22 July 2018

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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Zaranj (BNA) Afghanistan is a country with having of varieties of cultural ethnical groups of people. Tolerance and living in unity is an accepted principle in their life, this notable principle not should be only preserved, but should be extended.
BNA social affairs commenting on the issue writes recently Jalalabad city the target of a tragic terrorist attack, which were much different from earlier incidents, this time a terrorist exploded himself among our Sikh compatriots killing 19 people, most of the victims of barbaric incident were Sikhs inhabitants of Afghanistan.
They were targeted when they intended to visit the president of the country and share their views with him. Unfortunately brutal and dark minded terrorists who cannot sustain the humanity and Islamic ethic targeting them opened a new chapter in their crimes’ book.
Attack on our Sikh compatriots is an example of brutality and ignorance of terrorist groups who know nothing but violence, killing, destruction and savagery, learnt behind the Afghan borders and hatred, pessimism and wickedness have become a part of their nature. They consider the others, especial the religious and ethnical minorities as their enemies.  
Today Pakistani seminaries, political parties and religious circles are working with the same conception and are responsible for many tragic incidents in our country. 
The terrorist groups have come out from Pakistani seminaries, train by religious and political parties and managed and led by intelligence service of that country.
If we precisely look at social and political situation of Pakistan in the course of its history, there have always been ethnical, religious and racial discriminations, and the leadership especially the intelligence service of that country has been alien to tolerance and accepting other as equal citizens. Contrary to its two neighboring countries, Afghanistan as a multi – ethnical and religious country always observed the rights of all ethnical and religious groups and so far there is no an incident to prove that the country supports the killing of minorities and plotting against them.
But now, IS and Taliban who follow the objectives and programs the aliens and have learnt the lesson of savagery, brutality and violence outside the borders of the country are seeking to transfer the evil ideology of omitting the minorities in Afghanistan, the recent incident in Jalalabad is an example of it.
The enemies of Afghanistan especially those who are seeking to disseminate the evil idea of ethnical and religious supremacy, should know that in spite of that the Afghans are poor and war stricken people but they enjoy of having high knowledge about religious and social affairs, they recognize the source of exporting terrorism and extremism in to their country that the recent attack on minorities is a part of the enemy’s policy and a part of state policy of our neighboring country.
This country has established IS and Taliban and use them to achieve its regional objectives.  Our people know that the crimes that they have committed are against Islam and instructions of Holy Quran and they use religion as means for as mentioned earlier to achieve the regional objectives of their master. Our people know that IS and Taliban have made ridiculous of religious values, they should know that they will be the main loser both in the world and in the Doomsday.
 

Monday, July 02, 2018

Kabul (BNA) While Pakistan army consider itself committed in war against terrorism and preventing passing armed groups from Durand Line, but Pakistani Taliban three nights ago, passing through militias’ posts of that country, attacked Afghan frontier forces at Muhmand dara  district , Nangarhar province.
BNA military affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes Mohammad Ayob the commander of Afghan frontier forces in eastern frontiers of the country says about 150 people from Pakistani Taliban movement attacking Afghan security forces  positions tries to capture frontier posts close to Pakistani army positions alongside Durand Line.
The attack on Khori frontier area in Muhmand Dara district, Nangarhar province takes place just after killing of Mullah Fazlullah the leader of Pakistani Taliban.
Mullah Fazlullah lost his life in an American drone attack.
In clashes between Afghan forces and Pakistani invaders a number of Pakistani Taliban movement members including a senior commander of the group were killed and number injured. The attack on Afghan frontier forces positions in Nangarhar province by Pakistani Taliban while the army of that country watching indicates that Pakistanis are not honest on their commitments for fighting terrorism and preventing armed groups entering Afghan soil. Building and establishing barriers along Durand Line is just is a propaganda and its main aim is separating the families who live in the two sides of Durand Line.  The so called established barriers have not prevented terrorist coming from other side of Durand Line in Afghanistan. Pakistani Taliban while the army of that country watching come to Afghanistan and target Afghan frontier forces positions kill, destroy  and freely and safely returned in to their hideouts. While Pakistani authorities consider themselves committed in fighting against terrorism but the army and militias of that country watching terrorist attacks on Afghan soil even prepare their safe passage in to Afghanistan.
Can one call such activities, struggle against terrorism?  What would be the answer of Pakistani politicians and militarists and Afghan politicians who believe in Pakistan’s words? 
 

