22 January 2017

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Sunday, January 22, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Unemployment has been changed into a lasting pain, as the youth are in dire need of jobs in Afghanistan a process that takes long to achieve.
The findings show that implications of high unemployment in Afghanistan are destructive for its economy and domestic security.
Unfortunately, lack of jobs in the country has led thousands of young Afghan men migrating to the neighboring countries.  It has also led people to grow opium poppy, and others are encouraged to join the Taliban extremist groups.
Likewise, it has surely positive effects on the rise of violence and economic instability in Afghanistan.  In fact, the unstable labor market and deteriorating security situation in the country have also set barriers for the government to decrease the unemployment rate.
Unemployment can negatively affect the people and it can also leave tremendously powerful scars on a person’s psyche.
Likewise, it can leave some individuals with feelings and worthlessness, lack of motivation, feelings of embarrassment, greater level of anxiety, hopelessness and increased levels of stress.
Companies usually hire people who already have jobs as people with jobs usually socialize in similar places and word of mouth and referrals increase their chances of getting new jobs.
This really adds to the disappointment of unemployed people.
Crime rates rise as people are unable to meet their needs and divorce rates often rise because people cannot solve their financial problems.
In some cases, because of the unemployment, the youth delay their marriage age which is also a prominent social problem.
Increasing unemployment would help insecurity to further be extended across the country, and vice versa, security and stability would help economy get developed and job opportunities be provided for the citizens.
Unfortunately, still the government has no specific plan to get rid of this challenge.
Therefore, the government should be serious toward unemployment in the country and try to improve the agricultural and industrial activities as well as appoint those working hard for the development of the country, which would help decrease the rate of unemployment in the country. 
Furthermore, the government has to make doing business easy, support the private sector, ensure security, fight corruption and remove the barriers for private sector to deliver real value and change.

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Officials of the Independent Elections Commission (IEC) said that efforts were underway to finalize the list of voters and polling centers and the date of parliamentary elections will be soon declared.
The IEC commissioner, Rafiullah Bidar said, ‘we are making effort to present a comprehensive plan on polling centers to the president and we will declare the date of parliamentary elections in upcoming month.’
He stressed that the commission would also announce its decision on invalidation and validation of 21 million distributed cards.
The IEC officials have confirmed that holding parliamentary elections would be impossible sans the government and international community support, adding efforts are underway to hold a transparent and without fraud election. At the same time, complaining on slowness of the electoral commissions’ works, the officials said they have not done their works as proper as the people had expected.
The spokesperson for Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA), Sughra Sadat said, ‘the electoral commissions should be prepared for a big exam in order to hold a transparent election.’
Expressing optimism on the government steps on bringing electoral reforms and introduction of new members of the election commission, the civil society organizations stressed that to hold a transparent parliamentary election, bringing reforms have been the only solution.
Likewise, stressing on electoral reforms, the lawmakers said, ‘the people of Afghanistan expect the electoral reforms to be done at its earliest and they don’t a fraudulent election in the future anymore, thus, the government should soon specify the parliamentary elections date.’
Gul Ahmad Azimi, a senator believes that the only reason resulted to forming of the National Unity Government (NUG) had been the electoral reforms, thus, by introduction of new IEC members, the government had practiced one of its commitments.
But now, the people expect the electoral entities to be prepared for parliamentary elections.
Meanwhile, a number of political experts believe that electoral reforms are the only required strategies for holding parliamentary elections.
A political expert, Akram Andishmand said, ‘the NUG leaders should practice what they have committed at the very first days of the government establishment. Likewise, to hold transparent parliamentary elections, the Afghans believe that the electoral reforms are essential.’
An analyst on Afghanistan and regional affairs, Sahib Nazar Muradi said, ‘the people of Afghanistan have witnessed elections for three times, they stress that if reforms are not brought in electoral laws and commissions, they won’t participate in the parliamentary elections.’
This is while that the NUG leaders have always stressed that bringing reforms in the electoral commissions are our priorities.
Suraya Raiszada

Sunday, 22 January 2017 07:53

Three Local Police Martyred In Kapisa

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Kabul (BNA) In a massive attacks of Taliban on security posts in Nejrab district, 3 local policemen were martyred, local officials of Kapisa says.
Qais Qaderi spokesman for Kapisa governor told BNA, armed rebels conducted attack on local security posts of the province late last night.
It has been said, in the clash Taliban sustained casualties but the exact figure is unknown.

Sunday, 22 January 2017 07:50

Explosion Claimed The Lives of Three

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) As a result of an explosion, Zemarai a local police commander was martyred with his two colleagues and 4 civilians were wounded in Kholm district of Balkh province.
Abdul Razaq Qaderi security in-charge of Balkh told BNA, that local police commander Zemarai was martyred with his two men and 4 others were wounded.
Meanwhile Sayed Ebrahim Hashimi governor district of Kholm said, the explosives were placed in a motorcycle to target local police commander Zemarai.
He was key commander of uprising people in border of Kunduz and Balkh. Several times he was appreciated by local officials of Balkh province.

