BNA local correspondent report, Najibullah Saqeb head of education department of Kunduz during inauguration ceremony of the school buildings said, the school buildings to be constructed by Iqra program funded via World Bank and government budget within the last one year in center and districts of the province.
Most of schools that located in Kunduz city will be equipped with internet services in 1398, Saqeb added.
Abdul Jabar Naimi governor of Kunduz told, construction of school buildings impact positive role on education capacity and students could to learn in safe environment.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday, 17 February 2019 10:53

Taliban Top Commander Joined Peace Process

Sunday February 17, 2019

MAIMANA CITY (BNA) A senior local commander of Taliban group along with his guard have joined to peace process in northern Faryab province yesterday.
Karim Yurush spokesman of police in Faryab told BNA reporter, Mullah Abdul Halim and his guard have joined to peace process with effort of Afghan security forces in Qaisar district of the province.
The top local commander also have submitted a rocket launcher, a communication mean and a heavy weapon to Afghan security forces, the source added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday February 17, 2019

KANDAHAR CITY (BNA) Local officials in western Herat province say, known gunmen carried out attack on Mawlavi Sayed Mohammad Shirzadi head of religious and Hajj affairs’ house last night.
Abdul Ahad Walizad spokesman of Herat police told, due to glasses broken, Mr. Shirzadi was injured following the attack.
Now, Sayed Mohammad Shirzadi is living inside his house, Walizad added.
M.A.Ansari 
 

Sunday, 17 February 2019 10:51

Afghans’ National Unity Defeated Red Army

Sunday February 17, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan says one of the reasons of the defeat of Red Army in Afghanistan was the unity of people, now with the same unity we can establish a permanent a stable peace in the country.
BNA social affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes 30 years earlier of today, the Afghan people  losing more than one million people and sustaining sever destructions withdraw  he aggressive Red Army of the then Soviet Union from their holy land. The heroic people who fought against former Soviet Union represented all ethnic groups of the country.
What made Afghans victorious against Red Army was their unity, they in complete unity from all ethnic groups across the country stood firm against the aliens, heroically fought, lost their dear lives but hoisted the victory banner in their country.
Earlier to the aggression of Red Army, Afghan people also heroically fought against British colonialists in complete unity that lead to the independence of the country. 
During the history, our people have many successes in their minds, they have achieved because of national unity. Today also our people are experiencing another problem, this is again foreign invasion. Using the historical experiences, we can curb this dangerous problem via establishing a strong national unity among the people as our ancestors did.
Unfortunately, there are efforts and moves that weaken the spirit of national unity in the country.
Afghanistan is a malty ethnic country with deferent thoughts and views. Any negative and wrong nationalism and fanning ethnical ideas are wrong policies that draw the country toward a sever crisis. The key of settling the problem is national unity.  
The inner and foreign circles have analyzed the situation wrongly, they have distanced from the ideals of Afghan people and the level of their political knowledge is very low.
These circles are chanting slogans for Taliban, a group who fight against national values while they have their own long term goals and their guideline also used as a guideline for Taliban.
Unfortunately the programs of these circles sometimes take the flavor and color of ethnics and harm our national interests. However, fortunately the spirit of national unity is still very high among the residents of our country.
It is required for ensuring national interests prevent sensitive moves.  Constitution showed be used as center for gathering people and establishing a democratic government that ensures the interests of people across the country.
 

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