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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:43

Electoral Draft Law Amendment Approved

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The latest consultative meeting, chaired by Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh approved amendment draft to be brought at the electoral law, his office said Monday.
The meeting held at the Gul Khana Palace was attended by the country’s related personalities including representatives from the co-operation council of the 1398 presidential nominees, plenipotentiary representatives of the political parties, election related civil society activists and other related officials, the statement said.
Various important issues such eligibility to the independent election commission membership, type of appointing the members, heads, deputies and secretaries of the IEC, employment of permanent and temporal staff, conditions related to the district and village councils membership, and many other issues related to the election and candidates have been discussed in details during the four day meeting ended on Monday, the statement added. The meeting with an overwhelming majority of the members approved the draft law of the election and resolved that the amended drafts to be sent to the government cabinet of the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for final procession, the statement concluded.
 

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by senior legal advisor to ministry of information and culture Delawar Nazirzoi, a meeting of the commission for preparing the draft law on development and implementation of languages was held yesterday. In the meeting, senior legal advisor to MoIC said that the draft law has been prepared with morale of national unity, social justice and human rights’ values in five chapters and 32 articles.
 

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:37

18 Kg Heroin Discovered in Takhar

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Counter-narcotic drug police personnel succeeded to discover and seize 18 kilograms narcotic drug type of heroin from northern Takhar province yesterday.
Abdul Khalil Aseer spokesman of police chief in Takhar told BNA correspondent, the narcotic drug placed inside a vehicle type of Saracha that loading from Badakhshan province and it was supposed to be transferred to Kunduz province which discovered and seized by counter-narcotic drug police personnel in Mabar Gharbi region, Taliqan city the provincial capital of the province.
Two persons were arrested accused of the case by police personnel, Aseer added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday February 11, 2019

MAIMANA CITY (BNA) At least 10 fighters of Taliban group were arrested by National Directorate Security personnel in northern Faryab province yesterday.
In-charge of press office in police chief of Faryab told BNA reporter, the militants were arrested during a special military operation led by NDS personnel in Qazal Qeshlaq region, Khawaja Sabz Posh district of the province.
Mullah Ezatullah and Mullah Gul Ahmad the local commanders of Taliban militants are among the arrested terrorists, the source added.
NDS personnel succeeded to detain the members of Taliban group from their hideouts.
It has been said, already Mullah Gul Ahmad had worked as an Afghan security troop, but since two years have joined with Taliban group along with his 12 colleagues, the source further added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday February 11, 2019

MAMOUD RAQI CITY (BNA) Qahar Sylab 3/15 military operation successfully has ended in northeastern Kapisa province yesterday.
According to BNA local correspondent report, the military operation has started last week to suppress armed oppositions and ensure peace and stability in Dara Ayen, Dara Pachghan, Dara Afghania regions and some other insecure areas of the district, in which Taliban militants sustained heavy losses.
Some heavy and light weapons, ammunitions and military equipment have been discovered and seized during the operations, the source added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday, 11 February 2019 11:53

