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Saturday, 19 January 2019 06:13

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Kabul (BNA) “Taliban should negotiate with Afghan government.”  A Pakistani well- known spiritual man says
A Pakistani an outstanding spiritual man has asked Taliban to enter talks with Afghan government; he considers no Taliban’s war jihad anymore.
BNA reporter reporting the issue writes Maulana Fazul lrahman the leader of Islamic Society party of Pakistan considering the war of Taliban against Afghan government no jihad anymore asks them to inter peace talks with Afghan government.
Maulana Fazululraham the most outstanding spiritual figure of Pakistan earlier supporting Taliban and called their fighting in Afghanistan Jihad.
Maulana who has several seminaries of his own in Pakistan and has made great efforts in dissemination of jihadi views, even his seminaries were the main sources for recruiting for Taliban.
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan made its best to draw the attention of Pakistani spirituals to peace process in Afghanistan, but not succeeded. Now, the recent statements of Maulana who have asked Taliban to enter peace negotiations with Afghan government have caused new hopes.
Maulana Fazlulrahan an interview with Voice of America raising such a demand says that in such a critical situation there is no need for raising the question that whether Taliban fighting is jihad or not?  We have called the defense of Taliban legal. This defense is jihad or not leaves it to the future. We want the situation progress positively, we support peace.
He asks talked alongside talks with America; also attend on negotiation table with Afghan government. He insists that if Taliban conduct negotiation with America they should also consider the inner sections of the problem, therefore it would better to negotiate with Afghan government.
Afghan political elites considering changing the position of this Pakistani well – known spiritual a good hope that makes Taliban  to desist from their hardline policy because Pakistani spirituals have such a great influence on Taliban as the military and intelligence services of that country have.
The statements have expressed in a time, Afghan and Pakistani authorities have agreed for holing a meeting of the religious scholars of the two countries aiming to achieve a single understanding from the current situation of the region.
Nemat
 

Saturday, 19 January 2019 06:12

ANA Air Raid Kills Taliban Insurgents

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) Six armed Taliban insurgents were killed in Baghlan province yesterday.
Abdul Qayoom Nooristani press in charge of army corps told BNA, the operation were launched by commando forces with support of air forces in Chashma-e-Sher of Baghlan province.
Nooristani added, four other insurgents have been injured and three vehicles were seized, eight villages have been cleared from Taliban and several planting mines of the enemy were discovered and neutralized by commando forces.
T. Yarzada
 

Saturday, 19 January 2019 06:10

Rebels Killed in Balkh Operation

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) 18 Taliban rebels were killed in Balkh province yesterday.
Mohammad Hanif Rezaee Shaheen 209 army corps spokesman told BNA, the insurgents were killed in air raid of security forces in outskirt of Chamtal district.
According to Rezaee, the operation started several days ago to clean up Chamtal district from insurgent and successfully continues.
T.Yarzada
 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Kabul (BNA) During a gathering held the other day, Kabul People’s Council (KPC) called some political parties’ irresponsible remarks premature and deviator, BNA reported.
Calling presidential elections the best option to bolster democracy in the country, the council said whatever negatively affected this process would be deemed to be against the national interests, BNA added.
Head of the council, Mohammad Asef Seddiqi spoke about presidential election importance and said that voting was our national and religious responsibility.
He added any kinds of negative discussions on elections would be against the democracy process and public opinions should not bet harmed in this regard.
During the gathering, Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Youth Affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat stressed that election is a democracy principle, based on which the people make their destiny.
He added the people should attend the elections process and elect their future’s leader.
The gathering ended with issuance of a five items resolution.
The resolution was read out by head of the council’s secretariat Mohammad Zahir Hassan.
 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Head of National Directorate for Security, Mohammad Masoum Stanekzai and National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdullah Mohib met with Chinese, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan ambassadors to Kabul in Delkosha Palace, during which they discussed fighting terrorism and bolstering regional cooperation, BNA reported the other day.
According to the agency, Afghan side shared the government’s recent achievements in fighting terrorism particularly suppressing Daesh group and clarified that Afghanistan is at the frontline of war on terror, adding public mobilization is needed in the respect.
The mentioned countries’ ambassadors while appreciating the government’s efforts on fighting terrorism stressed that they are ready to continue cooperation with Afghanistan.
 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Kabul (BNA) US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday at the Pakistani Foreign Office.
During their meeting, Khalilzad thanked the Pakistani FM for facilitating the direct talks between the United States and the Taliban.  The US envoy briefed the foreign minister of his recent engagements in the region for Afghan peace and reconciliation process.
Pakistani FM Qureshi assured Khalilzad of Pakistan’s support for the Afghan peace process.  The foreign minister asserted that peace in Afghanistan is their common responsibility.
The US envoy arrived on Thursday in Pakistan and held talks with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua.  The two sides discussed developments in the Afghan reconciliation process.  The FO spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said, “Foreign Secretary reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to facilitate Afghan reconciliation process to realize the shred goal of peace and stability in the region.  It was noted that taking the Afghan peace process forward remained a shared responsibility.”
Khalilzad also traveled to Afghanistan, China and India as part of the four-nation trip which will end on January 21.
The US State Department issued a press release which reads that this trip by the US envoy is to facilitate an inclusive peace process in Afghanistan’.
The press release further stated, “The United State supports the desire of the Afghan people and the international community for a political settlement that ends the 40 year conflict and ensures Afghanistan never again serves as a platform for international terrorism.”
 

