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Sunday November 18 2012
Kabul (BNA) The head of High Peace Council (HPC) Salahuddin Rabbani has expressed satisfaction over the outcome of his recent visit to Pakistan and added that an international Islamic conference would be held soon in one of Islamic countries to discuss about being unlawful of suicide attacks and mine plantations.
Addressing a press conference here yesterday, Rabbani said that Pakistan government as a good will gesture towards peace efforts had agreed to set free nine Taliban detainees Pakistani jails.
Both Pakistan and Afghanistan, he said had agreed to delete from UN black list the names of those Taliban who join the peace process and server ties with the al-Qaida network.
Salahuddin Rabbani, who headed a ranking delegation to Pakistan for peace talks, also added it was stressed that officials of both the governments should avoid making provocative remarks, calling upon spokespersons of both the governments not to use offensive words against each other.

Sunday November 18 2012
Kabul (BNA) Nawaz Sharif, Leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) has responded to a letter President Karzai recently sent him as well as other Pakistani political and religious leaders on the need for joint and close cooperation between the two countries in effectively fighting the menaces of terrorism and extremism.
In the letters, President Karzai had also condemned the attack on Malala Yousufzai.
In a letter he sent to President Karzai, he expressed his gratitude and appreciation to President Karzai for sharing his thoughts on the attack against the young and innocent Malala and wrote, “I am in full agreement with you that this is a crime that can neither be ignored nor glossed over, irrespective of one’s personal beliefs or political affiliations.
In fact, there can be no justification for acts of terror.”
Nawaz Sharif hailed President Karzai’s sentiment and feelings as Nobel and said, “Both our countries have suffered enormously from the scourge of terrorism.
I myself have been the target of a terrorist attack.
Consequently, I have given this matter my deep thought over many years and am convinced that this huge challenge confronting us all necessitates that all right thinking people, especially scholars and men of letters, come together and engage in a serious and sincere dialogue on ways and means of overcoming this menace.”
The Leader of Pakistan Muslim League (N) adds: this is not only an attack on an innocent person by misguided or ignorant elements, but a symptom of a malaise that has afflicted society in many Muslim countries, including Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The letter concludes that “use of mere force against those engaged in acts of militancy and terrorism would not suffice.
A far more comprehensive approach that includes massive investment in education, job creation and administrative reforms that ensure good governance would be essential to bringing about a meaningful change in the attitudes the thinking of people.”

Sunday November 18 2012
Kabul (BNA) Jawed Ludin, Deputy Foreign Minister Spoke at SCO meeting on regional security focused on the situation in Afghanistan hosted by the Russian Federation at the deputy foreign ministerial level, held on November 14 in Moscow.
The meeting was chaired by Igor Morgulov, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation and attended by Jan Kubis, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Afghanistan, Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran, Pakistan, China and Mongolia, the Special Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Afghanistan, the Directors of Afghanistan Affairs at the foreign ministers of Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey, SCO Deputy Secretary General and representatives from India, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and a representative of the SCO on counter terrorism.
Briefing the meeting in detail on the security transition phases, political and economic processes and the preparation of the Afghan government, Mr. Ludin highlighted the achievements and progress made over the past decade and the existing challenges in Afghanistan and the region.
Mr. Ludin emphasized the role of the regional organizations particularly the SCO, where Afghanistan recently gained the observer status, in jointly addressing the security challenges.
Mr. Ludin also underlined regional cooperation as an essential element in deepening and strengthening of the relations among the regional countries and recalled, in this context, the importance of the Afghan-led Istanbul Process and the regional countries’ roles in and support for the Confidence Building Measures included in the process.
At this meeting the participants discussed other important issues, such as enhanced cooperation between Organization and the United Nations, the situation in Afghanistan, security in the region, the role of the regional organizations and the need for joint efforts to address the challenges of counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics and the fight against organized crimes.
The participants of the meeting expressed their support for the Afghan government’s efforts on the improved security situation, the socio-economic development, the continued efforts on the peace process and the development of the democratic institutions.
On the sidelines of the meeting, Mr. Ludin had separate meetings with Igor Morgulov Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and the Mongolian Deputy Foreign Minister.

Sunday November 18 2012
Kabul (BNA) Marshal Mohammad Qaseem Fahim First Vice-President met with the governor and some elders and representatives of the people at the National Assembly and national traders of Paktika province.
At the meeting governor of Paktika shared the problems of the people and added that in Mizan of last year the Council of Ministers assessed the problems of Paktika people and ordered the related organs of the government for addressing the 12 instance of problems including transfer of power, the construction of the university premises, but so far nothing has been done.
Meanwhile two other representatives asked for government attention towards reconstruction of activities in the province.
The national traders also shared their difficulties with the First Vice-President.
Marshal Fahim called addressing of the people’s problems the responsibility of the government and said that reconstruction of the country is the demand of every one and during the past ten years important activities have been accomplished, however, the needs are so high that addressing them require time.
He assured them that the mentioned problems and the resolution of the Council of Ministers will be followed by the administration affairs and secretariat of the Council of Ministers.