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Monday February 18, 2019

GHAZNI CITY (BNA) As many as six anti-government militias were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in Ghazni province yesterday.
Col. Fazul Khuda Ibrahimkhail spokesman of 203 Tander army corps told BNA correspondent, the clashes took place during a military operation conducted by Afghan security forces in different parts of Ander and Muqor districts of the province.
Also, three more militants were wounded during the conflicts, Ibrahimkhail added.
According to another report, Afghan national army by discovering and defusing 23 round of various type of mines succeeded to prevent several bloodiest incidents in Ghazni province.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday February 18, 2019

PUL-E-ALAM CITY (BNA) Distribution of foodstuffs has started to poor and needy families in central Logar province today.
Matiullah Ahmadzai head of counter-natural disaster in Logar told BNA reporter, distribution of 350 tons foodstuffs has been started to needy families those recently have affected due to natural disasters in center and districts of the province.
The foodstuffs include rice and flour that provided by China government, Ahmadzai added.
Mohammad Anwar Khan Eshaqzai governor of Logar said, assisting with poor families in a main and basic responsibility of governor and the foodstuffs will be distributed to vulnerable families.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday, 18 February 2019 07:26

Only Afghan Peace Plan Leads To Peace

Monday February 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan and the region access to permanent peace and stability when the countries of the region and beyond the region coordinate their efforts according to the programs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan designed for the purpose.
BNA political affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes it is due to a Taliban delegation travel from Doha to Pakistan. The diplomatic sources in Islamabad and affiliated sourced to Taliban in Doha have said that the delegation in addition to Oran Khan Pakistan prime minister, will also visit American foreign ministry delegation led by Zalmay Khalilzad. The tour of Taliban delegation to Islamabad is different from other political delegation of the group; this seems as a person visit his own house. Because the leaders of Taliban are in Pakistan and Quetta and Peshawar councils are active there. What does the tour of the delegation from an outside Pakistan symbolic office mean, just for deviation of the world minds and repeating that Taliban are in Pakistan and that country has great influence on them? Although it would be difficult to accept such pretexts of Pakistan but it should be acknowledged that separate programs designed by other countries for political settlement Afghan problem cannot cause a stable and persistent peace in the region and Afghanistan.  
With withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, number of countries of the region particularly Pakistan and Gulf countries will try to have considerable influence in that country and this indicates that Afghanistan will inter in to a new chapter of rivalries among foreign countries.
The problem is this that foreign countries have no any program for peace in Afghanistan and the region but they are planning for their own interests.
Lack of program among outsiders became clear when a country organized Doha session, another in Abu-Dhobi the other in Moscow and the other decided to organize a session in Islamabad. Likewise, there are other plans for holding peace sessions in Germany, Tashkent and other places but certainly they will not help the process of peace. Competitions among certain countries have caused most of the sessions the aim of which was to drive to in to the region the rival country. For instance, Moscow session was aiming to neutralize the efforts of others. Likewise, Saudi Arabia that has complicated problems with Qatar is not contending with presence of Taliban in Doha.  
Afghan people believe that the peace that comes through launching political and gambling, could not be stable and permanent. A real peace would possible only through practical and true programs of the countries and for accessing such a great aim, holding an international gathering required. It would be better the countries that really interested to peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region should put at the focus of their attentions, the peace plan of Afghan government which was presented in Brussels session.
 

Monday February 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) releasing a statement said it plans to register all basic information of civil servants in a comprehensive, integrated and modern Human Resources Management (HRM) system within the next year.
The executive process of data registration on the HRM system was officially launched on Sunday, with the registration of Nader Nadery, the chairman and commissioners of the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission. According to the statement the accurate recording and registration of civil servant information in a central database will help to properly plan human resources and anticipate the recruitment needs and ease recruitment of civil servants. The HRM system is designed to include information such the date of the appointment of the employee, along with the identity of the worker (first name, last name, father’s name, grandfather’s name, gender, date of birth, place of birth and main/current residence).
The information entry will also include the email address and contact numbers of the employee, education details, the person’s position (title, position, duties and salary). Some information will be constant while other data will be updated as needed. Biometrics of the employee, such as fingerprints, iris scan and facial image, will also be included. “Establishing a human resources management system is a significant advancement for Afghanistan,” said Nader Nadery, the chairman of IARCSC. “In order to properly plan staffing and human resources in the country, it was necessary that we, using more comprehensive systems, more efficiently and using today’s technology can accelerate the process of economic and social development of the country and thereby enable the sustainability of various fields of information in Afghanistan,” Nadery added. 
The statement said that according to available statistics, Afghanistan now has about 424,000 civil servants. Officials said the new system will also prevent ghost employees. Once the date entry process has been completed at the IARCSC, the system will be rolled out in the Ministry of Education and then other government institutions. According to the statement the system was designed by an expert with the assistance of the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) and the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT).
 

