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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) “Terrorists cannot abduct concept of freedom from us.”   Afghan people say.
The recent suicide attacks in Kabul and Baghlan province that martyred many people and injured some others faced a sever reaction in national and international arena.
BNA reporter reporting the issue writes recently the notorious terrorists attacking   registration centers in Kabul and Pul- I - Khumry    once again made an unforgivable crime.
These attacks provoked serious reactions in the country in abroad.  All people without exception condemning the crimes denounced them.  A number of politicians called the inhumane acts as war crime and insisted on trial and punishment of the crimes.
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan calling such actions as the sign of weakness of terrorists said that terrorists did not believe in to national and Islamic values.
The supreme council of Afghan religious scholars considering those barbaric actions against all Islamic standards insisted that the Almighty God will punish the perpetrators of those satanic actions.
Sarwar Danish Second Vice President insisted that attack on civilians cannot create any barrier on the way our people’s political and cultural development.
Dr. Abdullah the executive chief of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan calling it inhumane action that could not be defined in any culture.
The national security advisor of the president insisted on punishment of the incidents and other terrorist incidents.
US embassy in Kabul releasing a statement calling the attack as a cowardly act insisted on continuation of his country’s cooperation to Afghanistan.
US deputy secretary of state said that the recent incident in Kabul refreshed the US commitment for complete elimination of IS and as before US is committed to remove IS completely from Afghanistan.
Iranian foreign ministry has said that the incident showed that the terrorists do not believe to any faith and religion and Iran as before supports the Afghan people in their campaign against terrorism.
India also condemning the attack insisted that Afghan government and people need further international support in war against terrorism.
Human Rights Commission considering the attack as a war crime has said the culture of immunity should not continue anymore the perpetrators this heinous crime should be punished according to the law.
Iqbal Safi the head of inner security commission of the House of Representatives calling the increasing number of terrorist events a weakness of management of security organs insisted for taking effective measure for curbing terrorist activities in registration centers of the voters’ name.
The members of the Senate calling such acts unsustainable denounced terrorist groups insisted on recognition of the perpetrators of the attack and decided to summon the interior minister to answer the questions of senators in that regard.
Likewise, a number of local residents who were in the scene addressing the terrorists said that their message to terrorists is clear, that is the Afghan people never surrender you and the activities of terrorists cannot take the concept of free living from the people.
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General
 

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The national session of media under the name of professional rights, security and professionalism held in Media Center yesterday.
According BNA report Dr. Abdulla Abdullah the executive chief of the unity government calling the national session of media an initiative of media staff said,” I am very pleased that during the current year there have been positive changes in activities of joint committees of media, investigation of cases of anti-journalists violence, and amendment of media laws and procedures.”
Dr. Abdulla after hearing the figures related to violence said, “last year we were witness of more casualties among media staffs pay tribute to clean soul of martyrs.”
Dr. Abdullah calling the casualties the work of terrorist groups said that in spite of problems and heavy casualties, journalists did not leave their trenches continued their activities.
He said that there were huge problems on the way of journalists asked the journalists federation and other relevant organs carry their joint effort for improvement of the situation.
Fazil Sancharaki the publications deputy minister of information and culture ministry talking about the programs of ministry of information and culture for media and journalist express gratitude from Dr. Abdulla as a patron and supporter of media.
Sancharaki added after 17 or 18 years the laws and procedures of media assessed and necessary amendments made according the needs of time.
The deputy publications minister claimed that media organs and activists have persistently assessed their status and activities critically in order to take effective steps toward professionalism.
Sancharaki relating capacity building of media said this work should be done through implementing various programs.
He added the organs and authorities of media have great responsibility to work on capacity building of journalists.
He regarding the works performed for media said that all measures that has been taken for solving the problems of media not taken by a person but in consultations of relevant organs and experts of the profession.
At the national session of media the authorities of organs of NAI, journalists’ union and journalists’ federation talked on working together, violence against journalists investigating the cases of violence, the figures of violence and casualties of journalist in 1396.
These organs expressing gratitude for activities of joint committees regarding the investigation of the cases of violence against journalists said that for the first time, the government with the help of media organs has investigated 48 cases among 164 cases. The investigations of 13 cases have been completed 29 cases solved through compromises of the sides, the work on 29 cases is underway, and 116 cases have not investigated yet.
Najib Khilwatgar a member of investigation committee and head of supporting freelance journalists organ calling the figure of violence against journalists in 1396 164 cases, among them 29 cases of murder, 4 cases of injuries, 16 case of arrest added that Haqani’s  network, IS and Taliban were responsible for  most of the violations.
Qadir Shaheen the head of journalists union of western zone talking on behalf of the journalists of that zone sais said that the situation of  journalists from economic and security point of view is worse than previous year. He complaint that for seven months the staffs of median have not received their monthly salaries.
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA General Director
 

