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Saturday, 07 September 2019 06:57

HRC’s Employee Gunned Down by Taliban

Saturday September 7, 2019
MAIDANSHAHR CITY (BNA) A worker of Human Rights Commission (HRC) was assassinated by Taliban fighters in Maidan/Wardak province.
Abdul Hai Khatibi spokesman of Ghor governor told BNA reporter, Abdul Samad Amiri acting head of HRC office in Ghor was martyred by Taliban fighters in Jalriz district of the province.
Three days ago, Mr. Amiri while was moving from Kabul toward Ghor province abducted by Taliban members in Jalriz district, but his body founded late yesterday in the district.
Abdul Samad Amiri was one of the academic staff in the country that had worked since two years with HRC office in Ghor province and assisted with most children and people damaged in the province.
M.A.Ansari

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Kabul (BNA) All-rounder Rahmat Shh on Thursday become the first cricketer from Afghanistan to score a test century.
Shah achieved the feat during Afghanistan’s one-off Test match against Bangladesh.  The right-handed batsman smashed 102 runs in 187 balls before returning to the pavilion.
Earlier in the day, Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first.
The Afghan side kept losing wickets at regular intervals and at a point, they were 77 for the loss of three wickets when Shah came into bat.
Shah, along with Asghar Afghan, stitched a 120-run stand to revive Afghani hopes in the match.
Spinner Rashid Khan also created history on Thursday as he became the youngest cricketer to lead a side in the longest format of the game and break a 15-year old record.
Afghanistan has scored 271 runs for the loss of five wickets at the end of play on the day one.  For Bangladesh, Tajul Islam and Nayeem Hasan bagged two wickets each while Mahmudullah picked one wicket.

Saturday, 07 September 2019 06:20

Commentary

Saturday, September 07, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Taliban beside China and Japan have asked Russia to be a guarantor of agreement between America and Taliban but Russia has asked the text of the agreement.
BNA reporter reporting the issue writes America and Taliban in 9th round of their negotiation in Doha finalized the draft of an agreement, but nobody knows about the details of it. Even in White House except president Trump and a small number of his colleagues have no access in to the text of the agreement.
It has been said that Zalmay  Khalilzad the US Foreign Ministry specially envoy for Afghanistan who has interred Kabul after the end of the ninth round of negation with Taliban has only informed the Afghan authorities from the details of the agreement and not given the text of it.
Although Afghan authorities have said nothing in that regard, but assessing and analyzing of the draft requires the existence of original text.
The Russian permanent envoy in United Nations has welcomed the agreement between America and Taliban it be in to the interests of Afghan people.
On the other hand, passing each day, disbelieve is increasing regarding to the agreement between America and Taliban.
At the most new development the US foreign minister, has expressed his disagreement to sign the agreement between America and Taliban.
Time Magazine quoting high ranking resources in US has written that the US secretary of state is against signing the agreement that Zalmay Khalilzad the US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan has offered to Mohammad Ashraf Ghani the president of Afghanistan.
According to Time certain important issues such as non – guaranteeing the opportunities for American forces in anti – Al – Qaeda terrorist group operations, a prospect for safeguarding a pro American government in Kabul and also ceasing military measures are among the conditions American foreign minister insists on. For this reason US foreign minister avoid signing the agreement.
Time says, it would be possible Zalmay Khalilzad representing America sign this agreement with Taliban, while Taliban want the agreement to be signed by a high ranking member of US cabinet, particularly foreign minister, in order to legalize so called their Islamic Emirate.
This magazine also points to another possibility; this is issuing a joint declaration by US and Taliban that would be welcomed by a number of countries.
US Defense Minister has warned that with hurried withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan should not repeat the bitter experiences of Iraq.
Also, a former US ambassador to Afghanistan issuing a declaration has warned against ousting American forces from Afghanistan.

Saturday, September 07, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Director General for Central and West Aisa Werner Liepach on Thursday concluded a two-day visit to Kabul after meeting President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.
During his visit, Liepach also met with Acting Minister of Finance and Chief Adviser on Infrastructure and Technology to the President Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock Nasir Ahmad Durrani, Minister of Transport Yama Yar, Chief Executive Officer of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat Amanullah Ghalib and other senior government officials.
During his meetings with President Ghani and Dr. Abdullah, the bank official discussed ADB’s partnership with Afghanistan, overall country operations, and current development priorities.
He reaffirmed ADB;s continued support to the people of Afghanistan.
“I am honored to visit Afghanistan and discuss with the government how ADB can be more effective and efficient in helping to improve the lives of the people of Afghanistan.” Liepach said.
“I commend the government for implementing key reforms in the current difficult situation.  We are committed to strengthening our partnership with the government to bring prosperity to all Afghans.”