Saturday January 19, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with US Secretary of State’s Special Envoy on Afghan Peace Process Zalmai Khalilzad, the Presidential Palace said in a statement the other day.
During the meeting, Khalilzad shared the details of his visits to regional countries, India, China and UAE aimed to establish a regional consensus to commence peace process, adding he would continue his visits, according to the statement. He also answered the questions had been asked by participants. Afterwards, the president while appreciating Khalilzad’s efforts to revive peace negotiations with Taliban said there was a complete consensus to restore peace in Afghanistan. Both sides also stressed on starting Afghan-led and owned peace process. The meeting was attended by First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, Second VP Sarwar Danesh, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, and some other national figures and political parties’ leaders.
 

Saturday January 19, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday talked over the telephone and invited each other to visit their countries besides discussing the Afghanistan peace process.
A statement from the Presidential Palace said both the sides discussed the Afghanistan peace process under leadership and ownership of the Afghans. President Ghani invited the Pakistani premier to visit Afghanistan at his earliest convenience and Khan reciprocated by inviting the Afghan president to visit Pakistan, the statement added. The telephonic contact between President Ghani and Pakistani premier Imran Khan coincides with US representative for reconciliation in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad’s arrival in Islamabad on Thursday morning.
 

Thursday January 17, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The release of munitions by the US Air Force (USAF) over Afghanistan remained at a high level in November 2018, according to US Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT).
Recently released data shows that USAF aircraft (manned and unmanned) released 841 munitions during that month as part of Operation 'Freedom's Sentinel' and the NATO-led 'Resolute Support' mission in the Central Asian country: 72 more than in the previous month and 489 more than in September 2017.
The intensified use of air power is part of a military campaign launched in November 2017 by US and Afghan forces that is aimed at destroying the revenue sources, training facilities, and support networks of militant groups operating in Afghanistan, including the Taliban and the Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) groups.
Janes
 

Thursday January 17, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Banned Afghan football boss Keramuddin Karim has lost the first crucial stage in his effort to clear his name over allegations of sexual abuse.
FIFA says chief ethics judge Vassilios Skouris has dismissed Karim’s appeal against a 90-day interim ban while an investigation continues.
Ethics investigators announced the provisional ban, which can be extended by 45 days, in December after media reports of allegations by senior figures associated with the women’s team.
FIFA was alerted last year to reports of abuse which allegedly happened at federation headquarters in Kabul and a training camp in Jordan.
Karim has totally denied any wrongdoing saying there were those “inside and outside the country plotting against us”.
But Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has also ordered an investigation while Danish sportswear brand Hummel have cancelled a national team sponsorship deal.
Insideworldfootball
 

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