24 October 2017

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with Asian Football Confederation (AFC) deputy at the Sapidar Palace yesterday, his office said in a statement. 
In the meeting, expressing glad to have met with CE Abdullah, Ali Kafashian briefed about his trips goals to Kabul, according to the statement, AFC’s deputy said political interference in football should be prevented, the statement further said.
CE Abdullah assured the AFC’s deputy he would not allow anyone to disturb sport entities particularly Afghanistan’s Football Federation, the statement added.
It is merit to mention that the AFC’s delegation visit to Kabul aims to evaluate Afghanistan’s Football Federation and the reasons behind delay in holding its elections.  After ending the evaluation process, the delegation would present its report to AFC.
 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Thursday with a number of Zazii Maidan elders at Sepidar Palace.
In the meeting, elders, religious Ulema and youth of Khost’s Zazai Maidan shared their problems with the country’s chief executive and said they have protected their district, but recently the district has been under security threats from other districts and beyond the Durand Line.
They asked for installation of further security posts along areas bordering the Durand line and increasing and strengthening local police forces in the district, adding that a 30-bed hospital was needed to be constructed in the district.
Reconstruction of electricity dam, construction of Domanda and Speri districts’ roads, controlling of Baak district’s stream, granting scholarships to Zazai Maidan’s youth and appointment facilities to the district’s youth were other demands made by elders of the district.
In the meeting, the country’s chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah assured of addressing problems of the district’s people and instructed relevant institutions for taking urgent steps in this regard.
Praising the people of Zazii Maidan for cooperation with security forces in tightening security in the district, chief executive said that steps would be taken and facilities would be provided in connection with scholarships to the youth of the district.
 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has condoled in a message the 21st death anniversary of the country’s top scholar and knowledgeable figure Ayatullah Sayed Ali Beheshti to the deceased family, colleagues and followers.
“The deceased Beheshti was one of the country’s influncial, academic, political and jihadi figure who left brilliant works in promoting Islamic education behind. The deceased Beheshti was a good scholar who had provided suitable facilities for education in remote areas of the country by creating religious madrassas,” President Ghani said.
In his message, the country’s President considered the deceased Beheshti’s steps in Islamic sciences and his writings related to Jurisprudence, principles of Jurisprudence, moral and religious issues as valuable heritage.
“Today, we are happy that the desires and aspirations of Ulema and political figures of the country for balanced development, justice and equality are to become true,” President said his in message.
Besides attention to teaching, learning and writing, Ayatullah Beheshti honestly worked for justice and freedom and stood beside Muslim people of the country during Jihad.
 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in a meeting of the High Peace Council (HPC) said the main responsibility of the council was to provide an atmosphere for restoration of peace in the country, BNA reported the other day.
According to the agency, the president said: “If peace was gained in the price of my life I would not spare to devote.”
After hearing some key discussion and reports about peace by the high peace council chairman, Mohammad Karim Khalili, the president said the ground for peace has been accessed by the 2-day conference of the high peace council members and that war was imposed on the country and “we have no option except confrontation and fighting the phenomenon, as we don’t want war as war is not the winner.”
Coordination should be secured in the government organs, particularly at the local government administrations, said the president adding: “Then I would issue the needed issue with the provincial governors through video conferences.”
According to the president, peace should have a clear area within the Islamic teachings, Afghan values and the country’s constitution.
The president warned that others’ peace offer would draw them to sit around a negotiation table, if they failed to be the owner of peace on themselves, the statement said asking the country’s politicians, civil society activists, and the country’s elders to understand the surrounding importance and that ‘we should be the owner of peace.’
Peace with Pakistan differs with an inter-Afghan peace deal, he said adding there was a need to establish national consensus to restore peace and move forwards towards a clear target and remove any obstacle before the process, the president said.
 

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