Wednesday 5, June 2013
Kabul (BNA) As a result of efforts made by two young authors of Afghanistan the book of “After Seclusion” is published in 554 pages, six chapters with beautiful size.
This book covers various issues of foreign policy of Afghanistan, the theoretical and background foundations of foreign policy of Afghanistan, the foreign policy of president Karzai`s government during recent then years, the foreign policy of Afghanistan with the world countries and international and regional organizations, the economic ties of this country as well as perspective of politics and economic relations of Afghanistan during the decade of transition. The author of “After Seclusion” Abbas Hussaini said in the connection that this book written with cooperation of strategic studies’ center of Kabul and Ms. Aqila Narges Rahmani that three chapters of the book is written by Ms. Rahmani and three other by myself. In regards with the motive caused this book be written, he said that the investigation made by us stems from the problems such as insecurity and instability in Afghanistan. One of the problems faced by our country and has foreign root and different countries are meddling in our domestic affairs as well as we had no access into active and certain foreign powerful policy. How we can fill the vacuums existed in our foreign policy so to encounter with the meddling of other countries in our domestic affairs and guide the country towards stability and make strong and powerful this policy and stand before these challenges. We decided that with a glance to political history of Afghanistan beginning from the period of Amanullah Khan to date, we evaluate the foreign policy of Afghanistan. He added that if we evaluate as a whole the foreign policy of Afghanistan as of Hotaks emperor till the foreign policy of King Mohammad Zahir. In this period, the foreign policy of Afghanistan during the rule of former king of Afghanistan with world nations especially with the US and former Soviet Union is discussed. Hussaini stated that before the fall of Taliban regime, the international community had forgotten Afghanistan and the latter was living in darkness and seclusion. After the collapse of Taliban regime, the attention of international community if focused toward Afghanistan and had begun the new period of its political life, this period is differ from previous ones, while one of the basic reasons of challenges and crisis of Afghanistan in the course of previous decade is lack of regional and international compilations from the process if stabilization and maintenance durable security in Afghanistan. In new political life, the international community including neighbors and regional countries joined hands so to promote the process if establishment of peace and security in war-weary and backward Afghanistan. Hussaini continued that because of civil and cultural bonds as well as because of the problems and historical skirmishes with some countries, Afghanistan needs to an active foreign policy for maintenance of its interests and amicable ties with these countries. He said that the aim of present research is evaluation of quality and achievements of foreign policy of Afghanistan during recent ten years and making prominent the weak points, recognition of challenges and the opportunities available before the unit of foreign policy of this country. In connection with completion of the items of this book, he says that for completion of the items of this book, we interviewed with 17 political experts. Likewise, internet resources and libraries are another resource helped us in this respect. This book is published in 1500 volumes and now is ready for printing second round. Hussaini told that president Karzai offered a special letter of appreciation to the authors of this book. Such appreciation letters are received by related authors from ministry of foreign affairs, by Dr. Zalmi Rassoul, another one from house of people and also from scientific institutions and faculties of private universities. This book is used as a source of teaching in political science and foreign policy. This is not a pride for us, but is a pride for all people of Afghanistan. Hussaini added that the research activities of strategic studies center of Kalnil is continuing. A solicit is under way in regard with the ties between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The parliament member and those who are expert in foreign policy helped us in the connection that is ready for publishing. Another is around relation of Afghanistan and Pakistan. This is also ready to be published. He continued that the resources are limited in this regard and this was our problem. He hoped that the youth of our country should study more and learn knowledge and use their knowledge in development and progress of their war-torn country, Afghanistan.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The lower House of parliament after hearing a report of the special commission for studying and assessment of government performances, the work of the commission was extended for another two months.
Held under the chairmanship of Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, chairman of the house, the House of People conveyed their sympathies over the martyrdom of Mrs. Shahnaz Hemati Herat representative in traffic accident in Iran and while regretting her death expressed their sympathies with the family members, people of Herat and wished peace for her soul.
The House of People strongly condemned allegations against the Jehadi and national personalities reiterated that no one has the right to accuse national personalities without advancing of reliable documents.
They called these foreign plot against the people of Afghanistan and stressed that these measures can create discord within the Afghan nation and can drag the country towards crisis.
Meanwhile the Balkh deputy rejected the allegations against Ustad Atta Mohammad Noor governor of the province and said that considering the achievements of Noor with respect to ensuring of stability and reconstruction in the province, he should be appreciated.
Monday, June 03, 2013
Kabul (BNA) A historical relic was delivered yesterday to Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture by ISAF officers in Kabul.
While receiving the historical relic Dr. Raheen said that this relic was used for filling of explosives in guns dates back to 19th century and this was probably used during the rule of Abdul Rahman Khan.
He added that it is not the first time that ISAF is doing such cooperation but in the past too they delivered a number of other relics to be preserved at National Museum of Afghanistan. He thanked the ISAF officers over delivering of this historical relic.
The ISAF officers said that this has been recovered with the cooperation of two Afghans and they praised the bravery of the Afghans.
The relic has been taken to the National Museum to be preserved there.
Monday, June 03, 2013
Kabul (BNA) In the joint meeting of in charges of some private TV networks with the members of the commission for addressing media violations, the Minister of Information and Culture urged them to prioritize ensuring national unity in their publications.
Dr. Sayed Makhdomm Raheen Minister of Information and Culture added that under present delicate conditions, our nation needs national unity and we should not allow the aliens to create discord among us in the name of ethnicity, religion and language to obtain their heinous objectives.
He stressed that it is surprising that some TV networks broadcast such irresponsible information as if you pay $60,000 to a certain company it will provide you with a five-year visa to stay in your favorite foreign country.
He hoped that our TV stations realizing their responsibilities prevent publishing such ads.
He noted that our Islamic and national culture and our morality obliged us to feel our responsibility before the nation. He added that unfortunately lately a number of TV stations are paying less attention and if this continues the commission assessing media violations will take serious measures against them.
Some of the serials perceptions are considered as commonplace which are never compatible with the Afghan families and I ask those TV stations to attach utmost attention and should not remain indifferent with respect to the morality of the youth of the country.
Participants proposed about formation of a joint commission by the ministry and representatives of the TV networks that should assess the serials before their publications. It is due to decision on the issue would be taken after detailed discussions in the next session.