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Thursday January 14, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Transportation situation in capital Kabul city has increased concerns among residents of the city, if relevant officials do not pay keen attention in this regard the problems will become more serious.
BNA analyst commenting on the issue writes, with arrival of winter season and downfall of snow and rain the challenges of Kabul’s residents become more serious. There are many factors that contribute to transportation congestion in Kabul city. The insufficiency and inefficiency of public transportation system along with the increase of private vehicles can be considered among the most important contributing factors in the city.
Kabul Municipality, traffic department and ministry of transport have repeatedly made pledges that they would bring fundamental changes in the transportation infrastructures of Kabul city. However, they have not been able to deliver their promises. As a result, the people are disappointed with the promises in terms of improving the transportation infrastructures.
At the same time, Ministry of Transportation has newly revealed a plan providing improved transportation facilities for women by mobilizing 20 buses driven by female bus drivers and also providing cheap transportation service to the students.
As people are fed up with the unrealistic pledges, the Ministry of Transport shall have calculated its initiatives very well and shall have planned them based on the realistic resources available in order to realize them in practice. Kabul citizens hope that these initiatives will not have the same fate as the “first metro bus” that the Kabul Municipality promised to build it last year.
Establishing improving infrastructure committee, reforms in infrastructure departments, establishing standards for city transportation, preparing master plan for general transport, determination of metro buses in Kabul city, creating instruction and management for Taxi drivers, installing and maintain traffic signs, decreasing 5 percent air pollution annually in Kabul city, creasing green areas and launching short, mid and long-term public awareness programs were the main programs of Kabul municipality in the past years.
Most drivers do not observe traffic law and regulations in Kabul city, Lack of an accessible, affordable, safe and secure, clean and environmentally friendly transportation system is one of the biggest challenges of Kabul city.
Most people working in private vehicles create problems for Kabul residents.
Their services not but, in a city that there is no urban regular city, with less buses and Taxi vehicles, but their cruelty injustice.
Weak transportation infrastructure is one of the biggest challenges that Kabul is faced with it.
Unfortunately, relevant organs do not fulfil their responsibilities and duties honestly, transportation system in Kabul city need more serious attention, otherwise, the transportation problem will become a serious social problems.
M.A.Ansari

Monday January 13, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Consecutive crashing of three military choppers in a week explicated that Afghan air forces are facing with serious problems, officials should attention in this regard to prevent human casualties and destruction of military equipment.
BNA analyst commenting on the issue writes, three helicopters have been crashed in Farah, Paktia and Paktika provinces in the last week, as a result two pilots lost their lives and the choppers have destroyed.
2019 was full of challenges for Afghan air forces, 7 military helicopters have been crashed in the year.
Falling military choppers shows that Afghan air forces are facing with challenges and anomalies, unfortunately, Afghanistan international allies didn’t fulfil their commitments and promises for equipping and funding Afghan air forces.
Within the last years by increasing war in Afghanistan, air forces with less military facilities bravely have been conducted most hazardous missions for supporting Afghan security forces in the battlefields across the country.
But, it is difficult for Afghan air forces to fight against terrorism with less military facilities and several effete and longstanding military helicopters.
Technics and military facilities in Afghanistan air forces returned to former Soviet Union, the helicopters and military equipment prepared by international allies of Afghanistan to Afghan air forces.
Parliament Members (PMs) on Sunday discussed about the issued and emphasized that effete and longstanding military helicopters provide by international allies of Afghanistan, the representatives taking decision to summon defense officials, particular officials of Afghan air forces to illustrate about recent air incidents.
On the other side, people of Afghanistan appreciated financing and equipping of Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) by international allies of Afghanistan, but saying that the military equipment should be based on international standards.
Afghanistan defense officials should be careful about receiving international aids, challenges and problems must be solved in section of air forces.
Afghanistan is facing proxy war as before international community should assist with Afghan security forces to overcome global terrorism.
People of Afghanistan expect from international allies to provide modern and based on international standard military equipment for Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) to fight against terrorisms across the country.
M.A.Ansari

