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Sunday, June 18, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Aerial corridor between Afghanistan and India for delivering commercial good will inaugurate very soon.
BNA economic affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes it is due to an aerial corridor between Afghanistan and India inaugurate , in this way the process of exchanging commercial goods between the accelerates.
Afghanistan India have close commercial and political ties during the last 15 years.  India is one of five major countries that have made huge assistance in reconstruction of Afghanistan. However, exchanging commercial goods between the two countries exercised certain problems. Transportation of commercial goods earlier carried out via transit roads of Pakistan. Due to tense relation between New Delhi and Islamabad in one hand and other hand, the challenging relation between Kabul and Islamabad badly affected the process of trade between Afghanistan and India.
Continuation of such harassments by Pakistan in transport ting commercial goods of Afghanistan and India through its transit roads, made the two countries to find a way for this problem. The best option was establishing an aerial corridor, the two sides agreed. Now, the project is ready for inauguration and will inaugurate very soon.
The most important thing is that and reflected in statements delivered by the Indian and Afghan authorities is establishing an aerial corridor for transporting commercial goods has never been a political move for deriving the third county to margin from free trade. Establishing this corridor is another example of regional cooperation, an idea Kabul and New Delhi considering it the major principle for the economic growth of the region and insists on its expansion.
From the early times up to now, Afghan authorities have said and insisted that only regional cooperation can vanish poverty from our countries and Afghanistan with its geopolitical location can put this great idea in to practice and will spare no any efforts in that regard . Likewise, Afghanistan instead of extorting to negative and illegal rivalries tries its best to join the nations for providing an atmosphere for regional economic growth. Therefore, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has provided the ground for realizing big economic projects in the region. As Afghanistan has played a great role in launching the big following projects: TAPI project that carries Turkmenistan’s gas through Afghanistan’s territory to Pakistan and India, CASA 100 project that transfers electricity from central Asian to south Asia, rehabilitation of Silk Road and   construction of Lopes lazuli Road.
Unfortunately, some countries, since Afghanistan is a land – locked country use it as political weapon for achieving it illegal objectives and ignore its transit right. Especially, Pakistan uses trade as a political means and creates problems for Afghan merchants.
Such a grave situation, compelled Afghanistan and trade partner to think finding an alternative transit road and chosen Iran Chah- Bahar border for the purpose and now establishing aerial corridor can meet the demands of Afghan business people and the people of the entire region.
Accessing of Afghanistan to better transit roads once again proves that politicizing trade and economy is a serious mistake. Today Pakistani traders and investors are concern about decreasing trade with Afghanistan, because, by passing each day lose their huge advantages and resources in Afghanistan.
Establishing aerial corridor between Afghanistan and India can effectively affect the economic growth of Afghanistan and its commercial ties with other countries.
Abdul Khalil Minawi

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Violence and terror acts and sowing the seed of discord among the religious followers cannot deist our people from their humane commitment that is goodwill, fraternity, and ensuring national unity.
BNA military issues analyst commenting on the issue writes recently Al- Zahra Mosque in 13 precinct of Kabul city was the target of a terror attack. Ferocious and dark hearted terrorists affiliated to IS terrorist group, attacking the prayers in a mosque once again openly showing their hostility to Islam, proved that they do not believe to any humanity and Islamic principles.
Terror attack on Al- Zahra Mosque took place after a series of terrorist attacks that its main target was the mosque and worshipers in the mosque.
If last night terrorists attacked the worshipers in Al- Zahra mosque, two weeks ago, they targeted the funeral ceremony of a compatriot in Badam Bagh area that martyred and injured a number of people while who were fast.
Since, terrorists have never observed and believed Islamic creeds, therefore, they have accelerated their inhumane and ferocious attacks in sacred month of Ramadan. Launching a series of terrorist attacks in Khost, Kandahar, Zabul and Nangarhar mercilessly killed a number of our innocent people while they were fast.
Either Taliban or IS have accepted the responsibility of these ferocious attacks who claim they fight Islam, but in fact they act as the enemies of Islam and achieving their foreign masters evil objectives in the region. In an earlier designed program, the terrorists with instruction of their foreign masters kill our people; damage the infrastructure of the country and trying to sow the seed of religious and ethnic prejudices among our people. We are certain they will never reach this evil aim because Afghan people and the security forces of the country knowing the true nature of terrorist groups resolutely and heroically fighting them to the end and not only rescue  their country but the region and entire world  from the evil of terrorism forever.    
