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Tuesday May 14, 2019

SHABERGHAN CITY (BNA) Cash and foodstuffs have been distributed to 40 needy and destitute families in northern Jawzjan province yesterday.
According to BNA local correspondent report, the aids have been provided by an Afghan is living in Turkey.
The families left their houses due to war and insecurity from Faryab province and relocated in Shaberghan city the provincial capital of Jawzjan province.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by second vice president Sarwar Danesh, judicial committee’s meeting was held yesterday.
At the meeting, problems of advocates in one of security organs, report of justice department for Kabul in connection with implementation of final decisions of courts, modality of execution justice and concessions of fired officers of defense ministry as well as annual report of the Committee against Torture were discussed and reviewed.  Based on the meeting’s agenda, head of Independent Association of Advocates delivered report regarding modality of addressing problems of advocates in one of the country’s security organs.
It is worth mentioning that the issue had been previously discussed at a meeting of the judicial committee as well and necessary instructions had been issued in this regard.
According to head of the association. Based on agreement between the respective association and National Directorate of Security (NDS), from now on, advocates could participate in investigative process, except particular security cases and pave the way for meeting of advocates with their clients in the respective directorate.
At the meeting, annual report of the Committee against Torture was also delivered.  Based on decision of the judicial committee, the Committee against Torture is tasked to provide report of its works in particular anti-torture to the committee.
Committee against Torture has been created under the chairperson of head of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission based on verdict of 11th article of the ant torture law which has been approved by presidential office and enforced since 2017.
At the meeting, the judicial committee stressed on further efforts of the Committee against Torture and close cooperation and coronation of all government institution with the committee and it was decided that maintain of necessary budget of the committee should be followed through the administrative affairs and ministry of justice.
 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Indian ambassador to Kabul Vinay Kumar in his office at the Sapidar Palace yesterday, a statement from the Chief Executive Press Office said.
Both sides discussed enhancing bilateral ties in different fields, peace talks and preparation for the upcoming presidential elections, the statement added.
 

