22 July 2019

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Friday July 19, 2019

PUL-E-ALAM CITY (BNA) Foodstuffs have been distributed to hundred destitute and needy families in central Logar province.
According to BNA local correspondent report, the aids have been distributed by counter-disaster office on the occasion of 100th independence anniversary in Pul-e-Alam city the provincial capital of the province.
It has been said, the distributed aids include 15 items.
M.A.Ansari
 

Friday July 19, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The common currency in the daily deals of people in the eastern and southern provinces of the country is still the Pakistani rupee (Kaldar).
A Kabul citizen Obaidullah told The Kabul Times that he has got a disease and want to go to Pakistani for treatment. He added I exchanged Afghani currency with Pakistani rupee to proceed my works in that country. The range covers the flow of money from southern Kandahar to the eastern Kunar province. In a number of provinces, Pakistani rupee is the only currency through which all people’s transactions are carried out.
In some other provinces, Afghani currency is mostly used instead of Pakistani rupee.
Fawzia, a member of the Zabul Provincial Council says that the common currency in that province is the Pakistani rupee. According to her, some people in Zabul’s remote and insecure villages might not know Afghani currency. She added that all transactions in Zabul market are done with Pakistani currency. She clarified that the main reason behind domination of Pakistani rupee in Zabul markets is that most of the needed goods in that province are ensured through the Pakistan. Laghman governor spokesman Asadullah Dawlatzai said that most of the people in eastern zone used Pakistani rupee in their daily transactions.
He called importing goods from Pakistan the main reason in this regard.
He stressed that it is impossible to forcibly replace Afghani currency with Pakistani rupee, but a cultural move should be done so to make people proud on their national currency. Nangarhar is another border province between Afghanistan and Pakistan where Pakistani rupee is mostly used than Afghani currency.
Shukria Kohistani
 

Friday July 19, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Amid continued progress in Afghanistan peace process, Afghanistan government says work is underway to form a new inclusive negotiating team whose members will be soon introduced. Currently, presidential office is working on combination of the team, unifying peace efforts and addressing concerns of political parties and civil organizations in connection with peace process. The government is also trying to find experienced individuals for the membership of the team.
“Our main goal is that the individuals and members who engage in negotiations on behalf of the Afghan people and the Afghanistan government should have enough experience and should be able to represent the people,” said Sediq Sediqi, a spokesperson to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. Meanwhile, a number of representatives of people in national assembly are asking the government to introduce and form a national and inclusive negotiating team for talks with the Taliban group. “The negotiating team should be inclusive and have members from different layers of society,” a lawmaker Waqif Hakimi said, adding that it should be an authorized team that can represent all the political parties, the civil society and the people of the country.
Afghanistan government hopes the next intra-Afghan dialogue will be comprehensive, concentrating and inclusive. Sources close to the Taliban said the group will have no objection if the Afghan government delegates attend the upcoming intra-Afghan meeting in Uzbekistan. US has military presence in Afghanistan in accordance to its policy to defend its national security and believes Afghanistan had changed to safe haven for terrorist groups during the Taliban regime; therefore, the country will never leave Afghanistan unless US is given assurances that Afghanistan won’t change to a safe hub for terrorist groups. US also focuses on this issue in talks with the Taliban group.
US and all other international partners of Afghanistan have spent much for Afghan constitution and modern values believed that can play effective role in maintaining lasting peace and prevention from falling Afghanistan gain to terrorism. Therefore, protection all values and the country’s constitution is in top priority of Afghanistan national interests.
On the other hand, obstinacy and stubbornness as well as emphasis on talibanism are key characteristics of the Taliban group. Besides, Taliban depends on violence and tradition for solution of any disputes, while modern peace is based on rational negotiations. Thus, there is a really big difference between us and the Taliban group in negotiations. It is a very good opportunity for the Taliban group to accept facts of modern governance as the people of Afghanistan now want peace with protection of the 18 years achievements.
Lailuma Noori
 

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.
 

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

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