Monday February 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan has expressed concerns to the UN Security Council about a planned visit by Taliban negotiators to Pakistan, asserting that the militant group’s members traveling to Islamabad are under UN sanctions and that Kabul should have been consulted prior to any such meeting.
Taliban negotiators on February 14 announced they will meet U.S. representatives in Pakistan on February 18 as part of ongoing peace talks and that they will also meet with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to hold “Comprehensive discussions about Pakistan-Afghanistan relations.” In a letter to the Security Council seen by RFE/RL’s Radio, the Afghan UN mission wrote that the Taliban-Pakistan “Constitutes a violation of the national sovereignty of Afghanistan.” “These engagements, which are taking place under the pretext of support for peace efforts in Afghanistan are void of any degree of coordination with the government of Afghanistan,” it said. The letter said that an invitation by Khan for a Taliban delegation to travel to Pakistan for talks “Amounts to the official recognition and legitimization of an armed-group that poses a serious threat to the security and stability of Afghanistan, and whose members are sanctioned by provisions of the UN Security Council 1988 Committee’s Sanctions Regime.”
 

Monday February 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) During a meeting with a number of Ghor province’s youth, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi said protection of historical sites and monuments were prioritized by her ministry, BNA reported. According to the agency, representing other youth, Abdul Qadir Ghafouri said historical monuments and Jam Minaret were not in a good condition, asking the Ministry of Information and Culture to pay heed in this regard. Considering Ghor youth’s concerns about historical sites and monuments in this province. Acting Minister Safi said her ministry shared this issue with UNESCO and a delegation is expected to be sent to that province to thoroughly investigate about the issue.
She added UNESCO would cooperate with the Ministry of Information and Culture in the respect. According to another report, chaired by Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi, the roads naming commission held meeting yesterday. At the outset, head of cultural section for Kabul Municipality Sayed Mustafa Sayedi briefed the session about naming of roads and streets in first and second districts. Afterwards, Acting Minister Safi said that historical and ancient names of roads in Kabul city should be preserved. “The views of Academy of Sciences’ members, Kabul University lecturers and locals should be valued in naming Kabul city roads and streets,” she stressed.
 

Monday February 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullat met with US state department’s special envoy on the Afghan peace process Zalmay Khalilzad yesterday in Kabul.
According to BNA report, Khalilzad briefed Dr. Abdullah on his visits from regional and world countries as well as developments on the peace process. Dr. Abdullah thanked Khalilzad and US efforts for peace in Afghanistan, saying peace and ending the 40 years of war was the main priority for Afghans. During the meeting which was also attended by US Ambassador to Kabul, Dr. Abdullah emphasized on Afghan-led and owned peace talks.
 

Monday February 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghan security forces by launching clearing operation succeeded to devastate 23 hideouts belonged to terrorists in northern Kunduz province.
According to BNA report, the clearing operation have conducted by coordination of National Directorate Security department of Kunduz in Khan Abad district of the province, in which 23 hideouts belonged to Taliban militants have been destroyed.
Also, several villages have been clean-up from being of armed oppositions following the clearing operation.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday, 18 February 2019 06:21

Flash Floods Took the Lives of Six People

Monday February 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) At least six people lost their lives following flash floods in western Farah province.
Abdul Qader Alham head of counter-natural disaster in Farah told BNA correspondent, the people have died due to flash floods in relevant areas of Pusht Koh and Anar Dara districts of the province.
Also, 500 residential houses have been destroyed and150 sheep have wasted in Pausht Kot, Anar Dara and Parchaman districts following the flash floods, Alham added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday February 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) As many as 54 anti-government militias were killed during 18 joint military operations conducted by Afghan security forces within the last 24 hours across the country.
Ministry of national defense press office stated BNA, the operations have launched by support of Afghan air and artillery forces to annihilate armed oppositions, ensure peace and stability and protect the lives and properties of people in insecure areas of Nangarhar, Laghman, Kapisa, Ghazni, Paktika, Kandahar, Khost, Urozgan, Badghis, Farah, Sar-e-Pul, Balkh, Takhar, Helmand and Paktia provinces.
31 more terrorists were wounded and three suspects were arrested during the operations as well, the source added.
Afghan National Defense and Security Forces by launching military operation are trying to suppress armed oppositions across the country.
M.A.Ansari
 

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