Abdul Khalil Minawi
 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Environment situation in Afghanistan is concerning, and presently we are witnessing the destruction and pollution of environment than any time before.
BNA ecological analyst commenting on the issue writes from fifth to 11th of June celebrates as a special week for protection of environment every year.
Observing the special week for cleansing environment gives an opportunity for people and the relevant authorities of government to carry out their obligations and duties regarding to the environment and settle the problems in that end.
Holding the special week of environment indicates that we should no spare any practical efforts for keeping clean the environment all the times, especially during the week determined as special environment week. However, unfortunately, the week marks just with holding ceremonial gathering , severely criticizing unknown people who involved in pollution of environment and finally  delivering emotional  rhetoric and promising words in that regard. Regretfully, after these ceremonial meetings and gatherings, emotional speeches and promising words, no one can see any improvement in environment and the situation remains as before.
If we carefully look at situation of environment in the country, green areas and natural resources are damaging mercilessly, and the people who should play their role in keeping the environment clean and settle the problems in that regard they themselves unintentionally  are the main factor for pollution of environment. Therefore, it would the duty of relevant organs and government as whole to inform the people about the harms caused by polluted environment with its catastrophic consequences. It is a fact that without active participation of people in straggle against removing pollution it would difficult to overcome this deadly problem.
Green areas are vanishing in Afghanistan, the major part of forests have damaged and natural resources plundered, the water resources are used in a wrong way and finally wide spaces of pastures  and agricultural areas due to increasing demand have change in to settlement areas. These main factors that influence pollution, the relevant authorities should deeply and find the ways for their removal in order to remove this grave problem.
Other factors that seriously affect and increase environmental pollution in the cities and the country as completely mentioned as follow: cutting forests, damaging agricultural areas, non- standard expansion of cities, unprecedented digging wells, mismanagement of water resources and importing used vehicles and disqualify fuels, should focus seriously.
Knowing the factors and informing the public about the danger of pollution and working practically for removal pollution are the great steps toward decreasing pollution that threats the life of people and for providing a safe environment for current generation and coming generation.

Abdul Khalil Minawi
 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Whereas, Afghanistan and Pakistan experiencing a tense relation, China has expressed readiness to mediate between Kabul and Islamabad.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes President Ghani in the sideline of Shanghai member countries session met Chinese president. During the meeting the two leaders discussing the regional problems, insisted on settle the current problems of the region, the Chinese president expressed readiness hosting a tripartite session mediate between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Likewise, President Ghani in meeting with Nawaz Sharif Pakistani prime minister agreed on revival of quadripartite session among Kabul, Islamabad, Washington, and Beijing, which had held earlier in Kabul and Islamabad.
Afghan political experts believe agreement on those two issues can accelerate the peace process in Afghanistan.
In addition, agreeing on the issues indicates that Islamic Republic of Afghanistan insists on political solution of Afghan issue and uses every opportunity for achieving this humane objective.
As earlier Afghanistan has declared that, it uses the possibilities and influence of countries and especially the circles they are enjoying of having influence on armed opposition groups in settling Afghan problem.
Inviting the countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Pakistan … for settling Afghan problem clearly indicates that Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is seriously committed settling the current problem via international partnership. However, what is important is that, the Afghan people expect the cooperation of the countries should base on Afghan people interests, honoring constitution of the country and protecting the achievements acquired during the last fifteen years.
The Afghan people welcome the intention of the leadership of Peoples Republic of China who are ready to mediate between Afghanistan and Pakistan the country that, considered uses Taliban as a means for achieving its objectives in Afghanistan. It should be notice that Afghanistan earlier also agreed and honored mediation of some friendly countries, unfortunately without any positive result.
During the reign of Hamid Karzai the then president of the country, several times negotiations with Pakistani government hosted by the British and Turkish governments held. Afghanistan agreed on holding quadripartite sessions with the participation of Afghanistan, Pakistan, USA, and China and Afghanistan with good intention and honesty participated in the sessions. Now Afghanistan as before is ready to participate in negotiations with Pakistan hosted by Chinese government. However, having the previous experiences, we are not certain that Pakistan honestly participates in such talks.
Afghan people expect the countries that are ready to work for improving relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan and restoring peace and stability in the region should know that wither Pakistan is honest regarding its commitments or not?
Currently Afghan people have not seen honesty in Pakistan policies, unless the friendly countries such as Republic of China assure that Pakistan is seeking regional interests and is honest in that regard and not seeking opportunity for rescuing itself from international isolation. 
Abdul Khalil Minawi