21 February 2018

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Saturday December 9, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghan religious scholars’ council asks the US president to retreat from his decision over recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes recently US president has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel against the expectation the people all over the world, and promised to move US embassy from Tel-Aviv    to Jerusalem. Mr. Trump by this decision has endorsed the resolution of US congress released in 1995 on recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Zionist regime, but since then no any presidents of America implemented it in practice. This move of president of US faced with severe reaction of worldwide even the closest alliances of America including UK prime minister opposed it.
Al though Mr. Trump unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to the interest of that country but insisted that he would follow the process of peace talks between Palestinians and Israelites and his vice president would be dispatched in to the region. However Mahmoud Abas the head of Palestinian Authority has said that America would be more a mediator for peace. Among the world reaction against the move of Mr. Trump, the Afghan Scholars Council issuing a declaration called this move of Mr. Trump tyrannical and irresponsible which inured the hearts of more than one and half billion Muslims across the world. Afghan Scholars Council warned that if Mr. Trump does not retreat from his contentious decision it would have evil consequences and would led to many fatal and disastrous problems.
According political elites, Mr. Trump with this decision has severely hurt the authority and dignity of US among the countries of the world especially among Islamic countries and lost its credibility in the world. Meanwhile the move will increase tension between US and its rivals around the world because they will use the situation against US. These politicians say, the extremist circle in Islamic and non- Islamic communities will try presenting the issue provides the ground for demonstrations the control of which will be difficult. In addition, the move will badly hurt the process of negotiations between Palestinians and Israelites and causes pessimism among Islamic countries that have recognized Israel state.
Therefore it would better for Mr. Trump to retreat from this irresponsible move which will have fatal consequences and not further play with Muslims’ emotions anymore and accept Jerusalem as the first holy place where the Muslims made their prayers toward it.  Jerusalem is undividable of Palestinians territory, unfortunately now is under the occupation of Zionist regime of Israel.   
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General
 

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The House of Representatives recently giving confidence vote to 11 nominated ministers took a firm step toward ending a notorious being acting minister.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes recently the lower house of parliament voted to 12 nominated ministers, where except Mrs. Nargis Nehan the acting minister for mine and petroleum ministry others succeeded to obtain confidential vote.
A number of political experts, civil society activists and defending women rights severely criticizing the dealing of the members of lower house of parliament to Mrs. Nehan called a discriminatory act against women.
However, the lower house of parliament by giving confidential vote to the other nominated ministers took a firm step for ending the notorious phenomenon of being acting minister.
Working as acting ministers in National Unity Government so far considered as a wide administrative gap and because of it the leadership of the Unity government severely criticized.
The lower house of parliament voted to eleven ministers on the eve of New Year and beginning of financial year where the government should prepare itself for performing great tasks.
On the other hand the new ministers should do their best for improvement of management in their relative ministries and counter – corruption should be at the top of their working agendas.
The members of parliament should remember that they gave non confidential votes for ministers who had not spent their development budget. Therefore, the people expect the expenditure of developmental budget should be at focus of attention of parliament members as before and provide the ground for proper and reasonable spending of the budget and serious monitor the process of it.
On the other hand there are rumors that some members of parliament are interfering in works of ministers and enforce their demands on them; it would better for them to avoid this illegal act and support the government as accountable and responsible delegates of their suffering people.
The people hope their delegates perform good services for our suffering community who are severely in need of such services.  
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General 
 

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Kabul (BNA) December third, the international day for persons with disabilities celebrated with chanting the slogan of “Toward a persistent and flexible society” across the world.
BNA social affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes December third the international day of disabled celebrated and commemorated in our country where more than one hundred thousand Afghan citizens are suffering from permanent disability with least medical, training and social opportunities.
The disabled in Afghanistan are living in tragic situation. The number of persons with disabilities is said to be more than one hundred thousand. Unfortunately a small number of them have opportunity to use the services provided by state and private organs. The state has failed to put in practice the legal rights of the disabled.
The organs that defend the rights of the persons with disabilities and heirs of martyrs say that among the disabled of the country, only 10% of them are employed and 90& are suffering from complete unemployment, while there are capable and talented people among disabled who can carry out various kinds of works.
The disabled of the country comprehending the regretful security and economic situation in the country not expect more than that the law is determined for them.
According to the Labor Law 7& of state employees should be recruited among disabled, unfortunately the state has failed so far to implement the law in practice.
In section of presenting medical, educational and other social services, still there is no any effective move and program while they talk much about the talented people but little used from those talented people, just because they are disabled.
In spite of that the state considers itself committed to implementing the disabled’s law in practice but failed because of security, economic and political reasons
Beside other issues, the contemptuous views of some members of the society on disabled have severely harmed them mentally.
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General
 

Monday, December 04, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan is in a sensitive and critical political and military situation, to overcome this horrible situation, national and coordinated cooperation and effort severely required.
BNA social and political affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes recently number political and military critics of state holding a session in Kandahar city expressing their views on present situation of the country and the deeds of the leadership of Unity Government even accused some of the authorities of the government of wrong doings.
There is no doubt that Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as a patron of the constitution of the country supports freedom of speech, holding gatherings ,demonstrations and criticism in the frame work of constitution and not only patiently heard the views of its critics but also provided the ground for such programs .
However, what is important is this that the critics of the state should act according to a constructive strategy and program. Their reforming ideas and useful advices will be of most importance for the leadership of the state, but baseless accusations, vilification and scandals will not have any use but baffles public opinions and further worsens the situation.
It would be better the politicians and critics of the state to act as an assistant of the state for settling the problem not a means of pressure.
Studying the situation it becomes clear that Afghanistan to overcome the current problems besides regional gatherings severely needs holding a national conference or session.
Some of the criticisms addressing the state are correct and need to be discussed in a national gathering and find the ways of solution of the problems.
Holding the traditional assemblies in the frame work of constitution is a matter of discussions among the people in these days but holding such assembles should not be used for achieving the goals and interests of certain groups or parties.
It would be better for the critics of state who use the possibilities and facilities provided by the state to support and assist the state in fulfillment of national programs and holding a just and transparent parliamentary election in the country.  Constructive and useful opinions and criticism are audible but sabotage and breach the law would not be tolerated anymore.
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General
 

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