19 July 2018

RSS Facebook

Ads

Saturday, 14 July 2018 06:23

Taliban Rebels Killed In Zabul Conflict

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Qalat (BNA) Ten armed Taliban rebels were killed in a conflict by security officials in Zabul province last night.
The militants were shelling by security troops while they stormed on police convoy.
Local police commander in Zabul told BNA, no harm and losses sustained to security forces and civilians in the conflict.
T. Yarzada
 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Asadabad (BNA) 11 assailants associated Taliban group have been detained in east of the country.
The insurgents were detained in separate operations in Nooristan, Kunar and Paktika provinces last night.
ANA top commander in east of the country told BNA, the insurgents were detained while terrorist activities.
Numerous of heavy and light weapons were seized from the detainees.
T. Yarzada
 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) During his trip to Turkey, Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh separately visited Mawlana Jalaluddin Balkhi and Shams-e-Tabrizi mausoleums, BNA reported the other day.
Mawlana Jalaluddin Balkhi also known as Mawlavi had been a great poet of 7th century AH.  On 604 AH, he was born in Afghanistan’s Balkh, according to the agency.
Based on a story, he went to Baghdad from Balkh and after that, he went to Makah and after performing hajj, he left there for Levant.  On an invitation of Alauddin Qayqubat Saljuqi, Mawlana went to Konya and he stayed there until death.
Mawlana’s meeting with Shams Tabrizi that is being recognized as an historical event taken place in 642 AH.
Mawlawi passed way in 672 AH in Konya.
His poetry is often divided into various categories:  the quatrains (Rubayat) and odes (Ghaal) of the divan, the six books of the Masnavi.  His major work is Masnavi Manavi (spiritual couplets) , a six-volume poem collection.
Mawlawi’s major work is the Diwan-e-Kabir or Diwan Shams-e-Tabrizi.
According to Konya deputy governor, since Mawlana’s Khanaqa has been in Balkh and his mausoleum in Konya, a sisterhood agreement has already been signed between Konya and Balkh.
VP Danesh said, ‘However, thought and personality of Mawlana has been recognized worldwide, but he is a sustainable share point between Afghanistan and Turkey.’
He and his accompanied delegation also looked round the mausoleum.
 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) It is a matter of pleasure that for the first time a seminar titled ‘Badakhshan in Area of Culture and History’ would be held in near future. BNA reported the other day.
The seminar would pave the ground so the historians, researchers and writers to pay further heed on Badakhshan literature and cultural belongings, according to the agency.
The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) knows that Badakhshan is the land of great prominent figures with plenty of historical sites, BNA added.  The country’s people know Badakhshan poets, authors, scientific and political figures, BNA went on to say.
MoIC hoped the seminar’s participants to highlight issues that have not been paid heed so far in Badakhshan.
 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  Addressing NATO heads of state summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, President Ghani said US President Donald Trump’s 2017 South-Asia strategy had been a game changer, creating a window of opportunity for them to own their problems, fashion solutions, tailored to context and to design outcome-based reform progress.
Accompanied by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, President Ghani has invited international election watchdogs to help the Afghans comprehensively monitor upcoming elections in his country.
“Generous support for the strategy extended by NATO, partner countries and our developmental partners, for which we thank you, has been enabled us to redouble our effort to overcome the past and forge ahead with a vision of an inclusive democratic polity,” he said.
“Our egalitarian ethos demands democracy.  Registration of 8.6 million voters, 34 percent women, shown public engagement,” the president noted.
He said parliamentary and district council elections on October 20/18 and presidential election in 2019 were their imperative.  “We invite international election in organizations to join us in a comprehensive monitoring effort including serving in executive capacities on the election bodies,” he said.
“We are proud to report that we have either fully met or on course to meet all our commitment,” claimed President Ghani.
The president said a rigorous approach enabled them to increase revenue by 70 percent in three years, implement 14 of the 19 benchmarks of anti-corruption strategy and retire 535 army and police generals as part of the security sector reform in 2018.
“We are extending our global and regional partnership to the arenas of peace, investment, trade, and transit.  Acting on the national   consensus on peace, we have demonstrated the political will to offer unconditional peace talks and declare a unilateral ceasefire, which the Taliban accepted for the three-day Eid holiday,” he said.
The strategy has redefined the context by shifting from a time and country-based approach to a condition-based and region-wide approach, forcing all actors and stakeholders to reexamine their assumptions and policies.
President Ghani said the bold experiment showed extraordinary capacity of the Afghan nation for reconciliation, willingness to forgive and to own future.
The intense engagement of ulema, worldwide support of Islamic scholars, especially the holy mosques of Makkah and Meddina, and the spontaneous rise of peace movement across the country showed that “the time is ripe for peace making.”
President Ghani assured he and Dr. Abdullah would not spare any effort to reach for a comprehensive and sustainable peace.
“Our 342000 all-volunteer defense and security forces have demonstrated their patriotism through daily sacrifices and are fully on course to meet the objectives of our four year security plan,” he said.
Talking about women development, President Ghani said:  “our women are making history, by serving as ambassadors, judges, mayors, and ministers.  The generational transformations, as marked by 49 percent of the cabinet, being under 40, is taking across the executive and judicial branches of the government.”
“Merit based recruitment is becoming the norm and we are demonstrating the political will to enforce the rule of law,” he said.
 

