20 July 2019

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Friday July 19, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Ghani paid tribute to the body of Haji Abdul Ghaffar Ahmadzai who was martyred in a terrorist incident, yesterday, a statement from the Presidential Press Office said Wednesday. The president who went to the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan hospital, and while praying to his soul, said: “We are laying to rest the body of one of the country’s true sons who sacrificed his life to defend the country and finally martyred by the despicable enemy.”
The country’s president extended his deep condolence to his bereaved family who lost its second son for the country’s services, the security and defense forces and the people of Afghanistan, the statement added.
“Our commitment is that the problems of the martyr Ahmadzai’s family and children would be addressed timely by the organs concerned and his sons would fill the gap left from Ahmadzai,” said the statement.
The president, then convoyed Martyr Ahmadzai’s coffin to the appointed area, according to the statement.
 

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 06:26

Commentary

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  National casualties is a complicated and permanent problem in Afghanistan and it can be solved only when the involved parties for protecting the lives of the citizens of the country be committed and cease fire  can be the first step for curbing this heinous phenomenon.
BNA social affairs commenting on the issue writes the authorities of Afghan Human Rights Independent Commission have express concern over the casualties among military and civilian people. The executive head of the commission has said to the media, from the beginning of the current Afghan year until now 596 civilians have been killed and 1892 civilians injured. About 75$ of them were children.
He says that Taliban are responsible for the casualties and injuries. 
If we precisely look at the incidents occurred during the last 18 years, casualties among civilians always been a questionable issue, but so far not settle as required. The problem is this that armed terrorist groups use settled areas as a human shield. Also in all terrorist incidents in Afghanistan the level of slaughtered civilians is very high and concern able.     
There is no doubt that the state forces also have role in casualties among civilians, but we deeply consider the issue, it is terrorists groups who have provided the ground for civilians casualties. They use schools, public places and houses as human shield.
Fighting also has its principles that should be observed. The state forces after every incident among civilians, have precisely reviewed their action but terrorist groups have never changed their actions in that regard. The kill the people and blame the security forces for the killing.
The state forces are carrying military operation in close coordination among three forces and do their best to prevent the casualties among civilians and destruction of their properties.
It is required for all involved groups not think the cities as forest not attack everywhere and not commit suicide in places where civilians are living.
To prevent casualties and destructions among civilians it would be better to prepare a guideline to prevent casualties and destructions among civilians. If Taliban are really honest in their claims, and not targeting the civilians, should say yes to the proposal, this is preparing a guideline. This would be the first step toward ending violence and preventing human casualties in the country. 

Wednesday July 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan issued a decree requiring the establishment of the Dar Al-Iftaa or the Fatwa Council of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. According to BAN report, the Dar al-Iftaa or the Fatwa Council would the only source of issuing religious fatwa and would be independent in term of its formation and budget. The decree obliged the ministry of justice to provide and complete the process of the legislative documents of the Fatwa Council of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in coordination with the related organs.

Wednesday July 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with members of the high board to hold the country’s 100th independence anniversary and heard their works’ report, BNA reported. During the meeting, general head of the affairs’ administration Sayed Abdul Wahid Qetali presented information about the preparations to gloriously mark the country’s 100th independence anniversary. After hearing the talks, the President thanked for the done works and stressed on glorious celebration of the country’s 100th independence anniversary as a national day. The President added that all administrations should cooperate in this regard.

Wednesday July 17, 2019
BAZARAK CITY (BNA) Foodstuffs have been distributed to displaced families in Panjshir province.
Ahmad Zia Yazdani head of counter-disaster directorate in Panjshir told BNA, the distribution foodstuffs include rice, sugar and wheat.
The families have been displaced due to insecurities from Karan and Manjan district of Badakhshan province and relocated in Panjshir province.
M.A.Ansari

 

Wednesday July 17, 2019
SAR-E-PUL CITY (BNA) Cash and foodstuffs have been distributed to hundred affected families in Sar-e-Pul province yesterday.
Spokesman of Sar-e-Pul governor told BNA reporter, the families have been affected due to war and natural disasters in center and districts of the province.
Natural Counter-Disaster Office have distributed cash and foodstuffs to the families on occasion of 100th Independence anniversary.
Each, 11 martyred family have received 50,000 Afghanis, while each 33 injured family have received 15,000 Afghanis, the source added.
M.A.Ansari

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  Pakistan’s airspace has been reopened to civil aviation with immediate effect, authorities said on Tuesday, following more than four months of restrictions imposed in the  wake of a standoff with neighboring India earlier this year.
“With immediate effect Pakistan airspace is open for all type of civil traffic on published ATS (Air Traffic Service) routes,” Pakistan’s civil aviation authority said.
Pakistan closed its airspace in February after a standoff with India in the wake of an attack by a Pakistan-based militant group on a police convoy in Indian-Controlled Kashmir that killed 40 paramilitary police.
Both countries carried out aerial attacks over the other’s territory during the standoff and warplanes fought a brief dogfight over the skies of the disputed Kashmir region.
The restrictions affected many international carriers using Pakistani airspace.  Afghanistan, which suffered millions of dollars loss due to the closure, welcomed the reopening.  Afghanistan’s Civil Aviation Authority in a statement said that henceforth Kabul Delhi and Kabul-Mumbai flights will take place via Pakistan.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 06:16

Meeting Discusses Ainak Copper Mining

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in a meeting discussed issues on how to exploit the Ainak Copper Mine, the Presidential Office said in a statement the other day.
At the meeting which was attended by the Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Advisor to the National Security Council, Head of the High Presidential Office and the specialists of the Ainak Copper Mine, the sent delegation shared report about its work in this field, the statement added.
After comprehensive discussion, the report was not accepted by the participants and the president instructed the delegation to visit the area again with a clear plan to how preserve the Ainak Copper Mine historical area and how to exploit the mine and after precious investigation share its report with the High Presidential Office, the statement said.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) In a meeting of tuberculosis partners’ board held on Tuesday, Chief Executive (CE) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said that addressing tuberculosis patients should be taken serious, BNA reported.
The board reported that a number of sections in tuberculosis clinic that was operational in Kabul since fifty years have been deactivated and the clinic along with its laboratory are expected to be transferred to Afghan-Japan hospital, the agency added.
They stressed that this should be prevented, because, a great part of the tuberculosis patients can be diagnosed and treated in the clinic.
CE instructed the public health ministry to seriously pursue the issue and prevent deactivation of the clinic.
In his turn, the minister of public health vowed to address it.  Expressing concern on decrease or probable cut of foreign assistance in tuberculosis section by 2020, the board asked for drawing new assistances and government’s financial support.
CE Abdullah added that they will talk with other donor countries in this regard.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 06:13

Two Suspected Terrorists Arrested in Kabul

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The national police forces arrested two suspected terrorists on charges of cooperation with Taliban from 12 precinct of Kabul city.
Ferdous Faramarz spokesman for Kabul security commandment told BNA, these suspected terrorists have been accused of carrying terrorist activities in Kabul under the Taliban order, arrested by police forces.
Another report says, the police forces of Kabul province discovered and defused a mine in Chashma-e-Dough region, Shakardara district, Kabul city.
T. Yarzada

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