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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Ceasefire is not one Way Street, all parties who have the same definition from national values and knowledge about Islamic principles should observe it.
BNA daily affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes from 27th of Ramadan until the 5th day of Eid-Alfitr, the state forces of the country based on the instruction of President Ghani will observe a ceasefire with armed oppositions.
Taliban announcing that they would observe ceasefire during Eid days, responded to it.
The announcement of truce especially by Taliban heightened the expectations among people, but unfortunately the incidents occurred during the recent days, changed the hopes and expectations in to disappointment and further increased panic and anxieties of war suffering people of the country.
Recently the staff of Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development a civilian and public utility organ targeted by a suicide bomber which killed 13 and injured 31 people.
According to another report in a blast in a residential house one person lost his life and three others injured.  Security sources say, while the terrorists were making improvise explosives devices the incident happened.
In Ghazni a roadside bomb explosion claimed the lives of seven our fellow countrymen, while three invaders targeting the education department and medicine faculty in Jalalabad city Nangarhar province.  Fighting in Kohistanat district Faryab province and Muqer district Ghazni province continue as before.
Likewise, 7 police lost their lives in terrorists’ attack in suburb of Shubrghan city. In Kunduz, Farha and Herat provinces soldiers have become the victims of terrorists’ attacks.
The above incidents indicate that the security situation is fragile and one should not trust to armed oppositions.
Our war stricken people say that the state for restoration of peace and stability spare no any effort and uses every option but the alien intelligence services using all means and opportunities to further deteriorate the situation in the country. If Taliban talking of ceasefire, other terrorist groups carrying attacks our innocent people and destroy our homeland. Terrorists having close ties with foreign intelligence services, sometimes become Talib, other time become IS or Haqani’s network.
The Afghan people make no distinction between terrorist and extremist groups, but there are certain circles among Taliban who think about peace and ending violence in the country and there are groups who are seeking their interests in war and mostly work for realizing the evil objectives of foreigners.
Considering on going facts, one should assess and deeply focus on activities all involved groups and make decision. Ceasefire is not one way street, it is not only the responsibility of state, but it is the responsibility of all patriotic Afghan people to join hands for restoring peace and prosperity for their homeland.
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General
 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chengdu city of China is the host of 18th session of Shanghai Economic Organization where the member countries assess their programs and cooperation on counter terrorism and extremism campaign and their economic relaxations.
BNA economic affairs commenting on the issue writes the 18th session of Shanghai member countries in Chengdu city of China held with participation of member countries.
The session has being held in time, where terrorism, extremism and other organized crimes threaten the security and economic growth in the region and the world as a whole.
Although the primary aim of the organization since its establishment until today has been anti extremism, terrorism and separatism not yet curbed but widely remained as a threat.
Confidence building, insuring common interests, mutual respect and providing the ground for a true development of civilization constitute the main slogan of Shanghai Economic Cooperation Organization’s member countries.
Now, a question rises that how much the organization has succeeded to achieve its strategic objectives?
Shanghai Economic Cooperation has occupied the largest geographical area, has the most world population and four atomic powers are in this region which indicate the effectiveness of the organization, if follows practically its strategic objectives in framework of a precise mechanism.
Especially the presence of three economic and military powers of the world (Russia, India and China) gives the organization a strong identity.
However, the existence of challenges in the region and the world, even different viewpoints among Shanghai member countries ask the organization for more constructive wok and efforts.
Although, Afghanistan is not a permanent member of this organization but participate in its current session as a monitoring member. The member countries of Shanghai Economic Cooperation Organization attach much importance to Afghanistan because this country fights terrorism and extremism in first battle fronts and so far successfully prevented the widespread of those notorious phenomena to the other countries.
Afghan people expect Shanghai’s member countries to force Pakistan to end its support from terrorist groups and honestly help Afghanistan in its struggle against terrorism and extremism which not only threat Afghanistan and the region but the entire world.
It should not be forgotten the future of Shanghai economic cooperation closely links to the constructive cooperation of its member states. 
Abdul Khlail Minawi
BNA Director General
 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Unilateral ceasefire announced by Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the recent reaction of Taliban to it indicate that there are peace and national reconciliation incentives among groups involved in Afghan conflict that should be welcomed.
