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Wednesday June 28, 2017
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, after performing Eid-ul-Fitr prayer at the presidential palace congregational mosque, appeared in a media conference to ask the armed oppositions to abandon war and join peace process, his office said in a statement on Tuesday. The president, according to the statement, strongly condemned terrorists attack on the Haramain Al-Sharifain and said: “Terrorism knows no boundary and this is our responsibility to defend the two holiest sites.” He also thanked the country’s security and defense forces for their strong stay in the front line of war to take security of their citizens during the three days of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Meantime, the president thanked the Kabul citizens for their constructive consultation about various issues and pledged to share the prepared plan on the development project of the capital with the people. “Peace is the main willing of the people and during our talks with the Chinese minster of foreign, we talked with him about peace and security of Afghanistan and joint war on terrorism.” The president asked armed oppositions to join peace process or would be eliminated by the country’s security forces, as he said Afghanistan has support from the people, international community and Muslim world. He added that his administration was seeking solution to all problems through consultation and planning and wanted a tranquil and welfare Afghanistan. In a separate meeting with the country’s president chief and members of Ulama Council of Afghanistan, said that terrorism knows no boundary and recognizes no values as they target innocent people everywhere; inside the mosques, worship places, banks as recently a number of security forces were killed and injured during a terrorist attack in Helmand province, while waiting for turn to take their salaries in a Kabul Bank provincial agency.
The president pointed to the last year’s terrorist attack on Madina al-Munawara and this year to another attack on Makka al-Mukarrama, saying they recognizes no borders and no values. Other speakers also spoke about the religious scholars’ remarks against sedition and immorality through a joint media and Ulama discussion concerning analysis about Imam Abu Hanifa and Jafar-e-Saidq thoughts and opinions in 34 provinces of the country. Congratulating Eid-ul-Fitr to the religious scholars, the president welcomed the suggestion of the religious scholars sand pointed to the terrorist attack on Makka al-Mukarrama and said they  proved that don’t know any borders and pay no regard to the ISlaic teachings and moralities and the prophet characteristics.
The president said a conference should be held to discuss idea and reflection of Imam Abu Hanifa and Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq and popularize them in the 34 provinces of the country, as he said they had joint opinion of a united Muslim Umma and society. The president said in the national discussion, talks should be rendered about the system, stability and the country’s constitution, and this should be chanted into a lasting process. He asked the religious scholars to jointly step up in focusing on the Juma prayers’ sermons and some issues should sustainably be shared with the people about the unity of thoughts and actions.
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:31

UNAMA Congratulates Afghans on Eid-Al-Fitr

Wednesday June 28, 2017
Kabul (BNA) The UN secretary-general ‘s special representative for Afghanistan has congratulated the people of Afghanistan on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr, a statement from the UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Saturday. “On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I wish all Afghans Eid Mubarak,” the statement quoted Tadamichi Yamamoto as saying. “As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr after a month of fasting and worship, I hope that families around Afghanistan will be able to come together in peace, in an environment free of any fear and violence,” he said. He hoped the parties to the conflict may respect the time of reflection and tolerance and wished that the solidarity marked by this occasion would continue well into the future. He added this Eid may bring peace and stability in Afghanistan that all Afghans wanted and deserved it. The United Nations continued to stand along with the people of Afghanistan in their quest for stability and prosperity, the envoy said.
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
Kabul (BNA) The Central Bank of Afghanistan said Saturday that after five years Afghanistan has finally been removed from the gray list, of countries with questionable banking systems, by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Officials at the Central Bank said Afghanistan has fulfilled all FATA conditions in order for it to be removed from the list. This means, Afghanistan’s financial system will gain credibility around the world and all banks in the country will in future be able to deal with international banks in other countries, officials at the bank said. Countries on the gray list are faced with serious limitations in money dealings. In 2014, Afghanistan was on the verge of being blacklisted by the FATF – alongside North Korea and Iran. At the time, FATF threatened to move Afghanistan to the blacklist if it did not criminalize money laundering, establish a system to trace terrorist money, and track the cash flowing back and forth across the country’s porous borders. FATF is an inter-governmental body that sets standards for financial-crimes law.
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has congratulated Eid-ul-Fitr to the entire Afghan people, particularly to the martyrs and injured families of the recent several terrorist attacks during the holy month of Ramadan, his office said in a statement on Tuesday. The president said the enemy of the country in cooperation with their foreign circles and terrorist networks, tried their best and used any means possible to undermine the national unity government, but failed to reach their vicious goals. He said the country’s enemy and their foreign supporters would never reach their target to hinder the people and the country from going forward towards tranquility. The country’s security forces could successfully defend the country’s territorial integrity and national sovereignty, as they did in the past by losing their lives, he said as quoted in the statement. The CE pledged to bring reforms in all fields, particularly in the security and defense forces as without this, the current situation would continue victimizing the people, the statement said.
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
Kabul (BNA) President Ashraf Ghani visited Sardar Mohammad Dawoud Khan and Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Hospitals, during which he congratulated Eid-ul-Fitr to all those hospitalized {injured and sick people}, his office said in a statement.
According to the statement, accompanied with Chief of Army Staff and Sardar Mohammad Dawoud Khan Hospital’s in-charges, at first, President Ghani paid tribute to the injured Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and assisted them with cash. Likewise, President Ghani instructed Sardar Dawoud Khan Hospital’s in-charges to do their best in treatment of the injured, the statement added. Afterward, the president visited those hospitalized in Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Hospital and expressed sympathy with them, as well as he congratulated them the Eid-ul-Fitr, the statement continued.
According to another report, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with Sikh and Hindu communities said special attention was being paid to their education and social life in the country, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Sunday. The president said this during a meeting with representatives of Hindu and Sikh minorities here after the Eid-ul-Fitr prayer.  “Every strategy centered to the empowerment of educational and social sector shared it with us so we can take decision on the bases of that particular plan,” he said. President Ghani stressed over peace and stability in the country and said short-term security and economic development planes for Kabul city had been prepared through which multiple opportunities of work could be generated for the people.  Lawmaker Anarkali Hunaryar, representing the minority community, hoped a nation-wide peace could be prevailed in the country.
“The government achieved huge successes in the form of successful organization of Kabul Process Conference and launch of air-corridor with India, a step that will further strengthen regional political and economic ties,” she said.
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:07

