16 July 2018

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) NATO member countries leaders’ session presenting specific commitments for Afghan people ended.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes the NATO member countries and their allied countries and organizations in Afghanistan recently ended their session in Headquarter of NATO committing specific commitments for Afghan people.
The Afghan people are experiencing the military presence of NATO and US for 18 years in their country. The fighting has been the long lasting war and the most expensive mission for NATO and US.
Although NATO and US during the last 18 years have carried out their military mission in the framework of international alliance in Afghanistan against terrorism, but still Afghanistan is seeing the most horrible and destructive activities of terrorism and feels the threat of this notorious phenomenon dissemination to other countries.
Afghanistan in anti-terrorism struggle seriously needs international assistances and still it is facing challenging problems in war against terrorism.  Overcoming the challenges and problems acquire international aids.
Now a question rises whither NATO can help successfully Afghanistan in settling the challenges and problems in war against terrorism?
Commitment of NATO member countries for increasing the number of Afghan army Special Forces, proper management of those forces and boasting Afghan air forces were the focus of the session.
In financial section, NATO leaders committed to provide six billion dollars for Afghan security and defense forces until 2024.
In political section, NATO once again insisted on Afghan problem solution via peace negotiations.
The recent NATO session drew a good prospect for Afghanistan and the content of the statement released at the end of the session clearly indicates that they deeply know and are aware about the current situation of Afghanistan.
However, the Afghan people do not consider just commitment and expressing sympathy the way of solution of the problem.
Afghan people believe that against their will, their country has been changed in to a battle field against terrorism and addition to this, Afghanistan is witnessing a proxy war among a number of countries. These are the problems that have made Afghan problem more complicated. The powers that really want to end this bloody war in Afghanistan should focus on the ways of settling the problems.
NATO and US have repeatedly have introduce Pakistan as the patron of terrorism and warned that they would punish it but so far they done nothing practically at that end.
Therefore, the Afghan people who have sustained the heavy casualties and destructions ask NATO and international community as a whole to honestly and practically fight terrorism that threats the world otherwise, it will have unpredictable consequences.
 

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Jalalabad (BNA) Four commanders and financial in charges of Daesh group have been detained in Nangarhar province last night.
The commanders were arrested in an operation of national security forces from suburb of Khogyani district.
The detainees’ were involved in organizing tens of deadly events, shelling of five security troops and martyring of several civilians through bomb and planting mines.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, the five key commanders of Daesh and financial in charge of this group have been arrested in an operation from Khogyani district.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Jalalabad (BNA) Four strongholds of Daesh fighters have been demolished in east of the country by Afghan security forces.
The strongholds were located in Kot and Chaparhar Districts.
According to reports, security officials stormed on the strongholds of Daesh Fighters and destroyed all war equipment.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, Daesh fighters organized their attacks from this centers to Nangarhar and other part of the province.
He added, heavy losses incurred to Daesh fighters, but exact figures is not clear yet.
T. Yarzada
 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Lashkargah (BNA) 14 Taliban militants were killed in a series of air and ground strikes in Helmand province last night.
The militants were targeted while organizing a series of terrorist attacks in Gereshk District and suburb of Lashkargah city.
ANA top commander in south of the country told BNA, 14 armed Taliban were killed in the raids.
He added, several Taliban strongholds have been destroyed in the raids.
According to another reports, the security officials of Helmand province succeeded to discover 2 weapon caches of insurgents.
The caches were discovered from hideouts of Taliban in Sangeen and Nadali Districts.
Another report says, the security forces of Helmand province have failed Taliban conspiracy for organizing of a series of blasts.
Security officials discovered and neutralized four mines from suburb of Lashkargah and Gereshk District.
According to reports, the mines were planted by Taliban in main roads of the province.
T. Yarzada
 

