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Tuesday January 15, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chief of Executive of the country’s National Unity Government (NUG), Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, chairing the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers (CMs), heard reports from the participants and provided them with required instructions in their responsibility directions, a statement from his office said Monday.
The Chief Executive hoped the upcoming parliament to step up in the field of strengthen rule of law in the country, however he regretted the postponement the Kabul electoral results, due to some technical problems, the statement said. He asked the government officials and in-charges not to keep governance issues away from their routine policies and put serving the people at the top of their priorities. Dr. Abdullah welcomed the recent measures of the country’s ministries of defense and interior and asked them for more attention for further equipment the fire department.
Amrullah Saleh, the country’s Acting Minister of Interior, presented detailed report about the country’s situation and said that the graph of crimes has recently been declined, as only three cases of crime have been reported Sunday night, while in the past the graph exceeded over 200 cases. “1,134 individuals from little number of 6 illegal arms to up to 150 illegal weapons have been registered by police recently and between 200-250 kidnappers and murderer bands, still operational in various regions of the country are reported,” said Saleh. The minister of interior said he was committed to bring the level of crimes and kidnapping to nil, in the country, according to the statement. Meanwhile, the country’s acting defense minister also provided details about his activities as saying up to 392 enemies of the country have been killed and over 200 others either wounded or arrested during a series of military operation in various parts of the country.
The country’s chief executive lauded the efforts of the country’s security and defense forces and said that police offices should be turned into a reliable source for the people. Dr. Abdullah instructed the security in-charges to address the security situation in Sar-e-Pul, Ghor and Farah provinces. Present at the council of ministers’ meeting, first and second deputies of the Chief Executive, Eng. Mohammad Khan and Mohammad Mohaqqeq spoke about the current security situation and while praising the recent measures of security and defense forces, but asked for launching military operations in Balkh, Samangan and other restive areas of the country.
 

Tuesday January 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor Hamdullah Muhib arrived in Saudi Arabia after visiting China and UAE. Before leaving for Saudi Arabia, NSA separately met with United Arab Emirates’ national security advisor and US special peace envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad to discuss peace process.
In meeting with national security advisor of the UAE, the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and counter terrorism were discussed. It is determined that national security advisor of the country with meeting with high-ranking officials of Saudi Arabia to discuss Afghanistan peace process and joint cooperation.

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Independent Election Commission (IEC) has announced the primary results of Parliamentary polls for Kabul and Kochi constituency late on Monday.
Abdul Badi Sayed chief of IEC during a press conference said, the results are preliminary and could be changed.
The primary candidate winners for Kabul parliamentary election are as following:
Haji Ajmal Rahmani, Qayoum Khairkhwah, Fida Mohamad Ulfat Saleh, Javid Jaihoon, Khan Aqa Rezayee, Ramazan Bashardost, Amir Gul Shaheen, Ghulam Hussain Naseri, Mullah Mohammad Khan Ahmadi, Allah Gul Mujahid, Syed Mohammad Mohammadi, Amanullah Gozar, Haji Khan Mohammad Wardak, Qazi Mir Afghan Safi, Ajmal Gulab, Ahmad Zia Azimi Shinozada, Tawfiq Wahdat, Obaidullah Kalimzai Wardak, Hafizullah Jalili, Farhad Sediqi, Anwar Khan Oryakhail, Haji Zergai Habibi, Habib Ur Rehman Sayaf, Najibullah Nasir, Fatima Nazari, Mursal Nabizada, Shinkai Karo Khail, Robina Jalali, Mariam Sama, Fawzia Nasiryar Guldarayi, Salima Nikbin, Zahra Nawruzi and Nazifa Zaki.
Also, the IEC has announced the initial result of parliamentary election for Kochi constituency as following:
Shah Wazir Tarakhel, Habiburrahman Afghan, Mirwais Hussainkhel, Nangyal Lawang, Haji Parviz Arabzada, Alhaj Haidar Jan Naeemzai, Rasoul Khan Kochai, Hameed Ahmadzai, Maryam Sulaimankhel and Farzana Kochai.
The IEC said that the results were not final and changes were possible in final results.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani met his Uzbek counterpart Abdul Aziz Kamelov before beginning first round of ‘India and Central Asia Debate,’ BNA reported on Sunday.
Thanking Uzbekistan efforts on Afghan peace talks, Minister Rabbani called Uzbek president initiation eye on holding Tashkent meeting on peace, the agency further said.
Uzbek foreign minister said regional consensus on Afghan peace process was expanding.
He also stressed on his country’s support from regional and world efforts to stabilize Afghanistan and insisted on solving problems between the government of Afghanistan and Taliban through direct talks.
Foreign Minister Rabbani also appreciated the educational scholarships granted by the government of Uzbekistan particularly in the field of railway.
Likewise, Minister Rabbani met with his Turkmen counterpart, during which the Turkmen side pointed out at bolstering relations between the two countries.
He also stressed on practicing all agreements signed between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.
Furthermore, Turmen foreign minister expressed his country’s support from the Afghan-led peace process.
At the end, Minister Rabbani called inauguration of Lapiz Lazuli route key to develop trade relations.
 

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