Sunday April 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The altars of mosques, schools and media are effective sites for accelerating the process of registrations for voting in the country.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes Independent Commission of Elections for accelerating the process of registration the names of voters has extorted in a new method to encourage people to participate in process of registrations.
Lately, the members of independent commission of elections have met separately the state authorities including President Ghani, members of Peace High Council and the authorities of Ministry of Haj and Religious Affairs.
During the visits the members of independent commission for elections have asked the state leadership and state organs to encourage the people to participate in registrations process.
It has passed more than one week since the commencement of registration the names of the voters, but the people have not participated as it expected. The reasons for that are very clear: First the people have no good memories from the previous elections. Secondly, the registrations take place according to identity cards while the major parts of people especially rural areas residents have no identity card. Distribution of ten million new identity cards will take a long time.
The other issue is unawareness of people from the programs of elections commission, because the commission for every elections program uses a new procedure which causes problems to the people.
Therefore it was better the independent commission for elections before starting the registrations process concentrated on public awareness on relevant affairs to the elections.
Since the commission has not done so, the process of registration is facing a huge gap that is unawareness of people.
Knowing the gap the independent commission of elections is seeking to fill the gap by using new programs.
Recently the authorities of commission in meetings with state authorities presented some of the problems they are facing. Now they want use the altars of mosques and other important public places to draw the people to stations where the process of registrations going on.
Although the authorities of the commission became aware from their fault a little later, but still they have an opportunity using new methods encourage people going the registration centers give an incentive to the process.
Using the altars of mosques, schools and media for public awareness is a good move to introduce the process of elections as a national process which determines the destiny of the country; participating in process in fact they carry out their national and compatriotic obligation.
Avoiding going to registration centers and non-participation in elections will lead to a critical political situation in the country, which our compatriotic people never want.
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General
 

Saturday April 21, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Summary trial and killing civilians without and legal justification is hostility against humanity and religion, the culprits of which win nothing but the hatred of God and people.
BNA reporter reporting the issue writes IS once again committed heinous crimes in the country, the crimes which are against all Islamic values and forbidden by all human laws.
A couple of days ago armed people affiliated group to IS beheaded a 13 year old child in Darzaab district, Jawzjan province.
IS accused the child to spying to a member of local police who was his brother in law.
Away from Jawzjan armed men affiliated to Taliban fired on passengers of a vehicle divining from Ghor to Daykundi in suburb of Firoozkoh city. In this summary trial Taliban martyred three people, injured two and abducted three others.
What had happened in Darzaab district, Jawzjan province or in Bara khana area Firoozkoh city Ghor capital is not the first crime that terrorist groups committed in Afghanistan and would not be their last crime?
One of the methods of terrorist groups in Afghanistan concentrate on is creating a horrible and awful situation among rural residents whose residence areas are under Taliban’s rule or affected by activities of terrorist groups.
Taliban and IS by summary trial and killing the people accusing them as spies or so called insuring justice among the residents in reality trying to silence and any protest voice and prevent any upraise against their tyrannical rule.
The aim of this venous act is not nothing but creating hatred among various religious followers and various ethnic groups.
Afghan people make no any distinction between Taliban and IS because they both assigned to killing Afghan innocent people and put fire on their properties. These two notorious groups to carry out terrorist attacks even beyond Afghan borders, the leadership of the groups and their foreign patrons believe only through terror and creating horror can bring the people under control.
The groups to keep the people in darkness, follow sabotaging the process of development as their strategy, put the schools on fire, destroy power lines, killing teachers, engineers, doctors, damaging dams and channels want to provide the ground for foreign countries intelligence services to implement their programs in the region.
However when they face a menace wearing female custom flee from the scene of the battle. As the head of vice and promotion of virtue department of Taliban wearing a female custom arrested in Haska Mina district, Nangarhar province.
Therefore, how the people who do not have courage to face Afghan security forces, wear female custom can talk about implementing Sharia law.
These merciless groups don not believe Islam, friendship, brotherhood and justice, behead a 11 year old boy and firing on passengers is a clear proof of our claimed above.  The recent crimes committed by terrorist groups indicate that the safety of compatriots is under serious threat, but unfortunately the authorities of the state just condemn and assign investigation teams to investigate the incident or chant taking revenge slogans, forget the incident very soon.
The people expect the authorities of security and defense organs not forget the martyrdom of 11 year old Rahim Dad and other martyrs because just condemnation is not enough, they should punish such murderers according to the law as they are deserved.  
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General
 

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