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September 29, 2012
Kabul, (BNA) Hamid Karzai the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan delivered his speech in annual meetings of UN General Assembly focused on crucial issues of the day such as heinous acts against religious sacred of Muslims in some western countries, continuation of terrorist operation in Afghanistan, peace process in the country, the role of neighboring country Pakistan in settling disputes in Afghanistan and Syria’s crisis.
Political analyst of BNA regarding the issue writes: Afghan president on 26 September 2012 delivered a speech in the meetings of UN General Assembly touching on main issues of the country and current developments in the world, asked for their urgent settlements.
Among the issues the president talked about were a film made by a fanatic Christian orthodox and earlier publication of a cartoon that humiliated Islamic sacred and hurt the heart and sentiments of more than 1.5 billion Muslims in the world  and provoked fatal incidents.
The president touching the issues called them alien to freedom of speech and unjustifiable and expressed his concern on anti- Islam activities which threats co- existence between various cultures and civilizations.

Mr. Karzai touching upon the continuation of terrorist attacks on villages and towns of Afghanistan, emphasized that are not rooted there but all resources of terrorism and its supporting centers are located behind the borders of Afghanistan and the world in order to curb and root out this evil phenomenon should fight it in its sanctuaries and original sites, where terrorists are recruited, trained and sent for terrorist and suicide attacks which had caused heavy casualties and destructions in our country so far.
The president emphasized on fighting terrorists in their sanctuaries and hideouts while it is clear for world public where the save places and sanctuaries of terrorists  are located and from where terrorism is exported to Afghanistan  as a result o which innocent Afghan civilians and international troops who fight terrorism  loses their lives.
President Karzai in his speech once again talking about the programs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on restoring peace and stability in the country said, “We have already started the process of peace in order to bring all armed oppositions in to a peaceful life in the community.” He added “our bosom for peace and reconciliation is not only open to Taliban but to all armed oppositions who want to live in peace with dignity in their beloved country.   Just we want them to end violence, sever their relations with terrorist networks, protect the ten year achievements and respect the constitution. What is important to focus on the president’s speech is maintaining the ten year achievements and honoring the constitution, this is ensuring woman’s rights and freedom of speech and emphasized the provisions of the constitution should be obeyed.

The other important issue which the Afghan president raised in UN Genera Assembly was the role of neighboring countries in ending the disputes in Afghanistan. Pakistan has been considered as a country which enjoys a great influence among Taliban and in the other hand, the border areas of Afghanistan have been the target of Pakistan’s artillery and missile attacks during the recent months. Also, Pakistan is located on the main supplying road of Afghanistan and the rate of exchanging commercial goods between the two countries is very high.
Beside, the issues mentioned above, in recent years, terrorist incidents have been increased in Pakistan which are deeply rooted in regional events,
The president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, considering the role of Pakistan in ensuring peace in Afghanistan insisted that peace talks is not only positive for ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan but it is also, vital for ensuring security in Pakistan and the region as a whole.
The other issue which, Mr. Karzai pointed out in his speech in General Assembly was the existence of administrative corruption in the country which the donors  depending  their financial aids to the measures the Afghan government adopts for rooting up this evil phenomenon.
It should be said that Afghanistan has stepped up its activities against this heinous action and numerous agencies have been assigned to work for reduction and finally for complete eradication of it. But this bitter fact should not be ignored that certain outside organs also, have a great role in dissemination of this satanic deed and the world community should fight against the outside factors.
The Afghan president, touching on unrest and bloodshed in Syria representing the people of Afghanistan who have been experienced three decades of war and destructions in their country asked the Syrians to avoid violence and to solve their problems via negotiations and national understanding.  

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Helmand (BNA) an organizer of terrorist attacks was arrested in Helmand province this morning.  The identity of the arrested organizer was not clear but he was arrested in a military operation of Afghan and NATO forces from outskirts of Nadali district.  NATO press statement said to BNA, this militia has been arrested while providing of arms and financial facilities to rebels.  It is said that quantity of explosive materials was seized by these forces. 

Saturday, 29 September 2012 12:33

67th UN General Assembly meeting

Saturday September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai begun his speech on the blasphemous film on prophet of Islam and said that broadcasting any type of sacrilegious film and caricatures which directly desecrate any religion should be condemned in all its forms and manifestations as a result of which many precious lives were lost during protest demonstration in various parts of the world.
Commenting on the issue of terrorism, the president said that the phenomenon doesn’t exist in Afghanistan and is sent from beyond borders, now that the world has gotten rid of the threat, its unjustified to see the oppressed people of Afghanistan the only victim of the humiliated phenomenon and chanted on neighboring Pakistan to support Afghanistan on eliminating the menace from the region.
The president also offered his deepest condolence with the Syrian people over continuous killing of the people in that country by the war side and said that the people of Afghanistan feel their pains as our nation has experience bitterness of civil war and violence for the last three decades.
President Karzai also commented on Lakhzar Ibrahimi peace mission and the Palestine issue and said that Afghanistan fully support formation of a sovereign and independent Palestinian country.
Later, US president Barack Obama addressed the assembly and expressed his views on various global issues including the issues of blasphemous movie on prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and pinned towards Syria and Iran as well.
The US president also pointed towards killing of US ambassador in Libyan Benghazi city and said that the American ambassador lost his life during the demonstration and added that broadcasting of the film not only an insult to the Muslim word but also to the American.
Barack Obama also talked about alleged Iranian nuclear program and said that diplomacy still keeps chance to settle the issue by peaceful means.
US president also spoke on Afghanistan and reaffirmed western decision to declare the war end in Afghanistan in 2014.
Meanwhile, UN secretary general Banki moon also addressed the general assembly and described the Syrian crisis as tragedy in the region.
The UN secretary general also talked about differences of UNSC members over the Syrian crisis and demanded from the world community to focus on the issue adding that human rights have been violated in that country in a large scale by the both sides.
Likewise, various world leaders from France, Brazil, Qatar, Indonesia and rest of the countries addressed the UN meeting in the first day of the 67th meeting of UN general assembly.
French president Francis Holland said that the UN should implement fresh reforms to accelerate efforts in finding solutions to the world issues and described current formation of the UNSC as the best source that could reflect global feature. 