Sunday January 22, 2017

Charikar City (BNA) Advisor for public health department of Parwan province was abducted by unidentified gunmen other day.
Samandar Sakandari district governor of Jabulsaraj told BNA correspondent, Dr. Safiullah advisor for public health department of the province, while moving toward his house was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in relevant areas of Jabulsaraj district of the province.
So for the identity of abductors is not clear, but investigation underway regarding the case, Sakandari added.
Sakandari while expressed his concern about the event asked security officials to release Dr. Safiullah from grip of the kidnappers as soon as possible.

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Kabul (BNA) A key Taliban fighter expert in making magnetic bombs was arrested by the Afghan intelligence operatives in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a statement said the detained militant has been identified as Baryalai son of Mohammad Jalat Khan.
The statement further added that Baryalai was expert in making magnetic bombs besides he was conducting other insurgency activities including target killings and bombings.
Baryalai was looking to transport 6 magnetic bombs to Jalalabad city to target the civilian and military vehicles when he was arrested from Shah Amanullah town. According to NDS, the intelligence operatives also confiscated two pistols with silencers from Baryalai.
The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far. This comes as the Taliban militants have stepped up magnetic bombings in key cities of the country, including capital Kabul during the recent years. kp
In majority of such bombings, the ordinary civilians are targeted besides the magnetic bombings claims of the government officials and security personnel.

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Governor of Zabul has asked ministry of information and culture for its cooperation towards renovation of the province’s historic monuments and sites.
Acting minister of information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat met yesterday with governor of Zabul Bismillah Afghanmal in his office.
In the meeting, governor of Zabul spoke related to condition of historic sites and monuments of the province and asked acting minister of information and culture to cooperate in connection with the historic sites and monuments of the province and nomination of its roads.
Afghanmal also asked acting minister of information and culture for cooperation in connection with establishment of libraries in Shahjoy, Shinki and Shahr-e-Safa districts to help the people of the province in this regard. Afterwards, Dr. Sadat called Zabul as a historic province which had prideful and historic identification and the ministry of information and culture was ready to cooperate with local officials and the people of Zabul in this regard.

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Kamal Sadat, Acting Minister of Information and Culture in a meeting with a number of painters heard their problems and demands.
In the meeting, which was held yesterday one of the painters enumerated a range of problems of painting art in the country and asked ministry of information and culture for attention to this art.
Considering the painting art as one of the key art sections, acting minister of information and culture asserted that the country’s artists in particular painters were brilliant and have fulfilled considerable artistic works despite problems and lack of possibilities.
Meanwhile, Dr. Sadat expressed the support of MoIC to the country’s artists and promised to pay attention to painters.
According to another report, head of Haqiqatkhwa women association Nooria Akbari called on Dr. Kamal Sadat and briefed related to works of the association.
Akbari asserted that the association in cooperation with deputy ministry of youth affairs has provided learning facilities as tailoring to miserable women.
Acting minister of information and culture by praising the association for its works stressed on further cooperation with miserable women of the country.

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Kabul (BNA) During his visit to Malaysia, Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs has met with a number of Afghan lecturers, students’ representatives and traders to Malaysia.
In the meeting, Afghan representatives of students and traders to Malaysia shared problems of Afghanistan traders’ visas with minister of foreign affairs.
Afterwards, minister of foreign affairs by stressing on efforts of MoFA for solution of the problems asserted that during his visit to the respective country, he had met with the Malaysian foreign affairs minister to discuss relations of the two countries and problems of Afghan citizens to Malaysia, adding that the Malaysia government while promising to address problems of visa for Afghanistan diplomatic passports pledged to cooperate in connection with solution of trading visas and providing higher education scholarships to Afghan students.

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Office in an exclusive step held the biggest call for assistance to war victims, internal displaced families and returnees.
Chief executive, UN humanitarian assistance coordinator, Swedish ambassador to Kabul and emergency program assistance participated in the yesterday’s call and answered questions of foreign and domestic journalists.
At the beginning of the call ceremony, chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah congratulated taking oath of Donald Trump as 45th President of the US and offered condolence of casualties caused by avalanches in Italy to the government and people of the said country.
Afterwards, the country’s chief executive praised the coordinator of the UN humanitarian assistance for his honestly efforts towards absorption of humanitarian aid to Afghan needy people as well as thanked the Swedish ambassador to Afghanistan and emergency program officer and all officials, employees and workers of the domestic and foreign organizations working in this regard for their providing aid to victims and vulnerable people of Afghanistan, stressing that maintaining security of the respective activists was the key responsibilities of the government of Afghanistan, chief executive instructed the country’s security forces to not make use of schools, health, cultural and religious centers as military bases. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah while regarding the call as the biggest one said not responding of insurgents to peace voice of the government, possible consequences of war, natural incidents and even drought were the main reasons of Afghanistan need to this call. The country’s chief executive regarded $ 550 million as the goal which could respond positively to possible challenges and address urgent problems of the people in 2017. The UN coordinator of humanitarian assistance asserted that the number of the most vulnerable people in Afghanistan were three million, adding that 5.7 million people would be benefited from the amount of $ 550 million.

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