Politics Bakhtar News Agency is the official state news agency of the Afghan government, based in Kabul. The agency is a major source of news for all media in Afghanistan, gathering domestic and international news and providing information to outlets. http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:56:16 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb President Ghani Asks Armed Opposition To Join Peace Talk Or Face Elimination http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/29012-president-ghani-asks-armed-opposition-to-join-peace-talk-or-face-elimination.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/29012-president-ghani-asks-armed-opposition-to-join-peace-talk-or-face-elimination.html

Wednesday June 28, 2017
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, after performing Eid-ul-Fitr prayer at the presidential palace congregational mosque, appeared in a media conference to ask the armed oppositions to abandon war and join peace process, his office said in a statement on Tuesday. The president, according to the statement, strongly condemned terrorists attack on the Haramain Al-Sharifain and said: “Terrorism knows no boundary and this is our responsibility to defend the two holiest sites.” He also thanked the country’s security and defense forces for their strong stay in the front line of war to take security of their citizens during the three days of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Meantime, the president thanked the Kabul citizens for their constructive consultation about various issues and pledged to share the prepared plan on the development project of the capital with the people. “Peace is the main willing of the people and during our talks with the Chinese minster of foreign, we talked with him about peace and security of Afghanistan and joint war on terrorism.” The president asked armed oppositions to join peace process or would be eliminated by the country’s security forces, as he said Afghanistan has support from the people, international community and Muslim world. He added that his administration was seeking solution to all problems through consultation and planning and wanted a tranquil and welfare Afghanistan. In a separate meeting with the country’s president chief and members of Ulama Council of Afghanistan, said that terrorism knows no boundary and recognizes no values as they target innocent people everywhere; inside the mosques, worship places, banks as recently a number of security forces were killed and injured during a terrorist attack in Helmand province, while waiting for turn to take their salaries in a Kabul Bank provincial agency.
The president pointed to the last year’s terrorist attack on Madina al-Munawara and this year to another attack on Makka al-Mukarrama, saying they recognizes no borders and no values. Other speakers also spoke about the religious scholars’ remarks against sedition and immorality through a joint media and Ulama discussion concerning analysis about Imam Abu Hanifa and Jafar-e-Saidq thoughts and opinions in 34 provinces of the country. Congratulating Eid-ul-Fitr to the religious scholars, the president welcomed the suggestion of the religious scholars sand pointed to the terrorist attack on Makka al-Mukarrama and said they  proved that don’t know any borders and pay no regard to the ISlaic teachings and moralities and the prophet characteristics.
The president said a conference should be held to discuss idea and reflection of Imam Abu Hanifa and Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq and popularize them in the 34 provinces of the country, as he said they had joint opinion of a united Muslim Umma and society. The president said in the national discussion, talks should be rendered about the system, stability and the country’s constitution, and this should be chanted into a lasting process. He asked the religious scholars to jointly step up in focusing on the Juma prayers’ sermons and some issues should sustainably be shared with the people about the unity of thoughts and actions.
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Politics Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:34:59 +0000
UNAMA Congratulates Afghans on Eid-Al-Fitr http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/29011-unama-congratulates-afghans-on-eid-al-fitr.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/29011-unama-congratulates-afghans-on-eid-al-fitr.html

Wednesday June 28, 2017
Kabul (BNA) The UN secretary-general ‘s special representative for Afghanistan has congratulated the people of Afghanistan on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr, a statement from the UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Saturday. “On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I wish all Afghans Eid Mubarak,” the statement quoted Tadamichi Yamamoto as saying. “As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr after a month of fasting and worship, I hope that families around Afghanistan will be able to come together in peace, in an environment free of any fear and violence,” he said. He hoped the parties to the conflict may respect the time of reflection and tolerance and wished that the solidarity marked by this occasion would continue well into the future. He added this Eid may bring peace and stability in Afghanistan that all Afghans wanted and deserved it. The United Nations continued to stand along with the people of Afghanistan in their quest for stability and prosperity, the envoy said.
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Politics Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:31:29 +0000
Dr. Abdullah Pledges Reforms In Security, Defense Organs http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/29009-dr-abdullah-pledges-reforms-in-security-defense-organs.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/29009-dr-abdullah-pledges-reforms-in-security-defense-organs.html Dr. Abdullah Pledges Reforms In Security, Defense Organs

Wednesday June 28, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has congratulated Eid-ul-Fitr to the entire Afghan people, particularly to the martyrs and injured families of the recent several terrorist attacks during the holy month of Ramadan, his office said in a statement on Tuesday. The president said the enemy of the country in cooperation with their foreign circles and terrorist networks, tried their best and used any means possible to undermine the national unity government, but failed to reach their vicious goals. He said the country’s enemy and their foreign supporters would never reach their target to hinder the people and the country from going forward towards tranquility. The country’s security forces could successfully defend the country’s territorial integrity and national sovereignty, as they did in the past by losing their lives, he said as quoted in the statement. The CE pledged to bring reforms in all fields, particularly in the security and defense forces as without this, the current situation would continue victimizing the people, the statement said.
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Politics Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:23:29 +0000
President Ghani Congratulates Eid-Ul-Fitr to Injured, Sikh People http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/29008-president-ghani-congratulates-eid-ul-fitr-to-injured-sikh-people.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/29008-president-ghani-congratulates-eid-ul-fitr-to-injured-sikh-people.html President Ghani Congratulates Eid-Ul-Fitr to Injured, Sikh People

