Monday, April 8, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Currently Afghanistan observes progress in various spheres. The withdrawal of foreign forces from the country by 2014 according to the timeframe set for their evacuation, the holding of the forthcoming presidential elections in nonviolent environment, the successful transition of security responsibilities from foreign forces to the Afghan national security forces, the full handover of the Bagram prison to the Afghan government sovereignty and pullout of US special forces from Nerkh district of Wardak province are clear indicators of Afghan government gains. The peace and reconciliation process retains pivotal role for a peaceful Afghanistan so the course should move forward effectively with positive consequences.
The time is running and the Afghan people wait and strive for their destiny making change. The momentum of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has also accelerated the momentum of activities that guarantee the restoration of durable peace and stability in the country and prevail a prosperous future to the Afghan people. Speeding up the peace efforts, the process of transition from the foreign forces and economic growth of the country are aspects encouraging Afghans to be confident on a steady future of Afghanistan. Recently President Hamid Karzai heading a high level delegation at the invitation of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Bin Khalifah Aal-i-Thani visited Qatar to discuss ways to enhance the level of bilateral cooperation and Afghanistan peace process. The Afghan government has discussed the opening of Taliban office in Qatar for peace talks with the government armed oppositions. The United State of America that has been a strong ally of Afghanistan in the war on terror of aware of the Afghan issues also agrees with the opening of Taliban office in Qatar. For bringing durable peace to Afghanistan and speedy implementation of peace and reconciliation process president Karzai through various means attempted to invite government armed oppositions to negotiations table aimed to find solution of the dilemmas existed as obstacles before the peaceful, stable and prosperous future of the Afghan nation. President Karzai also during his trip to Qatar invited that country`s investors to invest in Afghanistan. The President in his meeting with the traders of Chamber of Commerce and Traders` Union of Qatar discussed the issues pertaining to opportunity for investment in Afghanistan. The president in his remarks to the Qatar traders said good opportunities exist for investment in Afghanistan in extraction of mines, building homes, producing energy, tourism, banking, hotel management and other spheres. The Afghan people call on the neighboring countries to support the Afghan government in accelerating the momentum of peace and reconciliation process as peace and stability in Afghanistan retains importance for the neighboring nations, regional countries and the international community and a stable, prosperous and development Afghanistan benefits every nation.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Kabul (BNA) As many as 14 million people will receive electronic Ids ahead of the presidential and provincial elections, deputy interior minister, Merza Mohammad Yarmand told Meshrano Jerga (Afghanistan upper house).
200 electronic Id would be distributed each day, with the program to be commenced first from Dasht-e-Barchi just west of the capital Kabul, the source said adding the process would reach to up to 800 computerized Ids distribution each day.
A team had been based in the 8 district (Dasht-e-Barchi), where it started the public awareness, said Yarmand who was asked for questioning by senators.
He said there was a close link between electronic Ids distribution and the upcoming election, so the process would be carried out in a balanced level across the provinces “to have a transparent election”.
The entire specification of the people including ethnic and other personal information had been registered in IDs` chip database; the deputy minister said adding some 5,213 personnel had been considered to carry out the distribution process.
Yarman said any Afghan citizen; even the armed Taliban leaders Mullah Omar can receive electronic ids. Touching in the failure of the ministry to distribute the computerized IDs, he said the main challenge behind the problem was technical problems that delayed the process for distribution of IDs in the country. But he said the process would be kicked off in different parts of the country, as he told the senators that they should not be concerned of a possible stranding the process, because a firm decision of the ministry to distribute them duly. Some analysts believe the process of ID distribution would help prevent and foil any fraud and counterfeit documents. But asked the related organs to replace the IDs with those of previously used: “Tazkeras” a move would fully help prevent frauds and using forged documents in the country.
A Kabul citizen, Shughfa expressed pleasure over soon distribution of the electronic IDs, as the current ids was only a piece of paper mostly, but the electronic IDs would never be wasted and worn out, as well the Afghans fully identity had been registered in these ids expected to be distributed soon. The IDS distribution would remain problematic unless the process was helped change into a comprehensive program a head of holding the presidential and provincial council.
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The first vice president Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim expressed sympathy with the families of the victims of terrorist attacks in Farah province on Wednesday which left more than 40 people dead and injured 91 others, majority of them civilians.
In the condolence message, the vice president besides condemning the coward terrorist act prayed may Almighty Allah grant patience to the believed families and rest the departed souls of the victims to eternal peace.
Tuesday April 2, 2013
Kabul (BNA) A number of disabled people staged demonstration and blocked the street in Charahi Zambaq area here yesterday.
Carrying mock coffins, the demonstrators called on government to ensure the rights of disabled people.
They also alleged that a disabled man after six years hospitalization died yesterday.
Dr. Sayed Kabir Amiri the director of central hospital said that patient, a disabled dies after failure of his two kidneys.
The demonstrators also warned to sleep in the empty coffins if the government fails to meet their demands.
However it is said that some disabled people began talks with government on behalf of disabled community to solve their problems.