09 December 2019

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Wednesday November 13, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani expressed his deep sadness on the demise of Dr. Asadullah Hanif Hanif Balkhi, former Minister of Education of the country, Bakhtar News Agency reported Tuesday.
“Dr. Hanif Balkhi did much for the young generation of the country, during his long period of tenure as minister of education,” the agency quoted the president as saying.
The president wished paradise for late Balkhi’s soul and extended his deep condolence to his family and friends, the agency said.
According to another report, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, also, in a message, expressed sadness over the demise of late Balkhi and said the deceased Dr. Balkhi was a knowledgeable, home-loving and tolerant personality who spent most of his life in the service of the country and the people.
His death is undoubtedly a loss to the cultural, academic society and education of Afghanistan, the message says.
In his message, the country’s chief executive wished paradise to the deceased Dr. Balkhi and offered condolence and sympathy to the remained.
According another report, Second Vice President Sawar Danesh in a separate message has condoled the demise of Dr. Asadullah Hanif Balkhi.
In his message, Second Vice President considered the death of Dr. Balkhi as a loss to the country’s education sector, appreciating his services and efforts at the ministry of education.
Danesh by offering condolence and sympathy to the deceased family and wished him paradise.
Late Balkhi demise was due to critical illness he was long suffering.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan today declared that three senior members of Taliban have been released from prison with special conditions.
According to Bakhtar News Agency President Ashraf Ghani today in a news session in presidential palace has declared that Haji Mili Khan, Hafiz Rashid and Anas Haqani three senior members of Taliban have been released from the prison today.
In exchange of the release of the three persons, Taliban will release two lecturers of American-Afghan University, including an American and an Australian.
Afghan president says that the release of senior members of Taliban has been taken place after extensive consultations with Afghanistan’s international partners especial Americans. The release of those people cannot leads to extension of fighting, violence and weakening the Afghan defending and security forces.

Tuesday November 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah chaired the Council of Minister meeting here at the Sapidar Palace on Monday, BNA reported. At the outset, Dr. Abdullah congratulated the advent of Milad-ul-Nabi to Afghan and world Muslim communities. He also praised afghan forces’ braveries and sacrifices in war on terror, adding people would not forget their devotions for the country. The meeting continued with ministries and independent directorates’ reports of activities. Deputy minister of interior informed the meeting of their operations, saying the militants did not have the capability to fight Afghan forces and ANDSF were moving ahead to recapture the lost areas. Meanwhile, deputy minister of commerce and industries reported about trade balance, saying exports were increased by 5.5 percent in second quarters of the ongoing fiscal year 1398 comparting to second quarter of the last fiscal year, adding the imports were also decreased by eight percent comparing to last year.
Hinting to the report, Dr. Abdullah said Afghanistan’s goods and trade items could compete with those of the world, adding much capacities needed to help the country reach economic self-sufficiency in near future. Minister of rural rehabilitation and development briefed the session on their programs for rural economy and called the main goal of the program to develop economic capacities of rural women. Praising the ministry’s programs, the Chief Executive said development of the country was linked with active participation of women, asking the government organs to further involve women in their development programs. Meanwhile, the minister of refugees and repatriates said they have boosted their efforts to attract more national and international support for refugees and repatriates during the winter season. The ministry of water and energy reported about construction of electricity dam in Kunar with 2.1 MGW capacity, adding the work affairs have been suspended due to insecurity. Concluding the session, Dr. Abdullah instructed ministry of refugees and repatriates and security organs to step up efforts for providing assistance to those families in need as well as security to the electricity dam in Kunar.

Sunday November 10, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani addressing a ceremony celebrating the Milad al-Nabi here at the presidential palace, said it was important for everyone to seek the path of the holy prophet of Islam for peace and prosperity of the country.
The meeting was attended by religious scholars and top government officials. Meanwhile construction works of 377 mosques in cities and districts of the country was also inaugurated during the ceremony, a statement from the presidential palace said yesterday.
The president greeted the nation and the Muslims around the world on the auspicious occasion of Milad al-Nabi and prayed for the soul of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
“We are exploring peace since decades, but to reach it, we need to follow the instructions and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH),” the president said, adding the holy prophet was trying hard to strengthen brotherhood, and the Holy Quran has pointed out to one of his duties which was to save the humanity from enmity and hatred.
The President went on saying the Prophet Muhammad did not wait to see that the dispute sides come and make peace among them, but he was going there and encouraging all his followers to do so.
“We have been closed to peace than any time and the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s main priority is to put end to the ongoing war. Therefore, to make peace success, it is needed to go ahead in line with holy religion of Islam and Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) teachings and instructions,” the president added, saying it is of immense important to study prophet’s hadith so that to be well-aware of the peace process and strengthen the believes that peace is the right path and war is the wrong one.
President Ghani went on saying that justice was crucial to have lasting peace in the country, adding Islam was emphasizing on justice and the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) righteous life was a clear example to everyone.
“Thanks to the teachings of the Prophet (PBUH) that great thinkers, poets, mystics and scholars of the recent centuries have emphasized justice in their books and works and have called justice the basis for social life, peace and stability,” the president noted.
The President said the doors to justice and lasting peace would be closed if there would be no equality among Afghans, if Afghans could not exercise their rights in forming of their own government and if the three forces of the country fail to consider equality while enforcing laws.
According to the president, the big revolution occurred when Islam emerged and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) encouraged agriculture, trade and other economic activities.
The president also said that historians believe that all foundation of Islamic civilization was laid down at the time of the holy religions’ messenger, and continued for centuries.
“Construction of hospitals, bridges, water dams, factories, asphalting roads, providing electricity and job opportunities are the means for achieving Halal and is also based on Prophet Muhammad’s teachings and instructions which paves the way for a civilized and peaceful life,” the president told the gathering.
Concluding his remarks, the president said it was important for the people to act based on Islamic instructions to have a peaceful, civilized and happy life.
Meanwhile Abdul Rahman Attash, deputy to National Development Operations and Support Office of the Presidential Palace said 377 mosques would be constructed in cities and districts of the country and the projects were approved by the National Procurement Commission in October of the ongoing year.
He said the projects would be started from Shinwari district of Nangarhar province and each of the project would take 12 months to be completed.

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