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Saturday, February 03, 2018 Kabul (BNA) Afghan people and international community ask Pakistan for ensuring stability in Afghanistan and removing current regional tensions instead of symbolic exhibitory move take transparent and practical steps. BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes recently Taliban have announced that a five member delegation of the group in Islamabad have discussed the ways of ending dispute in Afghanistan and the process of peace negotiations with Pakistani authorities. Although there are no details of the negotiations, however Taliban have said that they support the political solution of dispute in Afghanistan. Talking about the visit of five member delegation of Taliban with Pakistani authorities comes exactly in time recently Kabul, Balkh, Farha, Herat …… were targets of tragic terrorist attacks where a number of Afghan and foreign nationals lost their lives , Taliban claimed the responsibility of all those barbaric incidents. Following the incidents, America stepped up its pressure on Pakistan and asked for arresting the leaders of Taliban living in that country. Earlier, also US has asked Pakistan to take effective and practical measures in fighting against terrorism and honestly cooperate Afghanistan and international community in that regard. Since coming to the power the new American administration under the leadership Donald Trump in that country, Pakistan is under severe pressure and visit of five member Taliban delegations from Islamabad gave the message that Islamabad’s efforts for bringing Taliban to negotiation table continuing. However, Afghan political experts consider coming Taliban delegation from Qatar to Islamabad a ridiculous move, because, in presence of Taliban leaders in Quetta and Peshawar councils coming of a delegation from an incompetent and incredible office is not justifiable. The experts say that inviting a delegation of Taliban from Qatar cannot conceal the existence of the leadership of the group in Pakistan territory. The most competent and decision making authorities of Taliban are in Quetta and Peshawar’s councils who act under the leadership of Pakistani intelligence service and army. Afghan authorities have repeatedly have said that Pakistan was a part of Afghan current problem, if the country had a will for restoring stability to Afghanistan and removing terrorists threats could act through those two councils there was no need for inviting a five member incompetent delegation of Taliban to Islamabad. In reality, the aim of the move was taking political and diplomatic advantage. It would be better, Pakistan instead of resourcing to symbolic and exhibitory moves respond to the demands of international community and end the projects carrying out in names of Taliban and IS, because, it cannot seduce world community by such ridiculous moves anymore. In addition if Talban consider themselves Afghans it would be necessary not forget the advises of President Ghani , not to follow the instructions of neighboring country, act independently and not strike to their own country’s interests to ensuring foreigners interests and meeting their evil and ambitious objectives. Abdul Khalil Minawi BNA Director General

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Kabul (BNA) US finance ministry has imposed restrictions on six members of Taliban and two members of Pakistani Taliban.
BNA analyst of daily affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes US finance ministry recently imposes restrictions on four members of Afghan Taliban and two members of Pakistani Taliban. US foreign secretary says all those six notorious people are living in Pakistan and they have active role in designing and launching terrorist attacks on international forces in Afghanistan and training and funding Taliban especially Haqani’s terrorist network. 
The recent move of US although was late but is a step forward in struggle against terrorism and Afghan people welcomes it.
The Afghan president office believes that the sanctions are one of the options for pressuring terrorist groups and their patron countries.
The Afghan people expect US, western countries and international community to take further effective measures for curbing terrorist groups and their supporting countries.
Although the formal sources in Afghanistan welcome the move, Afghan political experts insist that the embargoes should be expended and especially US act seriously in that regard.
At the first step, US and its western allies who are in one way or another involved in war against terrorism, beside some members of Taliban should include their funding countries, managers and the designers of such barbaric crimes. The US and western countries should know that the main source of funding and managing Taliban is Pakistani intelligence service and its army.
Therefore, it would be better, Pakistani generals and the managers of it intelligence service who are involved in critical situation of Afghanistan and in the region should find their names in the list of restrictions of US finance and foreign secretaries, in order to know the international community is serious against them. 
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Defense Ministry of Afghanistan says, IS in this country is a Pakistan project that has design and supported by intelligence service of that country.
