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Monday, October 01, 2018

Kabul (BNA) A delegation from Afghan religious scholars’ council has gone to Pakistan to deliberate about holding a joint session with the religious scholars of the two countries.
BNA religious affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes: a seven member delegation of religious scholars of the country headed by Maulawi Aturahman Lodin the deputy head of religious council has gone to Pakistan to talk about holding a joint session of the scholars of the two countries.
Holding mutual session of Afghanistan and Pakistani religious scholars is a part of decisions of Afghan, Pakistani and Indonesian scholars made some months ago in one of Indonesian cities.
Holding Afghan and Pakistani scholars session is of great importance for Afghan people, the so called artificial and diverted jihad of Taliban formed in Pakistani seminaries and still those seminaries in courage and support Taliban for launching a bloody and fratricidal war in Afghanistan. The seminaries are the main source for recruiting militants for the group and this in general the seminaries and spiritual figures in Pakistan who call bloodshed in Afghanistan jihad, support Taliban and not let the flames of war to  be extinguished in war- ravaged Afghanistan,
Afghan religious scholars have constantly tried to find a logical way of solution for the current war in Afghanistan and encourage Taliban who give war a religious nature to end killing Muslims, while the group affected by instructions and guidelines of Pakistan spirituals and religious leaders adopting a political stance have close ties with intelligence service and military circles of that country.
What is important for Afghans is: understanding of Taliban from situation in Afghanistan, they using the presence of foreign forces as a pretext and considering the diverted words of affiliated spiritual figures in Pakistan Jihad destroy their own country.
The current war in Afghanistan that is going on chanting Islamic slogans never has been backed by religious scholars across Islamic world.
The scholars of Islamic world in various sessions in Jada Saudi Arabia, Ankara in Turkey, Jordan, India and Kabul flagrantly have said that one cannot give a religious nature for war in Afghanistan. For this reason the scholars and spiritual figures in Afghanistan and Pakistan deliberate in order Pakistan using religion as a pretext not destroy Afghanistan anymore.
The stand of Islamic world scholars except Pakistani scholars is clear on Afghan issue.
Afghanistan is not a place for war, and bloodshed, suicide attacks and explosions are illegal act but the Pakistani scholars’ stance is against that. They stand against Muslims and use dictated words while there is no any difference in teachings of Holy Quran all over of Islamic world. Therefore Afghan people expect Pakistani scholars as Muslims to act according to Islamic principles and if they incapable of doing good works, at least not do evils. IN addition it is required for Taliban to be realistic and not be used as a means by others. They should say yes to the right voice and stand beside their own people.  
 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Election campaign for obtaining for membership in the lower house of Parliament started yesterday. The people insist that the candidates should observe the principles and laws; otherwise they will violate their own commitments.
BNA political analyst commenting on that regard writes based on schedule of elections; the candidates started election campaign last Friday that will continue up to October 18. 
In this campaign more than 2500 nominates among them 400 women contest for 249 seats of parliament.
Holding parliamentary election in current year would different from other elections in the country, security problems are more serious, the economic situation is critical, foreign interferences increased and certain figures and circles sabotaging this national process. The problems could be settled in existence of committed parliament.
The people suggest the candidates for parliamentary elections should precisely consider the problems suffering people, cultural and social traditions and customs, otherwise, they are going on the wrong way. Today, Kabul and other cities of the country are full of photos and propaganda materials that have the image of the cities. One can see outstanding slogans and thoughts. The figures appear on TVs, introducing themselves talk about serving people. While, as now in previous elections, the candidates have talked about a new start in the living condition of people, serving people, honesty and justice, but had no any constructive result.
The people hope that the candidates considering the realities of the community, their capability and talent introduce themselves to people,  because as previous experiences show, just exaggerated talking not solve any problem. Therefore, any world on people’s address should be based on realities of the community.
The second matter is posting posters and propaganda materials: the candidates in that regard should consider city culture and social sensitivities as they are eager to post the posters and propaganda materials, they should not spare any efforts in re- collecting of them in the last day of campaigns.
The other issue in time of election campaign is security. The candidates should not forget that the terrorist groups for determining themselves as a power or eliminating some candidates have made their programs more serious.  Therefore it makes it necessary for the candidates to act in close coordination with security forces. In addition, it would be required for people to assess the necessity of their participation in the meetings conducted by the candidates.
Also, it would be necessary for the candidates to inter in the scene with good moral and avoid using pro – ethnicity and linguistic terms that harms the hearts of people. Also, it would be the moral obligation of the candidates to refrain acts during their campaigns that cause the closure of streets, disrupt the training process in schools and high education institutes or create a gap in working affairs of state run offices.
The candidates are committed people and committed serve people and ensure justice, therefore, they should not use state facilities for their own interests.
The candidates should know that the time for seducing people has past, therefore they should try to get the votes of people through a real and true commitment because they have learned many things from several working terms of national assembly.
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General
 

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Kabul (BNA) September 29 is the darkest day in the history of Afghanistan; Taliban interred Kabul in this day establishing their so called Islamic Emirate proved their ignorance and barbarity.