Saturday, September 07, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  Leading body of the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) in a message has expressed sadness over injury of Academician Sulaiman Layeq, a number of Afghanistan Sciences Academy, known political and social figure, poet and top writer of the country in a terrorist incident in Kabul on Thursday.
Leadership of the ministry has strongly condemned the terrorist incident which has resulted in martyrdom and wounding a number of our innocent countrymen, wishing paradise to martyrs of the incident and urgent recovery to Sulaiman Layeq.

Saturday, 07 September 2019 06:12

OIC Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Kabul

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousuf bin Ahmed al-Othaimeen, condemned the escalation of terrorist attacks and violence in Afghanistan, including the latest attack in Kabul on September 5, 2019, which killed at least 12 people and injured dozens.
He extended his condolences to the families of the victims and the Government and people of Afghanistan, expressing his wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured.
He reiterated the OIC’s principled position against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, stressing the urgent need to end the violence and urged all Afghan parties to show commitment to the peace process.
Dr. Al-Othaimeen reiterated the OIC’s full support for the Afghanistan-led peace and reconciliation process aimed at achieving lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Saturday, September 07, 2019
Kabul (BNA) India and Russia on September 4 supported all efforts for inclusive peace and reconciliation in war-torn Afghanistan.
Addressing a joint press meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “India wants to see an Afghanistan which is safe, stable, peaceful, independent, undivided and democratic.”
He also underlined that both the countries are against “outside influence” in the internal matters of any nation.
“India and Russia support all efforts for an inclusive peace and Afghan-led and Afghan-=owned reconciliation in Afghanistan,” according to a joint statement issued by the two countries.
Both the sides expressed their commitment to an early peaceful settlement in Afghanistan, it said.
India and Russia expressed their “determination to achieve this goal by continuing cooperation within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Afghanistan Contact Group and other internationally recognized formats, and their support for the intra Afghan dialogue launched in Moscow in February 2019”.
Calling for immediate cessation of violence in Afghanistan, the two countries said they will continue intensive discussions on the Afghan issue and encourage all interested states in their efforts to make peace process in Afghanistan broad based, preserve the constitutional order, bring durable peace and to turn Afghanistan into a peaceful, the US envoy leading efforts to forge a deal with the Taliban, has spent about a year meeting with the Taliban in Doha in a series of talks aimed at ending America’s 18-year old war in Afghanistan.
The deal which is closer to being clinched centers on a US troop withdrawal in return for several security guarantees from the Taliban, broader peace talks between the insurgents and the Afghan government, and an eventual ceasefire.

Saturday, 07 September 2019 06:09

Taliban Mine Planter Killed in Kunar

Saturday, September 07, 2019
Asadabad (BNA) A Taliban mine planter was killed in his own mine explosion in Kunar province yesterday.
Mohammad Haroon Yousofzai Selab 201 army corps spokesman told BNA, the Taliban insurgents while wanted to plant a mine in outskirt of Dangam District, the mine exploded and killed him.
Two other insurgents were also injured in the explosion, he added.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 07 September 2019 06:07

Taliban Attack Repulsed in Farah

Saturday, September 07, 2019
Farah (BNA) The security officials of Farah said, attack of Taliban in center of that province repelled and Taliban are fleeing in suburb of Farah city.
Mohibullah Mohib spokesman for Farah security directorate told BNA local correspondent, the attack of Taliban was repulsed by security and defense forces and Taliban are retreating from the site.
Armed Taliban attacked from north-east and southern part of Farah city on its center.
Spokesman for police chief of the province has not yet commented on the casualties.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, September 07, 2019
Maidan-Shaher (BNA) Twenty-two Taliban terrorist were killed in Maindan-Wardak province yesterday.
Hekmatullah Dorani spokesman for Maidan-Wardak security commandment told BNA, the Taliban were killed in security and defense forces operation in outskirt of Nerkh District.
Two local commanders of Taliban were also among the dead.
In the operation, 19 other Taliban rebels were also injured, he added.
T. Yarzada

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