BNA reporter reporting on the issue writes, whereas a number of western countries media and Russian sources talk about transforming IS terrorist group from Iraq and Syria to Afghanistan but Afghan defense ministry says IS agents do not have any relation with IS in Iraq and Syria, but behind this notorious group is Pakistani intelligence service.
The national defense ministry denying the presence of Algeria and French IS personnel in Juzjan province says that terrorists in that province are under complete patronage of Pakistani intelligence service ISI
However Mohammad Radmansh the deputy spokesman says that the terrorists in Juzjan province have no any relation with IS in Iraq and Syria but this Pakistan that propagates to show them the most powerful terrorist group in that province.
The deputy spokesman of national defense ministry insists that IS in Juzjan and other parts of the country having been isolated because the people are not with them.
A representative of Juzjan people in parliament has recently said that Abdul Aziz Yaldash  son of Taher Yaldash the leader of Uzbekistan Islamic Movement has the leadership of IS in that province.
A number of Afghan politicians claim that there is no IS in Afghanistan at all and people who operate under the name of IS in the country are former Taliban due to some reasons separated from the group and based the new plan of ISI have raised the black banner of IS instead of the white flag of Taliban and they follow the same program.
According to the politicians IS has been design to divide Taliban in two groups aiming the group in political negotiations with Afghan government and other regional dealings exercise no independence , sabotage inter- Afghan dialogues and Taliban should be deprived from a common goal and single leadership.
Sometimes ago a member of ISI who had been arrested in Afghanistan acknowledge that that organization in its new techniques acts in a way to perform terrorist programs by Taliban and IS accepts the responsibility.
The group that operates under the name of IS in Afghanistan are mostly lead by Pakistani nationals.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The terrorist attack on Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul was in series of terrorist attacks aiming to introduce Afghanistan as a dangerous place for foreigners.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes Kabul was the scene of another terrorist incidence.
This time, the terrorists attacking Intercontinental Hotel demonstrated the ugliest and barbaric feature from themselves. The hotel is a standard hotel welcomes the guests from foreign countries and is a proper place for holding gatherings, political parties and social organization sessions. However, the regional intelligence services, especial Pakistani intelligence service ISI which is seeking to introduce Afghanistan for world community as an insecure place, trying to target the places in the country where the foreign guests live. This inhumane program has been planned since a long time and using terrorist groups as a means implemented in practice.
Taliban and IS terrorist groups were earlier behind most of terrorist attacks targeting diplomatic areas, embassies and the residential places of foreign nationals, hotels …etc.   Terrorist attack on Zanbaq Square cause heavy damages to several embassies and diplomatic places located in the area. Attack on Iraq embassy, US and India consulates in Herat, several attacks on Kabul Serena Hotel, attack on Intercontinental Hotel several years ago, attack on Qargha resort were among the most barbaric attacks were carried out aiming to close foreign embassies and prevent foreigners to visit Afghanistan. In this way foreign intelligence services want to isolate Afghanistan, otherwise, attack on a hotel where some foreign unarmed guests were living is not justifiable.
It is a clear fact that intelligence services of the region are seeking isolate Afghanistan and for implementing this evil goal use Taliban and IS terrorist groups as a means.
On the other hand, in the country where more than 22 terrorist groups operate gives the most casualties and undertakes heavy damages, needs the urgent aids and cooperation of international community, therefore it expects the international community to perform its duties and obligations at that end.
The Afghan authorities talk about the existence of 22 terrorist groups in the country, the majority of these terrorist groups have their sanctuaries and hideout in Pakistan, therefore the country that recruits, trains and equips terrorists is clear. However, the recent attack on Intercontinental Hotel demonstrated a wide security gape in the country and the people a satisfactory response from security and intelligence service personnel not just words as vain.
The attack carried out just 24 hours before the UN Security Council discussed the situation of Afghanistan and expressed concern over the continuation of terrorist activities in the country. But just expressing concern is not enough. In order to prevent such barbaric incidents, it would be a great need, the Security Council should act more courageously and disclose the country that supports terrorism and by imposing sanctions against it and formally punish it.   The Afghans should not only applauded for the sacrifices give in straggle against terrorism because they expect adopting practical and effective measures against terrorists and their supporting countries. 
Abudul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General