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Saturday, 29 December 2012 06:21

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Saturday, December 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Peace is a national aspiration of every country nation which forms the dreams of every community and individuals because they can achieve their goals just in a peaceful atmosphere.
Understanding the importance of peace, insuring peace in the country is one of main objectives of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. To achieve this humane and noble goal, the Afghan government announced national reconciliation program and for realizing the program established the supreme council of peace.
This great initiative of Afghan government made it clear that peace is a national aspiration and Afghan people including the opposition groups should try their bests in order to rescue their beloved homeland from the regional conspiracies jointly work for ensuring peace at national and regional levels and show the international community that while Afghan people heroically fight for their independence, national sovereignty,   territorial integrity and freedom, they are capable to end this bloody war through peaceful negotiations and national reconciliation. But peace with whom and how should be implemented? Is a question that the people ask the Afghan government and its international allies?
BNA political analyst putting a glimpse on the question, writes:
Hamid Karzai the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a speech defining the enemy divided Taliban in to three categories: the group which has been enticed, the group brained washed by regional intelligence and acts according to their will and the third are the people ignoring patriotism serving the world’s intelligence agencies.
This categorizing of opposition groups indicate that there are overt and covered hands using the name of peace trying to create discord among Afghan people and further fuel war in Afghanistan.
Nonetheless, the stand of Afghanistan regarding to ensuring peace in the country is clear an obvious. The president and high ranking officials of the country and even the allies of Afghanistan have repeatedly said that in any peace agreement the achievements of the last ten years and constitution of the country should be observed by all parties.
If we review honestly and truly the events of the last ten years, the Afghan government, international community and particularly the Afghan people have obtained great achievements at national and international arena and also in economic, cultural, educational, trade, reconstruction and legislation fields.
One of the greatest achievements, the Afghan people pride of it, is establishing a democratic system of government through free and fair elections. Is it being fair and reasonable to ignore the Afghan people and their elected government in a situation and put the process of peace in an ambiguity and play with the destiny of Afghanistan. The Afghan leadership understanding the rightful demands of the nation has persistently said that peace negotiations are only possible through the active participation of Afghan leaders as the true representative of people.
The people believe if the interferences of certain foreign intelligences be stopped; the Afghan people would achieve peace and stability in their homeland.
 

Saturday, 29 December 2012 06:17

Aziz Ghaznawi Laid To Rest

Saturday, December 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The renowned signer Aziz Ghaznnawi who passed away at the age of 63 was laid to rest in Shahid Arab cemetery yesterday.
In the funeral of late Ghaznawi, the popular signer of RTA, in addition to the family members and friends, officials with the ministry of information and culture attended.
Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen the minister for Information and culture in his condolence message readout by his advisor Jalal Noorani said, “We have lost numerous valuable elements in the fields of press and arts over the past more than year which includes Mahmood Habibi, Shah Zaman Wariz, Ahsan Atil, Zahir Huwida, Ustad Hamahang and famous poet Hastif and today we are burying the famous artist and faithful man Aziz Ghaznawi”.
In his message, Dr. Raheen besides expressing sympathy with the family and friends of late Ghaznawi also prayed may Almighty Allah rest the departed soul to eternal peace. 
Managing director of RTA, Zarin Anzoir also spoke on the occasion and described the late Ghazawi as popular artist, saying his songs had been kept in RTA achieve is a valuable assets of the people of Afghanistan. 
Hayat Gardezi the head of artists association also spoke on the occasion.  Reading the biography of late Ghaznawi, Mohammad Qasim  Ramishgar said that late Ghaznawi was born in Ghazni and after graduation from Habibia Lycee, had joined Radio Afghanistan and worked in different capacity including general manager of music in the department.
Hayatullah the son of late Ghaznawi in his speech thanked the participants for their sympathy.
The Fatiha Khawani or memorial service for late Ghazni is being held in Quaiti Mosque, Khair Khana from 01:30 pm to 03:30 pm on Saturday.
 

Saturday, December 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met with the members of cultural association and some members of National Assembly of Afghanistan.
At this meeting that took place at the presidential palace Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Shinwari, Nadier Khan Katawazi and Dr. Mirwaid Rahimzai representing others spoke and presented their proposals in respect to the balanced development of higher education in Afghanistan.
They asked that the rights of the youth in insecure areas are not realized and there is need for reviewing the share of scholarships of the provinces.
They added that ample investment has been made in Afghanistan in the education sphere, and asked the government so consider balance in the education sphere.
Following hearing the proposals of the participants of the meeting President Karzai said that necessary measures were taken by the government with respect to the balanced educational development and more attention will be directed in this sphere.
He added that the enemies of the country are creating insecurity and this of course harms the education area as well.  He stressed that for the last two decades forces are encouraging extremism against the people of the both lines of border and every day the people of these areas are victimized by merciless killings, the students are prevented from pursuing education and even the children are not allowed to take polio vaccines the medical personnel are harmed, teachers, ulama, tribal and political leaders are martyred by these enemies.
He asked the members of the cultural association to raise their voice against the enemies of education and in foiling their plots.
 

