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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Strengthening of peace process in the country would be impossible without observing the constitution and maintaining the achievements of the last 15 years and ignoring these issues can be consider as returning to the past.
BNA reporter reports: joining of Islamic Party with the leadership of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to the peace process has improved the process of peace in the country and provided an opportunity for other political groups to know that fighting is not the way of solution of the problem, only the logic of peace can end the hateful phenomenon of war.
Peace is a need. Working for ensuring peace in reality is the obligation of every patriotic Afghan and respecting the will of our long-suffering people. Any deviation from the process will have grave consequences that should be avoid.
The people who want peace or joined the process earlier, observing the constitution of the country and the achievements of the last 15 years should be among their basic commitments.
If we take a glance at the last 15 years developments, ratification of the constitution, establishment of nation army, media, freedom of speech and wide
Separation education systems, the growth of civil activities, extension of relations with other countries saved the country from economic collapse are among tangible achievements of the last 15 years nobody should ignore.
The people who had already joined peace process or join latter should whole-heartedly know that the achievements are a part of realities that determine the destiny of Afghan people should not wrongly and selfishly criticized because the people consider them as a big achievement and not ready to deal on it. The politicians who want carry out legal activities should respond the people’s expectations. The people expect fill the present gaps, strengthening of the state and the pillars of the central government.
Rescuing from the present critical situation that caused from foreign interferences requires true cooperation with the state in ensuring stability and bringing other armed groups to the peace process. Disarming irresponsible armed groups who have armed activities background in the country, boosting economic activities, supporting big economic projects, encouraging former militants to civil life and finally changing the structure of the parties that had earlier military activities in to political parties are the priorities should be consider.
The sensitive situation of the country asks all patriotic Afghans to build a true national unity, the force that by using it we can overcome all problems and establish a prosperous community. Try it. 

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Kabul (BNA)  Chaired by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the session of council of ministers was held yesterday.
In the session, the country’s chief executive in his preliminary assertions while commemorating International Labor Solidarity Day once again congratulated Mujahidin victory day, adding that achievements of the people of Afghanistan as freedom, independence, voting right and freedom of speech were results of the people’s struggles during Jidad and resistance period.
In his speech, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah by pointing to visit of Pakistan parliamentary delegation to Kabul said that message of the Pakistani delegation was to consolidate relations between the two countries and our message was that Afghanistan wanted improvement of relations with all its neighbors, but clear and fundamental discussions were needed to be done related to problems and challenges.
The country’s chief executive welcomed joining of Hekmatyar to peace process and expressed hope that other armed opponent groups would also hear the voice of peace.
Pointing to Taliban spring operations, chief executive and that such operations would not have any achievement except killing of innocent people, targeting mosques and civilians.
Dr. Abdullah Abdullah once again stressed on peace and negotiations with armed opponent groups, saying that peace process was a good opportunity for those groups who have reached the result that they could not reach their goals through war and violence anymore.
In other part of the session, various issues such as security situation of the country, handing over construction projects to ministries and civil government institutions, safety excretion of clinical trashes, coordinating guidance of high audition authority and internal auditory authorities in public sector, joint agreement for decreasing civilian casualties caused by traffic accidents between general directorate of land transport and general directorate of traffic and other were discussed.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Kabul (BNAS) The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in a statement on Monday said it was encouraged by progress on peace in Afghanistan, as most recently signaled by the agreement between the government of Afghanistan and Hezb-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, and his peaceful return to Afghanistan.
UNAMA supported the efforts by Afghanistan’s National Unity Government to engage all those interested in establishing an equitable peace and renouncing violence for good, the statement added.
According to UN mission, the agreement with Hezbe-e-Islami demonstrated the preparedness of Afghanistan’s government to seek peace with armed anti-government elements, and UNAMA was looking forward to its full implementation and to other armed actors joining a peace process.
The UN welcomed agreements that will contribute to a reduction of violence in Afghanistan and allow Afghans to live in peace with each other.
After decades of war in Afghanistan, the UN sees all steps towards reconciliation, inclusive peace and a lasting end to the conflict as positive, but remains mindful of the issues around transitional justice and the importance of upholding human rights, the statement concluded.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah introduced yesterday Faizullah Zaki as acting minister of Labor, Social Affairs, martyrs and disabled to employees of the ministry.
Praising Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil for her work and achievement in the ministry, the country’s chief executive hoped that Zaki could also direct the ministry to proper way.
It is worth mentioning that Faizullah Zaki has been selected as designate and acting minister for labor and social affairs based on decree of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
According to another report, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a separate decree has appointed Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil as head of Afghanistan medical council.

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