24 September 2017

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) UNIMA welcomes the launching of the national gathering of Independent Commission of Elections.
According BNA report UNAMA releasing a news report has said that UNAMA considering the inauguration of national gathering of elections by the independent commission of elections as an important step toward holding a transparent and credible election welcomes the move.
The national gathering aiming to provide a series of advises for reaching consensus on upcoming affairs of election    has been established. In ceremony held for the occasion in Kabul, the election commissioners, politicians and civil society activities were attended.
The UN Secretary General envoy’s deputy for Afghanistan in his inaugural speech in the gathering said, “   a valid and credible election is not only an election that has been technically organized properly but is the election its results reflect the will of people.
He added,” giving intensive advising, transparency and honest, impartial and capable mangers are the basic elements that increase the credibility of the process of the election and guarantees its consequences.  The UNAMA deputy head who also work as an acting head of UNAMA office committed that the international community would support the preparations for holding the election. He added, the political leaders and candidates have great responsibility toward ensuring the credibility of process of election, the outcome of which is acceptable for people.
The UNAMA official said, “We strongly believe that the election should be hold in order the right of people for electing their representatives be ensured.
He added, “We support holding a transparent and credible election, because it is important for restoring peace and stability in to country and provides the ground for progress and tranquility of people.”

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The introduction of UH-60 assault helicopter is included in the plans for the expansion of the Afghan Air Force, the NATO-led Resolute support Mission has said.
According to a short statement posted online by the alliance “The world is taking notice of Afghan Air Power and its success against the enemy.  The Afghan Air Force will more than double their fleet of aircraft over the next seven year.”
The statement further adds “Along with the new arrival of UH-60 Blackhawks this week, plans include the introduction of AC-208 light attack and surveillance aircraft, A-29 attack aircraft and additional UH-60 assault and MD-530 attack helicopters to the force.”
This comes as the first batch of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the Afghan Air Force arrived in southern Kandahar province on Monday.
The Afghan government and the country’s international allies inclfuding US and NATO have stepped up efforts to bolster the capabilities of the Afghan force and Air Force.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Speaking during a ceremony to mark World Peace Day in Kabul, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said the main problem before restoration of peace in Afghanistan was the Taliban don’t believe in peace, Bakhar News Agency (BNA) reported.
“We are facing an imposed war, in which a political solution should be found for, “Dr. Abdullah said.
“The regional countries, concerned about Daesh is understandable, but supporting and strengthening another militant group against it, is not the solution,” CE Abdullah added.
He called on the countries not to allow to be used by waging war in Afghanistan.
Lauding the Afghan security forces capabilities, Dr. Abdullah said they had paved the ground for us to make effort on ensuring peace in the country.
Meanwhile, High Peace Council Chief Karim Khalili said that war was not the solution for Afghanistan.  He added peace is a serious need of Afghanistan.

Friday September 22, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has introduced two acting ministers for ministries agriculture, irrigation and livestock and rural rehabilitation and development.
Based on the two separate President’s decrees, Mujeeb Rahman Karimin was appointed as nominee-minister for ministry of rural rehabilitation and development and Nasir Ahmad Durani as nominee-minister for ministry of agriculture, irrigation and livestock.
The new-appointment nominees are expected to be introduced by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs to Lower House (Wolesi Jirga) to get vote of confidence.


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