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The process of collecting asset registration forms of government officials completed

The process of collecting asset registration forms of government officials completed

13 Hour Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

Kabul, Afghanistan – Asset Registration and Verification Office (ARVO) is assigned to register assets of all government officials. Over the course of six months, since its beginning, the office has collected more than 14,000 asset registration forms of high ranking government officials. ARVO Director Ms. Nahid Esar appeared in a joint press conference with Director of Anti-Corruption Secretariat Yama Turabi, saying that: "The process of collecting asset registration forms for all high ranking officials is completed."The aim behind assets registration of high-ranking officials is to prevent corruption, to prevent embezzlement of public funds, and to establish monitoring mechanism for public and the media.   According to the law, the asset registration process of high ranking officials takes place in three stages; registration, publication and verification. "ARVO expresses its satisfaction for the government leadership support, and hoped that all politicians support this process," Ms. Esar added. Meanwhile, Anti-Corruption Secretariat, who is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy, says that they report about their performances every six months."The registration of assets of government officials and employees is part of the government's commitment to the people and international community" said Yama Torabi, Director of Anti-Corruption Secretariat.Asset Registration and Verification Office urges the People, Civil Society Institutions, Ulema Council, and other institutions to visit ARVO website, and read the published assets of government officials, and share their relevant information through:  asset.registration.gov.af address

Combined delegation on investigation of fake Tazkera: We assure the people to act with complete impartiality

Combined delegation on investigation of fake Tazkera: We assure the people to act with complete impartiality

19 Sep 2018 Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

Kabul, Afghanistan – the combined delegation which is established according to a Presidential decree aimed at investigation of fake Tazkera, briefed media outlets on their activities at the GMIC this afternoon. Noor Hadi Hadi, AGO General Director for office of Oversight on Anti-Corruption and head of the delegation said that the registering Fake Tazkeras, identifying individuals and officials behind the fake Tazkeras, investigating the received complaints, and offering recommendations are main aims of the delegation.According to him, the delegation held two sessions so far and several official letters have been sent to relevant organizations, political movements especially to Grand National Coalition of Afghanistan, and Lower House, to provide accurate proofs and evidences to the delegations.Hadi added, "We assure the people of Afghanistan that this delegation will act independently and with full impartiality, and will share the results of their findings with the media and the people."Based on presidential decree #1100, a combined delegation from MoI, National Statistics Office, ACCRA, IEC and AGO were assigned to investigate the fake Tazkeras. AGO leads this combined delegation.

NGOs spent $884 million last year

NGOs spent $884 million last year

19 Sep 2018 Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

Kabul, Afghanistan – Today, Ministry of Economy launched the annual report of NGOs in Government Media and Information Center.Dr. Mustafa Mastoor, Afghan Minister of Economy, said that the aim of this report was to creating transparency and accountability of NGOs in the country, based on which the government will decide on the activities of NGOs in the future. According to Minister of Economy, in year 1396, the total number of NGOs registered in the ministry reached 2399, of which 288 were foreign NGOs. "533 NGOs were dissolved due to not reporting in accordance with law or inactivity," the minister said. "NGOs will spend their budget according to the priorities of the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the future" the minister added.NGOs spent $ 884 million last year, $ 591 million by foreign NGOs, and $ 293 million by local NGOs.According to the report, employment in NGOs has increased by 7% over the past two years, reaching 84.000, including 24.000 women.###

The campaign for distribution of paper Tazkera for the election process ended

The campaign for distribution of paper Tazkera for the election process ended

18 Sep 2018 Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

The campaign for the distribution of paper Tazkera for the elections process, which began in March this year, has ended today.  The information of the people who received Tazkera across the country, are registered in 6389 books; each book contains 820 records."5034 books have been transferred from the provinces to the center and remaining 1355 other books will be transferred soon." said Homayoun Muhtat, Director of Afghanistan Central Civil Registration Authority (ACCRA)  in a press conference held at GMIC on Tuesday.The process of entering transferred books to the database is completed; meanwhile the review, analysis, and evaluation process of the books is ongoing. 500 books are reviewed yet. He said that 380 suspected records were announced invalid and shared with the IEC.ACCRA Director also added that cooperation with IEC continues on a daily basis, and suspected Tazkera are shared with the IEC.Muhtat stressed that "The priority of the ACCRA is to collect the remaining books from the provinces and analyze all the records." He assured people that according to the principle of transparency and accountability, the work of this office is completely transparent, people and civil society organizations can monitor ACCRA operations on the ground.

Afghanistan's exports increased by 32% over the past eight months

Afghanistan's exports increased by 32% over the past eight months

18 Sep 2018 Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

Ajmal Hamid AbdulRahimzai, Acting Minister of Industry and Commerce appeared at a press conference held at GMIC on Tuesday and said, "The exports have Increased 32% in the first eight months of fiscal year 1397, compared to the same period of last year."The implementing the National Exports Strategy, establishing air corridors, holding trade shows for the purpose of marketing Afghanistan products abroad, building transit routes with China, Kazakhstan, India and Uzbekistan, and identifying six items of country’s important products for export, are the main reasons for the increase in exports in the last eight months. "Afghanistan's economic growth and development are the main goals of NUG and international community for the transformation decade. The country's economic growth through strengthening of the private sector, is one of government priorities, which includes the support of local investors in order to improve the capacity of domestic products to increase exports and substitution of imports” Acting minister added. Approval of industrial parks policy and scheme for determination of 50 AFs per square meter of land in all industrial parks, retrieving 128 acres of parks’ lands from usurpers in Khost province and 114 acres in Kabul, and distributing 60 acres of land for investors in Barik Aab industrial park, are part of MoIC achievements. 1.3 billion AFs will be invested in Barik Aab industrial park, which will provide jobs for 9,000 people.###