Wednesday June 28, 2017
Kabul (BNA) President Ashraf Ghani visited Sardar Mohammad Dawoud Khan and Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Hospitals, during which he congratulated Eid-ul-Fitr to all those hospitalized {injured and sick people}, his office said in a statement.
According to the statement, accompanied with Chief of Army Staff and Sardar Mohammad Dawoud Khan Hospital’s in-charges, at first, President Ghani paid tribute to the injured Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and assisted them with cash. Likewise, President Ghani instructed Sardar Dawoud Khan Hospital’s in-charges to do their best in treatment of the injured, the statement added. Afterward, the president visited those hospitalized in Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Hospital and expressed sympathy with them, as well as he congratulated them the Eid-ul-Fitr, the statement continued.
According to another report, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with Sikh and Hindu communities said special attention was being paid to their education and social life in the country, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Sunday. The president said this during a meeting with representatives of Hindu and Sikh minorities here after the Eid-ul-Fitr prayer.  “Every strategy centered to the empowerment of educational and social sector shared it with us so we can take decision on the bases of that particular plan,” he said. President Ghani stressed over peace and stability in the country and said short-term security and economic development planes for Kabul city had been prepared through which multiple opportunities of work could be generated for the people.  Lawmaker Anarkali Hunaryar, representing the minority community, hoped a nation-wide peace could be prevailed in the country.
“The government achieved huge successes in the form of successful organization of Kabul Process Conference and launch of air-corridor with India, a step that will further strengthen regional political and economic ties,” she said.
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Politics Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:22:55 +0000
President Ghani Lauds ANDSF Heroism http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/29007-president-ghani-lauds-andsf-heroism.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/29007-president-ghani-lauds-andsf-heroism.html President Ghani Lauds ANDSF Heroism

Wednesday June 28, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Praising the performance of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), President Ghani said water, resources, environment, geographical location and the people were the great and important investments of Afghanistan, the President Press Office said in a statement. The president added we should not be disappointed and should turn the risk into an opportunity, according to the statement.
In a video conference with governors, police chief, military commanders, attorneys, religious scholars, elders, public representatives and university chancellors, the president congratulated all on the occasion of Eidul Fitr, the statement added. In his address to security organs, the president asked them to come up with a strategy regarding logistics-related problems in order urgent steps could be taken for their solution. President Ghani said positive changes had come to the law enforcement in the country and further positive developments were expected in the next five years.
The president said solutions to problems in the justice and judicial sector in districts would be found in order people could easily access the sector.
Calling ulama role in creating awareness about key issues as important, the president said Afghanistan was a role model in the world for religious harmony. “Our basic aim is to restore peace and stability and in this regard a political and social consensus will be created to reach a positive end,” the president said. The president asked political parties to play their role in promoting health and political competitions.
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Politics Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:07:25 +0000
Shamim Khan Katawazi Appointed As Paktia Governor p http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/29004-shamim-khan-katawazi-appointed-as-paktia-governor-p.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/29004-shamim-khan-katawazi-appointed-as-paktia-governor-p.html Tuesday June 27, 2017 Kabul (BNA) Offered by Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) and decree of Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Shamim Khan Katawazi has appointed as eastern Paktia governor. Katawazi has higher education (Bachelor degree) and had good experiences and already worked as presidential advisor on youth affairs.]]> Politics Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:12:27 +0000 CE Supports Investors, Businessmen Despites Challenges http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/28991-ce-supports-investors-businessmen-despites-challenges.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/28991-ce-supports-investors-businessmen-despites-challenges.html CE Supports Investors, Businessmen Despites Challenges

Saturday June 24, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Office of the Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a statement, the other day, announced comprehensive support to the country’s investors and businessmen.
In an Iftari luncheon with a number of traders, investors and members of Afghanistan chamber of commerce and industries at the Sapidar Palace, the country’s chief executive thanked the positive role and presence of investors in Afghanistan, creation of employment and support to the national development and said he was committed to provided full support to the investors and traders of the country. Deputy to the chamber of commerce and industries, Khan Jan Alkozay thanked the CE’s provided luncheon and thanked his support to the investors, traders during the council ministers and cabinet meeting, high economic committee and the council of ministers’ economic committee and assured him of the traders’ hard work in national development besides the government.
 

