13 December 2018

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Wednesday December 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Based upon the presidential decree and to establish a national understanding for ensuring peace through discussion with elites and jihadi, political and social figures, peace consultative board would be chaired by the President, BNA reported.
The board is responsible to share constructive and necessary consultations with the government’s leadership. The board would also supervise peace negotiations process. Meetings of the board would be attended by the national unity government’s leadership, national assembly members, chief justice, national security advisor, general director of presidential office, attorney general, national security director, the state minister on parliamentary affairs, local organs general director, heads of Afghanistan Ulama council and high peace council secretariat. National Security Council is responsible for the board’s secretariat. To get the people views and inform them on peace talks’ progress, the following committee would be formed:
- Political parties’ representatives committee
- Religious scholars and Ulama representatives committee
- Afghan elite women committee
- Tribes chieftains and representatives committee
- Civil and cultural activists committee
- Private sector representatives committee
- A committee of Afghans living abroad and refugees’ representatives
- Youth representative committee
- War victim families representatives committee
The committees are tasked to collect the people suggestions, analyze them and present information about peace process progresses to them.
 

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with a number of Sikh minority at the Presidential Palace the other day, BNA reported. Representing the participants, Sandpal Singh and Charan Singh shared their problems and suggestions in terms of transferring their legal cases from other provinces to Kabul, prevention of lands’ usurpation around their temple in Kabul, solving their problem in receiving Afghanistan’s visa to those Sikh people who have also the second country’s citizenship, designation of a senator and advisor and other related issues. Calling Sikh people part of the country’s prideful history, the President said they have been living in Afghanistan since long and have played effective role in the field of economy. He called inattention to address the Sikh people cases intolerable and instructed that all their legal cases should be transferred to Kabul or in consultation with attorney general and chief justice, a special section to be established to address their mentioned cases. Furthermore, the President instructed the national security advisor to chase the former President’s decree on distribution of 160 plots of residential lands to Sikh minority in eastern Nangarhar province and also prevent usurpation of their lands. Pointing at the problem of their corpses’ set ablaze, the President said try to find a way for this, the government is ready to financially support it, adding we would also decide about formation of an advisory office to Sikh people.
 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met ambassador Rabani met ambassadors of United Arab Emirates, France, Arab Republic of Egypt and the Netherlands, a statement from MoFA said yesterday.
The said ambassadors paid courtesy calls on Foreign Minister Rabbani prior to presenting their credentials to President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the statement added.
The Afghan Foreign Minister, meeting the ambassadors separately, briefly discussed with them bilateral ties between Afghanistan their respective countries.  The new ambassadors expressed readiness to bolster ties including cooperation in some important areas, according to the statement.
The ambassadors were Eisa Salem’ Mohammad Al Daheri from UAE, David Martion from France, Hany Saleh Mostafa Ahmad from the Arab Republic of Egypt, and Ernst Albert Noorman from the Netherlands, the statement concluded.
 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The security and defense sector leadership meeting was held with National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdullah Mohib on the chair here on Monday evening, a statement from office of the national Security Council said yesterday.
The session review security situations in Farah, Kunduz, Helmand, Badghis, Badakhshan, Kandahar, Maidan Wardak, Urozgan, Samangan, Faryab, Nangarhar and Herat provinces, the statement added.
The session said the Afghan forces were continuing suppressing enemies across the country and would spare no effort to foil their vicious goals.
They also said offensive operations were going on and the militants sustained heavy casualties in different province said.
The leadership of the security and defense sector assured the session on proper coordination and cooperation among them for security of the people.
Praising security and defense forces’ work, NSA Mohib emphasized on security of the highways, instructing officials to do more to increase coordination, the statement concluded.
 

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