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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Trinkot (BNA) The first ever meeting of the Woman National Consensus for Peace was held in the country’s southern province of Urozgan, the provincial governor office said in a statement the other day.
The meeting was taken part by a number of the provincial authorities, including governor, deputy to the women affairs ministry, deputy public health minister, advisor to the country’s First Lady, member of the high peace council, the provincial women affairs director and a number of educated women, the statement said.
At the outset, head of the provincial women affairs welcomed the meeting participants, and then the provincial governor spoke about the women role in peace process.
A number of participants also provided information about the women role in the peace process and said that women achievements shouldn’t be ignored in the process.
 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, the deputy minister of information and culture, the fifth meeting of the Preparation Commission for Sayeed Jamaluddin Afghan international Seminar was held at the ministry of information and culture’s conference hall, BNA reported the other day.
The meeting was attended by the commission members, with the deputy minister urging them for full cooperation and coordination for better holding of the seminar.
The seminar was held under the title of “Sayed Jamaluddin, the Pioneer of Freedom and Modernity”, according to the agency.
 


Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salahuddin Rabbani visited construction of Afghanistan Embassy’s new complex in Tashkent on Tuesday, BNA reported. 
According to the agency, the new complex includes the embassy’s administrative building, consulate building and the ambassador’s residence.
Likewise, after visiting all sections of the complex, Minister Rabbani instructed the Afghan ambassador in Uzbekistan to accelerate the construction process so the complex to be inaugurated in Asad 28, 1398 (solar year) which coincides with ‘Afghanistan Independence Day’ anniversary.

Tuesday January 15, 2019

JALALABAD CITY (BNA) As many as 17 anti-government militias were killed during anti-terrorism operation led by Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province.
The militants that links with Taliban and ISIS terrorist groups have been targeted by Afghan security forces in different parts of Acheen and Khogyani districts of the province.
Senior commander of Afghan national army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, 17 fighters of Taliban and ISIS groups were killed and two others were wounded during the operation.
The terrorists were involved on organizing a series of destructive activities that targeted by security personnel, the source added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday January 15, 2019

MAIDAN/SHAHR CITY (BNA) A weapons cache have been discovered by Afghan security forces in central Maidan/Wardak province.
The weapons cache have discovered from house of Kochi a commander of Taliban militant.
Senior commander of Afghan national army in Maidan/Wardak told BNA reporter, Afghan security forces succeeded to discover a weapons cache from house of Kochi located in relevant areas of Narkh district of the province.
Some heavy and light weapons and 5 kg explosive materials have been seized from the cache, the source added.
The source said nothing about the arresting of Kochi, but he has active role in insecurity in various parts of Maidan/Wardak province.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 11:30

Displaced Families Receive Aids in Daikundi

Tuesday January 15, 2019

NELI CITY (BNA) Foodstuffs and non-foodstuffs have been distributed to 216 displaced families in Daikundi province.
The families have been displaced due to drought and insecurity.
Eng. Asadullah Sarwari head of counter-natural disasters in Daikundi told BNA correspondent, the aids have been provided by ministry of natural disasters management and each family have received 16 items that include foodstuffs and non-foodstuffs.
Already the families have surveyed by a committee, Sarwari added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Although the political efforts have been accelerated for peace negotiations, but   the process requires more time so should not expect early results.
BNA political affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes in recent days political efforts for accelerating peace process in Afghanistan have increased.
Hamdullah Muhib the national security advisor of presidency visited India, China, Saudi Arabia and United Arabic Emirates. US Secretary of state went to Qatar, and the foreign minister of India and the Enteral Asian countries foreign ministers visited each other in Samarkand City Uzbekistan, Zalmay Khalilzad US special envoy for Afghanistan came to the region and Mullah Brother the moderate member of Taliban and pro – peace negotiation figure detained by Pakistan intelligence service for several years, after release joined Taliban’s negotiators delegation in Qatar.
All above activities indicate the acceleration of political efforts for the solution of Afghan problem. In all these efforts the Afghan problem raised and discussed.  The involved countries all made their efforts to achieve their own interests in the process.
The discussions on war and peace in Afghanistan were accompanied with hope, but what is the most important is lack of precise awareness of people from the details of talks. Therefore, it is required the state authorities knowing their responsibilities against nation and share these good and bitter facts and realities with people in order to prevent psychological sufferings among the people.
The hard stance of Taliban and coming new foreign players in to Afghan issue has made the way of peace difficult.
What is seems more outstanding in process of peace negotiations is the competition of foreign countries who want to drive each other to the margin and the establishment of divergent groups of Taliban has caused  further differences among them.
Differences among Taliban, provided the ground, the group to be used as a means in proxy war launched by certain foreign countries and caused the prolongation of peace negotiation process in the country.
Many believe that peace efforts as a massive process requires the unity of Taliban, therefore without their unity and without coordination of Afghans’ efforts for keeping away their country from the competition of the countries of the region one should not expect early peace in the country
Therefore, it is required for Taliban to think about the national interests and concentrate their efforts for saving Afghanistan from the competition of the countries of the region even the world.
 

