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Over 400 ANDSF killed, wounded in past one week

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(Last Updated On: June 14, 2020)

In the past week, 422 Afghan National Defense and Security personnel have been killed or wounded in more than 200 Taliban attacks in 29 provinces of Afghanistan, the Interior Ministry confirms.

Following the three-day ceasefire over Eid, an unannounced ceasefire was reached between government forces and the Taliban. But the Afghan government is not happy with the Taliban’s actions.

The interior ministry has said that the Taliban had carried out 222 military operations in the past week, killing or injuring hundreds of troopers.

“Last week, there were 222 movements in 29 provinces in Afghanistan, killing and injuring 422 members of the security and defense forces,” said Tariq Arian, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior.

The office of the National Security Council also said that both the level of violence by the Taliban and the casualties had risen.

“The casualties have not diminished, the violence has not reduced, the Taliban have intensified their attacks, and they have not tried their best to make peace, and they are still trying to fight,” said Jawid Faisal, a spokesman for the National Security Council.

According to security figures, after the Doha agreement between the United States and the Taliban, the Taliban have carried out more than 3,500 attacks in more than 100 days, including more than eight suicide attacks.

“In most of the provinces compared to the past, the Taliban have increased attacks, damaged public facilities and caused civilian casualties,” said Sayed Shah Saqim, a spokesman for the Independent Directorate of Local Governance.

The government also blames the Taliban for the recent killings of religious scholars, but the group has denied involvement in subsequent mosque bombings.

In addition, the Taliban has said they have not been involved in any of the military attacks which have killed civilians.

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Imran Khan says peace in Afghanistan would boost regional trade

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(Last Updated On: October 30, 2020)

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan says that peace and stability in Afghanistan would be beneficial for the entire region as it would enhance economic opportunities.

In a meeting with Nisar Ahmed Faizi Ghoryani, Afghanistan’s Acting Minister of Industry and Commerce, on Thursday Khan stated: “Peace in Afghanistan would be beneficial for the entire region by enhancing regional connectivity and providing new opportunities for economic cooperation.”

The Pakistani prime minister noted that Pakistan and Afghanistan have untapped economic synergy and opportunities, which he said could only be realized through cooperation in the economic and trade sphere.

Khan also reiterated Pakistan’s consistent support to peace and stability in Afghanistan and emphasized the need for a negotiated political settlement.

Meanwhile, Ghoryani thanked Pakistan for its role in facilitating the Afghan peace process and its “desire for enhanced economic and trade ties between the two countries.”

Ghoryani, who traveled to Islamabad to attend the Pakistan-Afghanistan 2020 Trade and Investment Forum, has met with the country’s high-ranking officials and discussed transit issues and expansion of trade between the two countries this week.

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Ghani calls for talks to be based on Holy Quran and Sharia Law

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(Last Updated On: October 29, 2020)

President Ghani said Thursday that peace negotiations, currently underway in Doha, should be based on the Holy Quran and Islamic law (Islamic Sharia).

Addressing a ceremony at the Ministry of Defense, on the occasion of the Prophet Mohammad’s birthday, celebrated by Muslims across the world, Ghani slammed the Taliban stating that the group has fought for 40 years in the name of religion, but now, instead of the rules of Islamic law, the Taliban insist on the US-Taliban deal as the foundation of the talks.

The US-Taliban deal was signed in Doha in February – an agreement that paved the way for peace talks between the Afghan government representatives and the Taliban.

Talks started on September 12 but have been mired in disputes between the two teams with the main hurdle being that of jurisprudence on which to base negotiations going forward.

Raising the issue Thursday, Ghani also stated that “Afghanistan Defense and Security Forces are guardians of the Afghanistan Constitution,” which is one of the most Islamic-centered constitution’s in the world.

“As an Islamic country, governed by an Islamic government, we are honored that the construction process of over one thousand mosques across the country is being completed,” he noted.

Ghani pointed out that what can be done through peace, cannot be done through war, calling the ongoing bloodshed in the country “illegitimate”.

He also pointed out the unity between Hanafi and Ja’fari jurisprudences in the country and said Islamic civilization was second to none, but others were plunged in darkness, underlining that there is no link between the holy religion of Islam and terrorism.

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Renegades signs Afghan teenager for Australia’s Big Bash League

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(Last Updated On: October 29, 2020)

Australia’s Melbourne Renegades have signed up 15-year-old Noor Ahmad after a 12-month scouting mission and plan to unleash him on the Big Bash League later this year. 

Earlier this week Renegades confirmed Mohammad Nabi had also signed up and on Thursday, the club announced on its website, 15-year-old Noor Ahmad, from Kabul, will also join their team. 

“We’ve been tracking Noor Ahmad closely for more than a year now and although he’s in the early stages of his career, he’s an exciting prospect and he has a few tricks that’ll make life difficult for batsmen,” Renegades Coach Michael Klinger said. 

Ahmad is a left-arm wrist-spinner who has earned high praise around the globe.

Ahmad earned a contract in the Caribbean Premier League earlier this year and won a T20 trophy under Mohammad Nabi’s captaincy in 2019.

“The Renegades fans and followers of the Big Bash may not know much about Noor at this stage but I can tell you, he is a very exciting talent who I feel has a big future in the game,” Nabi said.

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