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Herat (BNA) At least 70 personnel of national police have been fired on charge of involvement and misusing their authorities in western region of Afghanistan.  These police personnel, according to Interior Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi had served in Herat, Ghor and Badghis provinces.  Addressing a news conference in Herat city on Thursday, the Interior Minister warned any personnel of national police including the officers would be punished if found involved in corruption and promised to replace the fired policemen with post one.  Describing the presence of irresponsible armed groups and kidnappers as big security challenges in western region, saying disarming armed groups and kidnapper’s band would soon be busted and their weapons would be collected.  Interiors minister also visited the prisons in western provinces and promised the situation in jails would be improved.

Kabul (BNA) some members of the Voice of Justice Parliamentary Group met with Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice president.  At the meeting ten members of this group talked on different issues including slow process of road construction of Garden-Dewar-Cheghcharan-Heart and non-allocation of funds in this respect asking for acceleration of construction work.  They said that some appointments in government departments has political motives and the competitions are not taking place in terms of qualifications while some authorities are trampling down all administrative norms in this respect.  They noted that despite passage of ten years, still over 50% of residents of some province do not see their people in the administrative structures of their provinces.  They asked serious attention of Khalili.  Second Vice President emphasized on importance of cooperation of the people’s problems will be easily facilitated.  Touching on some shortcomings in the government, Khalili said that the government leadership is striving hard to serve the people and eliminate the negative phenomenon within the government departments.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Meshrano Jerga, upper house of the parliament strongly condemned the recent irresponsible assertions of the Iranian President, Ahmadi Nezhad at the Regional Economic Cooperation Conference in Dushanbe in relations to Afghanistan. 
The statement adds that the Iranian president by trampling down the diplomatic protocol norms as before considered Afghanistan an occupied nation and void of independence and asked for withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan. 
The House of People of National assembly of Afghanistan tell Ahmadi Nezhad and other interventionist Iranian authorities’ that Afghanistan is not an occupiers including the regime of Iran that has dragged Afghanistan towards economic, political and military crisis and has caused the need for presence of the foreign forces here so that the dangers emanating from the intentional interventions of the aliens aimed at creating crisis in Afghanistan, continued instability and tension in our country ends and when the dangers from financing and training of professional terrorists including Al-Qaeda, mine planting of street sides and destruction of infrastructures in our country is removed these forces will not stay here for a single day. 
Ahmadi Nezhad should know that every nation knows her own interests. 
Our people expect that intervention ends in this country, we shall review consolidation of our ties with the international community and we do not need an attorney to judge on our behalf. 
We have long-term friendship with the people of Iran and they realize our pains and we feel their pains. 
The assertions of Ahmadi Nezhad and a military commander Masoud Jazaeri the Chief of Staff of Iran and others in order to calm down people revolts are resorting to such hues and cries. 
Our people know well what is to their interest and they will not pay heed to their instigations. 
The House of People once again condemned such assertions and asked the leadership of Afghanistan and especially the foreign ministry of the country to prevent such interference through diplomatic channels. 
The parliamentary group also condemned these assertions.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In the name of Allah the most companionate, the most merciful,
His Excellency President of Tajikistan, Imam Ali Rehman, Presidents of friendly nations, heads of the delegations,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Welcome to the fifth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference. 
I am pleased that this conference is held along with hospitality of brotherly national of Tajikistan in beautiful Dushanbe city. 
I heartily appreciate the president of Tajikistan, member of his government and its people for their hospitality and organizing this conference. 
Holding of this conference and your participation indicates that a serious attention is attached towards regional economic expansion and it shows that hold steps are taken in this respect.
His Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Attaining of economic growth is the vital priority of the government of Afghanistan. Today along with efforts towards peace and stability, we are trying to attain self-sufficiency in economic viewpoints and play an important role in regional and world economy within our possibilities. 
We are aspiring for the day that we can live calmly on the side of other peaceful nations and it is our expectations from the regional and world countries to assist in materialization of this righteous mission. 
We believe that regional cooperation is an important measure that will ensure prosperity of the people of this region. 
By understanding this clear fact the Afghan government has prioritized working for regional cooperation and shall not refrain from efforts in realization of this policy and approach. 
Afghanistan will render continued cooperation with the regional foundations towards implementation of the regional cooperation. 
We have designed our national development program in a way which will prove effective in regional participation and they will benefit our regional partners. 
Now that we are taking steps towards economic development of Afghanistan, this directly or indirectly will benefit our neighbors as well. 
Our efforts towards restoration of lasting peace in Afghanistan, undoubtedly is an important investment that it will prove effective for our neighbors today or in future as well. 
We have opened our markets and regional trade exchanges for the benefit of this region and we are trying to prepare appropriate grounds for regional investments and regional transit as well. 
Fortunately Afghanistan owing to its rich resources and geographical location it has in this region can play a very significant role in implementation of regional cooperation. 
Afghanistan in the heart of Asia as a land bride can easily link and unite the regional markets and people. 
Such a link can change the complexion of this region and this will naturally assist us to realize this aspiration. 
TAPI and KASA 1000 will soon pass through Afghanistan and this will help millions of people in central and south Asia. 
Afghanistan’s resources such as iron, copper and precious stones can feed the regional industries. 
The railway line that we are going to build up undoubtedly can remove the distance in this region and will better shape goods exchanges. 
In the light of these possibilities the regional cooperation is important for Afghanistan. 
In the four rounds of this conference in Kabul, Delhi, Islamabad and Istanbul the fundamental principles of economic development of Afghanistan were described. 
We hope that the fifth round of this conference open a new chapter for development of such programs that will positively impact regional cooperation. 
Those programs Incorporated in the final statement of this conference should pave the way for realizing our requirements and this conference should move the regional economic cooperation from words towards practice.
His Excellencies,
Let us stretch our hands to each other and this overcomes the problems and problems from the path of our people through close cooperation. 
Prosperity, security and moral and material development is not a wealth monopoly that will belong to few nations in this world. 
We can also reach ourselves to this humanitarian and righteous objective. 
The basic condition in attaining this success is close cooperation of our regional partners and such cooperation will succeed when we seek the prosperity of our people in welfare of others and become partner with other.