BNA military affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes President Ghani recently announced that he had instructed Afghan security forces to observe a unilateral ceasefire from Ramadan 27th until the 5th  day of Eid – Fiter
The international forces that in support of Afghan state forces occasionally go to the battle fields have also announced that they observe the ceasefire.
Unilateral announcement of ceasefire by President Ghani is a respond to the demand of religious scholars who issuing a fatwa called the current conflict and suicide attacks completely illegal and against Islamic law.
Afghan political elites believe Islamic Republic of Afghanistan announcing the unilateral ceasefire proved its consistent commitment to peace and raised its moral credibility in community.
This came in a time, while the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is a military situation but insists that the Afghan problem has no military solution but can be settle via political means. The developments made the Taliban showing a green light to the state to announce ceasefire which welcomed both nationally and internationally.
Announcement of ceasefire by Taliban proofs that fact that there are people among Taliban who want peace and ending bloodshed in the country.
Recently a diplomat from United Nations and a prominent White House official have announced that a number of Taliban leaders in their military commission have insisted that Afghan conflict has no military solution. According to those diplomats there are certain circles in Afghan government and among Taliban who due to their personal benefit create barrier on the way peace among involved groups in this bloody and destructive war.
Political elites advise the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to clean the state apparatus from the presence of people who prefer their advantages in continuation of war than to public interests and ask the peace loving Taliban leaders to separate their way from adventurous figures in the group.
Western experts claim that foreign players in Afghan war including Pakistan don not want Taliban and Afghan government to reach peace and end the bloody war in the country.
The Afghan people hope the announcement of ceasefire by Afghan government and Taliban be the first move toward mutual understanding, confidence building and national reconciliation which certainly further strengthen the process of peace and ensuring security and stability in the country. 
Abdul Khlail Minawi
BNA Director General
 

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Recently the religious scholars of the country in an applaud able move called the current conflict in the country illegal and suicide attacks and organizing explosions against all Islamic values and principles.
BNA analyst of religious affairs commenting on the issue writes recently more than 2500 religious scholars in an unprecedented gathering in Kabul city, expressing their hatred against the ongoing war in the country, called suicide attacks and deliberately explosions against all Islamic values and principles and warned that the perpetrators of such crimes would be punished by Almighty God.
The decrees exactly comes in time that Taliban considering the current conflict in Afghanistan Jihad and continue their inhumane attacks as legal, while the victims of such attacks are Afghan Muslim and innocent people.
The religious scholars of the country with a courageous move have sent a message to Taliban that they cannot use religion as a means for achieving the objectives of which mostly the intelligence services of the region get benefit.
This great move demonstrates the coordination and sympathy of the scholars to our suffering people who sustain heavy losses and casualties from conflicts that follows by chanting Islamic slogans.
The religious scholars issue the decree insisted that Afghanistan in not a place of war and suicide attacks and deliberate explosions are fully illegal and against Islamic teachings.
Earlier to this, the religious scholars from Islamic world in their gatherings in Turkey, Jordan, India and Iran and also, renowned Islamic figures and organizations such as Saudi Arabia’s religious chief, Al-Ahzer Society in Egypt calling the war in Afghanistan illegal and contrary to Islamic values.
The Gathering of Ulema in Kabul aimed to bring peace in to the country but what the reaction of Taliban and other terrorist groups toward this Islamic goal?
They carrying a suicide attack against the participants of the gathering once again proved that the decree of religious scholars the heirs of the prophets has no meaning to them and ignoring God’s verdicts do what they want.
However, suicide attack on religious scholars comes in a time, that sometimes ago a stronghold of Taliban in Dasht- I – Archi district, Kunduz province became the target of an air attack where a number of students of the seminary, used by Taliban as human shield lost their lives. The incident caused hue and cries that blamed state forces targeted the students of the seminary. But some days later, Taliban carrying a suicide attack on students of a seminary in Kandahar that caused the martyrdom of some innocent students of the seminary. And recently, against all Islamic laws, they targeted the gathering of religious scholars and committed daily merciless crimes against the citizens of the country, unfortunately justifies as Jihad.
The religious scholars in Kabul, with a courageous move clearly explained what is legal and what is illegal but now it depends to state and the people how to implement that extensive decree in practice and how to work for dissemination of the will and the viewpoints of religious scholars in the society and to provide the ground for the people to distinguish good and bad in the light of the decree of Ulema.
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General