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Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdullah Mohib in a meeting yesterday with US acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan and his accompanied delegation praised US for continued cooperation and partnership with Afghanistan.
In the meeting, the US side expressed optimism about improvement of capacities and leadership at Afghanistan ministry of defense (MoD) and assured of US and RS continued cooperation with Afghanistan in strengthening of the country’s defense and security forces. National security advisor by pointing to peace issue led and owned by Afghans thanked US for its steps and cooperation in this regard, adding that the 18-year achievements of the people of Afghanistan would be protected in peace process. Dr. Mohib further said that Afghanistan government has had good initiatives in the field of peace process and simultaneously the country’s defense and security forces were defending the people and national sovereignty, adding that efforts for maintaining peace and lasting stability in Afghanistan would continue.
 

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:44

No inclination in Jam Minatare, Minister Safi

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has paid serious attention to the country’s historical monuments and sites, a message from the minister said Monday.
Protection of the country’s historical sites and monuments are not only the responsibility of the government but also of the citizens, Minister Safi said in a message released to media. Rejecting if any inclination was seen in the Jam minaret, the Minister Safi said the enemies of the country and the people have recently tried to launch reckless excavation around the historical minaret, but the security personnel, squad 012 prevented them to reach their goals, read the message. “No inclination has been seen in the Jam Minaret, after the Ministry of Information and Culture launched an investigation into the country’s giant historical monument, for the first time in 2006 and 2012,” according to the message.
In 2018, world cultural heritages sent a joint professional delegation with the Ministry of Information and Culture to photograph from the inner parts of the minaret by using modern cameras and shared a report about, with the government. “Pictures posted on the social media are inaccurate.” About the possible neutral incident harms to the minaret in the future, the ministry has sent a written notification to the UNESCO World Heritages Center, as the Jam minaret is included in the world cultural heritages, so the agency has to be informed about any reconstruction and work being made in the historical monuments, the message added. The security institutions are also pre-informed about the possible threat facing the minaret, the message continued. Minister of Information and Culture (MoIC) asked the entire countrymen to stay working alongside the government and thanks those citizens who share their concern about the minaret with the ministry. The ministry also thanks the country’s brave security personnel who call protection of the historical monuments of their national responsibility.
 

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:43

Electoral Draft Law Amendment Approved

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The latest consultative meeting, chaired by Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh approved amendment draft to be brought at the electoral law, his office said Monday.
The meeting held at the Gul Khana Palace was attended by the country’s related personalities including representatives from the co-operation council of the 1398 presidential nominees, plenipotentiary representatives of the political parties, election related civil society activists and other related officials, the statement said.
Various important issues such eligibility to the independent election commission membership, type of appointing the members, heads, deputies and secretaries of the IEC, employment of permanent and temporal staff, conditions related to the district and village councils membership, and many other issues related to the election and candidates have been discussed in details during the four day meeting ended on Monday, the statement added. The meeting with an overwhelming majority of the members approved the draft law of the election and resolved that the amended drafts to be sent to the government cabinet of the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for final procession, the statement concluded.
 

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by senior legal advisor to ministry of information and culture Delawar Nazirzoi, a meeting of the commission for preparing the draft law on development and implementation of languages was held yesterday. In the meeting, senior legal advisor to MoIC said that the draft law has been prepared with morale of national unity, social justice and human rights’ values in five chapters and 32 articles.
 

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:37

18 Kg Heroin Discovered in Takhar

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Counter-narcotic drug police personnel succeeded to discover and seize 18 kilograms narcotic drug type of heroin from northern Takhar province yesterday.
Abdul Khalil Aseer spokesman of police chief in Takhar told BNA correspondent, the narcotic drug placed inside a vehicle type of Saracha that loading from Badakhshan province and it was supposed to be transferred to Kunduz province which discovered and seized by counter-narcotic drug police personnel in Mabar Gharbi region, Taliqan city the provincial capital of the province.
Two persons were arrested accused of the case by police personnel, Aseer added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday February 11, 2019

MAIMANA CITY (BNA) At least 10 fighters of Taliban group were arrested by National Directorate Security personnel in northern Faryab province yesterday.
In-charge of press office in police chief of Faryab told BNA reporter, the militants were arrested during a special military operation led by NDS personnel in Qazal Qeshlaq region, Khawaja Sabz Posh district of the province.
Mullah Ezatullah and Mullah Gul Ahmad the local commanders of Taliban militants are among the arrested terrorists, the source added.
NDS personnel succeeded to detain the members of Taliban group from their hideouts.
It has been said, already Mullah Gul Ahmad had worked as an Afghan security troop, but since two years have joined with Taliban group along with his 12 colleagues, the source further added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday February 11, 2019

