19 July 2018

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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Laghman (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting Monday evening with a number of lecturers of Laghman University and school teachers heard their problems and suggestions.
Representing others in the meeting, Abdul SaboorGhafoori while praising the country’s President for his active international policy and economic programs suggested that internal streets of the university should be asphalted in accordance to the master plan as the university campus was up and down.
Abdul Hakim, who was representing school teachers, said by blessing of elders’ cooperation education situation in the province was good, but generally structure for education in the province was small, complaining of ambiguity of situation of teachers’ residential lands in Dasht-e-Gambiri.
Praising university lecturers and school teachers for educating the country’s son’ President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani added that Gul Pachaa Ulfat had particular political piety be blessing of education.
The country’s President instructed governor of Laghman for asphalting all streets of the university and addressing problem of teachers’ residential lands.  According to another report, President Ghani in a separate meeting with district administrators of Laghman heard their report in connection with social, economic and security situation of their districts.
In the meeting, district administrators enumerated lack of judicial organs in districts, lack of monitoring section, administrative complexes and low salaries of employees as main problems and asked the country’s President for his attention in this regard.
The country’s President said that there were problems and big governance opportunities in districts, adding that districts should be classified and there should be a clear vision for future of districts in the country.
President Ghani in a meeting with Laghman youth and civil society activists instructed advisor to President on academic and social affairs Lal Pacha Azmoon to follow and share the development issue of Laghman University with ministry of higher education.

Wednesday July 4, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a meeting with the 201 Sylab Army Corps officers and brigadiers pledged to promote those officers have not been promoted since years.
According to information of presidential palace press office to BNA, at the outset, Chief of Army Staff, Mohammad Sharif Yaftali shared information about their successful anti-militants offices said the country’s defense forces have launched operation against the country’s enemy with no troop casualties and assured that they would spare no effort to take security of election and would never interfere in the election process. The President asked 2-1 Sylab Army Corps to implement the principle of award and punishment within the officers and instructed the Ministry of Defense to pave the way for promotion of the officers through an inclusive investigation. Pointing to the devotion of the officers, brigadiers and troops, at the meeting the President said; “No one believed in the past four years that Afghanistan would stand on its feet, but you proved that this country would remain on its feet for next thousands years. “You could migrate, do personal works and make more money, but you selected the way of serving the country and the people which is a matter of proud for me and the nation,” said the President addressing the military personnel. The President said with ceasefire, we could change the war condition and that the people of Afghanistan believed in no one except the country’s defense and security forces. He reassured that he believed in peace and could dare to convince others in this field, but as the country’s armed forces commander-in-chief, I order the suppression of the enemies of Afghanistan. The President renewed his commitment to do more for the families of the country’s defense and security forces martyrs by providing shelters through distribution of lands and prioritizing the members of the martyrs’ families in the appointments and education scholarships.

Tuesday July 3, 2018

Kabul (BNA) External Affairs Minster Sushma Swaraj today met the relatives of some of the victims of the Afghanistan terror attack in which 19 people, including Sikhs, were killed.
The minister condemned the suicide attack in Afghanistan's Jalalabad yesterday that killed 13 members from the Afghan Sikh community, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
"EAM @SushmaSwaraj expressed sincere condolences during her meeting with a delegation of representatives of SGPC (Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee), Sikh community from Afghanistan and relatives of the victims," Kumar tweeted after the meeting which took place in the evening at JN Bhavan here.
The bomber targeted a minority communities delegation as it was travelling to the governor's residence in the eastern city of Jalalabad for a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani.Avtar Singh Khalsa, a longtime leader of the Sikh community, was among those killed. Another 20 people were wounded.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan that killed at least 19 people, mostly Sikhs and Hindus.

Tuesday July 3, 2018

Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar met Chinese Ambassador to Kabul Liu Jinsong in his office yesterday, a statement said.
Supporting the three-day ceasefire in the country, Chinese Ambassador said national and regional consensus was existed for peace in Afghanistan. He also informed NSA Atmar on his country’s new policy of having a friendly tie with Afghanistan.
Welcoming Chinese new policy, NSA Atmar praised China’s effort for establishing peace in Afghanistan.
Besides discussing bilateral ties, both sides also talked on counter terrorism and the Afghan owned and led peace process.

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