18 Taliban Militants Killed In Ghazni

Monday February 11, 2019

GHAZNI CITY (BNA) As many as eighteen fighters of Taliban group were killed in Ghazni province yesterday.
Col. Fazel Khoda Ebrahimkhail spokesman of 203 Tander army corps told BNA, the Taliban militants were killed during air and ground operations conducted by Afghan security forces with support of NATO troops in relevant areas of Aaband, Qara Bagh districts and Ghazni city.
A leader of Taliban group was among the dead.
Ebrahimkhail added, eight others Taliban militants were wounded, some heavy and light weapons and four vehicles belonged the terrorists have been destroyed during the operations.
According to another reports, personnel of 203 Tander army corps succeeded to discover and defuse 12 round of different types of mines from various parts of Ghazni, Paktika and Khost provinces.
Farida Babak
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Peace is the requirement of our time, but the way choses for reaching it, would be difficult to pass over a night. 
Civil and cultural organizations, political parties, national and spiritual figures, influential in brief all public strata know that continuation of war in Afghanistan is not in to benefit of anybody but all in unity say that the crisis should be ended. But a big question raises, this is how to carry out this public general aspiration in practice?
Ahamad Saidi a political affairs expert regarding to issue told BNA that without general consensus among people, political parties, national figures and government authorities reaching peace would be very difficult. Focusing on this view, one can say that ultimately the government will find the solution way of this complicated problem.
In democratic communities there are also different viewpoints, but regarding to national interests, they forget all differences and follow a single idea or view. Mr. Saidi regarding to the issue said that the differences among government and oppositions as much as increased it would be harmful for Afghan people. However, it should not be think that the complicated peace process can be settled in a few simple sessions. As much as foreign interventions increase in Afghan war, the way of reaching peace would become more difficult. 
The role of people in peace talks is of great importance without observing their views; it would be hard to embrace peace. Masihullah a resident of 7th precinct of Kabul city said to BNA that the sides involved in conflict should not ignore the will and demands of people because they were the victims of four decades of war, therefore, ignoring their view would be a crime against the blood of martyrs and victims of this barbaric and  tyrannical war.
Rahmat a Kabul University student criticizing not sharing the youths in the peace process negotiations said that peace talks without presence of the youths representative in reality denying the rights of the new generation of the country that would be according to Taliban’s way of thinking. Sayed Naqibullah Hashimi a political affairs expert commenting on the issue says that differences of views do not make the future of peace clear, therefore, all sides should reach a consensus in order to make clear the dawn of peace in the country. 
Focusing on above presented views one can say that sustainable peace in Afghanistan can be ensured only when the government as demonstrator of public will takes active part in the process. The leadership of Afghanistan understanding this great responsibility presented an extensive peace program in Brussels session supported by the heads and representatives all countries participated in the session.
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) says that as a result of the audit conducted by their investigators from all government offices in the course of year 1397, nearly 5 billion Afghanis were saved from embezzlement, BNA reported.
While briefing media outlets on Supreme Audit Office achievements at Government Media and Information Center, Mohammad Asid Ahmadzoy, SAO spokesman, assured that the money had been deposited to the government’s treasury. He also added that 17 cases of public asset abuse, which includes 552 million Afs and 2 million USD, have been investigated by the SAO and sent to the Attorney General’s Office.
He said suspects are some government officials, including ministers, deputy ministers and governors and others. Ahmadzoy assured that they activities of Supreme Audit Office are conducted in an impartial, non-political and professional manner in the light of the laws of the country. The Supreme Audit Office is the sole audit institution for central and local government budgets, municipalities, enterprise and state-owned companies, including Afghanistan’s diplomatic representatives. The SAO audits the performances and financial statements of the government, in an independent and impartial manger.
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi met Urozgan governor Sayed Asadullah Sayed in her office on Sunday, both sides discussed addressing cultural challenges of the province, BNA reported.
Briefing the acting minister on cultural assets of province, the governor presented his recommendations to address cultural challenges of Urozgan province, including establishing of a radio station and holding of cultural and awareness program for directorate of information and cultural. Recalling ministry of information and culture’s programs for the provinces, minister Safi said much attentions to be paid for those provinces that have not been focused. “MoIC to build library and conference hall in upcoming solar year of 1398,” the minister said. Minister Safi went on saying that training programs to be organized via deputy ministry of youth affairs for the local directorate of information and culture. Minister Safi also assured ministry’s cooperation with the province over addressing the challenges before cultural institutions.
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) During a ceremony to introduce newly-appointed acting minister of commerce and industry Ajmal Ahmadi, Second Vice-President Sarwar Danesh tasked the ministry’s leadership to use all legal authorities and facilities and pave the way for investment, industrial activities, balance business and increasing the country’s exports.
According to BNA report, he called security and corruption problems, weakness in justice and judicial section to ensure justice and rule of law, problems in ensuring power energy and the country’s transport network among the key problems against growing business and industry. He clarified that existence of corruption in the relevant administrations has weaken the government’s financial basis and hindered entrepreneurs’ growth. He urged the ministry’s new leadership that besides paying serious attention to the ministry’s capacity building, it should do its best to address the main challenges. He stressed that we won’t get improved unless we tackle all these challenges.
It is merit to mention that among over 400 legislative documents which have been proceeding during the national unity government, about 18 of them are related to the ministry of commerce and industry and effective steps have been taken on their approval. According to him, the government’s policy has prepared the ground to open key trade corridors such Chabahar Port and Lapis Lazuli Routes, air corridors between Afghanistan and countries such as India, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Indonesia and China through which worth millions of dollars of Afghanistan’s goods have so for been exported. Congratulating the new post to acting minister of commerce and industry and his colleagues, VP Danesh pointed out that Ahmadi is among the educated cadres who has proven his eligibility when he had worked as senior advisor to the President. He also mentioned former minister of commerce and industry Humayoun Rasa who has made much effort to arrange effective plans and practice them in the ministry.
 

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