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Monday, June 04, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The elders and influential of Great Paktia and Maidan-Wardak in their meeting with president Karzai asked for serious legal pursuit of the perpetrators of martyrdom of Mawlawi Arsalan Rehmani. 
At the meeting Senators Khalilullah Feruzi, Senator Mohammad Daoud Assas, tribal leader Abdul Rehman Zedran and Wakeel Mahmoud Khan Sulaimankhail asked the president to seriously investigate the martyrdom of Mawlawi Rehmani and its perpetrators are legally punished. 
President Karzai at this meeting conveyed his sympathies with the family members of Paktia and Wardak elders over the martyrdom of Mawlawi Rehmani. 
He called Mawlawi Rehmani an outstanding leader, religious scholars, Mujahid and peace supporter and progress of Afghanistan as well as seeking national unity of the nation and called his death a loss. 
He stressed that in order to appreciate the services of Mawlawi Rehmani services towards the peace process his son Mohammad Usman Rehmani is appointed in place of his father as member of the senate and member of peace council. 
The elders praised this decision of president Karzai. 
He assured the elders the government will pursue the case of martyrdom of Mawlawi Rehamani and he has instructed the national security department to accelerate its investigations.

Monday, June 04, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai heard the report of the assigned commission about the recent bombardments of the coalition forces on the people of Gerdi Suri district of Paktia province. 
Presidential advisor Wazir Safi chairman of the commission presented the report and said that the delegation went to the area and conveyed the sympathies of the president to the bereaved families and the people of the area. 
He added that as per the reports of the security organs and the people of the area it was revealed that in the morning of 16th of the month fighting had flared up between the government and opposition troops and in the evening of the same day the coalition aircraft came and dropped three bombs on the Gerde Suri district as a result of which the whole family of Shafie were killed and 8 others were martyred. 
They said that only 8th year old girls and a 3 year old boy remained from the family. 
He added that the fighting existed there and the opposition forces were there but it is not correct that a fire had taken place from the home of the victims and that the women and children there had no ability to fire on any one. 
He stressed that the people of the district is hopeful that request the president of the country to provide them with financial support to ensure the livelihood of the two children and to rebuild their home. 
Meeting with the martyrs family members, president Karzai told them that any aid would not lesson your pains and I am instructing the related organs to provide you with land in Paktia and in Kabul and rebuild the destroyed home. 
He also instructed the related organs to provide financial assistance to the two remaining children of this incident in order to meet their livelihood and their education expenses.

Sunday, June 03, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul is leaving for Turkey on Sunday to attend the World Economic Forum on Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia in Istanbul, an official said on Saturday. 
The forum will focus on Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia and relations among these regions. 
The theme of the forum is “Roadmaps for Reform, Pathways to Inclusive Growth”. 
About 1,000 leaders of governments, business, media and non-governmental organizations are scheduled to participate in the event. 
Later, the minister would visit China to represent Afghanistan at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit, slated for July 6, Foreign ministry spokesman Jsanan Musazai told a news conference in Kabul. 
Participants of the meeting would confer on various issues, including the economic situation, the political landscape in Gulf countries and regional security. 
Musazai said Rassoul’s participation in the summit would further improve Afghanistan’s ties with SCO member countries. 
Russia, China, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are members of the organization, founded on June 15, 2001. 
Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Iran and Mongolia have the status of observers while Turkmenistan attends SCO gatherings as guest nation. 
Musazai said President Hamid Karzai would also participate in the summit, where he is expected to meet his Chinese counterpart. 
He said the presidents would announce their willingness on signing a strategic cooperation agreement. 
“The two leaders will announce on the occasion that they want to have a strategic cooperation agreement,” the spokesman concluded.

Sunday, June 3, 2012
Kabul (BNA) At the general session of the House of People chaired by its speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi initially the deputies discussed the security budget to be assisted by the international community in an amount of Afs. 23 billion and 391 million. 
Later, the deputies assessed the amendment to the domestic principles of the House of People, the highway taxes and article 63 of the law on struggle against narcotics and these were adopted. 
In another part of the session Sarwar Danesh and Abdul Malik Kamawai who were introduced for obtaining of vote of confidence as new member of the Supreme Court presented their working plan. 
The deputies asked questions from the candidates which were answered by them accordingly.
Latter the voting session started during which the deputies went to the voting boxes. 
As a result of voting Abdul Malik Kamwai got 127 votes of the house in his favor. 
However, Sarwar Danesh by obtaining of 68 votes in his favor and 102 against could not gain the confidence of the members of the house. 
As per the agenda, the members of the house also discussed recent insecurity in the country especially the rocket attacks of Pakistan on Kunar, insecurity in Maidan-Wardak, non implementation of the large projects in specified and planned time, non accessibility to text books by the schools’ students, and other such issues.
At the end the speaker of the house of people declared that in its extraordinary session that will take place today the ministers of information and culture and urban development and Ghazni governor should attend to explain the progress of projects for preparing Ghazni city as the Islamic countries cultural center in 2013.