18 November 2018

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Sunday, November 04, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee for the Repatriates and Displaced Families (DiRIC was held with Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on the chair, a statement from his office said Saturday.
The CE said that plan for distribution of residential units for the displaced people, repatriates and families of the country’s security forces martyrs, was one of the issues discussed in various meetings and that the residential plots would be distributed soon, said the statement.
Accurate identification of the eligible individuals for distribution of the lands should be considered by the committee, said Dr. Abdullah asking the committee for soon starting the distribution process of the residential plots among the needy people.
According to a report shared by the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriates at the meeting, up to 1.5 million displaced and repatriates have been provided with essential aids this year.
The aids included education, health, foodstuff and winter cloths and the like, said the statement.
According to the CE, Saudi Arabia has been committed to provide up to $30 million in education and health facilities for displaced people and that the committee was duty bound to provide the ground for receiving the aids and distribution to the needy people, within few days.

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the Paktika provincial Ulama and religious scholars and the influential figures, the Presidential Press Office said in a statement Saturday.
Thanking the religious scholars for their fatwa against war, the president said that Paktika was not the land of difference, discords and disunity, but is the region of unity, solidarity and dignity, said the statement.
“As you defend the whole values, so I should thank you,” the statement quoted the president as saying.
The president asked the people of Paktika to send their off spring to the security forces ranks, as defection are clearly seen in their ranks.
Opening the highways are at our priority and the role of people beside security forces were vital in ensuring the highways’ security, the president added.
In connection to peace, the president said: “We want peace with Pakistan and that country should understand that a secure and stable Afghanistan was in the interest of Pakistan.”
He asked the Taliban to get ready for an intra-peace dialogue.  “We don’t give peace authority to the aliens.”
The president praised the people participation in the Wolesi Jirga elections and that both electoral commissions were committee for transparency of the process to safeguard the people’s will.

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with Paktika provincial officials thanked them for tightening security of the province, a statement from the Presidential Palace said Saturday.
At the outset, Chief of Army Staff, Gen, Mohammad Sharif Yaftali and Dadan Lawaky, commander of 203 Tandar Corps shared reports about the province security situation and assured the president of further coordination between the security and defense forces, said the statement.
After hearing the report, the country’s president thanked the Paktika provincial governor and security and defense forces based in the province for their good management and said that the forces played important role in security of the province, would be appreciated.
The president said that the military corps should have practical plans at the battalions and brigades level for effectively using the forces, the statement added.
According to the statement, the 203 Tandar military corps, the president said should have zonal plan.
The president called the role of the people of Paktika effective in the strengthening of the security and defense forces of the province.
President Ghani also assured the people and provincial official of his instruction to the National Directorate of Security for taking urgent measures to secure all the provinces’ districts, particularly those across the Durand Line.
The President, as quoted by the statement added that construction process for buildings up to 6,000 schools have been started, a plan would help tackle education problem, as well as another faculty would be added to the Paktika Provincial University.

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, chairing a meeting of the Counter-Disaster High Council said the displaced people of Herat, Ghor and Badghis provinces should be provided with fundamental aids, his office reported in a statement the other day.
The sent delegation to assess the situation of the people who fled the recent insecurities and droughts from the said provinces, shared its report with the Chief Executive and said up to 11,954 people have been displaced by insecurities and droughts from Herat, Ghor and Badghis provinces and that they have been provided with some primary aids including edible and cash assistances, the statement said.  The delegation said that the World Food Organization aids process were also going on for upto18,000households,saidthestatementadding18,000 households have earlier been benefited the WFP aids in the vulnerable areas.
The CE asked for providing basic assistances to the displaced people and added that displaced persons of Herat, Ghor and Badghis provinces should be provided with enough aids and potable waters and no negligence would be accepted in this regard.

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