Ghani issues new directives for the safety, order in Kabul’s Hamid Karzai Int’l Airport

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani issued new directives to the relevant authorities in a bid to ensure safety and order in Hamid Karzai International Airport in capital Kabul.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said President Ghani issued the new directives during the inauguration of the new Radar system in the airport.

According to ARG Palace, President Ghani ordered the relevant authorities to take necessary measures to prevent the unnecessary gatherings, ceremonial gatherings, and entry of armed men inside its premises.

The new Radar system was inaugurated in the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and other high level government and security officials in Hamid Karzai International Airport today.

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Panjwayee turns into ‘most secure’ district in Kandahar

Panjwayee has turned into the most secure district in southern Kandahar province after being seized from the Taliban, local military forces told Ariana News on Monday.

The district which shares border with Pakistan had been recognized as the Taliban’s main center and a “death region” for the Afghan and foreign forces in the province over the last five years.

However, currently, the military forces can feel safe and there is no presence of the Taliban in the district.

“The district has a better security and there was no [security] incident during the ceasefire. This district is secure since a while,” Qurban, a Panjawyee based soldier told Ariana News.

The government forces had been involved in deadly clashes with the Taliban since years in Panjwayee district, and the foreign trainers and advisors are no longer the district.   Only the local security forces have presence and maintaining the security of the district.

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CE Abdullah: Gov’t will take new measures for safety of journalists

The government will take new measures for preventing militant attacks and safety of journalists in the country, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said on Thursday at a funeral ceremony of 10 journalists killed in multiple attacks this week.

At the ceremony, the parents and families of the victims criticized the government over failure to maintain security of the journalists.

However, Abdullah said that the government is probing the recent suicide attacks that targeted journalists in the capital Kabul, adding that the government will take new measures for preventing such kind of attacks and ensuring safety of journalists in the country.

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MPs Concerned Over Hizb-e-Islami’s Refusal To Give Up Arms

Hizb-e-Islami says its men need to be armed as their safety is not guaranteed but that they will not turn their weapons on government.

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s Hizb-e-Islami members have so far refused to hand over their weapons, which has in turn sparked concern among MPs.

This comes after Hekmatyar and his men officially returned to Afghanistan early this month after the group’s leader sealed a peace deal with government last year.

Despite Hizb-e-Islami having assured the nation that their armed men will not turn their weapons on government, MPs on Wednesday raised the issue and voiced their concerns.

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