Connect with us

Latest News

Senators Criticize Security Officials’ Action Plans Against Taliban

Ariana News

Published

 on

(Last Updated On: May 8, 2018)

A number of Senators at the Upper House of Parliament have criticized security officials for not having practical plans to reduce insecurities, saying the armed oppositions have taken the war’s initiative.

They declared that the civilian casualties had a sharp increase compared to the last year and President must take a decisive decision for the security of people.

“The security sectors admitted having shortcomings. The war’s initiative is in hands of the enemies and we are just defending. Why authorities do not tell the truth?” Senator Nader Baluch said.

The first deputy speaker of Senate, Muhammad Alam Izadyar noted, “Fifty percent of people under the poverty line is an alert. People have no choice except seeking asylum or joining the enemies. The government is responsible to address these problems.”

In the meantime, the chairman of Senate, Fazlul Hadi Muslimyar called for preparing a scheme to identify and punish those who act against the national interests.

“When a school comes under attack in Dasht-e Archi, all Pakistani scholars show reaction. But where are they? When many people killed in a mosque in Khost? The traitors and servants should be identified and punished,” Muslimyar added.

Afghan Senators stressed that people must support security forces and stand against foreign conspiracies.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Latest News

Germany will not abandon Afghan staff, minister says

Ariana News

Published

on

(Last Updated On: April 19, 2021)

Germany will not let down its Afghan staff as the international military mission in the country, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer pledged on Sunday.

“I feel it is Germany’s sincere duty to not leave these people without protection now that we will permanently withdraw,” the defence ministry in Berlin said on Twitter, quoting extracts from an interview with German news agency DPA.

U.S. President Joe Biden and NATO on Wednesday announced that they would withdraw the roughly 10,000 foreign troops still in Afghanistan by Sept. 11. Germany is the second-largest contingent with about 1,100 troops.

The withdrawals have raised concerns that Afghanistan could erupt into full-scale civil war, providing al Qaeda space in which to rebuild and plan new attacks on U.S. and other targets.

The German forces currently employ about 300 Afghans as interpreters and in other jobs, according to the defence ministry in Berlin.

Since 2013 Germany has admitted nearly 800 Afghans at risk in their own country after working for the foreign military, as well as about 2,500 family members.

Continue Reading

Latest News

Two policemen killed in Taliban group attack in Baghlan

Ariana News

Published

on

(Last Updated On: April 19, 2021)

At least two policemen were killed and six others were wounded in a Taliban group attack in Baghlan province on Sunday night, police said Monday.

Police said the Taliban attacked Fabreka Qand Township in the Baghlan-e-Markazi district.

According to them, at least six Taliban insurgents were also killed and eight more were wounded in the ensuing clash between the insurgents and Afghan security forces.

“Afghan forces responded strongly to the Taliban’s attacks and pushed them back,” said Jawed Basharat, spokesman for Baghlan police.

Sayed Kamal Wardak, district governor for Baghlan Markazi district told Ariana News that the clash started on Sunday night at around midnight and lasted until 5am on Monday.

“At least one police Humvee burnt out and another one was seized by the Taliban,” said Wardak.

Police chief Sayed Ashraf Sadat along with other reinforcements are in the area and said the Taliban suffered heavy casualties but he did not provide further details.

Continue Reading

Latest News

Ghani says Taliban no longer has an ‘excuse’ to continue the war

Ariana News

Published

on

(Last Updated On: April 19, 2021)

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday rejected any military parallels with the US war in Vietnam and dismissed concerns that his country would collapse after American forces are withdrawn.

In an interview with CNN, Ghani said it was time Afghanistan regained its sovereignty after 20 years of American and international presence.

“In the past two years, Afghan defence and security forces have been carrying out over 90 per cent of the operations,” he said.

Ghani said the US announcement of troop withdrawal has been a game changer but it’s now time the Taliban and Pakistan make a choice.

“Will they opt for peace or chaos?” he asked.

Ghani said the Taliban no longer has an excuse to carry on the war now that the international forces are withdrawing and they have no religious justification for the war. He said a political settlement is a must but that the ball is “clearly” in the Taliban’s court.

According to him he has never stood in the way of peace but was used as the Trump administration’s scapegoat. He said he was accused of being an “obstacle in the way of peace”.

This was not the case he said, adding that he was clear about wanting the Trump team to deal directly with the Afghan government and not with the Taliban on the troop withdrawal issue last year.

On what the Taliban might do in future, Ghani said he would like the group to “seize the new context” and reach a political settlement where a government of peace ending in an election can be formed.

He also said that Pakistan’s leaders have all “verbally” said they do not want the Taliban to rule, and that they would like to see a peaceful, stable, democratic government in Afghanistan. He added however that Afghanistan is “key to their prosperity”.

According to him, Pakistan has two choices – share in the benefits of a peaceful Afghanistan or “opt for chaos”. He said Pakistan would be the country most affected by a civil war in Afghanistan.

Ghani also stated that Pakistan could become an anchor for regional stability. On China, he said he did not believe Beijing would get “involved” in regional conflict and stated that Afghanistan does not want “a replacement” for US troops once they have withdrawn.

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2021 Ariana News. All rights reserved!