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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai congratulated Pranab Mukherjee via a phone call yesterday on his victory as the new Indian President in the 2012 elections.
In the telephone conversation, on behalf of the Government and people of Afghanistan, President Karzai wished Mukherjee further success in his tenure at the highest office of India.
The President hoped that Indo-Afghan relations would broaden and strengthen further under Pranab Mukherjee’s leadership.
Indian President then thanked President Karzai for his phone call.
On Sunday July 22, Pranab Mukherjee has been declared the winner with 69.31 per cent votes in the Presidential elections.
As planned, Mukherjee will be sworn in on Wednesday, July 25 as the 13th President of India in a swearing-in ceremony.

Monday, July 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The second session of the second year of the 16th round of 1391 legislative of national assembly started in a time considering the events and developments of recent months, the people have their particular expectations from their representatives in parliament.
BNA commentator writes:
The members of Afghan parliament after 45 leave started their works.
While the members of the parliament were on leave, the country witnessed events and developments which can provide, opportunities for the members of parliament to serve people in better way and meet at least their mirror hopes and aspirations.
Holding Tokyo conference, commitments of Afghan authorities for anti- continuation terrorist attacks, unrest and instability in some eastern parts of the country, persistent artillery form behind Durand Line, continuing discussions on uncompleted duties, are the main issues should be considered in both houses of the parliament.
The people like their representatives in parliament performing productive work, meet the people’s needs and requirements.
One of the most important issues that could be the main priority is anti corruption campaign, an issue which links the future of Afghanistan to the world.
Tokyo conference which was  held in support of Afghanistan, pledged 16 billion dollars within a period of 4 years, but the support commitments by donors deeply related to the way of management of anti-administrative campaign by Afghan government.
When we talk about state responsibilities, parliament is also an organ of the state; therefore, it is required for the members of the parliament.
Not only in finding the factors that cause corruption but in eradication of this evil phenomenon seriously assist the government.
Do their best in mobilizing the people for restoring peace and apart from personal interests, present useful consultations to the government authorities and staff in order to be used in ensuring peace and national unity. On the other hand, the representatives of the people, should raise their voice against persistent rocketing form other side of Durand Lind and for ending such attacks, ask the assistance of other countries parliament specially their Pakistani colleagues, and finally instead of long discussions on a specific issue, concentrate on passing laws which is a vital need for Afghan community.
The people hope, the members of both houses of parliament to start the new round of legislation with full energy and end all suspicious on their activities.

Monday, July 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A massage has been dispatched on behalf of Dr. Zalmi Rasoul Minister of Foreign Affairs addressed to Prof. Ahmad Daoid Ughlu Minister of Turkey on the advent of holy month of Ramadan.
The massage notes that I am pleased to extend my good sentiment on the month of Ramadan. I wish Allah Almighty with the blessings of this month the exiting brotherly ties between the two nations and sincerity and cohesion among the world Muslims further consolidate.

Monday, July 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that so far ten official notes have been delivered to the Pakistani embassy in Kabul for stopping of Pakistani rockets attacks from that side of the Durand Line on eastern regions of the country but no response has been obtained.
Janan Mosazai the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the media that the National Security Council has under evaluation the rocker barrage on Kunar province and its results will be cleared later on.
He added that the official notes sent to the Pakistani embassy bear strong condemnation over continued rocket attacks from the Pakistani soil on the Kunar province and other eastern parts of the country and emphasis made on their immediate stoppage.
He added that rocket attacks was also taken at the tripartite meeting of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Britain by President Karzai and this issue was discussed with Parwaiz Ashraf Prime Minister of Pakistan and he promised that he will follow up this issue.
He also touched on the Afghan refugees issue as well and mentioned that the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan and the Afghan general consul in Peshawar shall meet with the Pakistani authorities.
He also provided information about the transfer of the education ministry’s books from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran agreement on extradition of Afghan prisoners and the tri-partite meeting of the leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Britain.