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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The legal advisor of the president office warned that any foundation that violates the latest decree of the president will be legally pursued.
Nasrullah Stanikzai head of the legal and judicial broad of the presidential office says that the in charges of the government organs who show inattention toward the recent decree of president Karzai issued for reforms, will be legally followed up.
He told a press conference that the government organs within this decree have been assigned to realize the contents of the decree within the given time and its non-implementation will be considered a violation of the law and a crime.
Stanikzai added that the recent decree is different from other decrees and it has its specialties and it will be realized in a given time.
The decree assigns any government organs to carry on their duties in governance, struggle against corruption, rule of law and economic self-reliance in coordinated manners.
Meanwhile, Stanikzai considered execution of this decree the duty of any Afghans which can direct the country towards rule of law.
He stressed that this decree covers all foundations and organs that are involved in corruption and this will dearly punish the violators equally and the foundations as the National Assembly, Administration Affairs, National Security Council, Attorney general Office, High Judicial Committee of the presidential Office, the Administration for Counter Corruption and the National Security Department are responsible for implementation of this decree.
It is said that President Hamid Karzai recently by articles issuing of a decree containing 164 articles issued instructions to the government foundations to carry on persistent struggle against corruption.
 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai chaired the plenary session of the Council of Ministers held yesterday at the presidential palace.
The Council of Ministries initially took up the executive mechanism of decree no 45 of the fifth of Assad of Presidential office in 33 parts and 162 articles issued to the three state powers and the ministries was presented to the CM by Sadeq Mudaber Chairman of the administration affairs and the secretariat of the Council of Ministries.
In order to better realize the decree of the president, a joint supervisory team composed of cadres and the representatives of the three state powers have started their work in two directions.
In the first place, the supervisory team with the participation of the representative of the Supreme Court, representatives of the both houses of National Assembly and deputy ministers of ministries and partner organs along with senior employees of the administration affairs department and the secretariat of the CM in order to collect information of realization of the benefits of the decree at the ministries and departments.
The result of work of this team, in the second part will be activated by the collection team composed of head of national economy department and reconstruction, head of officer for liaison of the CM, head of the supervision and assessment of head of the structure under the leadership of Najibullah Amin deputy head of the administration affairs and secretariat of the CM.
They will coordinate activities once a week through the head of this office in written form and present to the presidential office and the cabinet of Afghanistan and these will also appear in the media.
The CM by deeply supporting the decree and confirming its realization mechanism, decided that delay in realization of this decree is similar to the violation of law and that the ministries and government departments during the specified time will achieve their responsibilities, otherwise they well be questioned.
The CM also assigned the administration affairs and the secretariat of the CM so that by the joint supervisory teams supervise its realization and report accordingly.
The minister of higher education as per the decision of the Council of Ministers presented the resolution of the national appeal for improving the educational order, technical and vocational training and job-seeking in Afghanistan.
The cabinet members presented their views and specific proposals and it was decided that the ministries and departments should prepare their views in written basis and send to the higher education ministry.
The minister of higher education, education labor and social affairs, martyrs and the disabled should review this national appeal and present it to one of the coming CM sessions.
The minister of higher education also informed the CM on his visit to Malaysia and meeting with the higher authorities of that country in respect to provision of higher education for the Afghan students in that country.
The minister has decided to send 170 Afghan students in engineering, computer science, economy, journalism and mines and 60 others for obtaining Master’s Degree from the national budget of the country.
According to the agenda the minister of finance for reduction of USD 51 million from the national budget due to non-commitments of the donors and increase of USD 1.5 million commitment of Asian Bank Development bank in the development of budget of 1391 that was adopted by the CM session.
The budgetary problem of the ministry of interior for meeting the lodging of the police personnel prisoners was presented by the interior minister it was decided that the full document for this should be presented to the presidential office.
Minister of transport informed the CM over report of the assigned commission for specifying the cost of aircrafts and other accessories of the Pamir Airlines to the CM meeting.
He said that seven aircrafts of the Pamir Airlines considering the world market prices, norm of consumption and their technical status were defined by the technical commission of which only four of its Boeing airplanes are usable.
The CM decided that the ministry of transport and civil aviation till the final decision of the court in regard to the specification of price of the aircrafts after assurance of their flights safety and other technical specifications should not resort to any actions.
At the end, three international conventions were presented to the session which was confirmed.
 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The house of people with Abdur Rauf Ibrahimi on the chair in its session yesterday approved six agreements with foreign countries and appointing diplomats. 
The friendship agreement with France, agreement with Republic of Dominican to establish diplomat relationship, agreement for Afghanistan to become signatory to 1961 convention on drug agreement on strategic partnership with Britain and northern Ireland, agreement for returning cultural heritages and agreement with Turkey for providing training to personnel of Afghanistan national army in Turkey was approved with majority of the lawmakers in the house. 
The house also approved the law for appointing staffs to Afghanistan diplomat missions and consulates. 
This law had been approved in three chapters and eight articles by the commission on international affairs with the objective to ban the appointment of dual nationality holders in diplomat missions. 
The issue of artillery shelling from Pakistan, war on corruption and the loan repayment to Kabul Bank was also discussed with strong emphasis on war against corruption.
 

Monday, July 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Good governance as an essential factor behind development and socio-economic growth in a country further guarantees peace and security in a society, it also forces the government to act responsibly before the nation and be accountable in various spheres.
In past ten years, the Afghan government diligently worked on several projects for bringing peace, maintaining security and providing better environment of livelihood for the countrymen across the country.
To achieve the goals of being a developed nation, better governance plays its significant role in the process Rule of law, countering corruption and poverty, maintaining transparency in government affairs enjoys particular position in good governance.
Recently, in the Tokyo conference, the Participants recognized that good governance at national and sub-national levels is essential for strong and sustainable economic development and improved livelihoods of the Afghanistan.
Through the Tokyo Framework, the Afghan Government and the International Community reaffirmed their partnership in the economic growth and development of Afghanistan through a process of mutual accountability, and the transformation of the relationship from recipient and donors to owner and partners.
The participants shared the view that the International Community’s ability to sustain support for Afghanistan depends upon the Afghan government delivering on its commitments as part of this renewed partnership.
In this context, the Afghan Government confirmed its resolve, as expressed at Bonn that the future of its political system will continue to reflect its pluralistic society and remain firmly founded in the Afghan Constitution.
The Afghan people will continue to build a stable, democratic society, based on the rule of law, effective and independent judiciary and good governance, including progress in the fight against corruption.
The Afghan Government affirmed that the human rights and fundamental freedoms of its citizens, in particular the equality of men and women, are guaranteed under the Constitution and Afghanistan’s international human rights obligations.
The Afghan Government is committed to conduct free, fair, transparent, and inclusive elections in 2014 and 2015, in which all the people of Afghanistan participate freely without internal or external interference.
We hope the pledges made by the International Community in Tokyo conference would be implemented in useful manner and our countrymen would benefit from the commitments.