Sunday November 13, 2016
Kabul (BNA) The US defense secretary Ashton Carter has said that approval of additional budget for US army in Afghanistan, would capable the afghan government to properly implement its plans of strengthening security. This budget would improve the Afghan Air Force. In this budget US$ 2.5b have been allocated for staying of 8400 American forces in Afghanistan to help the ANSF to return peace and stability in this country. War is going on in different parts including Helmand and Nangarhar provinces and the US has intensified its air raids for suppressing of Daesh groups in Nangarhar and INS have sustained heavy casualties. Despite of fifteen years war on terror, still Afghanistan has long distance from permanent and reliable peace. The US defense secretary went on to say that with the approval of this extra budget, war will be intensified against insurgents and terrorists would be regret from continuation of war. The US authorities had approved US$ 530b for 2016 of American forces expenditures and with approval of this additional budget, it would increase to over US$ 540b. This budget has not only been allocated to DoD but it would be shared with all other sides who are involved in war on Daesh.
Although so far the Afghan government has not commented on this issue but before it has emphasized an global assistance particularly the US vital assistance that would put an end to wars. At the moment the ANSF have shouldered all responsibility for war management with support of US air forces. Although reports were released on casualties of ANSF, but the latter managed to disable the armed insurgents to achieve their targets or occupy any province. The armed insurgents had decided to use all their available power in current year and relocate their headquarters from Quetta city in Pakistan into Afghanistan. But the ANSF defended this territory with their devotion and sacrifices and gave them jaw breaking response. Afghans expecting that with Donald Trump taking over, the war would be intensified against armed insurgents and Daesh and would be concluded in a short time. According to D. Trump election campaigns. It seems that he not in favor of war and doesn’t want the Afghan war to be more extended to Americans troops because this war is no longer tolerable for the US people and want this war to be ended as quickly as possible.
If the US president elect Donald Trump wants to conclude the war in Afghanistan, he should impose economic suctions on Pakistan and give it no permission to use double standard policy. So far Pakistan has not used the world specially the US assistance in war on terror but has used it contrary for equipping and funding of terrorists. Because if Pakistan really wanted to end terrorism in the region, it should have closed all those 2000 religious schools who are providing military training instead of religious instruction and world have not allowed leaders and planners of these terrorists to carry activities freely in its soil. The US president- elect has warned that he would not let them to establish save heavens and sanctuaries. If any country give asylum to terrorists, the US would take military steps against them.
Friday July 8, 2016
Kabul (BNA) I had a feeling, about the spring of 2015 that something was going to happen because the government in Greece had changed and declared that they were going to open the borders. There was something in the air. I decided to go to Lesbos in May – before the big wave in July and August. A lot of my friends who are journalists advised me to go to Kos, to go to other islands south of Crete, where there were a few hundred refugees. But Lesbos made more sense to me because it was closer to Turkey and I was going there for my holidays. It was a bit quiet when I arrived and asked locals where the landings were happening. They said it was somewhere in the north but they didn’t tell me a specific place, so I was just driving around, trying to find some wreckage or something, evidence of people having landed there. I spent a couple of days there without seeing anything, just wandering around the beach. One day I met Costas – a big, smiling fisherman who goes out in his little boat and saves people. I gave him my number and he called me at about 5.30 in the morning to tell me that a dinghy was approaching.
I ran to the beach and got there just in time for the landing. It was a boat with Afghans. I remember minutes before they landed, they were singing. Maybe it’s because they were happy they were finally in Europe. When they got out, very quickly they took off their wet clothes, put some dry clothes on, and then started walking towards the village [Moria, where the First Reception Centre is located]. From the moment they jumped off the boat, those kids were posing in front of my camera. All the time they wanted to be the center of attention. While we were walking on the road by the seaside, they posed for me and I took that picture. Then they carried on walking and I guess they got to the camp at Moria, as I didn’t see them after that. I chose that picture because it was full of energy and it had a positive message, in a way. Usually refugees are portrayed as miserable… or not always miserable, but they’re going through such a horrible time. They’re not smiling, and so on. Those two little kids were full of confidence and full of life.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Kabul (BNA) Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh, led a high-ranking government delegation, opened Tuesday the conference titled “Rule of law” in Germany’s Heidelberg city.
in the visit to Gernmany, second vice president was accompanied by chief justice and chairman of Afghanistan supreme court Sayed Yousuf Halim, head of independent commission for overseeing the implementation constitution Dr. Mohammad Qasim Hashimzi, two members of the commission and a member for supreme court. In the conference held by Max Planck and with cooperation of Hamida Barmaki Organization in Heidelberg city of Germany, second vice president in his opening speech while praising holders of the conference, the government of Germany and relevant organizations of the country for cooperation with Afghanistan in various fields, said friendly and diplomatic relations between Afghanistan and Germany reached to 100 years, saying that they were determined in expansion of mutual relations between the two countries.
Pointing to historic relations and friendship between the two countries, second vice president praised the government of Germany for hosting a large number of Afghan migrants.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Peshawar (BNA) Seventeen terrorists were killed in aerial raids conducted by the security forces in North Waziristan, said Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday night.
According to ISPR, the air strikes were carried out in Shawal and Datakhel areas of North Waziristan, along the border of Afghanistan, killing seventeen terrorists.
Pakistan army is engaged in fight against terrorism in North Waziristan agency as part of operation Zarb-e-Azb launched in June 2014 against local and foreign terrorists.