23 September 2019

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Sunday, 22 September 2019 06:55

Commentary

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Peace is the desire of all nations, but for the people of Afghanistan not only a desire but is a need.
BNA social affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes: September 21 is named by UN as World Peace Day.  The aim of naming is dissemination of peace values.
The day can provide an opportunity that politicians, military people and in general all residents of the globe think that a world without violence, living in peace and love is better than everything else. While fighting destructs all opportunities and values.
World Peace Day can attract public attention toward peace importance and encourage people to celebrate and honor the day according to their own styles.
Today peace is mentioned as the desire of all nations but this is not enough, one cannot consider peace as only an idea and desire and for accessing it use high feelings. The people in war torn countries like Afghanistan, Yamane, Syria, Iraq, Somali etc. insist on establishing strategies that make access to peace possible for the peoples of those countries. 
For the peoples of those countries, the life has introduced as fighting and campaign, while the life has beautiful dimensions that encourage continuation of life.
A humanitarian life is contrary to violence and fighting and the meaning of life is much higher than a person who inflames fighting or a person who is seeking his own interests explains.
One of the countries that had the desire for reaching peace is Afghanistan, the country that burning in flames of conflicts imposed by others for more than four decades. In spite all endeavors made for reaching peace, the problem has not yet solved and the people are not confident on their future.
World Peace Day observed in Afghanistan, while the county is at focus of peace efforts in recent months. Unfortunately contrary to those humanitarian efforts the country has be scene of terrorist attacks and outside interventions. The attacks’ targets were hospital, public services organizations and public exhibitions.
In international scene for restoring peace in to Afghanistan also made many efforts. There have been held no so many sessions and conferences on Afghan problem than those held for other countries. Also, the United Nations Organization has assigned more representatives and diplomatic delegations for Afghanistan. Unfortunately had no any result, and still the problem remained unresolved and the fighting is going on as before.
The problem is this that Afghanistan is involved in competition and proxy fighting launched by big powers and other countries of the region. Those countries follow and watching the peace process in Afghanistan due to their self- interests they bar the way for restoring peace in the country.
Peace could be restore and fighting could be end in Afghanistan only when the countries that have launched proxy war end the proxy war and stop supporting terrorist and extremist groups in Afghanistan.
The conflict in Afghanistan has imposed on our people; just UN can end this bloody tragedy via punishing and boycotting the countries involves and support terrorism in the region.

Sunday September 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a video message sent on the occasion of International Peace Day has said that Afghanistan is closer to peace than ever despite vicious intentions of the opponents of Afghanistan stability, security and development. He congratulated the International Peace Day to all the people of the world in particular Afghans who really deserved peace than any nations in the world. The country’s President by pointing to efforts made by national unity government in the past five years said for the past five years, national unity government has made lots of efforts to achieve lasting, fair and dignified peace in the country, adding that the result has been a peace-focused consensus among countries in the region.
“In April of the current year, a Peace Consultative Jirga was held to find a roadmap for peace of the people of Afghanistan in the Jirga and for further coordination and acceleration of the efforts, a state ministry for peace was created, which shows full seriousness and strong determination of the government for maintaining of peace in the country,” President Ghani said. “There is no doubt a real peace will be made and will persist, when the people of Afghanistan achieve their rights without any discrimination,” President Ghani said, reiterating that engagement in politics is essential: “The only way to solve decades of war is along a political path and this requires investment in the political process and support for the election and the government.”
The country’s President added that there was only political solution for ending the 40-year conflicts in the country and the best way was a political participation and supporting the elections and republic system. He further said that the government has repeatedly asking for ceasefire as truce was needed to reach peace and end the ongoing war. To achieve lasting peace, he stressed, a ceasefire must happen and bloodshed must stop, “War is no solution.” Ghani believed peace in Afghanistan, once a distant dream, had become a close reality. The best solution to the current crisis was participation in the election, he remarked.

Sunday September 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated and delivered speech in a meeting held at Chahar Chenar Palace to assess and review current problems of religious Ulamas and madrasas and ways for solution of the problems. Representing others in the meeting, Mawlavi Farmanullah Niazi praised the country’s President for his efforts and achievements in various sections in the past five years, adding that Ulamas have given lots of sacrifices for tranquility, reconstruction and development of the country; therefore, further attention should be paid to addressing their problems. Afterwards, Mawlavi Rahmatullah Andar, head of religious affairs by pointing that obstacles have been created towards higher education, work and promotion of Ulamas, saying that an Ulama board should be created to address Ulamas’ documents, assess unregistered religious madrasas and create a particulare curriculum for madrasas.
After hearing demands and suggestions of Ulamas, the country President said: “Ulamas have particular position and role in our society; therefore, their problems will be certainly addressed.” President Ghani said that distance between palace and mosque has reduced in the past five years, adding that efforts were underway to end the distance. Considering the suggestion for creating an Ulama board and committee in connection with safety and Ulamas’ documents as rational, the country’s President assured of taking steps in this regard, adding that hundreds of mosques have been newly constructed in various parts of the country. He further said that 30 million Afghani have been allocated to build a big mosque in each province. President Ghani asserted that Afghan religious Ualamas have played vital role in each period of the history, adding that the future of religious madrasas should be coordinated by Ulamas and with their visions.

