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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the approval of the Enduring Strategic Partnership Document between Afghanistan and the United Kingdom by Wolesi Jirga.
Dr. Zalmai Rassoul, Minister of Foreign Affairs said “the approval of this important document on long-term strategic cooperation between Afghanistan and a major friend and donor country is an important step in preserving and further strengthening our relations and cooperation with the government and people of the United Kingdom based on mutual respect and shared interests.”
The enduring strategic partnership document between Afghanistan and Britain, which was signed by the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the British Prime Minister in January 2012 at Chequers near London, covers political dialogue, bilateral security cooperation, UK's cooperation and support in the areas of governance and the rule of law, socio-economic development, and cultural relations.
The document consists of six parts and 15 articles which is valid for a period of 10 years that can be extended by mutual consent.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai received for a meeting Dr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who is on a visit of Afghanistan.
In the meeting where Mr. Reto STOCKER, ICRC’s head of Kabul delegation was also present, Dr. Peter said the ICRC began to stand by and assist the people of Afghanistan since very long that dates back to the time of Jihad.
Dr. Peter stressed that over the past ten years, many non-government organizations were in and out of the country, but the ICRC had maintained its presence and activity and continued to assist Afghans.
He informed the President of the ICRC Headquarters’ decision to reopen its hospital in Kandahar, but asked the Afghan government to provide working safety for the hospital to run back properly.
President Karzai thanked the ICRC for all its assistance over these past many years and said the Afghan people would never forget the vital work the Committee has been carrying out.
The President said the government would do everything it can to provide the safety required for the hospital in Kandahar to operate.
President Karzai stressed that the government of Afghanistan was strongly bound by the human rights standards and has always instructed security agencies to uphold and respect the human rights of its citizens.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Some of the women strongly welcomed article 32 of the President’s decree that incorporates elimination of violence against women and called it a turning point in ending the pains of the women in the country.
In article 32 of the President’s decree the women affairs ministry has been assigned that in three months’ time start a massive program on reduction of violence against women through the media, mosques, Takaya and other media sources for informing the public to work on elimination of violence against women.
Meanwhile, in six months time, the ministry should finalize the structure and supervisory national working plan for woman and present its first report to the CM.
Fauzia Nasir Yar Kabul deputy at the House of People said that this decree once again drew the attention of the ministry of women affairs towards its missions and responsibilities for improving status of women in the country.
She added that in this decree the role of the religious scholars in reduction of violence is also specified and this can help I reduction of violence against women.
Nasir Yar added that in case the role of the media is outstanding in this sphere the religious in this respect. For, in most areas the people have no access to the religious scholars and they are trusted by the people more than others.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The commission for Complaint hearing of House of People held session the other day.
Chaired by Abidullah Barikzai and attended by the minister for information and culture, first the commission discussed the petition of Kabul representative Allah Gul Mujahid in which it said that some media outlets reported skirmishes between Allah Gul Mujahid and Mullah Tarakhil Mujahid utterly rejected the reports, saying no clash has been happened.
He also called on the Minister for Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoon Raheen to refer to judicially if any media release such false reports.
It was also decided that the violation of press law should be investigated by the concerned commission.
The commission had also heard the petition of Lal Zarin from Mohmandara district of Nangarhar.
The commission also discussed the petition of the Nangarhar University and necessary decisions have been taken.