Saturday September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Foundation of Dr. Najibullah remembered the 16th death anniversary of the then president Dr. Najibullah here in Kabul the other day.
The participants condemned Taliban militants for the brutal murder of late Dr. Najibullah who was killed and then hanged by Taliban after capturing Kabul city 16 years ago.
The speakers said that Dr. Najib was killed by foreign intelligence agencies particularly Pakistani general Hamid Gul and Nasirullah Babur, calling on government to investigate the case and abducting Najibullah from UN office and murdering him.

Saturday, 29 September 2012 12:27

Civil Society holds meeting

Saturday September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The second meeting of Civil Society with the presence of minister for information and culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen held here the other day.
In meeting attended by youths from across the country, officials, civil society activities and parliamentarians, Dr. Raheen in his speech lauded the role of youths in institutionalizing democracy in the country and calling on the youths to study hard and the take on Afghanistan towards progress and prosperity.
Dr. Raheen also promised to look into the problems of the youths through the Youth Affairs department of the ministry for information and culture.
An official with the Civil Society, Jawad Ataee, and lawmakers Hila Arshad, Ramazan Jumazada and Farkhunda Zahra Nadiri in their speeches counted poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and drug addiction and challenges lying ahead of the youths, calling on government to take necessary steps to overcome the problems.
At the end of the meeting, the manifesto of Civil Society was unanimously approved and later the members and central council of the body was elected.

Sunday, September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Rito Stocker chairman of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan met the other day with Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president.
At the meeting the Chairman of the ICRC in Afghanistan assured Khalili of continued assistance of the ICRC to the government and people of Afghanistan.
According to him the ICRC has been active in Afghanistan for the past 30 years and assisted the people of Afghanistan in different spheres.
  He added that the ICRC in Afghanistan is assisting the deserving displaced people and also cooperate with the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS).
Mohammad Karim Khalili representing the government and the people of Afghanistan praised the presence of the ICRC in the country and for its cooperation in this respect.
He added that I am in the process of the assistance of the ICRC to the government and people of Afghanistan and in the light of its assistance the in charges of the ARCS could deliver its aid to the deserving people in Afghanistan.
Khalili also thanked for the efforts exerted by the head of ICRC in Afghanistan in delivering it assistance in different spheres and wished success for Rito Stocker whose mission in Afghanistan has ended.

Saturday, 29 September 2012 12:18

President Karzai meets with UN Secretary General

Sunday, September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met with the UN Secretary General Ban-ki-moon the other day.
At this meeting that took place at the UN headquarters, issues pertaining to transition of security responsibility, forthcoming elections, process of peace and the mission of the UN after 2014 in Afghanistan.
The UN Secretary General regarding the transition of security from the international forces to the Afghan security forces said that Afghanistan is traversing from an important phase.
He expressed the hope that the efforts of the high peace council led by Salahudin  Rabani that is being carried I order to restore peace in Afghanistan succeed.
  At this meeting Salahuddin Rabbani asked the UN Secretary General to delete the names of the Taliban leaders from the UN black list in order that talks for peas in Afghanistan succeed.
President Karzai called the UN mission in Afghanistan after the 2014 as very important and added that both sides should reach a joint understanding in this respect.
Meanwhile, President Karzai met in his residence in New York with AsfandyarWali Khan Chairman of National Awami Party of Pakistan and both sides at this meeting exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the region.

Saturday, 29 September 2012 11:58

Defense minister attends ISAF meeting

Sunday, September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Defense minister General Bismillah Khan Mohammadi attended the joint meeting of ISAF command yesterday, press office of defense ministry said.
In the meeting according to the source, training and equipping of national army, security transition and the green-on-blue attacks came under discussion.
In the meeting, the defense minister said the national army is capable to assume the security responsibility completely.
Counting the reasons for green-on-blue attacks, the defense said the enemies protégé cultural and religious motivations can be the reason behind insiders attack, adding the government in collaboration with the international community would do its best to check such attack.

Saturday, 29 September 2012 08:16

4 mine planters killed in Kunar

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) four mine planters killed in explosion of mine in Kunar province.  Interior ministry press office said to BNA, four min planters wanted to place a mine in the vicinities of Manogi district of Kunar province; the mine exploded and killed them.  According to another report, seven mines were placed by terrorists for barbaric actions in the different regions of Urozgan, Herat and Nangarhar provinces were discovered and defused by the national police forces. T.

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) the water and energy ministers of Turkmenistan arrived Kabul today.  BNA reporter reported from Kabul International Airport, this trip took place in invitation of Afghanistan water and energy ministry, this delegation during their one day stay in Kabul; they talked on increasing important power of Turkmenistan to Afghanistan and extension of new power line from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan and investment on water dams in Afghanistan.