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 05:42

TAPI Project to Begin Soon: NSA Mohib

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Kabul (BNA) National Security Adviser (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib met Turkmenistan Ambassador to Kabul Murad Eminov and CEO of TAPI (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India) project here in his office yesterday, a statement said.
Both sides discussed implementation of TAPI gas pipeline project and its security aspects, a statement from NSA press office said.
Assuring security of TAPI project, NSA hoped for soon implementation of the project.  Meanwhile CEO of TAPI project said the work affairs would begin as soon as security evaluation of the project completed.
He also praised Afghan government’s cooperation and steps taken for security of the project, the statement added.
 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Kabul (BNA)  Chairing the council of ministers here  at the Sapidar Palace on Monday, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said Afghans were willing peace in the holy month of Ramadan, but Taliban rejected this call and continued their militancy campaign.
Delivering his inaugural remarks, Dr. Abdullah blamed Taliban for intensification of war in the country, adding Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) bravely defending the country and its people.
“Taliban martyred one of the country’s general Abdul Ghafoor Khan Mahmood who was deputy head of NDS for Baghlan province and was meanwhile father of prominent journalist Latif Mahmood.
I extend my condolence to his family,” Dr. Abdullah said.
Chief Executive went on saying that bold steps for durable peace in the country have not yet taken, calling Taliban the main barrier before peace in the country.
Hinting to upcoming presidential elections, Dr. Abdullah reiterated National Unity Government’s commitment to timely holding of the presidential elections, saying the electoral commission had proper planning and people whiling transparency in the process.
“We expect the election commission to speed up the preparations and present their programs.
We do also expect ANDSF and the relevant organs to accomplish their given tasks,” CE Abdullah said, adding efforts underway to prevent use of government facilities in favor of presidential candidates.
Meanwhile the security organs, ministries, and independent general directorates presented their reports of activities to the council of ministers meeting.
Dr. Abdullah at the end ordered necessary instructions to the organs concerned to improve their works and coordination s well as prevent delay in implementation of the projects.
 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani met with the Deputy and Special Envoy of Indonesian Foreign Minister, Dr. Desra Percaya, a statement from the MoFA said yesterday.
Delivering the letter of Indonesian Foreign Minister to that of Afghanistan’s, Dr. Desra described Republic of Indonesia’s efforts for peace in Afghanistan.
Parcaya also expressed his country’s readiness for hosting the peace talks, the statement added.  Rabbani also mentioned that Indonesia is a good friend of Afghanistan, appreciated Republic of Indonesia’s support to the peace process, led and owned by the people and government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and highly regarded Indonesia’s efforts for facilitating the direct talks.  The Foreign Minister stressed implementation of the agreements lately signed between the two countries, according to the statement.  Similarly, Parcaya expressed his country’s commitment in educating and building the capacity of Afghanistan’s mining sector personnel, the statement concluding as saying.
T. Yarzada
 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Alice Wells, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs met with the commissioners of the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan to discuss preparations for September presidential elections.
“Ambassador Wells met with the Independent Election Commission (IEC) Commissioners yesterday morning to hear about their preparations for the upcoming presidential elections in September,” the U.S. Embassy in Kabul said in a statement posted on Twitter.
The statement further added “She stressed the importance of a transparent, credible election process, of making swift preparations to complete voter registration, and hiring and training the staff needed to conduct the elections in a timely manner.”
Presidential elections are scheduled for 28th of September this year, according to Independent Election Commission.
 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Second Vice president Mohammad Sarwar Danesh during a ceremony attended by a number of cabinet and parliament members, advisors to president, deputy ministers and representatives of unions, introduced Sayed Anwar Sadat as the new acting minister of labor, social affairs, martyrs and disabled her yesterday, a statement said.
Hunting to achievements made in connection with labor’s rights, the second vice president called poverty and unemployment the main challenges, adding implementation of labor rights, addressing workers’ challenges and supporting their rights would solve the issue to a large extent, the statement from VP office said yesterday.  VP Danesh asked the newly appointed acting minister to do more for improving of the employment opportunities, supporting of the labor’s rights and ensuring balanced relation between the employer and the employee.
VP Danesh called addressing the children, disabled and teenagers’ challenges as ministry’s main duty.  He said the ministry should seriously deal with the issues of uneducated children, child labors, violence against children and misusing of children in conflicts.
Congratulating the new acting minister, VP Danesh praised Faizullah Zaki for his works at the ministry.
Meanwhile in his remarks, former minister of labor and social affairs thanked VP Danesh for his supports of the ministry’s programs, saying eye-catching achievements made at the ministry in last two and half years and could find a better place in domestic and international labor organizations.
The new acting minister thanked government’s trust and promised to do more for the ministry using the experienced cadres.
 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar on Monday called on Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and discussed issues related to mutual interest, according to a statement.
Minister Rabbani wished successes to the people of India in ongoing elections during the meeting, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
Both sides also discussed reopening of Pakistani airspace for the air traffic between the two countries, the third round of partnership council meeting between Afghanistan and India, the peace process, process, education, bilateral and regional cooperation.
 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Sheberghan (BNA) Twenty-Seven armed Taliban including their deputy shadow governor were killed in the past three days and 20 other were wounded.
Feriadon Anbaq spokesman for Jawzjan governor told BNA, as a result of clashes in Jabar Shaheen village, Aqcha district, Jawzjan province, 27 Taliban terrorist including their deputy shadow governor were killed and 20 others have been injured.
According to another report, in the same clashes in Qoshtapa district, Jawzjan province 11 other Taliban were also wounded.
Spokesman for Jawzjan governor said, six Taliban were also killed in the clash in Khwaja Dokoh and Faizabad districts of that province.
In the end of these battles the bodies of five Taliban and numerous of weapons were seized by security forces.
During the conflicts, two popular uprising policemen were also martyred and seven militaries were wounded as well.
T. Yarzada
 

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