23 January 2018

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Monday, January 08, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has warned the recent Kabul deadly suicide attack, as war crimes, a statement said Sunday.
The mission released its preliminary findings into the January 4 suicide attack in Kabul, where the Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility, and said that the bomber detonated his body-borne improvised explosive device, killing at least 13 people including Afghan security forces and injured 19 others.
According to UNAMA, the explosive device was blown up intentionally, ‘after the arrival of anti-riot police at a violent disturbance between security officials and shopkeepers that had been ongoing for several hours in the east of the capital.’
“Twelve of the 13 slain were police officials, performing legitimate law enforcement functions of helping to restore order and safety for civilians during a violent incident,” said the mission.
“UNAMA reminds all parties that Afghan National Police personnel are regarded as civilians unless they are directly participating in hostilities.
The officers killed in the attack were not engaged in the armed conflict. Civilians may never be the object of an attack at any time or in any place,” said the mission warning the indiscriminate explosive devices in civilian in circumstances almost certain to cause immense suffering to civilians, may amount to war crimes.
 

Monday, January 08, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In a meeting held on Sunday, the presidential draft order, aimed at distributing lands to the repatriates, internally displaced peoples (IDPs) and the country’s war-victims’ families was assessed, with the second vice-president, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh on the chair, a statement said.
The meeting was attended by a number or cabinet members and representatives from the related organs, discussing the draft order of the president, which was provided by the independent lands administration, said the statement from the second vice-president office. At the meeting it was resolved that a technical committee, consisting of authorized representatives from the ministry of refugees, repatriates, independent local organs and the independent land administration, chaired by the ministry of justice should be formed to review the draft order.
The vice-president instructed the appointed committee to finalize the draft duly.
 

Monday, January 08, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said that the plan to install solar power in the southern province of Kandahar is underway, a statement from the presidential palace said Sunday.
Attended the meeting, head of Breshna Shirkat the main Afghanistan power supply company, Amanullah Ghalib said that up to 30 companies were prepared to invest in producing of up to 30 megawatt for the western province, according to the statement.
He said two eligible companies, with proper financial proposal, technical means and procurement documents have been registered and would be announced in the future, the statement quoted.
After hearing the report and details about the solar power supply to the province, the country’s president said a single power policy should be provided to focus on the use of the solar power, according to the statement.
“Discussion on the technical standard of the solar powers is too important and should be adopted as the main part of the policy,” said the president adding the ministry of water and power should handle the responsibility in this fields.
He said security should be considered as the main priority, while applying the solar powers plant in the provinces.
The plan was approved at the end of the meeting, the statement said.
 

Sunday, January 07, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Over the last decades, Afghanistan has been facing with absolute anarchism and political instability, second vice president Sarwar Danesh said in a message, BNA reported.
This situation has been started since Soviet Union invasion up to domestic wars during Mujahidin period and emergence of fundamentalism and terrorism in Afghanistan, the message further said.
Considering this political background and in regard with international changes, our country need a modern and democratic government. The message quoted the second VP as saying. 
Fortunately, considering changes appeared at the third millennium, and as the international community prioritized supporting people of Afghanistan against terrorism, Afghanistan’s new constitution acceptably codified and then approved during a unique historical process, the message added.
The draft of the constitution was comprehensively prepared by nine experts, the message continued.
Likewise, the constitution has been approved in a Loya Jirga attended by over 500 people political figures, lawyers, people representatives and political parties, the message added.
“Our new constitution as a national assurance is a unique law in the region,” the message said.  For the first time, this constitution has drawn Afghanistan’s relationships and interactions with world countries, the message pointed out.
“I, while calling upon people to respect the constitution as a red line, honor approval anniversary and the constitution week and congratulate it to all people of Afghanistan.”  The second vice president Sarwar Danesh said in a message.
It is hoped one day, all articles of the constitution to be practiced by each citizen and all government and non-government officials, VP Danesh said.

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