26 May 2018

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Office (CEO) in a message congratulated the advent of holy month of Ramadan, a month of mercy, forgiveness and rescue from the hell’s fire.
Ramadan is a month of welfare, abundance and unity, the message further said.
The message added the sacred month of Ramadan is an opportunity to repent.
Simultaneously with the advent of Ramadan, the people of Afghanistan have been attacked by black terrorism and their supporters, whom have been committing antihuman and anti-Islamic acts under the name of Islam, the message went on to say.
During the holy month of Ramadan, the responsibility of religious scholars and influential figures gets enhanced, as with using masjids and other religious places, they can enlighten the public minds and condemn violence, extremism, bloodshed and other crimes, the message continued.
Recently, Islamic world ulama in a meeting held in Indonesia said, “The ongoing war in Afghanistan is in contrary with sacred religion of Islam and doesn’t ‘have any religious and humanitarian justification, ‘the message said. Lauding the Afghan security forces sacrifices whom are defending the national sovereignty and honor of this land, CEO prayed to martyrs’ souls, the message added.
CEO hoped this month the ongoing violence and war are ended and the people live in a peaceful atmosphere.  According to another report, National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar also while congratulating the advent of holy month of Ramadan to all Muslims of the world particularly to Afghan security forces and martyrs’ families said this month was the month of sins’ forgiveness.  May Allah the Almighty accept your prayers NSA added.
 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired a hearing meeting on Afghanistan Civil Aviation Independent Authority’s (ACAA) activity report here on Thursday, a presidential statement said.
At the outset ACAA director Mohamood Shah Habibi briefed the session on activities and future plans of the organization.
After hearing the report, ACAA was tasked to do more for capacity building and improving safety and standardization of the flights in the country, the statement said.
Meanwhile the session emphasized on ACAA’s efforts for technical capacity buildings, achieving the appropriate standards and implementation of practical plans for addressing the challenges before flights from Afghanistan to European countries, the statement added.
The authority was also tasked to work in coordination with Independent Civil Services Reforms Commission on finalization of work regulation of private and government companies, aiming to bring facilities during the flights, the statement concluded.
 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met a number of elders, religious scholars and families of victims of Dasht-e-Archi air strike of Kunduz province the other day, a presidential statement said.
Farid Ahmad Kakar, Mulavi Nasrullah Akhunzada, Sheikh Mumtaz Agha, Mohammad Zarif, Hameed Kakar, Haji Bismillah, Mualvi Abdul Basir, Muallah Akhtar Mohammad and Abdul Wudood talked on behalf of others.
They said they desired peace in their areas and had always slammed attacks on civilians, holy places and public institutions.
The elders presented information about the raid on the seminary, civilian’s casualties, including children, and urged prevention of such attacks in future and sought severe punishment for the perpetrators.
Meanwhile president Ghani said government was apologizing for civilian casualties in an Afghan forces airstrike in Dasht-i-Archi district of northern Kunduz province, the statement added.
President Ghani recalled he directed defense minister on the night of the attack to bring about brought accuracy in air forces and prevent such raids immediately.
President Ghani added the Afghan government, especially the MoD apologized, to the families of victims.  He ordered officials concerned to extend assistance to the affected families.
According to presidential statement, the president informed the government would also establish a comprehensive mosque for the martyrs.
President Ghani remarked:  “If Taliban think they are from this nation, they should come and participate in elections and renounce killing of countrymen and destroying the country.”
He said the war had some principles, but Taliban observed none and event targeted mosques, people, women, children and public sites.
About two months back, Afghan Air Forces bombed a seminary in the district that left dozens of civilians dead and injured.
 

Friday May 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani talked with civil and military officials of northern Faryab province via video conference yesterday.
According to information of presidential press office to BNA, while Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and a number of officials from security organs were present in the video conference, governor of Faryab, commander of 209 Shaheen army corps and other civil and military officials of Faryab spoke about security situations of the province and shared their problems and suggestions with president.
President Ghani after hearing the reports said, ensuring security in all provinces of the country, particularly in Faryab province is the top priority of government.
President Ghani asked civil and military officials of Faryab to improve security, social and development situations of the province.
At the end of the video conference, President Ghani thanked from supports and sacrifices of people and Afghan security forces regarding ensuring security, stability and maintaining government achievements.
T/M.A.Ansari

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