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in a gathering attended by a number of the country’s religious scholars and Gnostics and Sufis, at the Salam Khana Palace said the three languages of the country have been deeply affected by theology and mysticism, a statement from the Presidential Press Office said Monday. “Theology has significant role in our culture and religion and the first civilization completed theology was the Islamic Civilization,” said the president adding the holy Islam was the religion of recognition of the world and that the entire secrets of the world are mentioned in the holy Quran and in the mystical and religious methods.
He said this was very important to recognize human as a creature and deeply understand the relation of human with human, the statement quoted. “No difference between Tariqa (creed) and Sharia (religion), but they are depended on each other and they would open the way to cognition and truth,” the President added. He said foreigners cannot describe Tariqa, and the Gnostics and Sufis are expected to define it with our own languages, according to the statement. The president asked the country’s religious scholars to define the duties of the newly established Deputy to the Islamic Mysticism and Coherence of the Religious Places Affairs and come with a list of the in-charges so that the eligible individuals to be selected.
 

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 05:32

NPC Stresses on Using Domestic Products

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, National Procurement Commission’s meeting was held yesterday at presidential palace. In the session, 18 procurement contracts were reviewed and as a result, 16 contracts worth more than 1.23 billion Afghani were approved.
Meanwhile, ministry of defense delivered request for approving suggestion related to decision on delivering companies’ identical prices in procurement project of high-quality rice, which was approved by the commission after overall reviews.
Besides, contract project for construction of a 12-class school building along with its equipment in Meramour district of Daikundi was restored by the ministry of education and national procurement authority to overall review the project. Nevertheless, request for approving of a contract project for procurement of 22 staples of fresh fruits to services department of general directorate of presidential office’s administrative affairs was rejected by the commission and the respective general directorate was tasked that all required fresh fruits should be provided from domestic products.
Discussing another contract project for providing and publication of 1.9 million text books, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani instructed ministry of education to overall monitor the project and publish the books inside the country. In the session, ministry of telecommunication and information technology asked for approving modification of Afghan Telecom bandwidth internet contracts with low price, which was approved by the commission, but the ministry’s suggestion for starting procurement processing with SKYTECH Company was rejected. The country’s President instructed ministries of finance and telecommunication and information technology to hold talks with internet provider countries for the purpose of reducing the price and increasing of internet quality.
 

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chief of Executive of the country’s National Unity Government (NUG), Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, chairing the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers (CMs), heard reports from the participants and provided them with required instructions in their responsibility directions, a statement from his office said Monday.
The Chief Executive hoped the upcoming parliament to step up in the field of strengthen rule of law in the country, however he regretted the postponement the Kabul electoral results, due to some technical problems, the statement said. He asked the government officials and in-charges not to keep governance issues away from their routine policies and put serving the people at the top of their priorities. Dr. Abdullah welcomed the recent measures of the country’s ministries of defense and interior and asked them for more attention for further equipment the fire department.
Amrullah Saleh, the country’s Acting Minister of Interior, presented detailed report about the country’s situation and said that the graph of crimes has recently been declined, as only three cases of crime have been reported Sunday night, while in the past the graph exceeded over 200 cases. “1,134 individuals from little number of 6 illegal arms to up to 150 illegal weapons have been registered by police recently and between 200-250 kidnappers and murderer bands, still operational in various regions of the country are reported,” said Saleh. The minister of interior said he was committed to bring the level of crimes and kidnapping to nil, in the country, according to the statement. Meanwhile, the country’s acting defense minister also provided details about his activities as saying up to 392 enemies of the country have been killed and over 200 others either wounded or arrested during a series of military operation in various parts of the country.
The country’s chief executive lauded the efforts of the country’s security and defense forces and said that police offices should be turned into a reliable source for the people. Dr. Abdullah instructed the security in-charges to address the security situation in Sar-e-Pul, Ghor and Farah provinces. Present at the council of ministers’ meeting, first and second deputies of the Chief Executive, Eng. Mohammad Khan and Mohammad Mohaqqeq spoke about the current security situation and while praising the recent measures of security and defense forces, but asked for launching military operations in Balkh, Samangan and other restive areas of the country.
 

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