22 July 2019

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Sunday, July 07, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Head and members of National Change and Salvation Association called on Vice President Sarwar Danesh yesterday. 
At the meeting, one of lecturers of a university Ewaz Ali Sadat, representing members of the movement, spoke and said the association has been created from the combination of educated youth and was operation in cultural and education fields.
He considered role of educated youth as significant in a society and coming diplomacy, stressing on constructive and fruitful interaction among university students and political leaders.
Head of the association Aref Rezayee also briefed related to activities provided by the association in the field of academic and cultural, delivering services in higher education, holding various academic and cultural seminars.  Rezayee added that members of the association have decided to declare their support from the electoral ticket of government-builder and were interested in standing with the electoral team.  Expressing happiness for meeting members of the association, second vice president Sarwar Danesh considered the past 18 years as unprecedented opportunity in the history of the country for the people of Afghanistan.
He praised the people in particular the young generation of the country for their role and making use of the opportunities in the field of higher education, adding that the new and young generation of the country have shown their talents in all fields.

Sunday, July 07, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations Adela Raz said Afghan government has firm will for peace and showed its commitment by releasing the Taliban prisoners and the Taliban should reciprocate the move to show their willingness for peace.
During a special interview with VOA, she said Afghan government wanted a scheduled pull out of foreign forces.  Earlier, US President Trump said he wanted to pull all forces from Afghanistan but feared that the war-torn country would convert to terrorist safe havens.
Raz said Afghan government was an elected setup and if the Taliban rejected talks with the government it would mean, the Taliban did not want talks with the people of Afghanistan.
Raz said in case of peace agreement, the Afghan government would hold the responsibility for the implementation of peace agreement.

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during his visit to Kandahar province met with a number of people with disability and pledged to pick two of their representatives for the senate membership and another as his advisor, a statement from the Presidential Press Office said Friday.
Pointing to the disabled, the president assured that their quota in the government administrations would be increased, the statement quoted.
He also called for forming a joint delegation of representatives from the people with disability and the government officials to fundamentally investigate into their problems.
The president also accepted the demand of the disabled for having a national federation, according to the statement. The country’s president also met with the doctors and other health officials, congratulating them for the construction and inauguration of the 350-bed provincial hospital, another statement confirmed.
He pointed to the anti-polio vaccination campaign across the province and asked all sides to keep their neutrality in the field of health both in Kandahar province and the entire country. The president said he was ready to distribute land to build health townships and that any district with a plan to build health centers would receive his support and assistance.
Speaking to the teachers’ representatives, he said the government was committed to provide land for the private universities, but with a condition of having standard quality, said the statement.
He also said the government was ready to distribute lands among the school teachers and meet lack of textbooks all over the schools.

Saturday, July 6, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh participated and delivered speech at a gathering held on the occasion of declaration results of book-reading competition titled ‘Part of the First University and Last Prophet’ in Kabul’s west with participation of hundreds of residents of the city.
In his speech, the second vice president first congratulated the birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatema to participants of the gathering and considered holding the ceremony as a step towards expansion of practical and cultural activities , convincing youth to education and promotion of the culture of book-reading, stressing on supporting organizers of such cultural programs.  [pointing to political issues of the country, Danesh by insisting on crucial and constructive role of the elections process as key pillar of democracy and the only proper pavement for political stability in the country said: “Elections are showing the will of people and is the only national process that can guarantee political stability and development in the country.”  According to Sarwar Danesh, real peace can be maintained through elections and the process can protect achievements of nearly the two past decades.
Asking the Taliban group as opponents of the country’s political system, second vice president called on the group to stop violence, accept the principle of republic and by taking part in elections process get the political power through legitimate channel.
“Election is the only way to reach stability and paves the way for creating a committed government to reforms,” Danesh said, asking the people to take active part in upcoming presidential elections and select their future destiny.

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