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Wednesday June 27, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Narcotic drugs as terrorism and extremism is a disastrous phenomenon that threats the humanity, therefore requires the international community to fight against it seriously.
BNA social affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes June 26th is celebrated as counter narcotics international day. As Afghan authorities say Afghanistan produces 80% narcotic drugs of the world. Poppy cultivation has seen unprecedented growth last year in Afghanistan and more than 11 % of the population of the country in some way is addicted to narcotics. The problem of narcotic drugs is not inclusive to political geography of Afghanistan, if the country produced 80% of narcotics of the world it is also the victim of this evil phenomenon. There is no doubt that Afghanistan has emerged as the biggest producer of narcotic drugs, but it is also a fact that there are certain foreign circles who are trying to promote trafficking of this poisonous substance, manage its transit and trade because it is terrorist groups, regional intelligence service and international mafia who get the most benefit from poppy cultivation and narcotic drugs produces in Afghanistan and billions of dollars come from illicit trafficking of drugs pours in to treasury of traffickers.
The problem is this that criminal bands and intelligence organizations and international mafia using the current critical situation of Afghanistan flourish the illegal trade of this deadly substance. Although Afghanistan preparing strategic programs has come to fight narcotics but so far is not successful as it expected, because terrorist groups, regional intelligence services and international mafia are the main barriers against Afghan government’s efforts for eradication of narcotic drugs. They support poppy cultivation in the country, manage and facilitate trafficking of the drugs, because if they do not do so they lose huge sums of money come from this illicit trade.
Although Afghanistan is considered as the biggest country for producing narcotics but it would not be fair to put all responsibilities on Afghan people and government  because it is an international problem, therefore, it requires the international community to fight honestly against this lethal phenomenon that threats the whole world. Narcotic drugs is a national problem for Afghans and at the same time is an international problem that boasts criminal economy, unfortunately so far the efforts of international community for eradication of this heinous phenomenon is not so tangible and interest of foreign countries in campaign against narcotic drugs is not encouraging. To overcome this problem there is a need for a political will, international consensus and regional and international cooperation.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Ashraf Ghani President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan says that ceasefire is the natural demand of people but warned that slightest menace in that regard would not be acceptable.
BNA political affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and its armed oppositions in unprecedented move observing a ceasefire during Eid days provided an opportunity  for a great number of Taliban to leave their hideouts and strongholds in mountains and deserts and come to the cities to enjoy the Eid days with their families and relatives.
Unfortunately, in some cases armed oppositions violated the ceasefire. As a police officer,  a student and local police using the ceasefire had gone to Wardooj  district, Badakhshan province to visit their families and relatives were shot to death, while, the purpose of ceasefire was reconciliation and exchanging views of the two sides of the conflict.
Regretfully, the consequences of the ceasefire were associated with serious concerns. Taliban ended the ceasefire on the evening of the third day of Eid and resumed their attacks against state security forces, while were obliged to observe the truce until the fifth day of Eid and then the Security Council extended it for another ten days.
Some sources including the members of provincial councils of some province have said that Taliban using the truce as pretext came to the cities prepare plans and prepare for attacks which would be bloody and disastrous, even the national defense ministry acknowledged that 1200 militants of Taliban who had come to Kabul have not returned to their hideouts and bases.
Taliban in Bala- Murghab district Badghis province hiding in residential areas, attacking state forces martyred at least 30 troops of the national army. In Ghazni, Taliban while leaving the city abducted six soldiers along with their weapons. These tragic incidents caused the critics of state, the citizens and foreign diplomats expressed their concerns over consequences of ceasefire and coming of Taliban in to the cities and not returning back to their hideouts.
However, President Ghani responding the concerns has his own words:
In a meeting with a number of western countries ambassadors to Kabul, considered the ceasefire the demand of people and informed them about the pre- ceasefire programs of the state and management of the situation before and in the course of ceasefire.
In addition in video conference with army and police commanders and other local authorities flagrantly said that operations would continue in areas under threat and any danger that threat people would face serious and decisive reaction of Afghan forces.
According political elites, the statements of the president give a conspicuous message this is ceasefire is an opportunity for peace, reconciliation, avoiding war and ensuring peace and stability in the country and also the ceasefire was and opportunity for Taliban enjoy the life in the community ruled by law. Also, the statements of the president give the message that the ceasefire should not be used for military purposes because any threat that comes from ceasefire would not be acceptable. Government forces would respond decisively to any threat. Therefore, the armed oppositions should consider ceasefire an opportunity for national convergence and reconciliation not for building military purposes.  

Abdul Khalil Minawi

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The executive chief of Afghan government considering shortage of drinking water a challenge for world community particularly for developing countries insists on preparing an organized program for management of water.
BNA economic analyst commenting on the issue writes recently Dushanbe city the capital of Tajikistan was the host of an international session on management of water in the world.
At the session the representatives of 118 countries were attended to discuss the effective use of water and to establish a world organization for the purpose.
Dr. Abdullah the executive chief of the country, who attended in the session, pointing the problems Afghanistan, the region and the world as a whole are facings due to shortage of water called it a serious challenge for world  community, added that Afghanistan is a country with the least water reservoirs.
He claimed shortage of water; air pollution and drought have caused climate changes in the country.
This high ranking Afghan official warned that with increase of population the problem of drinking water will further increase unless a world organ to be formed and the international community organizes their efforts for settling the problem.
The statements expressed in a time the warming of earth, climate changes and other related problems have seriously harmed most of the world countries particularly the developing countries.
A long side of global warming that has a role in drought and climate changes, there are other factors among them deforestation, misuses of underground waters, destruction of environment, non- standard expansion of cities and industries are the main factors  that cause shortage of water on the earth. Afghanistan has its own problems in that regard.
Misuse of underground waters, deforestation, lack of raining and good management of waters and destruction of environment are the main challenges the Afghan people suffer the most. Unfortunately the people and even the authorities do not know about the consequences of the problem and have not done effective work for settling it.
Water as a vital substance is the main factor for economic growth and public weal should be valued and properly managed it because as it mentioned earlier, water as vital substance for life plays essential role in safeguarding environment, economic growth and public tranquility.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Saudi’s king has said that Islamic world is seeking a better political future for Afghanistan.
BNA reporter reporting the issue writes, Malik Suleiman has asked the two sides of conflict in Afghanistan to renew the ceasefire in the country.
He welcoming the three day ceasefire between Afghan government and Taliban during Eid days expressed hope the truce to be renewed in order all sides of the conflict work together to find a fair way for the solution of the conflict and ensuring peace and stability in the country.
His Majesty the king prayed the All – Mighty God to help Afghan people to access the best way of solution for the problem of their country and their unity for ensuring peace and stability in the country.
He added Afghan people have sustained heavy casualties and destructions, seeing the situation the Islamic world is ready to open a new chapter for national reconciliation and brotherhood in the country.
The statements have been expressed in a time; Saudi Arabia will host a session of religious scholars across Islamic world within a month to discuss ongoing war in Afghanistan.
Taliban chanting Islamic slogans have conducted the war and consider the conflict as Jihad against foreign forces while main victims of this so called Jihad are Afghan innocent people.
the religious scholars  in Judah, Saudi Arabia session will assess the current Afghan conflict in light of Islamic teachings and principles.
Earlier the authorities of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan have asked Saudi Arabia monarch to assist Afghan people in restoration of peace in the country, unfortunately the cooperation was not tangible. However, the recent statements of the Saudi king and the readiness of his country for hosting the session of the religious scholars of Islamic world indicates that Saudi is ready for settling the current Afghan crisis.
Abdul Khalil Minwai
BNA Director General

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