18 September 2018

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Sunday September 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) A delegation of the Afghan High level Peace Council met Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Co-chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal to learn about the Nepali model of peace process here on Friday. Nepal has faced a decade-long armed-conflict from 1996 to 2006 and Dahal was the chief of the erstwhile CPN-Maoist party. The Afghan delegation asked Dahal about the source of weapons, the condition of former rebels’ weapons and the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction which was established to speed up the peace process. The Peace and Reconstruction Ministry has already been integrated with other ministries, including the Ministry of Home Affairs in Nepal. The rebels’ weapons and combatants were integrated in the national army, which is a unique phenomenon in the world. Some of the combatants are now in leading posts in the Nepali Army. Afghan High level Peace Council Deputy Chief of mission and Former Minister Habiba Surabi said her delegation was in Nepal to learn from Nepal’s peace process to as to guide the peace in Afghanistan.
Dahal led the armed conflict and later contributed to the peace process in Nepal. Dahal told the delegation that Nepal’s peace process would be a model for other countries in the world as it was a commendable model. Dahal said republicanism, federalism, secularism and proportional inclusion were major achievements of the peace process.  “We started the war for the rights of the people and established those rights to a great extent and many citizens participated in the movement for freedom,” Dahal told the Afghan delegation. The Afghanistan High Peace Council is a body of the Afghanistan peace and reintegration program, established to negotiate with elements of the Taliban. The HPC was established on September 5, 2010. Former Afghan Vice-President Karim Khalili has been leading the HPC since June 2017. Nepali leaders briefed the Afghan delegation saying that the peace process could be more risky than war and both parties should be determined and responsible. “The dialogue is always give and take and the parties should not take a stand on the peace process,” Nepali leaders told the Afghan delegation.

Sunday September 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Shah Mahmood Quraishi Pakistani foreign minister arrived Kabul yesterday in a time the Afghan people expect practical cooperation of that country in the peace process or at least to end its intervention in domestic affairs of Afghanistan.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes Afghan authorities presently hosting Mahmood Quraishi the Pakistan foreign minister.
The visit of Mahmood Quraishi who has been appointed to the position recently is his first visit abroad indicates Afghanistan is at priorities of foreign policies of the newly formed Pakistan government under the leadership of Omron Khan.
Omron Khan becoming the prime minister of Pakistan pledged that he would try to improve relations with two neighboring countries Afghanistan and India which welcomed by both Kabul and New Delhi. We hope, the visit of Mr. Quraishi to Kabul be followed with the same incentive.
Afghanistan and Pakistan as neighbors which are destined to live in an unchangeable geography no any artificial barriers can separate them. Understanding this fact the two countries should respect the national interests of each other because the previous experiences have showed that hostilities and negative rivalries cannot meet the demands of the two great and neighboring nations.
Kabul always insists on regional cooperation and peaceful co-existence and provided good opportunities for close and friendly relations among the countries of the region. But regretfully there are still hegemonic and adventurous ideas in the region that would be certainly harmful for the region.
Afghanistan that is suffering from imposed and proxy war for about 40 years, considers the role of Pakistan effective in ending this bloody and devastating war, because the leaders of Taliban are living in Pakistan and enjoy the support of certain organizations and circles there.
Pakistani high ranking authorities including the president and prime minister of that country have visited Afghanistan in various times. During the visits, they committed to do everything for solution of the problems but the commitments never fulfilled and the problems remained as before.
We hope the current visit of Mr. Quraishi to Kabul not follows the same scenarios but with new thought and conception help to end mistrusts exist in Kabul – Islamabad relations.   
Abdul Khalil Minawi

Sunday September 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Families of Nangarhar’s Momand Dara district deadly incident martyrs and injured have received cash assistance. Head of secretariat for council of Ministers Nasrullah Arsalayee and his accompanied officials first prayed for the soul of those martyred in recent terrorist incident in Nangarhar’s Momand Dara district and enquired health condition of those injured in the incident. Arsalayee said that distribution of cash assistance to the families of recent deadly incident martyrs and injured has started; therefore, 8 million Afghanis cash assistance would be distributed to the incident’s injured in provincial hospital. He added that families of the incident’s martyrs and other injured civilians would soon receive cash assistance which would be distributed based on the recent list through provincial directorate of health and disaster management authority. Each injured received 50,000 Afghani by the officials and health officials were asked for further treatment of the injured civilians in the hospital.