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Unilateral ceasefire of state forces with armed oppositions ended and based on statement of president Ghani the security forces of the country can start their operations.
BNA military affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes Mohammad Ashraf Ghani President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the third decade of Ramadan responding to the demands of religious scholars, intellectuals and people as general instructed the security and defense forces of the country to observe ceasefire from Ramadan 27th  until the 5th day of Eid. Although Taliban observed ceasefire only during the Eid days, but the state extended the ceasefire for another ten days in order to create trust among involved groups in war and peace and reconciliation find its way in the community.
The announcement of unilateral ceasefire and extending  it for  another ten days pursued differently by the people, politicians and international friends of the country.   Although the people warmly welcomed the presence of armed Taliban in the cities among their families and relatives revived the hopes that Taliban knowing the realities will desist from war and violence and choose a lawful and peaceful life.
Unfortunately contrary the hopes, Taliban speed up their attacks after the Eid days. This was a clear evident that there are certain circles among Taliban who used ceasefire for entering the cities and introducing themselves as a power.
In outside Afghanistan the international friends considered observing of ceasefire by Taliban as sign of Pakistan’s cooperation and acquired certain advantages in international arena.
Politicians and military experts believe that the announcement of ceasefire and observing it by Afghan government once again proved that Afghan authorities are committed to peace while armed Taliban used the ceasefire for further military preparation and influence in the cities. Pakistan used the observing ceasefire during the Eid days by Taliban as a means of political propagations.  Pakistan demonstrated to America, Afghanistan and western counties, that this is that country that has the control of Taliban, guide and command them. Therefore, Pakistan should not be ignored in any related issues and in any development the interests of it should be considered.
Advantaging Pakistan from the process as propagation means and misusing of Taliban from ceasefire for evil goals proved that there is no an evident to rely on Taliban for ensuring peace in the country.
The political experts say that Taliban from the enforcement of ceasefire to end of it did not want or could not use the opportunity because they have no will of their own.
According to military experts defending has always been costly for the state while crashing and beating Taliban in battle fields is more effective than giving political advantages to the group who want war and rarely think about Islam and humanity.
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General
 

Wednesday June 27, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Narcotic drugs as terrorism and extremism is a disastrous phenomenon that threats the humanity, therefore requires the international community to fight against it seriously.
BNA social affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes June 26th is celebrated as counter narcotics international day. As Afghan authorities say Afghanistan produces 80% narcotic drugs of the world. Poppy cultivation has seen unprecedented growth last year in Afghanistan and more than 11 % of the population of the country in some way is addicted to narcotics. The problem of narcotic drugs is not inclusive to political geography of Afghanistan, if the country produced 80% of narcotics of the world it is also the victim of this evil phenomenon. There is no doubt that Afghanistan has emerged as the biggest producer of narcotic drugs, but it is also a fact that there are certain foreign circles who are trying to promote trafficking of this poisonous substance, manage its transit and trade because it is terrorist groups, regional intelligence service and international mafia who get the most benefit from poppy cultivation and narcotic drugs produces in Afghanistan and billions of dollars come from illicit trafficking of drugs pours in to treasury of traffickers.
The problem is this that criminal bands and intelligence organizations and international mafia using the current critical situation of Afghanistan flourish the illegal trade of this deadly substance. Although Afghanistan preparing strategic programs has come to fight narcotics but so far is not successful as it expected, because terrorist groups, regional intelligence services and international mafia are the main barriers against Afghan government’s efforts for eradication of narcotic drugs. They support poppy cultivation in the country, manage and facilitate trafficking of the drugs, because if they do not do so they lose huge sums of money come from this illicit trade.
Although Afghanistan is considered as the biggest country for producing narcotics but it would not be fair to put all responsibilities on Afghan people and government  because it is an international problem, therefore, it requires the international community to fight honestly against this lethal phenomenon that threats the whole world. Narcotic drugs is a national problem for Afghans and at the same time is an international problem that boasts criminal economy, unfortunately so far the efforts of international community for eradication of this heinous phenomenon is not so tangible and interest of foreign countries in campaign against narcotic drugs is not encouraging. To overcome this problem there is a need for a political will, international consensus and regional and international cooperation.
 

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