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The presidential palace, in response to Pakistan’s demand for handing over the Daesh leader, says that Afghanistan’s legal and political system has decent room for human rights protection and how to deal with those who violate.

Abdullah Orukzai known as Aslam Farooqi, a senior member of Daesh, along with 19 of his men, was arrested a few days back in Speen Boldak by the NDS.

Yesterday, Islamabad, summoning the Afghan ambassador, asked the Afghan government to hand Farooqi over to Pakistan, however, the Afghan government calls Farooqi a war criminal who has been involved in many crimes in Afghanistan.

Latif Mahmood, the deputy spokesperson of the presidential palace, said, “Every person who is arrested for war crimes or involvement in anti-human rights activities, the Afghan government will decide their fate based on certain laws.”

Some experts believe that Pakistan’s demand shows its involvement in the terrorist attacks and crimes Daesh has done in Afghanistan.

Asadullah Nadeem, a military expert, said, “Pakistan is somehow involved in Orukzai’s activities, and this way they want to cover their mess.”

Others know Daesh is responsible for the massacre of innocents in Afghanistan and call Pakistan’s demand “nonsense”.

Abdul Wahab Wardak, a military expert, said, “They have killed thousands of our people and destroyed thousands of homes. They should not be released.”

Previously, the Human Rights Commission urged Afghan government to prosecute the Daesh leader as he was involved in leading attacks against civilians.

It’s worth saying that Aslam Farooqi was appointed as a replacement for Abu Omar Khurasani, the former leader of Daesh m, in July of 2019.

 

 

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Senior IEA official voices concern over Daesh amid ongoing economic crisis

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The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) designated representative to UN, Suhail Shaheen, has warned the international community that the Afghanistan affiliate of ISIS (ISIS-K) could flourish if the West continues to impose economic sanctions against Afghanistan.

In an interview with Euro News, Shaheen stated that continued economic sanctions have plunged the people of Afghanistan into poverty and that this could pave the way for ISIS-K (also known as Daesh) to recruit fighters.

“The sanctions which have led to poverty in the country, are aggravating the current situation; the humanitarian crisis is providing a recruiting ground for ISIS to benefit from,” Shaheen said.

He added: “I don’t know why they (international community) are helping ISIS by continuing the sanctions and freezing our money which is the wealth of the people of Afghanistan.”

The United States has frozen over $9 billion of Afghanistan’s foreign reserves following the collapse of the former government in mid-August.

Since then, the US and its allies have also imposed strict economic sanctions on Afghanistan, which has exacerbated an already struggling, aid-dependent economy.

Meanwhile, an IEA delegation led by Acting Foreign Minister Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi met with officials from various Qatari ministries on Friday and discussed a wide range of issues.

Friday’s discussions come ahead of next week’s talks between the IEA delegation and the US special representative Thomas West.

IEA officials said that the Afghan and US delegations would discuss the release of Afghanistan’s frozen assets, humanitarian aid, education, and the reopening of embassies in Kabul among other issues.

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Xiaomi to open car plant in Beijing with annual output of 300,000 vehicles

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Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi Corp will build a plant that can produce 300,000 vehicles annually in Beijing for its electric vehicle unit, authorities in the capital said on Saturday.

The plant will be constructed in two phases and Xiaomi will also built its auto unit’s headquarters, sales and research offices in the Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone, the government-backed economic development agency Beijing E-Town said on its official WeChat account.

Beijing E-Town said it anticipated the plant reaching mass production in 2024, a goal announced by Xiaomi’s Chief Executive Lei Jun in October.

In March, Xiaomi said it would commit to investing $10 billion in a new electric car division over 10 years. The company completed the business registration of its EV unit in late August.

The company has been opening thousands of stores to spur domestic sales growth for its smartphone business but eventually intends to use these shops as a channel for its plans to sell electric vehicles.

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IEA delegation meet with Qatari officials in Doha

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Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) officials said on Friday night that the Afghan delegation led by Acting Foreign Minister Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi met with officials from various Qatari ministries on Friday and discussed a wide range of issues.
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Friday’s discussions come ahead of next week’s talks between the IEA delegation and the US special representative Thomas West

Officials in Doha, who are accompanying Muttaqi, include representatives from the Ministries of Education, Health, Finance, Security, and Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank).

Abdul Qahar Balkhi, spokesman for the foreign ministry, confirmed the delegation’s meetings and said: “Detailed discussions were held about political, humanitarian, economic and education issues.”

According to Balkhi the Qatari officials pledged to continue to provide aid for Afghans.

“Qatari officials stated they will continue to stand by Afghans and will continue providing aid during the upcoming period,” added Balkhi

According to Balkhi, “IEA delegation thanked Qatar for their assistance and for playing a positive role during the previous negotiations.”

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