Sunday September 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi in a meeting with officials and employees of national gallery reviewed works and problems facing employees of the gallery.
According to BNA report, in the meeting, head of the gallery Sabira Rahmani briefed related to works, achievements and future programs of the gallery, enumerating a range of problems. Meanwhile, a number of employees of the gallery also briefed about their works and activities and shared their demands and problems for improvement of affairs with Acting Minister of Information and Culture. Praising officials and employees of the national gallery for their works in preservation of historic artifacts, Acting Minister of Information and Culture said that a range of the gallery’s problems would be soon addressed. Acting Minister of Information and Culture stressed on further efforts and acceleration towards renovation process of the national gallery building, management and decoration of relics. According to another report, Acting Minister of Information and Culture in a meeting with officials and employees of the Directorate of Afghan Tour Enterprise reviewed their works and problems. In the meeting, Director of Afghan Tour Enterprise while briefing related to works, achievements and programs of the institution pointed to a series of problems facing the enterprise. A number of employees also shared their demands and problems with Acting Minister of Information and Culture. Praising employees and officials of the enterprise for their works, stressed on improvement of affairs, transparency and accountability.

Sunday, 16 September 2018 06:16

NUG Leaders Meet Pak Foreign Minister

Sunday September 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Pakistan foreign minister, Shah Mahmoud Qurishi at the Gul Khana Palace, BNA reported, Both sides exchanged views on various issues including security, regional peace and stability, joint war on terrorism and implementation of Afghanistan-Pakistan action plan. Pointing to the importance of implementation of Afghanistan and Pakistan action plan, the President said; “The plan is comprehensive and its effectiveness would be focused, once was put into practice and fully implemented.” Besides, discussing on the development of the Afghan-Pak action plan for peace and solidarity and Pakistan’s support to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, both sides emphasized on its inclusive implementation, during their meeting.
The National Unity Government Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah also met with the Pakistan foreign minister, at the Sapidar Palace, where he assured of his country’s new government commitment for improvement of situation and relation between the two countries.

Sunday September 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Up to 25 armed oppositions were killed during military operation led by Afghan security forces in western Farah province.
Since three days the operation conducted by Afghan security forces to suppress terrorists in relevant areas of Sor village, Farah city the provincial capital of the province, in which 25 militants were killed and 15 others were wounded, Col. Fazul Ahmad Shirzad police chief of Farah told BNA reporter.
Some heavy and light weapons, ammunitions and military mobilization have been seized during the military operation, Shirzad added.

Sunday, 16 September 2018 06:15

War-Damaged Families Receive Assistance

Sunday September 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Hundreds displaced families have received foodstuffs and cash in northern Takhar province yesterday.
Spokesman of Takhar governor told BNA correspondent, 483 families that displaced due to war have received foodstuffs and cash in Taliqan city the provincial capital of Takhar province.
The families have been displaced due to war from Baharak, Yangi Qala, Khawaja Ghar and Dasht Qala districts of the province, the source added.
Each family from 93 families have received 16,000 Afghanis, while each family from 390 families have received 10,000 Afghanis.
ACTED office have distributed two sacks of flour, two cans of cooking oil and 8 kg pea and also World Food Organization have been distributed 16 items for the mentioned families.
It has been said, the families expressed their pleasure while receiving the aids.

Saturday September 15, 2018

Aibak City (BNA) About seven local police officers including a policeman were martyred following Taliban night-time attack in northern Samangan province.
Baba a commander of local police in Samangan told BNA reporter, the militants launched attack on security shells in Dara Suf Payeen district of the province, in which seven local police personnel including a policeman were martyred.
During clashes 17 other local police personnel including a policeman were injured and a security checkpoint captured by Taliban, the source added.
Meanwhile, uprising forces succeeded to thwart Taliban attack and the terrorists sustained heavy losses, the source further added.
Abdul Yaqeen Ahmadi district governor of Dar Suf Payeen told, 14 Taliban militants were killed and countless others were wounded during the attack.
Ahmadi asked from government to conduct military operations for suppressing terrorists, otherwise the district will be fall to Taliban.

Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:27

ASF Kill 25 Taliban Militants in Farah

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Farah (BNA) 25 Taliban militants were killed in the last three days during military operation by Afghan Security Forces (ASF) in Farah province.
Colonel Fazel Ahmad Shirzad police chief of Farah told BNA correspondent, 25 armed Taliban were killed in military operation in Sor village, Farah province and 15 others have been injured.
He added, numerous of heavy and light weapons were also seized by Afghan Security Forces as well.
According to another report, the security officials of Farah province discovered and neutralized six roadside mines.
Colonel Fazel Ahmad Shirzad police chief of Farah told BNA correspondent, armed Taliban planted six mine for killing of civilians on Sor village road, discovered and neutralized by security officials of that province.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Charikar (BNA) An explosion targeted the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Parwan province, leaving at least eight of them dead or wounded.
According to reports, in the incident, at least four personnel of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) lost their lives in the explosion.
The report says the incident took place earlier today in vicinity of Khalazai area of the province and as a result four NDS personnel also sustained injuries.
The explosion was triggered by an improvised explosive device planted on a roadside.
No individual or group has committed the responsibility behind the incident, but security sources of Parwan blamed Taliban for the incident.
T. Yarzada

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