KABUL (Pajhwok): Nineteen people were killed and injured in Afghanistan last week, while opinions expressed by different countries and international organizations regarding Afghanistan showed that the country was still under their attention.
- Afghanistan must not be forgotten: OSCE
- The current Afghan government is heading in the wrong direction: Germany
- Different sources have insisted on girls’ education and women’s rights in Afghanistan
- India and Iran stress inclusive government and continued aid to Afghan people
- Central Asian states pledged to join efforts to solve problems in Afghanistan
- India close to resuming diplomatic presence in Afghanistan
- Three former government officials returned to Afghanistan
- The World Bank has approved three projects worth $793 million for Afghanistan
- Humand Rights Watch expressed concern about the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan
- Fifteen people were killed and four others injured in Afghanistan last week.
Last week, 15 people were killed and four others injured in Afghanistan last week.
According to reports, one civilian, five security personnel were killed and another civilian was injured in a roadside explosion in Kandahar province last week. The landmine was laid in the past. A man was also killed following an explosion in Kunduz province.
According to local sources, unidentified gunmen killed two people in Baghlan and Kunduz provinces while the bodies of three people were found in Baghlan last week.
Reports showed that Pakistani forces shot dead a man in the Ango Ada area when the person killed wanted to cross the Durand Line into Pakistan.
One person was killed and another injured following a violent dispute between two families in Uruzgan province.
In Nangahrar, security forces killed one person for an alleged robbery and injured two others.
According to the weekly Pajhwok, six people were killed and four injured in Afghanistan last week.
This stems from the fact that before August 15 of last year, hundreds of people were killed and injured every week in Afghanistan.
Foreign meetings on Afghanistan
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) last week discussed the situation in Afghanistan and its impact on the region. The meeting said that Afghansitan should not be forgotten.
Afghanistan’s permanent representative to the OSCE, Manizha Bakhtari, expressed deep concern over the caretaker government’s policy of failing to respect the fundamental freedom of girls and women. But the interim Afghan government said the rights of women and girls were not being violated.
Reports showed that US Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West met with Arab Foreign Minister Ahmad Ali Shaikh and discussed latest humanitarian situation and education of Afghan girls. The Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates pledged support for Afghanistan in the field of health, humanitarian aid and food supply.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock at a press briefing in Islamabad said current Afghan government was heading in the wrong direction and would not be recognized until it changed its position.
“The international community must stand together and tell the Taliban loud and clear that you are heading in the wrong direction. And as long as they go down this path, there is no room for normalization and even recognition of the Taliban as legitimate leaders,” Baerbock asserted.
Qatari Foreign Minister Shaikh Mohammad Bin Al Sani met with US Foreign Secretary Antony Blinken in Washington and discussed political, economic, girls’ education and women’s rights situation in Afghanistan.
Indian and Iranian foreign ministers during a meeting in New Delhi appointed vital the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan and underscored support for the Afghansitan in a difficult economic situation.
Similarly, the foreign ministers of China, Uzbekistan, Kazakistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan, at a meeting in Kazakistan, called peace in Afghanistan vital for regional peace and demanded efforts by the countries of Central Asia to help solve the problems in Afghanistan.
Meetings of Foreign Officials in Afghanistan
UN Secretary General Special Representatives for Afghansitan Deborha Lyons during a Meet with Acting Foreign Minister Ameer Khan Muttaqi said that UNAMA and the United States do not want to weaken the banking sector in Afghanistan and stressed the negotiated settlement of the current problems facing the banking sector in Afghanistan.
Qater Ameer’s national security adviser, Mohammad Bin Ahmad Almosnad, in a meeting with Foreign Minister Muttaqi, said the Afghan was Qatat’s strategic partner and promised the strengthening of bilateral ties that have a long story.
Indian diplomatic mission
Last week, Indian media reported this Indian was closed to make a decision regarding the resumption of his diplomatic mission in Afghanistan. This comes as last week a delegation from the Indian Foreign Ministry arrived in Afghanistan.
During the visit, the delegation visited Indian development projects and met with Afghan interim government officials.
Former government officials return
Last week, some previous government officials – former minister of state Ghulam Farooq Wardak, former defense ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri, former director of Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat Amanullah Ghalib – are returned to Afghanistan from foreign countries.
These people had returned as a result of the efforts of the Reconciliation Commission.
After the fall of the previous government on August 15 last year, most government employees had not been recalled to their posts.
Last week, a group of IACSC staff raised objection and said that the interim government officials have not made any final decisions regarding the work of women in government institutions despite the fact that the officials had promised to make a decision in this regard.
Government officials, however, said efforts were being made to provide work for all through different resources to help solve people’s problems, including landlords. They said that currently employed women receive their salaries at home.
Human Rights Watch
Last week, Human Rights Watch (HRW) expressed concern about the violation of rights, especially of women and girls in Afghanistan, and highlighted the increased pressure from the international community on the current Afghan government.
HRW’s women’s rights officer said the international community should come together to tell the Taliban that they will defend the rights of Afghan women and girls in the right way.
But the Afghan government rejected HRW allegations of murder and violation of the rights of innocent people.
Continuity of aid
Last week, Saudi Arabia provided $30 million to the Afghan Trust Fund, which has been warmly welcomed by the interim Afghan government.
Last week, China provided 24 kilograms of rice to every family in Afghanistan. A total of 750 families have benefited from the aid.
In addition, the World Bank and the Afghanistan Reconstruction Fund have approved three projects for Afghanistan worth $793 million.