MAMOUD RAQI CITY (BNA) Qahar Sylab 3/15 military operation successfully has ended in northeastern Kapisa province yesterday.
According to BNA local correspondent report, the military operation has started last week to suppress armed oppositions and ensure peace and stability in Dara Ayen, Dara Pachghan, Dara Afghania regions and some other insecure areas of the district, in which Taliban militants sustained heavy losses.
Some heavy and light weapons, ammunitions and military equipment have been discovered and seized during the operations, the source added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday, 11 February 2019 11:53

18 Taliban Militants Killed In Ghazni

Monday February 11, 2019

GHAZNI CITY (BNA) As many as eighteen fighters of Taliban group were killed in Ghazni province yesterday.
Col. Fazel Khoda Ebrahimkhail spokesman of 203 Tander army corps told BNA, the Taliban militants were killed during air and ground operations conducted by Afghan security forces with support of NATO troops in relevant areas of Aaband, Qara Bagh districts and Ghazni city.
A leader of Taliban group was among the dead.
Ebrahimkhail added, eight others Taliban militants were wounded, some heavy and light weapons and four vehicles belonged the terrorists have been destroyed during the operations.
According to another reports, personnel of 203 Tander army corps succeeded to discover and defuse 12 round of different types of mines from various parts of Ghazni, Paktika and Khost provinces.
Farida Babak
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Peace is the requirement of our time, but the way choses for reaching it, would be difficult to pass over a night. 
Civil and cultural organizations, political parties, national and spiritual figures, influential in brief all public strata know that continuation of war in Afghanistan is not in to benefit of anybody but all in unity say that the crisis should be ended. But a big question raises, this is how to carry out this public general aspiration in practice?
Ahamad Saidi a political affairs expert regarding to issue told BNA that without general consensus among people, political parties, national figures and government authorities reaching peace would be very difficult. Focusing on this view, one can say that ultimately the government will find the solution way of this complicated problem.
In democratic communities there are also different viewpoints, but regarding to national interests, they forget all differences and follow a single idea or view. Mr. Saidi regarding to the issue said that the differences among government and oppositions as much as increased it would be harmful for Afghan people. However, it should not be think that the complicated peace process can be settled in a few simple sessions. As much as foreign interventions increase in Afghan war, the way of reaching peace would become more difficult. 
The role of people in peace talks is of great importance without observing their views; it would be hard to embrace peace. Masihullah a resident of 7th precinct of Kabul city said to BNA that the sides involved in conflict should not ignore the will and demands of people because they were the victims of four decades of war, therefore, ignoring their view would be a crime against the blood of martyrs and victims of this barbaric and  tyrannical war.
Rahmat a Kabul University student criticizing not sharing the youths in the peace process negotiations said that peace talks without presence of the youths representative in reality denying the rights of the new generation of the country that would be according to Taliban’s way of thinking. Sayed Naqibullah Hashimi a political affairs expert commenting on the issue says that differences of views do not make the future of peace clear, therefore, all sides should reach a consensus in order to make clear the dawn of peace in the country. 
Focusing on above presented views one can say that sustainable peace in Afghanistan can be ensured only when the government as demonstrator of public will takes active part in the process. The leadership of Afghanistan understanding this great responsibility presented an extensive peace program in Brussels session supported by the heads and representatives all countries participated in the session.
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) says that as a result of the audit conducted by their investigators from all government offices in the course of year 1397, nearly 5 billion Afghanis were saved from embezzlement, BNA reported.
While briefing media outlets on Supreme Audit Office achievements at Government Media and Information Center, Mohammad Asid Ahmadzoy, SAO spokesman, assured that the money had been deposited to the government’s treasury. He also added that 17 cases of public asset abuse, which includes 552 million Afs and 2 million USD, have been investigated by the SAO and sent to the Attorney General’s Office.
He said suspects are some government officials, including ministers, deputy ministers and governors and others. Ahmadzoy assured that they activities of Supreme Audit Office are conducted in an impartial, non-political and professional manner in the light of the laws of the country. The Supreme Audit Office is the sole audit institution for central and local government budgets, municipalities, enterprise and state-owned companies, including Afghanistan’s diplomatic representatives. The SAO audits the performances and financial statements of the government, in an independent and impartial manger.
 

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