23 February 2019

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Sunday February 10, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah have expressed their grave sadness over the demise of the Dr. Mohammad Sharif Fayez who passed away due to critical illness, he was suffering few days ago, Bakhtar News Agency said Saturday. In part of his massage, the country’s president said late Dr. Fayez has worked as the country’s minister of higher education and chief of the American University of Afghanistan and played his role as an educated teacher in enlightening the society and providing the young generation with the jewel of science and knowledge, the agency quoted. “His death is a big tragedy for the scientific society of the country,” said the president. The president prayed for his departed soul and great patience to his bereaved families, said the agency. The country Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah also expressed his deep condolence on the Dr. Fayez’s death and said he was the founder of the American University of Afghanistan and one of the country’s great scientific-cultural personality who passed away, recently. The CE said his demise was a big loss for the country’s cultural society, may his departed soul remain in peace.

Sunday February 10, 2019
Kabul (BNA) U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Karen Decker in a meeting with the country’s Second Vice-President Sarwar Danesh welcomed the government’s efforts for brining reforms in the electoral body and amendment in the electoral law and hoped implementation of the reforms could help the process could go forward transparently, a statement from the Vice-President Office said Saturday. The vice-president thanked the deputy chief of mission for her country’s cooperation in war on terrorism and reconstruction of Afghanistan and asked for further expansion of cooperation and strategic relation between the two countries, according to the statement. VP Danesh assured Karen Decker on a discussion expected to be held soon to bring reforms in the electoral laws, said the statement. After assuring on the process transparency by Sarwar Danesh, the U.S. deputy ambassador said Afghanistan international partners, particularly the U.S. and the United Nations Political Office to Kabul were fully trusted in the leadership and management of Afghan vice-president to the electoral reforms and amendment of the electoral laws, the statement said. 

Saturday February 9, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended concluding day of a conference assessing the performance of the past one year of the Special Police Units at the Ministry of Interior on Thursday noon, a statement from the presidential press office said.
Addressing the gathering, President Ghani said holding such annual seminars were effective in area of professional training of security personnel and reducing their casualties, adding anyone taking up weapon against the government was the enemy and should be eliminated. The president directed security and defense organs to prioritize preventing soldiers’ casualties in the next solar year’s plan. “Anyone rising up arms against the government is enemy and should be perished,” he said, adding that he was not the kind of person who called an enemy a friend one day and enemy the next day.”
My explanation of the enemy is very clear, their actions prove their enmity,” he added. Speaking to Special Police Unit officials, the President said, “We want peace, but it could not be achieved with weakness, it can be ensured with your sword and power, the government does not beg for peace when you are here and neither we are in a weak position.” The president went on saying that government wanted a peace that accepted the national security forces, adding no one could see the Afghan forces with an eye of humiliation. “They are the protectors of Afghanistan’s dignity and prestige, our forces are national, professional and apolitical,” he said.
The President also said the Special Units played an important role in rescuing civilians and national police in the war and they needed further investment. Meanwhile, Abdul Sabor Qanay, first deputy interior minister, Special Police Units general commander, Brig. Mir Ahmad Azimi and Special Police Units’ Training Center commander, Lt. Col. Sayed Noor Hassan appreciated the president for his invariable attention to the Afghan forces. They said the five-day seminar was aimed at explaining challenges and problems the security forces faced and finding solutions to them. They said Afghan security forces would continue to perform their job of law enforcement, public order maintenance and beating the enemy.

Saturday February 9, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during a ceremony, paid rich tribute to Mohammad Ibrahim Malikzada, a House of People member from Ghor province, at the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital, BNA reported the other day.
According to the state-run Bakhtar News Agency, the president said: “This was a hard day and we and the security forces are gravely saddened by the death of Dr. Malikzada.” The president condoled the death of Malikzada to his family and the people of Ghor province, the agency said.
Reminding the efforts of the late Malikzada for suppressing the enemy who wanted to occupy Parchaman district of Ghor province, the president said he could do his best for the security of Ghor province and did much for the country’s national interests at the house of people. In or order to pay tribute to the high personality of the country, Dr. Mohammad Malikzada, the president said he has signed the Major General degree to him, the agency said. Present at the ceremony, CE Dr. Abdullah said late Dr. Malikzada had served much for the country and made effort for the existence of the system and pride of the country. “His work gave us important messages.” Covered with the country’s three-color national flag and being carried by the ceremonial team, the coffin of lawmaker Dr. Ibrahim Malikzada was taken to the certain area and his body laid to rest.

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