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Saturday, September 15, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Peace is considered as the foremost necessity of the nation and to achieve this necessity, different concepts ate put forward but two perceptions are lauded mostly; one is that peace should be come from the upper side, this perception is bases on the political solution of the issue and it means that the leaders of armed opposition should end the war through negotiation with international community and Afghan government.
It is a good perception and efforts are also started for its implementation. The High Peace Council (HPC) is the basic part of this effort.
The HPC is endeavoring to create an opportunity of negotiation with the leaders of armed opposition but this is a very prolong, complicated and tiresome task.
The great complication is that now only Afghans are not involved in the issue of Afghanistan but the neighboring and other nations of the world are also involved in this issue.
If only Afghans were involved, then the issue will soon take on turn. Whenever the peace process are discussed Pakistan, Iran, NATO and US positions have their impacts directly and indirectly.
The other conception is that the effort should be started from the grass root level and most of the analysts are considering this perception as the most advantageous and implementable.
The great advantage of this perception is that it would be free from political interference.
Now one of the great unfortunates is that most of the parties, organizations and groups want their own interests by the name of peace. They prefer that method which will be in their best interest and refute any movement which is pernicious to their interest.
But in rural areas which are now the real battlefields political, groups will not have any involvement in the peace process. The second advantage is that in the villages and rural areas, peace process should also remain safe from the intervention of foreign nations and third advantage is that this process would be in the hand of local people.
Fourth advantage is that peace which will be achieved in this way will be durable and reliable but this is also a lengthy process.
In our opinion these two perceptions are not separate from each other. It would be inappropriate to say that the efforts for peace process should be started from the upper side and end this at the rural level.
Efforts should be made on both sides for the peace process. In the upper level it is the responsibility of cabinet, HPC, Parliament and other organs to work for this process and at the lower level it is the responsibility of chieftains, religious scholars and notables to take steps for a durable peace in the country.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Second vice-president Mohammad Karim Khalili chaired the meeting of national disaster preparedness committee, which discussed the readiness for delivering emergency assistance to the flood affected families in Kapisa, Paktika, Panjshir, Parwan, Bamyan, Laghman, Kandahar and Jaghuri, Malistan district and other districts of Ghazni province as a result of which a number of countrymen sustained human and material losses.
The meeting reiterated on delivering of food and non-food aid to the affected people of the recent floods.
Khalili considering rendering of assistance and addressing to the needs of the flood families as the religious and national mission of the government and stressed that all necessary aids should be immediately dispatched to all the flood affected families and no affected individual should remain without aid.
The minister of rehabilitation and rural development discussed about the flood affected people.
In Imam Sahib district of Kunduz and said that he along with the minister of agriculture and irrigation visited the affected area and the meeting proposed allocation of Afs. 30 million from the budget of the committee to be delivered to the budget of the minister of energy and water for digging of a canal and creation of ditches on the course of the river in Kunduz and it was stated that work on this scheme should be immediately stared.
The minister of refugees and returnees and deputy head of the secretariat of the committee took up the issue of the displaced families in Jawzjan due to rise of water in Jawzjan, Kunduz and Balkh and the meeting allocated 750 tons of wheat and rice for the three thousand displaced families in those provinces and the ministers of refugee and returnees, agriculture and irrigation and the general administration for disaster preparedness and the provincial councils were instructed to assist in distribution of the aid to the displaced families.
As per the proposal of the ministry of agriculture and irrigation 750 tons of wheat has been allocated for the three thousand farmers of Takhar, Kunduz and Baghlan who have been affected by the natural calamities and their melon products were spoiled and this should be distributed under the supervision of the agriculture and irrigation ministry.
The meeting was informed on the extent of losses to the affected people to Kapisa, Parwan, Pnjshir, Laghman, Bamyan, and Ghazni as well and it was decided that the number of affected people in those provinces are specified so that aid will be provided to them.
The meeting also allocated 200 tons wheat for the displaced people of Kunar due to rocket attacks of Pakistan on the province and another 200 tons of wheat for the displaced people of Khan Abad district of Kunduz and it was reiterate that 200 tons of wheat for the affected people in Nahur should also be transferred to them.
As per the proposal of the minister of rehabilitation and rural development the committee allocated Afs. 15 million for meeting the problem of potable water of eight northern provinces from the budget of the committee.
Meanwhile, the representatives of the ministries of defense and Red Crescent Society said that they have provided food aid to 340 and another 120 displaced families in Dangan district of Kunar who were displaced due to rocket attacks.
At the end the committee instructed all the member organs of the committee to adopt precautionary measures for combating possible problems during the winter.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) People including friends and relatives had paid tribute to late Abdul Qayam the former education minister in Fatiha Khawani ceremony held in Eidgah mosque yesterday.
In the ceremony held by the ministry of education and senior minister Hadayat Amin Arsala a number of ranking officials and cabinet members including justice minister Habibullah Ghalib attended.
Born in 1298 in Laghman province and receive PhD form US, the late Abdul Qayum had served in different capacity including minister for education, minster for interior and governor for Helmand.
He also served as professor in Saudi Arabia and till last year the late Abdul Qayum had contributed 10,000 US dollars annually to the ministry for education.