21 September 2018

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Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, meeting of private sector development committee was held yesterday at Sapidar Palace.
In the session, ministry of commerce and industries deliver national policy of trade and after visions of the committee’s members, it was decided that the document should be discussed in council of ministers and later approved by cabinet meeting.
According to officials of the ministry of commerce and industries, the national document has been prepared based on visions of relevant domestic and international figures.
Based on the meeting’s agenda, ministry of water and energy delivered prepared document related to energy services management authority, saying that the authority was temporarily funded by the government and later the authority would itself provide its budget and provide licenses to private companies working in energy services.
Members of the committee in the meeting approved the document and chief executive instructed that the document should be delivered to justice ministry.
Meanwhile, officials for Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) delivered report related to MoU between the two organs, saying that DAB was ready to sign the agreement, but it was delayed due to the fact that leading board’s session DABS not held so far.
The country’s chief executive instructed that leading board’s session of DABS should be held on Tuesday and pavement should be facilitated for signing the agreement.
At the end of the meeting, ministry of finance briefed related to priorities for development of private sector, saying that the document has been prepared, but the document’s pricing issue was still unclear.
Chief executive said the pricing issues should be soon addressed and the document should be delivered to cabinet meeting for approval.  He added that all preparations should be held with full coordination for Geneva Conference so that Afghanistan could deliver its national document in a better way.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  Leading bodies of Independent Advocates Association called on Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh yesterday.  In the meeting, second vice president stressed on role of the association in counter corruption in judicial organs.
Leading bodies of the association reported of the association works in particular holding general assembly of the association’s advocates, insisting on further coordination between judicial organs and the association.
Informing of cooperation with reviewing delegation tasked in a presidential decree for auditing financial affairs of the association, leading body of the association said that the delegation had the financial auditing document and it was needed the association could provide further document to the tasked delegation.
According to Rohullah Qarizada, financial affairs of the association is reviewed each year by relevant international organizations.
In the meeting, second vice president while considering holding general assembly of the association as a good step expressed happiness over membership of professional, experienced and energetic individuals in leading body of the association.
Danesh also by pointing that there had been only 400 advocates countrywide nearly ten years ago and currently there were 6400 advocates considered the situation as improving and considerable.
He also considered capacity building of advocates and attention to professional and empowerment of them as necessary.
Stressing on strengthening of respect to advocates, Danesh praised the association for cooperation in reviewing financial affairs of the association with tasked delegation of presidential office, considering media coverage of the association’s activities as necessary.

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive of the National Unity Government (NUG), charging a meeting of the Council of Ministers (CMs) on Monday, said that brining the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) signed between Afghanistan and the US, under question, would never help improve the situation, as he said the move was in personal targets. The BSA was signed after the approval of the country’s grand traditional Loya Jirga and questioning the treaty by those who couldn’t reach their personal and political targets, would never help the situation improve. The CE rejected if those opposing the past, were representing the people and those who ask for reviewing the past are those their personal and political targets were not accepted,” said Dr. Abdullah. He added that terrorist groups have pretexted presence of foreign forces in Afghanistan, while Al-Qaeda has security hideouts, before foreign forces and launched terrorist attacks against the people of Afghanistan and the world. “The current situation of the country requires discussions to be held with the international community, on the terrorist hideouts and to supporting the security forces,” said CE. He went on to say that during his meeting with the Pakistan Foreign Minister, he shared his grave concern with him. According to him, the National Unity Government (NUG) has single view on peace and war and don’t differ between the terrorists groups, but those killing the people of Afghanistan and take responsibility of their killings inside the Afghan soil, shouldn’t be supported beyond the country and provided with hideouts.
Touching on the closure of IEC offices in some provinces said that the move would not help the process transparency. The IEC with keeping full work independence has the authority to enter consultation with the government, civil society and the parties to help hold a transparent election and hear their legal demand and meet them. “We all want a transparent election process and voter’s biometric is one of the political parties’ demands, but closing the IEC offices with any reason, is not rightful,” said CE. During the meeting, the country’s CE touching on the possible embezzlement of up to $280 million, said that the figure was shocking and the related organs have been directed to investigate into the issue to make the situation clear, but added the Promote institution has done much and positive work on the capacity development and cooperation with the private sector and other fields. The Council of Minister during the meeting discussed some other key issues on agenda including security with Dr. Abdullah saying basic change would be brought in the battlefield as well as in how to fight terrorists in the country.

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with the officials and personnel of the National Directorate of Security on Monday said, that the national security belongs to the entire nation of the country, BNA report.
During the meeting President said, live, identity and the territorial integrity relate to analysis, which is the result of your effort that help safety of the people of Afghanistan, freedom and a way for putting an end to the forty years crisis and insecurity in the country. The President said the work and live safety of the National Directorate of Security would be at the government priority and that they should be sure that they would be provided with post-retirement life facilities and work in case of their demands. He asked the National Directorate of Security for providing a post-retirement safety plan for them and that he would in personal do basic measure in this field. The President said the identity of war has changed and that today’s war was intelligence and anti-people war. “We want national and religious accord and creation of a clear future for the people of Afghanistan as well as our target is that Afghanistan shouldn’t return into the international terrorist hideouts and regional and global instability.” President Ghani said he wanted national unity and end of the crisis and that his historical mission was to offer a better life for the future generations. According to him, the US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia was the bet one that the people of Afghanistan wanted for the past forty years. The President said the country’s security forces have proved that they can fill the gap crated from the absence of the international forces, but he reiterated that there was a need for peace as according to him, the country has gotten nearer to peace and shouldn’t be secluded or ask the world to send 100,000 troops to Afghanistan. The country’s President blamed some regional circles to have been making effort to damage our international relations.

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