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Monday, February 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Fazul Hadi Muslimyar, the senate exchanged views on the role of the neighboring countries in success of peace process of Afghanistan. 
The senators also talked on the process of reconciliation with the opposition and national wide security and said that the peace process should concentrate on creation of understanding among the Afghans as till Afghans do not reach an understanding point, no foreign country attain any achievements in this respect. 
Some of the senator’s considered Pakistan and Iran having positive role in overcoming the crisis in Afghanistan and some others attributed the issue of Durand Line as main impeding factor dragging Pakistan to interfere in our affairs. 
They noted that peace is quite vital for the people of this country and asked the government to accelerate efforts for peace. 
Others said that the government is trying its best but the Taliban are rejecting peace offers. 
They said that Taliban are not led by a specific center and when some of its groups want to come to peace terms others reject that.

Monday, February 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) First Vice-President, Marshal Mohammad Qaseem Fahim met with members of the national youth council of Afghanistan and discussed current situation in the country. 
Addressing the youth he said that the present conditions are the outcome of the sacrifices of our young generation who were active throughout the country and safeguarded this country by letting their bloods. 
The Jehad era was a brilliant period as a result of which were in our present status, the period that by overcoming the problems we should build up our country. 
He added that Afghanistan is the common home of the Afghans and in the same manner that we have obligation for its reconstruction we should also work towards enrichment of our national culture as well. 
Considering the capacity of the youth of the country be stressed that youths are the powerful wealth of the society and in the light of the knowledge that they learn they should also work hard for progress and prosperity of their country as well. 
He encouraged the youth to resist the problems and added that hope enlighten our future so we can take bold steps towards betterment. 
Two youths from the council shared their problems and asked for addressing their problems by the government. 
They touched on joblessness within the society, as well as in education spheres. 
Marshal Fahim promised that their problems will be studied and addressed.

Monday, February 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met with the US Senate delegation led by Senator John McCain. 
At this meeting held at the presidential palace, both sides discussed the long-terms cooperation of the US with Afghanistan and the training of the Afghan security forces. 
The US Senate delegation expressed pleasure over the progress achieved in training of the Afghan security forces and hoped that talks on the Afghan-US strategic cooperation treaty reach a conclusion and signed prior to the Chicago conference. 
President Karzai said that the people’s representatives at the Traditional Loya Jirgah expressed their agreement on signing of the strategic cooperation treaty with the US and they laid their conditions as well. 
He added that the people of Afghanistan want that the strategic cooperation document is signed in a way that indicates the agreement of the two independent and sovereignty counties. 
At the meeting president Karzai also discussed the stoppage on night operations of the international forces and transition of the responsibility of the Bagram prison adding that these issues are important for the people of Afghanistan and the people are sensitive towards them. 
It is said that Senators Lenzy Grahanm, John Hoffam, Richard Blumental and Jeef Session are members of the US Senate delegation. 
On Afghanistan side present at this meeting were Dr. Zalami Rasul Foreign Minister, Dr. Rangeen Dadfar Spanta National Security Advisor and Abdul Karim Khuram Head of the President’s Office.


Sunday, February 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by its speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, the House of People heard answers of the ministers of interior and finance, Besmellah Mohammadi and Hazrat Omar Zakhilway. 
The deputies asked some questions from the ministers and they provided explanations. 
The deputies summoned the finance minister to know about the reasons for increase in the 1389 national budget without the adoption of the House of people and called it violation of the budgetary guideline. 
The minister of finance while advancing reasons said that Afs ten billion from the past year budget and Afs two billion from the 91 code has been added to the budget as per instructions of the president. 
The noted sums were already adopted by the House of People in the budget of 1389. 
He stressed that in the ordinary budget of 1389 covering Afs 116 billion was not increased. 
He also informed the deputies of the achievements of the ministry in regulating financial system, upgrading capacities, payment of salaries in computerized system and some other improvements that are considered the best in this region. 
He also said that income of past year that showed 365 million dollars has increased to USD 1.2 billion and this can facilitate building of roads, hospitals and universities in the country. 
The deputies also raised questions about the French forces operations in which 8 children were martyred in Kapisa, as well as over the creation of local police. 
The minister of interior expressed regret over the loss of children in Kapisa adding that the operation was not coordinated with the local forces. 
He added that on the basis of order of the president created local police in some regions of the country and this has helped stability in those regions. 
He stressed that creation of the local police in 50 districts and upgrading the police capacities are the achievements of the ministry. 
Some of the deputies said that the explanations contradicted their questions and raised complain that answers did not satisfy them, while the overall majority confirmed the explanations of the ministers as satisfactory.