Saturday, 14 July 2018 06:23

Taliban Rebels Killed In Zabul Conflict

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Qalat (BNA) Ten armed Taliban rebels were killed in a conflict by security officials in Zabul province last night.
The militants were shelling by security troops while they stormed on police convoy.
Local police commander in Zabul told BNA, no harm and losses sustained to security forces and civilians in the conflict.
T. Yarzada
 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Asadabad (BNA) 11 assailants associated Taliban group have been detained in east of the country.
The insurgents were detained in separate operations in Nooristan, Kunar and Paktika provinces last night.
ANA top commander in east of the country told BNA, the insurgents were detained while terrorist activities.
Numerous of heavy and light weapons were seized from the detainees.
T. Yarzada
 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) During his trip to Turkey, Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh separately visited Mawlana Jalaluddin Balkhi and Shams-e-Tabrizi mausoleums, BNA reported the other day.
Mawlana Jalaluddin Balkhi also known as Mawlavi had been a great poet of 7th century AH.  On 604 AH, he was born in Afghanistan’s Balkh, according to the agency.
Based on a story, he went to Baghdad from Balkh and after that, he went to Makah and after performing hajj, he left there for Levant.  On an invitation of Alauddin Qayqubat Saljuqi, Mawlana went to Konya and he stayed there until death.
Mawlana’s meeting with Shams Tabrizi that is being recognized as an historical event taken place in 642 AH.
Mawlawi passed way in 672 AH in Konya.
His poetry is often divided into various categories:  the quatrains (Rubayat) and odes (Ghaal) of the divan, the six books of the Masnavi.  His major work is Masnavi Manavi (spiritual couplets) , a six-volume poem collection.
Mawlawi’s major work is the Diwan-e-Kabir or Diwan Shams-e-Tabrizi.
According to Konya deputy governor, since Mawlana’s Khanaqa has been in Balkh and his mausoleum in Konya, a sisterhood agreement has already been signed between Konya and Balkh.
VP Danesh said, ‘However, thought and personality of Mawlana has been recognized worldwide, but he is a sustainable share point between Afghanistan and Turkey.’
He and his accompanied delegation also looked round the mausoleum.
 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) It is a matter of pleasure that for the first time a seminar titled ‘Badakhshan in Area of Culture and History’ would be held in near future. BNA reported the other day.
The seminar would pave the ground so the historians, researchers and writers to pay further heed on Badakhshan literature and cultural belongings, according to the agency.
The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) knows that Badakhshan is the land of great prominent figures with plenty of historical sites, BNA added.  The country’s people know Badakhshan poets, authors, scientific and political figures, BNA went on to say.
MoIC hoped the seminar’s participants to highlight issues that have not been paid heed so far in Badakhshan.
 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  Addressing NATO heads of state summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, President Ghani said US President Donald Trump’s 2017 South-Asia strategy had been a game changer, creating a window of opportunity for them to own their problems, fashion solutions, tailored to context and to design outcome-based reform progress.
Accompanied by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, President Ghani has invited international election watchdogs to help the Afghans comprehensively monitor upcoming elections in his country.
“Generous support for the strategy extended by NATO, partner countries and our developmental partners, for which we thank you, has been enabled us to redouble our effort to overcome the past and forge ahead with a vision of an inclusive democratic polity,” he said.
“Our egalitarian ethos demands democracy.  Registration of 8.6 million voters, 34 percent women, shown public engagement,” the president noted.
He said parliamentary and district council elections on October 20/18 and presidential election in 2019 were their imperative.  “We invite international election in organizations to join us in a comprehensive monitoring effort including serving in executive capacities on the election bodies,” he said.
“We are proud to report that we have either fully met or on course to meet all our commitment,” claimed President Ghani.
The president said a rigorous approach enabled them to increase revenue by 70 percent in three years, implement 14 of the 19 benchmarks of anti-corruption strategy and retire 535 army and police generals as part of the security sector reform in 2018.
“We are extending our global and regional partnership to the arenas of peace, investment, trade, and transit.  Acting on the national   consensus on peace, we have demonstrated the political will to offer unconditional peace talks and declare a unilateral ceasefire, which the Taliban accepted for the three-day Eid holiday,” he said.
The strategy has redefined the context by shifting from a time and country-based approach to a condition-based and region-wide approach, forcing all actors and stakeholders to reexamine their assumptions and policies.
President Ghani said the bold experiment showed extraordinary capacity of the Afghan nation for reconciliation, willingness to forgive and to own future.
The intense engagement of ulema, worldwide support of Islamic scholars, especially the holy mosques of Makkah and Meddina, and the spontaneous rise of peace movement across the country showed that “the time is ripe for peace making.”
President Ghani assured he and Dr. Abdullah would not spare any effort to reach for a comprehensive and sustainable peace.
“Our 342000 all-volunteer defense and security forces have demonstrated their patriotism through daily sacrifices and are fully on course to meet the objectives of our four year security plan,” he said.
Talking about women development, President Ghani said:  “our women are making history, by serving as ambassadors, judges, mayors, and ministers.  The generational transformations, as marked by 49 percent of the cabinet, being under 40, is taking across the executive and judicial branches of the government.”
“Merit based recruitment is becoming the norm and we are demonstrating the political will to enforce the rule of law,” he said.
 

Saturday July 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The Heads of State and Government at the NATO meeting in Brussels issued a Brussels Summit Declaration on Wednesday. According to the declaration the NATO nations agreed to extend the financial assistance to Afghan forces for another period of four years after 2020.
“As the Afghan government continues to work towards peace and reconciliation, we will continue our assistance by extending our financial sustainment of the Afghan forces through 2024 and by pledging to fill staffing shortfalls, especially in priority areas,” the declaration said.
“We reaffirm our commitment to ensure long-term security and stability in Afghanistan,” the declaration added. “Our Resolute Support Mission is achieving success in training, advising, and assisting the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.”
The NATO allies meanwhile called on Pakistan, Iran and Russia to support the Afghan peace process.
“Regional actors have an important role to play in support of peace and stabilization in Afghanistan, and we call on them to cooperate more closely on fighting terrorism, to improve the conditions for economic development, to support the Afghan government’s peace and reconciliation efforts, and to prevent any form of support to the insurgency.
“In this regard, we encourage Pakistan, Iran, and Russia to contribute to regional stability by fully supporting an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process,” the declaration said.
 

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