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Afghanistan to be cemetery of Terrorists: Ghani



(Last Updated On: January 24, 2016)


Afghanistan president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani while giving speeches in World Economic Forum has told to audiences,we will win the war against terrorism, and Afghanistan will be a graveyard to terrorists groups, saying terrorism is a joint threats against every countries in the world and it does need joint cooperation and combat to remove the following bloody groups from Afghanistan.

Participants in the world economic forum despite of addressing the economic issues,they have also reviewed insecurity within the world and Afghanistan has been the main focus.

President Ghani has addressed that security condition in Afghanistan will get worst, but we need to have joint cooperation and all the countries of the world should realize that terrorism is joint threats to everyone in this globe, we are flexible Nation and we will win the war, soon after Afghanistan will be the graveyard to terrorism, but the regional dimension is missing in action. Unless all the states in the region realize that this is a common threat and we need to get the rules and we need to cooperate with each other, we will be exacerbating. What cannot be permitted is for states to behave like non-state actors or to sponsor maligned non-state actors, we’re people of resilience, and we will overcome. Afghanistan will be the burying ground of Daesh and all the rest of them. Don’t challenge us.

We have a proverb. “Revenge is sweetest when it takes place 100 years.”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said,” So we now have 12,000 troops in Afghanistan who advise, train and assist the Afghans. Because in the long run it’s better that the Afghans themselves take care of their own security. We support, but they are in the front line. And actually for over one year now the Afghans have taken responsibility for their own security themselves.”

MR. GHANI said,” Absolutely. Well, the first thing is really to put the citizen front and center. What are her needs? And I’m deliberately picking my gender, right, because as long as we have exclusion of women, we’re not going to get stability. It is imperative to understand that if you are going to have peace and we must have peace, it cannot be at the exclusion of our women.”

In the slide side of the world economic forum President Ghani has visited US defense Minister and European Union foreign policy demanding supports and cooperation fighting terrorism in Afghanistan.

Reported by Fahim Noori

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Saffron producers appeal for global exports to resume



(Last Updated On: October 23, 2021)

Afghanistan’s Saffron Producers Union on Saturday called on the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) to help restart the saffron production and export sector, which came to a grinding halt due to the coronavirus pandemic and the change in government.

Officials from the union said that unless something is done to restart business, the saffron industry could collapse.

They said that now, without commercial cargo flights into Afghanistan, their international market flow has dried up.

“We had products, but stopped because of COVID-19. Our products and exports have been stopped. If there is no [export] corridor for us saffron production will be stopped,” said Abdul Basir Azimi, an exporter of saffron.

Officials of the Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock meanwhile called on the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) to find a market for domestic products.

“Our saffron was ranked number one in the world several times, but now faces problems. Export environment should be provided for saffron,” said Mirwais Hajizada, deputy head of the chamber.

Economic analysts meanwhile urged the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL)

to support the export of domestic products.

“We have seen that some of our products have a special place in global markets, and have many customers in the world. Now the market for products has disappeared. The basic problems should be solved,” said Saeed-ur-Rahman Imran, an economic analyst.

Afghanistan’s saffron is a valuable revenue generator for the country and the industry employs hundreds of thousands of workers directly and indirectly.

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Rising wood prices a cause for concern in Kabul as winter looms



(Last Updated On: October 21, 2021)

Kabul residents on Thursday raised concerns about rising prices of heating materials as people started shopping to prepare for winter.

During the winter, Afghan families typically keep warm by using a wood-burning bukhari, a drum-shaped stove made of thin metal, or a pit of burning coal under a small table covered by a heavy blanket.

Kabul resident Abdul Khaleq Hashemi urged the new Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) government to bring prices under control.

“The flour, rice, and oil taxes are in the control of the Taliban (IEA) and they should all have a certain fixed price. Same for wood, it should have a certain fixed price, and this issue should be brought under control. It is not right for everyone to sell wood at any price they want,” he said.

Facing an economic crisis as winter approaches, IEA officials appealed to the international community to release frozen assets of more than $9 billion and increase shipments of humanitarian relief as the nation faces an economic crisis.

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IEA won’t be allowed access to Afghan central bank reserves: US



(Last Updated On: October 20, 2021)

Deputy U.S. Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo on Tuesday said he sees no situation where the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) who regained power in Afghanistan in August, would be allowed access to Afghan central bank reserves, which are largely held in the United States.

The IEA have called for the United States to lift a block on more than $9 billion of Afghan central bank reserves held outside the country as the government struggles to contain a deepening economic crisis.

“We believe that it’s essential that we maintain our sanctions against the Taliban (IEA) but at the same time find ways for legitimate humanitarian assistance to get to the Afghan people. That’s exactly what we’re doing,” Adeyemo told the Senate Banking Committee.

The IEA took back power in Afghanistan in August after the United States pulled out its troops, almost 20 years after the IEA were ousted by U.S.-led forces following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

Washington and other Western countries are grappling with difficult choices as a severe humanitarian crisis looms large in Afghanistan. They are trying to work out how to engage with the IEA without granting them the legitimacy they seek, while ensuring humanitarian aid flows into the country.

“Our goal is to make sure that we are implementing our sanctions regime against the Taliban (IEA) and the Haqqani network, but at the same time allowing for the permissible flow of humanitarian assistance into the country,” Adeyemo said.

The Haqqani network is a group affiliated with the IEA based near the border with Pakistan and blamed for some of the worst suicide attacks of the war.

Adeyemo said the Treasury was taking every step it could within its sanctions regime to make clear to humanitarian groups that Washington wants to facilitate the flow of aid to the Afghan people, but warned that for humanitarian assistance to flow, the IEA have to allow it to happen within the country.

The Treasury last month further paved the way for aid to flow to Afghanistan despite U.S. sanctions on the IEA when it issued two general licenses.

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