Monday January 23, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Assisting the needy, displaced people and the victims of war in Afghanistan is a moral obligation of every conscientious man and woman; therefore, every opportunity should be provide to meet this humane obligation.
BNA social analyst commenting on the issue writes about four decades war and crisis in Afghanistan severely damaged the infrastructure of the country and faced the people to grave security, social and economic problems that nobody can ignore and easily overcome. Approximately there are 5,300,000 displaced, victims of imposed war and natural disaster incidents people in Afghanistan, 3,000,000 of them are in need of urgent assistance. Afghan government has adopted effective and practical measured to settle the problems of this great folk of people. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah the executive chief of the country in meeting with senior UN diplomats and other international organizations asked the world community to provide urgent humanitarian aids to the needy people in Afghanistan. Dr. Abdullah insisted that in order to overcome the current challenges, 550 million dollars needed and asked the international community to help Afghan government and people to prevent the further expansion of the problems in the country.
Due to extension of war in the country, increasing number of expatriates’ families, forceful withdrawal of Afghan refugees from Pakistan, Iran and a number of European countries and lack of economic opportunities are the major factors for emergence and expansion the problem and even caused the increasing poverty in the country. Avoiding the armed oppositions from desisting weapon and joining peace process and their insistence on continuation of war are the key factors of long lasting war and the current problems in the country. Regretfully, a number of countries who are seeking their interests in insecurity of Afghanistan, supporting Taliban and other terrorist groups encourage keeping light, the disastrous flames of war in this war-torn country, and by forceful withdrawal of Afghan refugees and politicizing trade and economy further increase the problems in the country. Therefore, it is an open fact that the current problems of Afghanistan have deeply rooted outside the country and certain countries are playing effective role in further deepening the crisis of Afghanistan. In today’s world, many are chanting slogans regarding to safeguarding human rights and ensuring other international criteria. If we look at the current situation of Afghanistan, the international community should be front-runner, in providing practical humanitarian assistances, because words are not sufficient. Helping the needy people should not depend to political issues. The Afghan government in close cooperation of credible organizations such as United Nations should provide the ground for better management and organizing the international community’s aides in order to put in end the suspicions regarding to the distribution of the aids. This can be meeting only through honestly coordination of relevant organs and transparent management of the affairs in that regard.
Monday January 23, 2017
Kabul (BNA) In swear-in ceremony held last Friday, Donald Trump the US new president has regarded himself committed for bearing changes, and on the earth, he would annihilate completely terrorism and its hideouts. In his first statement, president Trump did not mentioned regarding Afghanistan, but emphasized that the US assistance and expenditures to other nations weakened the economy of this country and three times he repeatedly said that the US has its own priority and with the help of its people, the US gets to strengthened again. Likewise, Donald Trump has suggested that the US ruling party instead of US borders, safeguarded others ones. But first, I safeguard the US borders and then, I pay attention towards other countries. Similarly, president Trump added that the labor level has been reducing daily in the US factories are facing to lapse and the former leadership was searching occupation for others. I make effort the US people be rich and provide work opportunity for them. Now this power is transferred to the people and I prioritize the peoples’ requirements. Although, previously, it was hoped that the US new leader president Trump is merchant and ballooner. He don’t want the war be continued in the world by the US and in his first statement he proclaimed the war on terror be ended and promised that he annihilates this phenomenon from the earth.
This is in a time that once more, the enlightened Afghans wanted the new leadership of the US to revise on its policy regarding Afghanistan and the region and completely change its strategy in connection with Pakistan and this country be recognized officially as a supporter of terrorism by the US and other world nations. And those countries who are really partners in war on terror, the US should develop its relations with them. It is said that the US policy in war on terror has its own shortcomings and because of this, this strategy is in need of revision so that this vacuum completely be removed and the hope that president Trump is nourishing in his mind be met. It is also mentionable that the US 45th president, Donald Trump is the first leader that neither he didn’t worked in government offices even for one day nor is politician for it. So, it is hoped he express wrath and indignation against war and put ending point in all wars fought in all parts of the globe. Although, with dispatching of the US troops to Afghanistan, this country committed to end war on Afghanistan, the narco-production and trafficking be terminated, good governance be implemented and beside providing employment for the Afghans, they be changed into rich people.
But, they didn’t reached to peace more and are victimizing every day by terrorism, unemployment is increasing and in production of narcotics, Afghanistan is in the first place. But, it is hoped the new leadership of the US to complete and implement those promises pledged to the Afghans and doesn’t permit the imposed war be continued in Afghanistan by regional and world countries. Afghans think that why war on terror didn’t ended within fifteen years and beside of the US assistance the terrorism phenomenon is alive. What is the reason and who is responsible for this? The US new leadership should investigate the issue and find respond to those queries. Because, hereafter, neither the Afghans nor the US is ready to pay the price of war and sacrify its soldiers. This is in a time that Gen, James Matis who is nominated as defense secretary of the US by president Trump, recently has asserted that if he appointed as secretary of the US defense would increase pressure on Pakistan so that to prevent the activities of those groupings that threaten the security situation in Afghanistan.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Kabul (BNA) We are deeply saddened to learn about the demise of Pir Sayed Ahmad Gilani, Chairman of the High Peace Council of Afghanistan, the Pakistan Embassy said in a statement.
Pir Saheb was an influential religious leader who was widely respected in Afghanistan, and throughout the region for his contributions towards Islam and the Afghan nation. He will always be remembered for his tremendous efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan and promote reconciliation, the statement further said.
The Government and people of Pakistan express their heartfelt condolences to the family and the people and Government of Afghanistan. May Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace in Jannah (Ameen).
Monday, January 23, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with German ambassador to Kabul, during which, variety of issues pertaining political and security situation, regional relations and international cooperation with Afghanistan were discussed, a statement from the CE office said.
Thanking the international community, particularly the Germany assistances to people and government of Afghanistan, CE Dr. Abdullah called Germany’s projects in Afghanistan key, adding the Afghan people will never forget such cooperation, according to the statement. Appreciating the efforts of the National Unity Government leaders, particularly the CE Dr. Abdullah in ensuring stability, fighting corruption, peace talks and tightening relations with the international community, the German ambassador stressed on his country’s continued cooperation with the government of Afghanistan in the future, the statement added.