Sunday September 22, 2019
FAIZABAD CITY (BNA) Foodstuffs have been districted to 500 displaced families in northeastern Badakhshan province yesterday.
Ahmad Meer Jawad district governor of Jorm told BNA reporter, the foodstuffs include wheat, rice and cooking ghee have been distributed by counter-disaster directorate to 500 displaced families in Jorm district.
The families displaced due to war from several villages of Jorm district and relocated in center of the province, Jawad added.
M.A.Ansari

Sunday, 22 September 2019 06:52

Taliban Mine Maker Gunned Down in Takhar

Sunday September 22, 2019
TALIQAN CITY (BNA) A mine maker for Taliban terrorist group was killed following his own mine blast in northern Takhar province the night before last.
Khalil Aseer spokesman of police chief in Takhar told BNA reporter, the insurgent was busy on making mine inside his home in Aaspayen region, Taliqan city the provincial capital of the province that the mine exploded and loot life of the mine maker.
There is no harm to anyone following the blast.
M.A.Ansari

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Ferozkoh (BNA) Three members of a family were assassinated by Taliban in Ghor province.
Abdul Hai Khatebi spokesman for Ghor governor told BNA, the three civilians who were members of a family were martyred by local Taliban of chief Mullah Hejrat.
Khatebi added that the three were brothers, one of them was a teacher, another student and the third was an employee of a government office.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Pul-e-Khumri (BNA) Saffron farmers of Baghlan participated in a theoretical and practical training, BNA reported.
Najibullah Mudaqiq provincial head of saffron department of agriculture irrigation and livestock directorate of Baghlan said to the agency, thirty-five saffron cultivators of the province received practical and the theoretical training.
The purpose of the training program is to raise professional and technical capacity of saffron farmers in cultivating, training, growing and marketing, he said to the agency.

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi in a meeting with a number of provincial directors of information and culture insisted on honesty, transparency and accountability in work affairs.
In the meeting, provincial directors of information and culture for Samangan, Sar-e-Pul, Badghis, Bamyan, Takhar, Helmand and Khost briefed related to their activities and share their problems, demands and suggestions with acting minister of information and culture in connection with lack of transportation vehicles, construction of buildings for provincial directorate of information and culture, establishment of public libraries, renovation of historic monuments, providing leering and capacity building programs for employees.
Hasina Safi praised the provincial directors of information and culture for their activities and works in particular their efforts towards holding programs on the 100th anniversary of Afghanistan Independence Day, stressing on honesty, transparency and accountability in work affairs.
Acting minister of information and culture also assured of the ministry’s attention to addressing their problems and suggestions.

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with leadership[ of Afghanistan Football Federation and the players of Tofan-e-Harrirod and Shahbeen-e-Asmayee football team here at the presidential palace yesterday morning, a statement said.
Congratulating Tofan-e-Harirod’s Championship in 8th round of Afghanistan Premier League, the president said: “You are the future hopes and allegory of Afghan people’s determination and you have proved that Afghans will never bow to any force, terror and violence.”
“You have shown the people how to obey the rules and regulations and such attitude should be considered in every aspect,” the president told the players as quoted in the Presidential palace statement.  The present went on saying that investments would be taken place on sports, adding 50 thousand Afghanis would be allocated for each of the two teams by the government and asked Football Federation to prepare a list of coaches and referees for appreciations, the statement added.
Meanwhile representing others, acting head of Afghanistan Football Federation Yusuf Kargar thanked government and president’s attention and support of the 8th round of football tournament.  Kargar went on saying that such supports would have positive impacts on players’ morale in international competitions.  He also said that 8th round of football league was held under the title ‘One Nation, One Voice’ and thanked Afghan National Defense and Security Forces’ efforts for providing security to tournament, the statement said.

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development of United Kingdom brought together a group of Afghanistan’s major donors and partners at Lancaster House in London the other day.
The donors discussed how best to tackle ongoing development and humanitarian needs of Afghanistan and potential future opportunities to use assistance to support Afghan peace.  They also reiterated the importance of credible, transparent and inclusive Presidential elections on 28 September.
The group reviewed the current situation and immediate priorities, including the importance of a reduction in violence that would also increase development and humanitarian access.  It discussed the need for continued humanitarian and development funding for Afghanistan, and the importance of ensuring proper coordination between the two.  The group also discussed the importance of reducing poverty, anti-corruption, long term infrastructure development, improving access to basic services and promoting economic growth.
The group emphasized the importance of continued reform, transparency and the protection of the rights of all Afghan women, men and children, including minorities, and the need to ensure that future assistance from the international community should support human rights, in particular women’s rights and participation.

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