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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani condemned bomb attack on a peace advocacy meeting in central Logar province, saying peace had now turned into a public and national demand and anyone stood against it would end up “failed an ashamed”.
A statement from the Presidential Palace said on Thursday that the enemies of peace and brotherhood carried out a terrorist attack on peace advocators in Charkh district and caused casualties to many civilians.
The statement quoted President Ghani as saying the country was in a sensitive phase because the Afghan society was fighting waves of mischief, revolt and division.  He said the peace activists were pushing the society towards coexistence, brotherhood and unity as per directions from ulema.  The president went on saying that the enemies of Afghanistan peace and stability feared such movements and they were trying to create problems for the peace activists.  President Ghani termed the killing of peace advocators a big loss and expressed his deep sorrow over the terrorist attack.  “Peace has now turned into a basic demand of the whole nation and it has become a public and national will, anyone who stands against this national will is failed and ashamed,” he said.  He directed the government organs concerned to investigate the incident and provide all needed medical treatment to the wounded.  The president offered his condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of those injured.
 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In a series of his meeting with provincial governors, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Helmand, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Farah, Herat, Laghman, Nouristan, Kunar, Paktika, Nimroz, Badghis, Ghor, Daikundi and Nangarhar provinces’ governors, his office said in a statement the other day.
According to the statement, the mentioned governors reported to president about their provinces’ general administrative situation including the districts’ third units’ administrations.
Likewise, they briefed the president about their achievements, challenges, problems and the mentioned provinces residents’ requirements.
They also informed the president about their new plans and programs to improve the security situation and execute infrastructural and development projects, the statement added.
After hearing their reports, the president thanked them of done positive activities in their provinces and instructed them to jointly with different segments of society including religious ulama make effort on improving governance situation, the statement went on to say.  The president instructed the provincial governors to prioritize security and peace and meanwhile, focus on development plans’ execution, the statement continued.
 

Saturday June 30, 2018

Kabul (BNA) During second national gathering of women partnership development program, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said peace didn’t mean to go back to past, BNA reported the other day.
He added ceasefire is a good step and we should learn many lessons from that. CE Abdullah said Taliban while, entering the cities had seen what they have never been imagined, adding we hope they also take lessons from the ceasefire. He added most of the Afghan people want a sustainable and honorable peace, but they would never be ready to go back to middle and stone ages. Pointing at importance of women partnership development program (promote), Dr. Abdullah said the program was a good sample to change the theory into action in order the women handle their related affairs by their own.
CE Abdullah said that 5000 women interns within promote was a high figure who believed to change, adding this experience and belief should be expanded. He said the number of women candidates in districts councils’ elections was not visible, adding we are all responsible to resolve this defect so their voice from districts reaches to the provinces’ centers and from there to the capital. Appreciating Washington’s assistances, promote team works and women provincial representatives’ effort, CE Abdullah said the government would fully support the promote program. US ambassador to Kabul said his country has always been committed to Afghanistan’s success, but it depends to women growth.
 

Saturday June 30, 2018

Kabul (BNA) During conversation with military officials through videoconference from the Tawhid national center, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Thursday directed local civil and military officials of western Farah province to strengthen coordination among them, BNA reported.
The meeting assessed the security situation of Farah, the statement said. Farah governor Abdul Basir Salangi first presented reports about different issues and situation of the province to the President. After hearing reports and information from officials, the President directed the 207th Zafar Military Corps and officials of zones, police and public order police to strengthen their coordination. The President also directed senior officials to establish good relations with the public in order to better deliver services and execute infrastructure development projects.
 

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