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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Kabul (BNA) Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is committed to fight against corruption and believes in bringing reforms, continuation of fighting and terror activities cannot a pretext and barrier on the way of realization of these objectives. The government of Afghanistan on the eve of Brussels Conference conducting meetings with 50 countries and international organization have assessed the implementation of the commitments of Afghan government regarding to bringing reforms, counter – corruption campaign and good governance.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes an international session on continuing international aids to Afghanistan will be hold in Brussels the capital of Belgium very soon. The conference has planed while earlier the international community in regional and international sessions on Afghanistan in Warsaw, London, Brussels, Kabul and other places have depended their aids to Afghanistan to bringing reforms, counter corruption campaign and good governance as pre- requisite to continuation of their aids.
Afghanistan as a war – torn country seriously needs the assistances of international community, therefore, for achieving the aids, has made certain commitments to meet the pre – requisite imposes by international community. At Brussels conference, the donors will assess the implementation of the commitments of Afghan government in practice and the level of its achievements in that regard.
For this reason, Kabul was the scene of a session under the title of the Session of Joint Board for Monitoring and Organizing Brussels Conference with participation of Afghan representatives and 50 countries and international organizations where the participants expressed and shared their views regarding to implementation of Afghan government’s commitments in practice and holding Brussels session.
The world community insists on practical and effective campaign of Afghan government against corruption, establishing good governance and bringing reforms, Eklil Hakimi the Afghan finance minister claims that his country implementing its commitments has obtained the satisfaction of international community. But, the statements delivered by European Union envoy and UN special envoy to Afghanistan say something contrary to that.  They considering the achievements of Afghanistan in fighting corruption insufficient, insist on further efforts in that regard.  It is a fact that insecurity, corruption, poor governance are the most crucial problems that Afghan community suffering a lot. What the international community addressing Afghanistan has said is a bitter fact that cannot ignored. It is important to present a satisfactory response and adopt effective measures for removing the problems. As president, Ghani says in that regard, terrorism should not be a pretext and barrier on the way of reforming. He pointed out that stability, reforming and the rule of law are essential for us and bringing reform on judicial and justice sectors is among the priorities of Afghan government. This indicates that Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is very serious in fighting against corruption and injustice and strongly committed to bringing reforms. Therefore, Brussels Conference should not be the scene of hosting some delegations but should be scene of practical political and economic commitments for supporting Afghan people who have sustained grave problems imposed on them abroad.
The economic development of Afghanistan without doubt depends on international cooperation and the commitments of its people for ensuring security, political stability and conscientiously straggles against corruption, the issues that the Afghans and international community should act accordingly. 

Written by Abdul Khalil Minawi

Director of Bakhtar News Agency

Monday June 20, 2016
Kabul (BNA) Afghan people expect the leadership of the country especially the diplomatic organs to raise the current problems with Pakistan and find the way of their solutions in order to prevent the supremacy and further influence of that country in Afghanistan.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes Torkham border area was the scene of armed clashes between Afghan and Pakistani forces last week, which caused casualties, and destruction for both sides.
Meanwhile, the incident badly affected transportation and trading between the two countries that caused heavy losses to merchants of both countries. However, what is important to focus on is the interest of the both countries for settling the Torkham problem and problems alike via diplomacy, which can be effective for improving cooperation between the two countries.
The way of ensuring contacts and establishing relation for settling the problems and improving relation is the obligation of diplomatic organ and the diplomats of the country but what causes the major concern of our people is the current tense relation with Pakistan.
Building military installations by Pakistan in Torkham is not the only problem that exists in relation between the two countries, Pakistanis interventions, aggressions and other violations of that country are going much beyond the Torkham’s incident. 
The ambitious and unpractical objectives of Pakistani militarists go beyond the aim they wanted to achieve in Torkham. If they in disguise of Taliban conducting war in Wardouj district, Badakhshan province or they kill our innocent people in Helmand, destroying the infrastructure of homeland, plundering our mines, and establishing barrier on the way of our progress and prosperity, in reality are Pakistani troops conducting a proxy war against Afghanistan. If it is not so, General Parwiz Musharaf the then Pakistan president never called Taliban and Al – Qaeda the champions of Pakistan. The purpose of the above statement is that Pakistan is following much greater programs than raised in Torkham incident. Pakistan consider herself in the same rank with the countries helped Afghans in their Jihad and fighting against the then Soviet Union, such incentives and ideas have made Pakistan to think about designing strategic programs and asking for more privileges.
The Afghan delegation that goes to Pakistan will raise the newly created Torkham problem with Pakistani authorities, but, the Afghan people want the negotiations be constructive and transparent. The talks should not focus on only a specific issue, but, be the beginning for settling all problems that badly affect the relation between the two countries. If Pakistan talks about border problem, Taliban, Daesh and Al – Qaeda are major sources that create horrible problems for Afghanistan, have their sanctuaries and stronghold in Pakistan. Holding talks with terrorist groups who used by foreign intelligence, as a means of pressure against Afghanistan would be in vain. Therefore, it would be better, the diplomatic organs of the country conduct negotiations with Pakistan under supervision of credible international organizations in order the realities about illegal foreign policies regarding to Afghanistan become clear than ever before.

