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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The incident in Dash-e-Barchi district Kunduz province should be assessed deeply from various points and should not let Taliban to use it as means of their propagations.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes some people claim that as a result of air attack of state forces on a seminary in Dasht- e- Barchi district a number of civilians have lost their lives, while according to state forces, they have targeted a gathering of Taliban which has killed some outstanding members of Taliban.
The pictures released by media show that as a result of the attack a number of civilians including Taliban have lost their lives and a number injured.
Whatever the happening of the incident of Dasht- e- Barchi be, it was a tragic incident that urgently asks the state forces to act more precisely to prevent civilian losses. Because, they are in defense of people, national sovereignty and independence of our homeland, therefore it would be their obligation to avoid any action that harms people whom they fight for.
The Afghan people strongly believe that their national army and security forces never intentional target people and their interests. This is Taliban who caused the deadly incident of Dasht – e- Barchi.  They use public places, the house of people and civilians as a shield in war against Afghan hero army and security forces.
There are irrefutable documents and proofs that indicate that the seminary in Dasht – e – Barchi targeted by Afghan air forces was the site where an important meeting of Taliban was underway.
The meeting was planned for further destruction and killing of Kunduz innocent people as they did many times earlier.
Based on information received, Mullah Barialay member Quetta council, Mullah Shahidullah the head of military commission of Taliban in Kunduz province, Qari Emad  a senior Taliban commander, Abdul Malik Mukhlis the general commander of Taliban in Baghlan province, some other important Taliban commanders were among the participants of the gathering in the seminary.
Whatever happened in Dasht- e- Barchi was a tragic and concerning incident, but it should be cleared that how evilly Taliban use the civilians as a shield and how brutally cause the killing of people.
It should be pointed out that the killing civilians in Dasht –e- Barchi is a tragic incident and it should be deeply investigated, but Taliban using it as a means of propagation trying to win popularity among the people.
Taliban who carried  out a series of terrorist attacks in Kabul two months ago, are the focus of hatred of people, trying using the incident as a propagation means find a better situation among people but they will never succeed because of  unforgettable crimes already committed against people.   
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General
 

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Political experts say,” certain circles are seeking to make the late leader of Taliban a champion of peace.”
Recently Washington post releasing a report  uncovered the tours of the late Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor has claimed that the leader of the group in short period of time visited United Arabic Emirates thirteen times.
BNA reporter reporting on the issue writes Washington post in its recent edition has explained in details of the activities of Mullah Akhtar the then leader of Taliban.
Although the countries members of international coalition leading by US openly concentrating on the individual lives of Taliban leaders and allocated millions of dollars on their lives or their arrests, however, the tours of Taliban leader  to outside Pakistan raise many questions.
Mullah Akhtar while returning from Iran to Pakistan in spring 1395 targeted by an American drone and killed.
Assessing the Pakistan passport of Mullah Akhtar after his death showed that during a year he had traveled 13 times to United Arabic Emirates.
The people ask how a person introduced as the first number enemy of US and responsible for the most disastrous terrorist crime in Afghanistan  could travel to other countries with Pakistan passport  to purchase military weapons and  ammunitions and raise financial support for the group and inclusion  with other countries  further worsen the war situation in Afghanistan. 
Most of the countries Mullah Akhtar had visited were the close allies of US. The country that provided Mullah Akhtar with passport is also a close US friend.
It has been said that in addition to United Arabic Emirates, Mullah Akhtar has also visited Qatar and other Gulf countries.
A number of Afghan political experts say that without doubt the intelligence services of US and other involved country knew about the tours of Taliban leader from the start to the end but due to unknown reasons did not revealed.
Washington post continues to write Mullah Akhtar after residing for a couple days in 2016 in Dubai     visited Iran and then went to Pakistan.
Visiting Iran he was seeking to find new friends and trying to introduce Taliban as an independent movement, it was not in favor of US and Pakistan; therefore, he was killed in conspiracy led by US and Pakistan.
Washington post quoting an American writer writes after that Hamid Karzai became the leader of interim government of Afghanistan in 2001; released a license for conducting negation with the leadership of Taliban, but the then American defense minister called such negotiations unacceptable, even some Taliban leaders who wanted to surrender according to Washington post , sent  to Guantanamo prison.
  Mullah Brother, Mullah Abdul Razaq, Mullah Yaser and some others figures of Taliban were among the victims of the conspiracies conducted by Pakistan intelligence service.
Washington Post without mentioning the name, quoting and American authority involved in Afghan problem writes that Mullah Mansoor in February 2016 accepted to start peace negotiations, but all sides feared that if the negotiations publically disclosed, everybody would deny it.
According the newspaper, the American authorities had different views on Taliban, some of them believed that several years of fighting have made Taliban more serious and conscious and some others Taliban have become more temperate. Some of the authorities even have said that some Taliban authorities during the negotiations have confirmed that they have committed some mistakes during their rule among them banning girls from going to school.   
According to Washington Post American authorities knew about the tours of Mullah Mansoor and other senior leader of Taliban to Dubai.
A number of American authors convict the White House because according to them because they discussed about too excessively to whether he should captured or not and if captured how? But some American authorities said that the Emirates authorities did not want Mansoor to be arrested, the pretended they have lost the opportunity for arresting Mullah Mansoor.
The United Arabic authorities have never openly said that they knew about the presence of Mullah Mansoor in their country but in private talks with American authorities have acknowledged that Taliban leader has visited their country.
American authorities have said that after Mullah Mansoor left Dubai, they knew little about the presence of Mullah Akhtar in Iran, some suspected that Mullah Akhtar tried to find financial resources in order to lessen to dependency of Taliban to Pakistan especial to intelligence service of that country. 
According to Washington Post in May 20, 2o16 the white House authorities received intelligence information that Mullah Mansoor has left Iran for Pakistan to merry another wife. The decision on killing him or not depended to Barak Obama the then US president. 
The daily continues to write since Mulllah Mansoor agreed for holding secret negotiation; some American authorities were not interested in killing him. They argued that at least Mullah Mansoor accepting the danger instructed his representative in Qatar to hold negotiation with Afghan and American authorities, the matter which Mullah Omer never carried out.
A number of US states were doubted about Mullah Mansoor’s commitment to international peace negotiation with only participation of Taliban’s leaders.  In the meantime the Taliban under his command continued suicide attacks in Kabul and other parts of Afghanistan.
According to Washington Post above two reasons convinced General John Nicholson the commander of resolute forces in Afghanistan that Mullah Mansoor has no any interest to peace.
However, some American authorities were not in favor of killing Mullah Mansoor. They argued that he accepting the danger instructed his representative in Doha the capital of Qatar to negotiate with Afghan and American authorities, the matter that Mullah Omer never became ready.
In spite of differences of opinions among American authorities regarding to the killing of Mullah Mansoor, America drones targeted the vehicle carrying him on May 21, 2016 in Pakistan territory that killed the Mullah and his driver.
A number of political experts say that the assassinated leader of Taliban was an extremist man guiding weapon business and narcotic drugs trafficking, never talked on peace and even not accepted the advices of his close friends. He was a confident man for Pakistani intelligence service who kept secret the death of his predecessor in order to provide the ground for his position as leader of Taliban. 
Now, after his death, there are certain circles seeking to introduce him as a champion of peace, the term that he hatred to much.
The politicians say it was a fact that Mull Akhtar had close relations with ISI, Gulf countries and even with America. For this reason he could   freely travel outside Pakistan. Otherwise, how a fugitive man included in black list of US foreign ministry could travel to other countries without guiding and supporting of others.
However, the killing of him by an American drone indicate that Mullah Akhtar was going out from the control of both Pakistan and America.

