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Saturday, January 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In his meeting with the representatives of Holland parliament political parties. 
President Karzai discussed security transition till 2014 and the “Taliban office in Qatar. 
At the meeting they shared their views as regards the police training in Kunduz and Afghanistan’s relations with Pakistan. 
The Holland representatives assured that their country will as before shall continue its assistance to Afghanistan and continue its cooperation with this country. 
Appreciating the assistance of the Holland government and people the president praised their commitments as they will continue cooperation with Afghanistan. 
President Karzai describing the security transition said that to uphold all security responsibilities from the international forces to the Afghan security forces till 2014 to they will be enabled to maintain the security of the country. 
As regards the Taliban office in Qatar he said that the Afghan government with the hope to restore peace and stability in the country agree to the opening of that office.

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA)  Members of Afghanistan Nationwide Ulema Council in their meeting with president Karzai discussed women rights in the light of Islamic values and called any, violence and cruelty against them an anti-Islamic act. 
While chairman of the Ulema council Qayamuddin Kashaf presidential advisor Prof. Nematullah Shahrani and attorney general Mohammad Ishaq Aleko were present, the council declaration was read out by Mawlawi Mohammad Yousuf Waizi. 
In the declaration it is said that based on religious guidance, women have the highest human position and there is no difference between the men and women before God. 
Islam compared to any other religion respect the rights of women and condemns any cruelty and oppression against the women.  It asks the judiciary organs to strongly react against those who violate women rights and those who assault women and punish them. 
Addressing the Ulema president Karzai said that cruelty against the women is enmity with Islam and it is our religious and human mission to stand against cruelty towards the women and respect their rights. 
He asked the Ulema that in order to prevent violence against women they would launch massive publicity in the mosques and Takias in the light of Islam religion values. 
Shankai Zaheen Karokhail deputy at the House of People expressed pleasure over the stance of the Ulema council of Afghanistan in relations to the cruelties against women and said that she will share women problems with them. 
She asked the Ulema council to take into account the views of their women folk as well as their proposals and passes their decisions based on the problems that the women experience in the society. 
Mawlawi Qayamudden assured that in the struggle for prevention of violence against women the council will share its views so to achieve their religious mission. 
He asked the president of the country to instruct the Hajj and Endowment Ministry to facilitate publicity through the mosques Imams in this respect.

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Government of Afghanistan is deeply disturbed by a video that shows American Soldiers desecrating dead bodies of three Afghans.
This act by American soldiers is simply inhuman and condemnable in the strongest possible terms.
We expressly ask the U.S. government to urgently investigate the Video and apply the most severe punishment to anyone found guilty in this crime.

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Koichiro GEMBA called on President Karzai on Wednesday to extend to the President an official invitation to attend an international conference to be hosted in Tokyo on economic assistance to Afghanistan.
The two sides discussed issues related to the Tokyo Conference, scheduled to be held in July this year and hoped the International Conference results in more economic assistance to Afghanistan.
Minister GEMBA said it was important for the Ministry of Finance to work with the Embassy of Japan in Kabul in setting Afghanistan priority development projects in the run up to the Tokyo Conference.
The Conference is also expected to discuss all aspects of the regional economic cooperation.
The President thanked Japan for its contributions to Afghanistan and stressed that the continued assistance by Japan even after the devastating tsunami in the country clearly displays a gesture of the goodwill of the people of Japan to Afghan people.
The international conference is scheduled to discuss international economic assistance for the reconstruction and development in Afghanistan for the period between 2014 and 2024 known as the decade of transformation.