 

 

Written by Abdul Khalil Minawi

Director of Bakhtar News Agency

Sunday June 19, 2016
Kabul (BNA) NATO has declared that it would continue its mission which is training and strengthening Afghan security forces.
BNS analyst commenting on the issue writes recently NATO member countries defense ministers committing their support from Afghan security forces concluded their session at Brussels the headquarters of that organization. Meanwhile they have said that they would maintain their forces in Kabul and other cities of Afghanistan. The NATO general secretary has said that they would continue to consult and support Afghan security forces, because, they need our support. The session of NATO member countries defense ministers has held on the eve of the summit of the countries due to be hold in Warsaw the capital of Poland next month. At the summit, Afghanistan and the cooperation of NATO to that country will be at focus of discussion. The participants of the summit will renew their commitment regarding to financially, logistically and weaponry supporting Afghan security forces. What have discussed at the session of NATO defense ministers and agreed upon is good news for Afghan people who fight against terrorism that threatens the whole world. Therefore, it would be the moral obligation of international community to support Afghan forces in this horrible struggle against terrorism.
What the defense ministers of NATO member countries agreed at their last session and what will discuss at Warsaw conference will affect the security, political and economic situation of Afghanistan, but it is a clear fact that such aids, mainly depend on condition of the country. Certain circles in western countries repeatedly claimed that Afghanistan is a burden on shoulders of international community, but the Afghans rejecting that say, they have never wanted to be a burden on shoulders of international community, but, the problem is that the current problem in Afghanistan has foreign factors. Our country is the prey of great games and ambitious objectives of foreign countries that use terrorist and extremist groups as a means for achieving those evil and hideous goals. Therefore, for settling the problem there is an urgent need for an international gathering and solidarity among all nations. The Afghan people expect NATO and other countries that helped Afghanistan in war against terrorism for long years to pay their intention for settling the problem forever. Because, funding and equipping Afghan forces are not responsive to the current situation of the country. Capacity building made so far is not enough and the process of equipping air force is slow. Afghans expect the donor countries and NATO that are committed to support Afghanistan to support and equip Afghan security forces with up to date weapons to fight successfully against terrorism and eradicate that ominous phenomenon forever and rescue the humanity from the peril of it.

Written by Abdul Khalil Minawi

 

Director of Bakhtar News Agency        

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Kabul (BNA)  The recent provocations of Pakistani militarists along the so called 
Durand Line in Torkham area is a clear violation of international standards and criteria, therefore, there is a need for international credible organizations to intervene and prevent the escalation of further tension.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes the situation along Durand Line due to illegal and provocative military activities of Pakistani militarists is tense. The Pakistani army with unjustifiable programs and using weapons has caused armed clashes, is responsible for killing of people on both sides of Durand Line.
The problem emerged, after Pakistani militia without informing border military in charges started military constructions, which sparked the reaction of the Afghan forces, our people expected.
In exchange, of fire from both sides of Durand Line that caused casualties and destruction on both sides, the Pakistani side without double will bear the consequences of that.
What had happened during the recent days is a regrettable and shameful incident. A violation that is not new, the Afghans have been witnessing such tyrannical violating for long years along imaginary Durand Line. Earlier, often Pakistani army have also committed such ferocious violations in Paktika, Kunar, Nangarhar, paktia, Zabul, Helmand … .   
The problem is not only the construction of Pakistani military bases on Torkham, but it goes much beyond. Pakistani militarists in pretext of counter terror fighting, management of the borders, preventing illegally crossing the borders is thinking about its hegemony and prominence over Durand Line. If Pakistan is honest on fighting against terrorism, the leaders of all terrorist groups including Taliban, Haqani’s notorious network, Daesh and other terrorist groups such as Al- Qaeda are living in Pakistan. If the sanctuaries of these evil groups were destroyed in Pakistan territory, there would be no any problem in fighting against terrorism, there would be no illegal crossing the border and there would be no place for Pakistani pretexts, mostly resort.
As it mentioned above, the construction of military base, is not the only problem, Pakistan for achieving its regional illegal objectives uses Taliban and other terrorist groups in proxy war again Afghanistan. The recent provocations in Torkham are a part of violations Pakistan has committed for achieving that hegemonic goal.
Now, it is the time, the Afghan leadership based on commitments for their people raise the inhuman deed of Pakistan in credible international organizations such as UN, Conference of Islamic Countries and other regional associations and launching an extensive diplomatic campaign further isolate Pakistan among the countries of the world.

 

Written by Abdul Khalil Minawi

Director of Bakhtar News Agency

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