18 November 2018

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor (NSA) Dr. Hamdullah Muhib met a number of Turkmen tribe’s elders and influential figures, during which he heard their demands and suggestions in different fields, BNA reported the other day.
The participants while wishing success to NSA on related affairs, declared their support from the government’s plans.
 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh met with UN Special Representative to Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto, BNA reported the other day.
VP Danesh thanked Afghanistan’s international partners cooperation particularly UN office in Kabul in holding parliamentary elections, the agency further said.
Stressing on continued cooperation of UN office in Kabul with electoral commissions to ensure transparency and review the problems in term of parliamentary elections, VP Danesh said the experiences gained through this elections would help raise hopes for holding presidential elections expected to be held next year, BNA added.
Likewise, expressing glad over holding parliamentary elections, UN Special Representative to Kabul appreciated the government and electoral commissions’ efforts, particularly of the security forces for ensuring security of the process.  He added in consultation and coordination with Afghanistan’s international partners, they would continue cooperation with electoral commissions.
 

Saturday October 27, 2018

Kabul (BNA) People of southern Kandahar province are casting ballots in an election delayed a week after the assassination of the troubled province's police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq.
The killing of Raziq, who was widely credited for maintaining stability in Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban, sent shock waves through the country.
Kandahar police chief General Abdul Raziq, one of Afghanistan's most feared anti-Taliban commanders, was killed two days before the elections, leaving a dangerous security vacuum.
General Abdul Raziq and Kandahar's intelligence agency commander were killed when a bodyguard of the provincial governor opened fire on officials leaving a meeting with the US commander of Afghanistan's NATO-led force, General Scott Miller.
Officials said thousands of soldiers have been deployed to boost the morale of voters shaken by the killing.
Voting in the 32 provinces saw a high turnout but the process was marred by logistical and technical glitches, with hundreds of polling stations failing to open when staff did not turn up.
Elections were also not held in central Ghazni province, southwest of the capital, which is still reeling from Taliban’s takeover in August. It was not immediately clear when they will be held.
Independent Election Commission has announced that 8,918,000 voters have been registered and more than 2,500 candidates are in the run for 249 seats of Wolesi Jirga, including 417 women candidates.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday October 27, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdulla, chairing a high level delegation traveled to the southern province of Kandahar, where he held a prayer ceremony for the late Gen. Abdul Raziq.
According to BNA report, the CE also laid floral wreath at the tomb of Gen. Abdul Raziq, the provincial former police chief who was martyred in a gunfire from a Taliban infiltrator, after a big security meeting in the province. After laying floral wreath at the tomb of the late Gen. Abdul Raziq, the CE and his led delegation, including his First Deputy, Haji Mohammad Muhaqeq and a number of the provincial council members and prominent Jihadi commanders, went to the Mandigak Palace, where he extended his deep condolence to the bereaved family and friends of late Gen. Abdul Raziq. He called the incident in which Gen. Raziq was martyred, a big tragedy for all the people of the country and added that late Gen. Raziq devoted his life for security, unity and peace. “Prayer ceremonies were held by the people all over the country, even prisoners in some provinces mourned at him and took prayed for his soul,” said the CE adding this was a common tragedy and his martyrdom clearly highlighted unity of the whole Afghan tribes. Dr. Abdullah said he wished to carry the coffin in late Gen. Raziq, but failed as the sensitive condition didn’t allow him to reach the goal. He said the target, address and hideouts of Gen. Abdul Raziq’s killers were clear and that the Afghans shouldn’t miss the main perpetrator, because of the enemy’s current conspiracies and propaganda.
 

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