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Sunday, July 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Hamid Karzai the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan issuing a decree, officially announced anti-corruption campaign program and put one of Afghanistan commitments before international community in practice. 
BNA political analyst writes: 
Hamid Karzai the president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, recently issuing a decree to the state organs called them for a serious and extensive campaign against administrative corruption. 
What is important in this decree is the duties and obligations of each state department have been specified and implementation date has been determined. 
According to the decree, which has 33 sections and 164 articles, the state departments have been assigned to carry out specific duties in anti-corruption campaign to eradicate this evil phenomenon forever. 
This decree is issuing in a time, while internationally Afghanistan is blamed for wide spread corruption in the country and international commitments for Afghanistan which is a must for the country is restricted seriously to anti-corruption campaign. 
While international community depend its aids to specific commitments by Afghan government on fight against corruption, Afghan government not only considers anti-corruption campaign as its commitment before the international community but also as a national need fights against different types of corruptions which severely damaged the economic and social systems and badly affected the stability of the country. 
Hamid Karzai in a specific session of the three organs of the state, held on 21st of June in Kabul, clearly announced that he would adopt more serious measures for ensuring rule of law, administrative reforms and economic self-sufficiency and stability of the country and the recent presidential decree is a step toward the implementation of the above goals. 
This decree assigns all state departments to launch organized and coordinated operation for good governance, anti-corruption campaign, and rule of law, economic self sufficiency and in ensuring widespread security across the country. 
It has been said in the introduction of the decree, (In spite of great achievements in various aspects, unfortunately, we are still facing serious problems, regarding to ensuring good governance, in anti-corruption campaign, enforcing law and reaching economic self-sufficiency. 
Therefore the decree has been issued for removing the existing problems and to bring necessary reform in all three organs of the state).
Now, the question is raised, how much the state departments would be capable of implementing relevant items of the decree. Without doubt implementation of the decree would not be free of problems and challenges but the main point is that for ensuring national interests, the decree should be implemented because the dignity and the pride of  Afghanistan is seriously linked to fight against corruption. 
The people expect the state organs to deal corruption seriously, because, during decades of war, it is developed in to an endemic and already changed in an evil culture of our society. 
The experts believe, if the decree of the president as it expected, to be implemented, there would be a revolution on establishment of healthy administration, accountability and capability of the state departments. 
Issuing such a decree is a commencement of a great work for ensuring public interests, which results the prosperity of the country. 
The decree is supported by Afghan people who have sustained grave difficulties because of the evil phenomenon of corruptions, and hope the decree to be implemented exactly in the light of the president’s own commitments and remain no on paper.

Sunday July 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The House of People while discussing the security situation in the country instructed its domestic defense and international affairs to prepare a proposal for improving security situation to the general meeting.
At the meeting led by the speaker of the House of people Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, the members of the house discussed the president’s decree on realization of his historic address on the first of Saratan of current year at the extraordinary meeting of the National Assembly.
Some of the deputies by criticizing the government policies towards corruption reiterated that the activities which had to be achieved by government in the past ten years are focusing its attention on them now.
On the basis of assertion of the deputies the latest decree of the president in relation to corruption and improvement of governance cannot be effective at the higher ranks of the government.
Some deputies viewed that lack of rule of law, favoritism at the government organs, in the past ten year has caused that Afghanistan could not use the available opportunities.
According to the members of the House of People, unless there political will for elimination of corruption and ensuring the rule of law in all government foundations are ensured, such decree cannot rectify the situation.
They emphasized that existence of corruption at the courts and judicial foundations that the files of the powerful are preserved that the usurpation of government and private properties further expanded.
Some other deputies by criticizing of the approaches of the security foundations in relation to the security situation in the country said that country corruption at these foundations have reached its peaks and that the military officers are appointed on the basis of special selections and relations.
Other deputies viewed that there are some positive points in the decree of the president and there is need that practical steps are taken for its implementation which will prove positive in ensuring the rule of law.
Other issues like inattention of the government towards third degree provinces, low quality of implemented projects, non existence of honesty in carrying the affairs, inattention of the in charges in carrying their tasks and the people’s economic problems were also taken up by the deputies.

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met with some members of Afghan women network while, minister of women affairs, National Security Advisor and head of the presidential office were present. 
At the meeting Shenkai Karokhail chairman of the Afghan Women Network, Samira Hamidi and some other members of this network and Hayatullah Hayat spokesperson of the center from coordination of civil society talked. 
They asked for further security of women especially women leaders at the center and provinces and administrative security as well employment safety for women. 
They also touched on the violence and unpleasant approach towards the women and asked the government to undertake bold steps towards elimination of violence against women and the perpetrators of violence are dearly punished. 
President Karzai after hearing their requests and proposals said that in order to better address these problems they should be enlisted and written by the ministry of women affairs and the national Security Council and presented to the presidential office. 
Considering the importance of safe civil services he said that one of the main tasks before us laying the foundation of civil services with the creation of which access to women rights are being guaranteed. 
He attributed the only way to overcome social problems for the society is learning knowledge and education.

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai had a telephonic conversation with Imam Ali Rehman president of Tajikistan expressed regret over the killing of some of the Tajikistan security forces in Kharough City of that country.
In this conversation the presidents of the two countries discussed the operations of the Tajikistan forces in Kharough city close to the border of both countries.
While expressing regret over the death of Tajikistan soldiers, promised cooperation in this respect.
President Karzai instructed the security in charges of the country to exert all possible cooperation with the Tajikistan side.
It is said the operation which was launched for arrest of the perpetrators of murder of Abdullah Nazarov head of the security of Tajikistan, 30 opposition element were killed and 40 others were wrested by the Tajik security forces.
In the operation 12 Tajikistan security forces were killed and 25 others were wounded.