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Politics Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:03:25 +0000
Discussion To Describe Civilization, Governance And Statehood, President Ghani http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/28989-discussion-to-describe-civilization-governance-and-statehood-president-ghani.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/28989-discussion-to-describe-civilization-governance-and-statehood-president-ghani.html Discussion To Describe Civilization, Governance And Statehood, President Ghani

Saturday June 24, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended an open discussion (Citizen and Arg) held in the historical Kota-e-Baghcha Palace, the other day, his office said in a statement.
At the outset, the Presidential senior advisor for the United Nations, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi said the discussion was held to strengthen and institutionalize democracy, initiate an effective governance, provide a responsible nation and an accountable system. “Discussion have either been held in the TVs’ studios or in the academic places or in the embassies and international entities, but today, we have initiated this at the presidential palace to help better hear the people voices and support them,” said Naderi.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani thanked Zahra Naderi for the initiation to hold such a discussion and said citizen could come based on discussion and no unity unless there was not a common idea. “A meditation can come from a free discussion, as an open discussion can describe citizen, governance and statehood.” The president said no society would remain stable by force and despotism and that national unity would not be secured unless we support each other. He called analyze, planning and implementation the three factors to help reach the main goal. “Within analyze, this would be made cleared that what was your main challenges and investment and limitation should clearly be specified in this,” said the president adding analyze was the ending point, without which, we couldn’t reach our goal. Pointing to the second category, he said planning was another factor and until analyze was not turned into plan, no result would be waited and moreover a program calls for planning. 
According to the president, there was a need for balance between transformation and continuity and if transformation was accelerated, then resistance should be examined. “We should obviously realize that with will not get the consequences of transformation and change can follow reaction, as those with their personal interest in danger, are mostly rising their voices,” the president continued. Implementation was the third point that analyze and planning will secure without it, as the president argued that people come based on implementation. Addressing the participants, the president said: “Your responsibility is to have discipline to help reach both leadership and pay attention to management.”
 

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Politics Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:58:21 +0000
Never Want Interfere In Judicial Affairs, President Ghani http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/28986-never-want-interfere-in-judicial-affairs-president-ghani.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/28986-never-want-interfere-in-judicial-affairs-president-ghani.html Never Want Interfere In Judicial Affairs, President Ghani

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a meeting of the high council of law governance, after hearing the related organs’ officials’ reports about their activities said the biggest legacy of the national unity government was reforms in the justice and judicial system, his office said in a statement the other day.
“We have launched successful campaign against corruption and would follow our joint goal until the year 1400 (solar year) for a need felt in the justice and judicial system, as the people want fundamental reforms,” said the president noting that the budget related to the justice and judicial organs would be investigated midyear and the ministry of finance had been directed to include the urgent needs.
Asking the justice and judicial organs for reviewing their establishments, the president said the whole laws would be categorized to make clear that which law needed legislative order.
According to him, as the current human resource can’t implement their plans laws, they should be reviewed. “Quality should be more preferred than quantity and in order to have an effective justice and judicial system, there is a need for launching a prolific retirement.”
The president said the international technical cooperation was not tantamount to the need of the justice and judicial organs and that he wanted the aids to be a mean for effectiveness of the organ.
Emphasizing on the women participation in the justice and judicial organs, the president noted that professional participation of women in these organs was a need and that the organs engaged in fight against corruption and busy in implementation of the law, should have coordination and share information with each other.
He directed the security officials to provide their specific plan on how to ensure security of the justice.
“We had not interfered in the judicial affairs and have never faced the country’s justice and judicial to crisis. Our role was to completely support the country’s justice and judicial system,” said the president.
Corrupt attorney officials should be reappointed in the organs and those with work for the government organizations not ready for inquiry should be suspended during questioning.
He asked the attorney General Office for introducing the eligible officials to be commended.
 

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Politics Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:52:25 +0000
Barriers’ Removal Starts In Kabul: Officials http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/28984-barriers’-removal-starts-in-kabul-officials.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/28984-barriers’-removal-starts-in-kabul-officials.html Barriers’ Removal Starts In Kabul: Officials

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The Afghan government officials said that the removal of barricades from across the Kabul roads has been started based on a decree by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
The Kabul mayor, Kabul Garrison chief, and Kabul police chief informed regarding the launch of the campaign during a press conference in Kabul on Thursday.
Abdullah Habibzai, the Kabul mayor, said the removal of barricades and blockades from all the governmental and non-governmental organizations started on Friday as per the instructions of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the roads would be reopened until the Eid.
He urged the related organizations to assist with the security forces and the Kabul Municipality in the implementation of the work and removal of barricades.
The Kabul Garrison chief said the security forces were obliged to assist with the Kabul Municipality in the execution of the work, urging all the organizations and the people to assist the government in this regard. In his turn, the Kabul police chief said the removal barricades and blockades from the roads was one of the main demands of the Kabul residents and the government and security institutions were committed to implement the work.
A representative of the Attorney General’s office also said the Attorney General stands by the security team and the Kabul Municipality to carry out the work.
 

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Politics Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:46:16 +0000