Sunday January 12, 2020
Kabul (BNA) For ensuring security and decreasing criminal cases in Kabul city, Ministry of Interior has prepare two security plans.
BNA analyst commenting on the issue writes, recently ministry of interior for decreasing criminal cases and ensuring peace in Kabul city has prepare a month and three months security plans.
In the first plan, Ministry of interior absorbed on reasons of criminal cases in Kabul city and the second plan focused on reforms and capacity of police personnel in Kabul.
The plans prepared after murderers, armed robberies and people harassment has been increased in Kabul city and residents of Kabul expressed their concern over increasing criminal cases.
Afghan national police personnel for ensuring security and struggle against factors of criminal cases has taken serious measures in Kabul city within the last few days, dozens suspicious accused of different criminal cases were arrested by Afghan police personnel as well.
The latest activities and measures of Afghan police personnel appreciated by Kabul’s resident and the recent activities of police were full of achievements.
But, why the measures and activities didn’t taken in the past that until now we didn’t lost our hundreds of civilians.
Anyway, few months ago military of interior has been released a list of criminals and outlaws, but few of the criminals and lawbreakers were arrested by police personnel, while numerous suspicious forgot by the ministry and the process stopped.
It is mentionable that murders and thieves not only carried out by few robbers and killers, ministry of interior should pursue the main factors of the criminal cases in Kabul city.
Different weapons and military equipment buying and selling in Kabul city and beside that in some cases murders and thieves supporting by government officials, parliament representatives and tribal elders.
In most cases, suspicious and criminals were arrested by police personnel, but other relevant organs didn’t done their duties based on law and regulations.
Sources in Kabul police chief claimed that by accepting various hazardous we are trying to detain suspicious and criminals, but the arrested criminals easily release by judicial organs.
Only security organs not able to ensure security in the country, particular in Kabul city, but there is need that judicial organs, leaders of local councils, tribal elders and religious scholars with cooperation and coordination of security organs will be able to ensure security in the country.
For decreasing criminal cases, tribal elders, leaders of local councils, religious scholars and residents should cooperate with security organs to identify and detain criminals and lawbreakers in the country.
M.A.Ansari

Saturday January 11, 2020
Kabul (BNA) A member of Afghanistan national council said, US for reduction violence on American soldiers has targeted a commander of dissident of Taliban group in east of the country.
BNA reporters commenting on the issue writes, a hideout of Taliban group have been targeted by air attack in Shindand district, eastern Herat province last week.
Commander of Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan confirmed that aiming to support Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) the US soldiers conducted an air raid in Shindand district of Herat. A unit of US air forces stationed in Shindand airport, the airport has border with Iran.
Local officials in Herat confirmed that Mullah Nangyali a dissident commander of Taliban group who was affiliated with Mullah Rasoul (leader of dissident of Taliban group) along with his dozens of members and civilians were killed following the air attack.
Eyewitnesses said, two drones several times have launched air attacks on PayKashak region, Shindand district of the province, as a result Mullah Nangayali along with his about 40 members were killed and casualties feared to civilians as well.
Some provincial members of Herat province called that Mullah Nangyali was not involved in conflict with Afghan security forces in Herat and there was no danger from him to the forces. 
Wakil Ahmad Karokhi in-charge of security committee in provincial council of Herat said, Mullah Nangyali had link with government security organs and based on reports Mullah Nangyali and numerous civilians lost their lives following the air attack.
Mullah Nangyali fought against Mullah Samad who is affiliate with Mullah Haibatullah leader of Taliban group in Herat province.
There is no information about Mullah Rasoul the leader of dissident of Taliban group, but Mullah Abdul Manan Niazai who was governors of Kabul and Herat provinces in Taliban regime led the dissident group and he accused that has link with Iran.
Mullah Abdul Manan Niazai serval times called that Mullah Haibatullah leader of Taliban is agent of Pakistan and he is the cause of war in Afghanistan, but never had apparently negotiation with government of Afghanistan.
Ahmad Saiedi political expert considered that killing of Mullah Nangyali has link with US-Iran tensions, undoubtedly US targets persons/members who has/have relations with Iran in Afghanistan.
Shinki Karokhail member of Wolesi Jirga told BNA, killing of Mullah Nangyali has link with US-Iran tensions, for reduction violence US targets the people those have link with Iran government.
The incident took place, after warning of Iran’s leaders that said they targeting US bases abroad the country.
The statements expressed while before that news released about equipment of Taliban fighters in Herat, Farah, Nimroz and Helmand provinces by Iran, but Afghanistan government didn’t confirmed the news and Iran repeatedly said that has state-centered relationship with Afghanistan.
M.A.Ansari

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