BNA political affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes Taliban toppling Mujahidin rule on September 29 conquered Kabul and made themselves the political ruler of the destiny of our people.
This backward group chanting Islamic slogans toppling so called the then corrupted regime within a framework of an intelligence project started their riot from Bolduk district Kandahar province. Since the people were exhausted from fighting, warlords, using religious slogans captured most parts of the country including Kabul the capital without any fight.
Taliban interring Kabul and conquering the capital removing the mask made it clear that crying Islamic slogans were nothing but for deceiving people, while their main goal was to implement the objectives of foreign countries. Their presence in the capital and displaying a state had no any result but isolation of Afghanistan, poor economy drowning of Afghanistan in to the depth of Pakistan’s regional policies. 
This barbaric group interring Kabul against all international norms interred UN office in Kabul and severe and unprecedented brutality killed Dr. Najibullah the then president and his brother. In this way they gave a message that they would not tolerate any opposition and mercilessly kill everybody who dares to oppose them as they did against president Najubullah.  The savagery and brutality of Taliban started from Bolduk and reached it’s culminating in Kabul. Carrying suicide attacks, brutality against war prisoners, destruction of cities, destroying public utility institutions all indicate that the group has huge distance from domestication. It would be just a dream to say that Taliban are serving for the tranquility of people, politicized and know the law and are civilized people, while their mission is destruction of Afghanistan and killing its innocent people as it instructed by their patrons.
This is Taliban who creating barriers in the course of constructive political negotiation let not to become a success. The group as the main armed opposition of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, supporting by the most adventurous regional and beyond regional countries are the main obstacle on the way restoring peace and stability in to  our war – ravaged country and they have been using as a means for implementing ambitious goals of Pakistan, gulf countries and some world powerful countries.
Therefore, how in the existence of such intelligence project and political game one can expect the group to be a political group and works for improvement to recue Afghanistan from this critical situation. All above facts suggest that every kind of political investment on the group would be in vain.
It would be better in order to curb the group to talk with their own language.   

Abdul Khalil Minawi

BNA Director General 

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The UN General Assembly to hold its sessions with participation of leaders and high ranking officials of member countries.  World security, counter terrorism and drug trafficking campaign, economic challenges and climate changes will be the main issues to be discussed at the session.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes the UN General Assembly Sessions will be held with participation of the leaders and high ranking officials of member countries. Issues such as world security, anti- terrorism and organized crimes, counter narcotics struggle, economic challenges and climate change are the main topics to be discussed at the sessions. When world security and stability discussed a question raises about terrorism and counter – narcotics campaign, Afghanistan will be at the top of agenda of discussions.
At the security issues discussions, Afghanistan is at most fragile situation than any other countries of the world; it has seen the longest domestic and regional disputes that badly affected the security and stability of the region, even the world. This situation caused the military presence of more than forty world countries in to the country but not so far succeeded to establish peace and stability. However, UN as an important international organ that has strong logistical and executive power can play an effective role in ending the crisis in this country. The working dimension of UN is very wide and extensive. It knows and has a special role in Afghan problem and since 1970s up to today following the developments in this country.  UN had a great role in holding indirect negotiations between the then Afghan government and Pakistan, signing Geneva agreement between Afghanistan and Pakistan that led to the withdrawal of the then Soviet Union from Afghanistan. In addition UN had an outstanding role in political consensus in this country during factional fighting and reconstruction of Afghanistan after the collapse of Taliban regime. But regretfully, the demands and instructions of UN regarding to Afghanistan have not implemented in practice by certain countries.
We hope, UN when the world security and stability discussed at the present sessions manage a clear and transparent discussion on Afghanistan. Although, this organization has did its best to act effectively in Afghanistan, but there are countries that made UN efforts symbolic and paly dual policy on Afghan issue, even the countries that introduce their selves as Afghan friends have no a clear policy on Afghanistan.
Many countries especially Pakistan consider international sessions as an opportunity for introducing themselves as effective powers in international arena
Without doubt those countries in the current UN sessions once again will talk about ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan and their cooperation in that regard.  While Afghan security forces recently killed 13 Pakistani national had come to Afghanistan for terrorist activities. In Ghasni, Farha, Kunduz, Kuner , Nangarhar,  Faryab , Juzjan and other parts of Afghanistan Pakistani terrorists are fighting alongside Taliban for killing our innocent people and destruction of our homeland. In such attitude and behavior how can those countries talk about peace and place themselves among the countries that cooperate for peace and stability in Afghanistan? We hope UN work more realistic and curb those who are trying to display the role of this organization symbolic.
We hope that the UN with a clear and practical strategy come to punish terrorist groups in Afghanistan and their supporters, otherwise ceremonial meetings and releasing statements will not cure the pains of this oppressed nation.            
 

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