President Ghani Lauds ANDSF Heroism

Wednesday June 28, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Praising the performance of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), President Ghani said water, resources, environment, geographical location and the people were the great and important investments of Afghanistan, the President Press Office said in a statement. The president added we should not be disappointed and should turn the risk into an opportunity, according to the statement.
In a video conference with governors, police chief, military commanders, attorneys, religious scholars, elders, public representatives and university chancellors, the president congratulated all on the occasion of Eidul Fitr, the statement added. In his address to security organs, the president asked them to come up with a strategy regarding logistics-related problems in order urgent steps could be taken for their solution. President Ghani said positive changes had come to the law enforcement in the country and further positive developments were expected in the next five years.
The president said solutions to problems in the justice and judicial sector in districts would be found in order people could easily access the sector.
Calling ulama role in creating awareness about key issues as important, the president said Afghanistan was a role model in the world for religious harmony. “Our basic aim is to restore peace and stability and in this regard a political and social consensus will be created to reach a positive end,” the president said. The president asked political parties to play their role in promoting health and political competitions.
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Tuesday June 27, 2017 Firoz Koh City (BNA) Clashes ongoing between ISIS and Taliban terrorist groups in western Ghor province. Abdul Hai Khatibi spokesman of Ghor governor in a telephonic contact told BNA reporter, since four days the conflicts continuing between the terrorist groups in Murghab region, Firoz Koh city the provincial capital of the province. Casualties also suffered to involved parties, but the exact number is not clear, Khatibi added. Khatibi said, clashes between ISIS and Taliban groups took place, while few days ago four ISIS fighters were killed by Taliban militants in northern Faryab province and their bodies have been transferred to ISIS-base located in Raghskan region, Ghor province, meanwhile ISIS terrorist group to take revenge started clashes with Taliban rebels.
Tuesday June 27, 2017 Kabul (BNA) Over 23 armed oppositions were killed, 12 wounded and their top commander was arrested during military operations led by Afghan security forces within the last 24 hours across the country. Ministry of Defense (MoD) press office in a statement reported BNA, the operations were conducted with support of Afghan air and artillery forces to annihilate armed rebels and ensure peace and stability in insecure areas of Nangarhar, Laghman, Kapisa, Parwan, Paktia, Khost, Ghazni, Kandahar, Urozgan, Kunduz, Takhar and Helmand provinces. Some heavy and light weapons, ammunitions and war equipment belonging the terrorist group have been discovered and seized during the operations as well, the source added.
Tuesday June 27, 2017 Kabul (BNA) Offered by Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) and decree of Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Shamim Khan Katawazi has appointed as eastern Paktia governor. Katawazi has higher education (Bachelor degree) and had good experiences and already worked as presidential advisor on youth affairs.
Tuesday June 27, 2017 Charikar City (BNA) Three people have died due to traffic accident in Kabul-Parwan highway the other day. Wahida Shahkar spokeswoman of Parwan governor said BNA reporter, the incident took place when a military vehicle type of Ranger crashed with a civilian vehicle in Robat region, Bagram district, Kabul-Parway highway, as a result three passengers were killed and six others were injured. Ranger’ driver detained by police officials and the injuries of the event timely taken to civil hospital of Parwan province for further treatment, Shahkar added.
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