Monday, March 26, 2018 Kabul (BNA) Tashkent Conference to be held in Uzbekistan capital today indicates an international consensus on solving Afghan problem. BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes today an international conference under the title of peace and development in Afghanistan to be held today in Tashkent Uzbekistan capital. Although political elites are not optimistic about Tashkent conference due the failure of such conferences and sessions in past, however this conference is different from the previous ones because in Tashkent conference the countries involved in proxy war in Afghanistan will also attend in the conference. In spite of all various arguments on Tashkent conference, some politicians believe that holding such conferences supports Afghan stance and promotes international consensus on Afghanistan. The conference is exactly planned in a time that Afghan war is following with different views and out looks by the countries of the region and the world. The plans and the goals of foreign countries have becoming more obvious which were concealed by various means earlier. Afghan people persistently have said that the war in their country is not a civil war but deeply rooted in regional situation and plans of extremism and intelligence games. Poverty, insecurity, poor economy and about four decades of war have turned the country to the field of political games of other countries. Now, Afghanistan not only facing inner problems but suffering from serious problems originated from foreign invasion and interferences which threats not only Afghanistan but many other countries. Therefore we can claim that persistent peace, tranquility and stability in Afghanistan would be to benefit of the region and world as a whole. Tashkent conference and such other sessions can create an atmosphere of trust, bringing the countries of the region together answer many questions. We hope the participants of Tashkent conference reach a consensus and accept that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is to the interest of the region and the world. Abdul Khalil Minawi BNA Director General

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Kabul (BNA) changing the disastrous and challenging situation, the region is facing needs the honest cooperation of Pakistan. Now it depends on Pakistani authorities how to deal with its obligation and provides the ground for restoring its lost trust.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes the region is a critical and grave situation and dispute originate from adventurous dealing of Pakistan, if not managed well, can convert in a real crisis.
When we talk about terrorism, spreading extremism and other smear competitions, unintentionally the name of Pakistan come to our mind and that is because Pakistan is behind all these grave and evil acts.
Adopting such a stance by Pakistan has led to isolation of that country and increased the international community pressure on that country. 
Today Pakistan is under great pressure; the country is not only in political isolation but decreased its trade in the region and lost its credibility among the various countries.
Pakistani authorities are trying to rid their country from this grave situation, but because of their dual policy they have not succeeded to do so.
Recently Pakistani authorities have made a series of visits to a number of countries and made new commitments but unfortunately there is no any change so far in its policy regarding Taliban and other terrorist terrorist groups. Taliban leaders are still in Pakistan and continue recruiting, training and equipping Taliban as before.
Recent Kabul was the host of the security adviser of Pakistan and the prime minister of that country visited America to change the situation there in to the benefit of Pakistan but the response was not what Pakistan expected. The American vice president frankly said to Pakistani prime minister that Pakistan should step up its efforts for defeating Taliban and Haqi’s group and adopt practical measures for fighting against terrorism.
In Kabul the authorities in meeting the Pakistan security adviser insisted on constructive and honest cooperation of that country and suggested a visit of Pakistan prime minister to Kabul in near future.
This indicates that Kabul in spite all Pakistan sympathies with terrorist and extremist groups, continues negotiations with high ranking official of Pakistan to further strengthen the logic of peace and replace the idea of cooperation and reconciliation with evil rivalries and adventurism.
Therefore, Afghan people expect the prime minister of Pakistan before visiting Kabul prove his strong and honest intention in fighting against terrorism and extremism and being a good neighbor for Afghanistan and a real and honest cooperator for world community