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Abdullah Slams Officials for Threatening Political Movements

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(Last Updated On: October 25, 2017)

Apparently referring to the head of intelligence agency, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says no government official is allowed to threaten political movements using their authorities.

“Governmental institutions should not be used to threaten political movements as it is the right of the people,” CE Abdullah who was speaking at the access to information conference in Kabul said.

This comes after Former Afghan spy chief, Rahmatullah Nabil, claimed that Masoum Stanekzai, the head of National Directorate of Security (NDS), has threatened him against his political activities.

According to Nabil he was asked to reduce the activities of Mehwar political party.

NDS Afghanistan has not reacted to Nabil’s remarks yet.

On the other hand, Abdullah believes that the government power is linked with people’s trust toward the governmental institutions transparent performance.

“Governmental organs performance toward a sound direction ensures people’s confidence on the government,” he added.

In addition, Afghan Chief Executive emphasized that no official is allowed to threaten journalists, because he said “we are the information trustee and it is the government responsibility to pave the way for accessing the information”.

By Sameera Zafari & Hesamuddin Hesam

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Three wounded in magnetic IED explosion in Kabul

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At least three civilians were injured in a magnetic IED explosion in Police District 6 of Kabul City on Monday morning, the Kabul police confirmed.

According to Kabul police, the magnetic mine was attached to a Prado type vehicle in the Haji Nabi township in PD 6.

This comes two days after at least 18 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in a densely populated area of Kabul city on Saturday.

Ministry of Interior spokesman Tariq Arian confirmed Saturday evening that the death toll stands at 18 and about 57 others were wounded.

He also stated that a suicide bomber had tried to enter the Kawsar-e Danish Training Center but was prevented from doing so by the guards at the gate.

The suicide bomber then detonated his explosives in the alley, Arian said.

ISIS-K, or Daesh as it is commonly known in Afghanistan, claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Imran Khan seeks ban on Islamophobic content on Facebook 

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg requesting that the social media company ban Islamophobic content on its platform, similar to that in place for the Holocaust.

In a post on his Twitter page, Khan said: “My letter to CEO Facebook Mark Zuckerberg to ban Islamophobia just as Facebook has banned questioning or criticizing the holocaust.”

He then attached a copy of the letter sent to Zuckerberg.

In his letter he said: “I am writing to draw your attention to the growing Islamophobia that is encouraging hate, extremism and violence across the world and especially through the use of social media platforms including Facebook.” 

Khan said he appreciates Zuckerberg’s step to “rightly ban any posting that criticizes or questions the Holocaust, which was the culmination of the Nazi pogrom of the Jews in Germany and across Europe”. 

He said the world is witnessing a similar pogrom against Muslims.

“Unfortunately, in some states, Muslims are being denied their citizenship rights and their democratic personal choices from dress to worship,” he wrote.

 

This letter comes on the same day that Khan accused French President Emmanuel Macron of “attacking Islam” after Macron’s anti-Islam comments. 

Macron on Wednesday accused Muslims of separatism and vowed not to give up cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammed – this in the wake of the beheading of a teacher, Samuel Paty near Paris after he had shown cartoons of the Prophet during a class he was leading on free speech.

Macron said he “was killed because Islamists want our future.”

In a series of tweets earlier Sunday, Imran Khan said Macron’s remarks would sow division. 

“This is a time when Pres Macron could have put healing touch & denied space to extremists rather than creating further polarisation & marginalisation that inevitably leads to radicalisation,” Khan tweeted. 

“It is unfortunate that he has chosen to encourage Islamophobia by attacking Islam rather than the terrorists who carry out violence, be it Muslims, White Supremacists or Nazi ideologists.”

“President Macron has attacked and hurt the feelings of millions of Muslims in Europe and around the world,” Khan stated. 

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Putin says US troops withdrawal ‘creates many risks’

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the continued presence of American troops in Afghanistan is beneficial for overall security and that a troop withdrawal “creates many risks”.

“Initially, we backed US forces’ presence in Afghanistan and earlier voted in favor of a respective UN Security Council resolution. I still believe that US presence in Afghanistan does not run counter to our external interests,” Russia’s TASS news agency reported. 

“On the contrary, when it was announced that the Americans are preparing to withdraw their military contingent – yes, our official position is that maybe this creates additional conditions for a kind of Afghan reconciliation – but I personally think that this creates many risks,” Putin said.

“First, we will have to spend more to maintain stability and second, no matter what, still US presence in Afghanistan contributes to stability in the country and their exit creates risks,” he said. 

Putin said the two countries were “cooperating” with each other.

According to Putin, the US share data on anti-terror with Russia. “We view the Americans’ effort in Afghanistan as an anti-terrorist effort,” Putin stressed.

“They hand over and repeatedly handed over [data] to us. I thanked incumbent President [Donald Trump] because information that we received from America helped us prevent several terrorist acts in Russia,” Putin said.

“In our turn, we are trying to do the same and we have such an agreement with the incumbent US president that if this information emerges, we will share it and help each other.”.

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