Friday, December 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Media reports about the government of Afghanistan being in agreement with consultative meetings related to the peace process that take place outside the country without coordination with the government of Afghanistan are incorrect. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan reiterates that any intra-Afghan consultative meetings related to the Afghan peace process must take place in agreement with the government of Afghanistan and inside Afghanistan.

It is to be noted that direct official negotiations between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban may take place outside the country through official processes, including the establishing of the Office of a Taliban Movement Office in Qatar.

Friday, December 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai chaired a meeting on the other day with Jehadi leaders and politicians of the country, mainly focused on discussions over the President’s forthcoming visit to the United States of America and the Taliban’s office in Qatar for the purpose of peace negotiations.

At the beginning, the President shared with the participants key issues on the agenda of his imminent visit to the US. Following a thorough assessment, the meeting advised that the Afghan government hold talks with the US officials while taking into account the national sovereignty and interests of Afghanistan.

On the peace process and the Taliban’s Qatar office, it was decided that the process be pursued under the leadership of the Afghan government and High Peace Council.
In attendance to the meeting were Prof. Sebghatullah Mojadedi, Peer Sayed Ahmad Gilani, Vice-presidents-Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim and Mohammad Karim Khalili, Heads of the two Chambers of National Assembly of Afghanistan-Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi and Fazel Hadi Muslimyar, Prof. Gul Rahman Qazi, Qeyamuddin Kashaf, Head of the High Peace Council- Salahuddin Rabbani, Prof. Nematullah Shahrani, Mohammad Ismail, Sayed Mansoor Naderi and General Abdul Rahim Wardak.
 

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 10:55

IT Institute Holds Graduation Ceremony

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In a graduation ceremony held by the information technology institute here yesterday, certificates were distributed to the third course of graduation which attended by minister for communication and information technology Amirzai Sangin and officials from other ministries. 
In his remarks, Sangin said that youth and those graduated from the institute are the asset of the country and they can take the country towards prioress. 
Engineer Mohammad Shafi the director of information technology also spoke on the occasion, saying so far these years’ 49 students including boys and girls have been graduated and absorbed by the ministry for communication and companies provide GSM services.
Other officials including Bari Sediqi the deputy to higher education ministry also spoke at the ceremony.
At the end certificates were awarded to the graduates.
Ninety seven students have been graduated from the institute over the past three courses.
 

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 10:55

IT Institute Holds Graduation Ceremony

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In a graduation ceremony held by the information technology institute here yesterday, certificates were distributed to the third course of graduation which attended by minister for communication and information technology Amirzai Sangin and officials from other ministries. 
In his remarks, Sangin said that youth and those graduated from the institute are the asset of the country and they can take the country towards prioress. 
Engineer Mohammad Shafi the director of information technology also spoke on the occasion, saying so far these years’ 49 students including boys and girls have been graduated and absorbed by the ministry for communication and companies provide GSM services.
Other officials including Bari Sediqi the deputy to higher education ministry also spoke at the ceremony.
At the end certificates were awarded to the graduates.
Ninety seven students have been graduated from the institute over the past three courses.
 

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 10:53

Violence Against Journalists Reduced

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The rate of violence against journalists in Afghanistan reduced 14 percent in 2012 in compare with last year.
Speaking in a ceremony, Sediqullah Tawhidi the head of Nai counted 69 cases of violence against journalists which include killing, injuring, beating and threatening throughout the outgoing year.
In his speech, he attributed 45 cases of violence against journalists to government, four cases to Taliban outfit, one case to NATO-led force and 19 cases to unknown people which indicates 14 percent decrease against last year.
 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The ministry for interior has appreciated a soldier for capturing six suicide bombers in Paktika province recently.
In a simple ceremony held here yesterday and attend among others by minister for interior General Ghulam Mujtaba Patang and Paktika governor Mohibullah Samim, the interior minister praised the courage and patriotism of Wayar Khan, a police constable with Paktika police and besides conferring medal Shijaat or bravery and gave him promotion.
In his remark, Wayar said that arresting the enemies of Afghanistan is his national and religious obligation and he is proud of that.
 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Commission on Communication, water and power and municipalities in House of People held its session yesterday.
In the session presided over by Qais Hassan and attended by ministers for transport and civil aviation, information and culture and foreign affairs; the problems of airline companies and issuing visa to foreigners came under discussion.
It decided in the session that ministry for information and culture, transport and the representative of the commission for communication to hold a joint meeting in the ministry for information and culture to discuss the modalities of supporting private locals’ airline companies.
The commission also decided that the ministry for foreign affairs in coordination with the ministry for transport to talk with the United Arab Emirates and NATO on issuing visa to foreigners in order to check the illegal travel to Afghanistan.
The commission also called on NATO to introduce all airline companies that make illegal flights from country’s airports, to the ministry for transport.
It also decided to review all the agreements inked in the past if found against national interest should be modified.