Saturday July 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The Heads of State and Government at the NATO meeting in Brussels issued a Brussels Summit Declaration on Wednesday. According to the declaration the NATO nations agreed to extend the financial assistance to Afghan forces for another period of four years after 2020.
“As the Afghan government continues to work towards peace and reconciliation, we will continue our assistance by extending our financial sustainment of the Afghan forces through 2024 and by pledging to fill staffing shortfalls, especially in priority areas,” the declaration said.
“We reaffirm our commitment to ensure long-term security and stability in Afghanistan,” the declaration added. “Our Resolute Support Mission is achieving success in training, advising, and assisting the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.”
The NATO allies meanwhile called on Pakistan, Iran and Russia to support the Afghan peace process.
“Regional actors have an important role to play in support of peace and stabilization in Afghanistan, and we call on them to cooperate more closely on fighting terrorism, to improve the conditions for economic development, to support the Afghan government’s peace and reconciliation efforts, and to prevent any form of support to the insurgency.
“In this regard, we encourage Pakistan, Iran, and Russia to contribute to regional stability by fully supporting an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process,” the declaration said.
 

Saturday July 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) At least 162 anti-government militias including 7 top commanders of Taliban terrorist group were killed during routine activities of Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) across the country.
According to BNA report, ministry of national defense by releasing a statement issued that Afghan security forces conducted 11 joint military operations, Afghan Commando Forces carried out 93 routine activities and Afghan Air Forces launched 106 flights for supporting Afghan National Army, in which 162 armed oppositions including 7 senior commanders of Taliban militants were killed, 66 injured and another arrested.
The military activities have been conducted in various parts of Nangarhar, Kunar, Ghazni, Paktia, Urozgan, Zabul, Kandahar, Farah, Badghis, Faryab, Kunduz, Balkh, Badakhshan and Helmand provinces.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday July 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani addressing NATO’s Engages event co-hosted by the Atlantic Council in Brussels on Thursday said unlike the past now there was a ‘real’ and ‘constructive’ dialogue on bringing peace to Afghanistan an effort based on mutual trust.
“Afghanistan is a subject of consensus, it is not a subject of dissent,” he added. “[Trump] has a style and you need to be able to make your case succinctly,” said President Ghani. “And I’m proud to say that we have made our case succinctly.” Further, President Ghani added, “this strategy on Afghanistan has been thoroughly prepared.”  The Afghan leader addressed skepticism about his positive take on the situation in Afghanistan. The Afghan president contended that as NATO troops had been drawn down, Afghan security forces had stepped into prevent a security vacuum from being left behind.
“Journalists look for events, I look for patterns. People who look for events have always gotten the situation wrong,” said President Ghani. “A sense of perspective is really important to see where we began and where we are going,” he added.
Citing the progress Afghanistan has made on his watch, President Ghani said his country today is deeply engaged with Central Asia, a region with which it is setting historic trade records.
He contended that Afghanistan is not alone in facing security challenges. “There is uncertainty about global security—Belgium, Germany, France, UK. It is no longer [just] Afghanistan,” he said, adding that “the phenomena of transnational terrorism… is a network phenomenon.”
President Ghani continues to hold firm to the belief that a political solution with the Taliban is vital in order to bring peace to his country. The Taliban, however, have rebuffed his overtures demanding instead to sit down with the United States.
“Unless we find a political solution with the Taliban, the platform—the set of activities, networks, relationships—the Taliban provide enable these other groups to function. So it’s extremely important that we find a political solution,” President Ghani said.
“The threat of Daesh is another order of threat than the one that al Qaeda was,” said President Ghani. “Our misfortune is that [Daesh] look at us as territory, ecology, a set of opportunities.”
In its statement, NATO called on Pakistan, Iran, and Russia to “contribute to regional stability by fully supporting an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.”
Atlantic Council President and Chief Executive Officer Frederick Kempe asked Ghani about Afghanistan’s relationships with its neighbors as it tries to build peace.
“In the region a consensus is emerging,” President Ghani said, noting that India and China have agreed to cooperate on the question of Afghanistan, and Afghanistan has made some progress with Pakistan.
“On paper, we have had very significant movement with Pakistan,” the Afghan leader said, while expressing the hope that this will translate into action. “Our relation with Pakistan has to become three dimensional, it has been unidimensional. Everything has been shadowed by their relationship with the Taliban.”
Despite these challenges, President Ghani remains optimistic. “The finishing line is going to be full of hurdles, but the direction has been set,” he said.
Asked about the role of women in the peace process, President Ghani noted that they were part of the High Peace Council. “Afghan society has a consensus on making peace, it does not have a consensus on the price to be paid for peace,” he said.
President Ghani addressed concerns that women were being left out of the peace process and said “women are always on top of the agenda.”
 

Thursday July 12, 2018

Herat City (BNA) Four people accused of narcotic drug smuggling were arrested in western Herat province the other day.
The smugglers resident of Farah province, while wanted to transfer some narcotic drug type of Heroin via Herat airport to India before were arrested by counter-narcotic drug personnel in Chaharsoq region, Gozara district of Herat province.
Jilani Farhad spokesman of Herat governor told BNA correspondent, the smugglers had plan to transfer 250 capsules of narcotic drug type of heroin via Herat international airport to India.
M.A.Ansari
 

Thursday July 12, 2018

Ghazni City (BNA) As many as 16 anti-government militias were killed during military operations, clashes and mine blast in central Ghazni province.
Col. Farid Mashal police chief of Ghazni told BNA reporter, the armed oppositions have been targeted and lost their lives in relevant areas of Jaghato, Andar, Muqar, Rashidan, Waghzer districts and Ghazni city.
It is mentionable that three Afghan National Policemen were martyred and four others were wounded during clashes with armed oppositions in the province, Mashal added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Page 9 of 3046