29 March 2017

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Monday March 27, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Pakistan Chief of Army Staff has said that in order to prevent crossing of terrorists along the two countries joint borders, there was a need to build barriers across the two countries a plan, the top Pak official made after 16 years of border closure.
Gen. Qamar Jawid Bhjwa said the aim of building barrier was to prevent influence of armed men threatening the tribal regions’ security. This is while three tracks apparently laden with fruits and vegetables have been checked inside the border with Afghanistan full of explosive devices and if Pakistan want to really fight terrorism, it should first shut training centers and safe havens of terrorists inside its soil and then step up to elimination of terrorists enlisted by Afghanistan. Bhajwa said building barriers have been started from Mehmand and Bajawor areas, where he believed facing more threats. But Afghans believed Pakistan was sending explosives through the areas under full control from both sides’ security forces, with different trickeries, not via illegal areas under full view from US drone.
Pakistan instead should prevent shelling rockets from its side and destroy those up to 2,000 madrassas training terrorists, under the pretext of religious teachings. Now not only the Afghans, but the international community has realized that terrorists are being trained in Pakistan and sent to other countries for destructive purposes and the Pakistan recent measure to build barriers wouldn’t change public minds. There is no need of building blocks along the ways of those who can easily be escorted via other ways, but there is a need for a real fight against terror and elimination of their hideouts and training centers in the neighboring Pakistan. Existence of some 2 thousand madrassas in Pakistan are not teaching real Islamic lessons, but that how to create fear and dread and spread out threat in the region.
As seen Pakistan is seeking ways to reduce international doubts and distrust and acquit itself from remaining a lasting regional doubtful so it resorts to creation of dams and barriers along the borders. Pakistan is a real supporter of the regional terrorism and as long as it provides safe asylum to terrorists and extremists, the region, particularly Afghanistan will not remain secure and safe. Recently the crossing points between the two countries were opened to all communications including traders’ merchandises, through which thousands of Afghan-Pak commodities exchanged, mainly via the two key Turkham and Spin Buldak points. Pakistan 2,600km shared border with Afghanistan and the neighboring country, yet to do more in elimination of terrorists networks or at least avoid providing them with safe asylum in its soil.
Hamidullah Faizi
 

Monday March 27, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance has participated in Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference on 25 March 2017, the ministry said in a statement.
They discussed on the “One Belt, One Road” initiative which is part of Silk Road Economic Belt in the joint venture, giving priority to building infrastructure, capacity building and mobilizing the economies of underdeveloped countries. In the meeting, Afghanistan’s proposal in regard to the mentioned OBOR initiative and private sector benefits was also taken under consideration, the statement added.
During the visit, Minister Hakimi also had an inclusive interview with China’s Central TV (CCTV) about Afghanistan’s economic situation, plans and policies for 2017, investment opportunities in Afghanistan for Chinese investors and companies as well as Afghanistan’s role in implementing the OBOR project.
 

Monday March 27, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Second Vice-President, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh in a meeting with the GIZ in-charge of monitoring office said Afghanistan international partners should consider Afghanistan priorities in justice and judiciary sectors, said his office in a statement Sunday.
The Vice-President called coordination among the donor entities was a need and that it brings ease on one side and on the other, make achievements more tangible, according to the statement. “The international partners should take in mind the Afghan specified priorities in order to reach good and effective results,” said Danesh. He added that works in the justice and judicial sectors of the national unity government have been done with more speed and cohesion and that developments have been made in the specified priorities.
According to him, high laws council led by the president in personal, counter corruption center within the attorney general office, justice and judiciary committee and the committee of laws led by the second vice-presidency as well as the national administrative reforms programs are among the entities have so far made eye-catching improvements in improvement of justice and judiciary reforms. The GIZ institution for supporting rule of law in Afghanistan provided reports about its works and achievements in Afghanistan and pledged continued cooperation for the next project of rule of laws in coordination with the country’s justice and judiciary organs. “A special deputy ministry has been established to help eliminate violence against women and that the children rights supporting law has for the first time been finalized under the government of national unity of Afghanistan,” the statement quoted him as saying.
 

Monday March 27, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a meeting with the Wolesi Jirga’s administrative delegate and heads of commissions exchanged view on some key points, BNA reported Sunday.
Both sides discussed some issues related to security and economy, with the president evaluating such meetings too effective about the key national and issues and said: “I, like always, would have your viewpoint on key issues and decisions.” The president thanked support from the Wolesi Jirga and the people and said counter-corruption campaign would be made public and that the government with firm decision would have the Wolesi Jirga support, said the agency. He noted that he respected the Wolesi Jirga’s legal authority and as made clear in the law, the three forces are integral parts of each other and coordination and cooperation between the three forces for a stable Afghanistan was vital, the agency said.
 

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