MoD Press Conference Executive Summary 10 September 2018

MoD Press Conference Executive Summary 10 September 2018

10 Sep 2018 Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

Speaker: MoD Spokesperson Ghafoor JawidMr. Jawid started his press briefing emphasizing on security of parliamentary elections and ANDSF ongoing Operations, saying that “ANDSF has launched comprehensive operations to pave the way for Afghans to participate in the parliamentary and district councils’ elections in a sound and safe environment.”He added that “conflicts are ongoing in number of provinces, the Taliban and other terrorist groups are trying to challenge the election process and create fear and concerns among Afghanistan people.” He stressed on ANDSF capabilities and said: “our forces are more capable than ever before and they have inflicted heavy causalities to the enemy. We can go after enemies anywhere in the country.”Further Jawid added that: “Taliban shadow district governor in Burka district of Baghlan province along with his eight militants was killed as result of air strikes carried by Afghan Air Forces (AAF).We assure the people of Afghanistan that ANDSF stands with them, protecting them and providing with safe living environment to them, Jawid said. Q/A SessionQ. it is said that check posts and bases have fallen and destroyed by enemy in Baghlan provinces, what is your view?In Baghlan, it should be clear that ANDSF checkposts or bases have never fallen to the enemy. Sometimes due to pressure, and for better responding and fighting against enemy, there is tactical withdrawal; but it doesn’t mean that base is fallen to the enemy. Afghan Air Forces carried out air strikes in Baghlan provinces, inflicted heavy causalities to enemy and Mula Saifuddin the Taliban shadow district governor in Burka district was killed along his eight militant. The situation is under control of ANDSF.Q. What do you say about reports that numbers of checkposts have fallen to enemy in Sar-e Pul province, and residents are concerned that the city may fall to Taliban?A. in Sarepul, our forces have withdrawn from their checkposts and it doesn’t mean fall to enemy. Additional reinforcement from Jauzjan have reached there, and with all strength the situation is under control. Q. How is the situation in Daimerdad district? What the number of ANDSF causalities?A. In Daimerdad, we have causalities, figures will be shared later. Ground forces have been deployed and they have the support of air forces. As result of our air strikes 54 Taliban fighters were killed.Taliban and other terrorist groups can’t make any problems, the only thing they do is to fear and concerns among the people, and thus they attack some bases and checkposts, but ANDSF have more capabilities then ever before and have strongly responded to the enemy’s attack.###

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (Signing MoU between MoMP and CORDAID)

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (Signing MoU between MoMP and CORDAID)

10 Sep 2018 Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

Speakers:•    Acting Minister, Nargis Nehan, MoMP•    Mr. Kees Zevenbergen, Chief Executive, CORDAID Kabul, Afghanistan: Today Nargis Nehan Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum had a  joint press conference with CORDAID organization on (Signing MoU between MoMP and CORDAID) at the Government Media and Information Center (GMIC) this afternoon.Nargis Nehan said that by signing this memorandum, people in 34 provinces of the country are given the necessary information on the rights and importance of their role in monitoring the implementation of projects related to mining.Minister Nehan emphasized the importance of the role of people in monitoring the implementation of mine projects, according to the law; people play a key role in the process of monitoring the implementation of mining projects.Ministry of Mines and Petroleum singed a MoU with CORDIAD organization, a non-profit Netherland entity, to increase public awareness on mines.Nargis Nehan: the main goal of signing this MoU is ensuring rights of miners and empowerment of women, youths and local people who are displaced as a result of mining activities.She also added that CORDIAD supports Ministry of Mines and Petroleum in strengthening the social contract between the government and the citizens in the field of mines extractions through better coordination and information sharing.She also emphasized  the importance of the role of people in monitoring the implementation of mine projects, according to the law, people plays an essential role in monitoring and implementation of mining projects and, if they are not aware, they can not properly use their rights and they do not understand their importance. #####

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Ghazni to be cleared of enemy presence soon

Ghazni to be cleared of enemy presence soon

13 Aug 2018 Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

GMIC: Kabul, Afghanistan – Chief of General Staff, MoI deputy minister and NDS Deputy director, are in Ghazni now leading the war against the Taliban.  In a joint press conference held at GMIC, Lt. General Tariq Shah Bahrami, Minister of Defense and Minster of Interior Affairs Wais Ahmad Barmak, briefed the media on the situation in Ghazni city and said: according to latest information, planning for clearance operation has been completed, and comprehensive operation have been launched from four fronts today, with participation of ANA, ANP, NDS and commando units, aimed at suppressing the enemy and clearance of Ghazni city. Bahrami added that additional troops and reinforcements including ANA, ANP and NDS have been deployed to Ghazni this morning, for the clearance of Ghazni city, securing the highway, and inflicting heavy casualties to the terrorists. Minister of Defense stressed that with the measures taken, positive changes will come in security situation of Ghazni city within 24 hours. Wais Ahmad Barmak, Minister of Interior Affairs said that during the clearance operation which started this morning, PD 1 is cleared; the prison, Bala Hesar area and vicinity of police HQ  is under government control and operation is ongoing intensely. Minsters of Defense and Interior Affairs assured that people of Ghazni that ANDSF will stand with the population defending them against terrorist and will soon defeat the enemy.

Security situation to improve in Ghazni within few days

Security situation to improve in Ghazni within few days

12 Aug 2018 Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

Kabul, Afghanistan –  There will be positive changes in the security situation on Ghazni soon.  Briefing the media outlets around security situation in Ghazni, Chief of General Staff General Mohammad Sharif Yaftali said: the security situation will change in Ghazni and highway #1 will open, in two days.He said the reason for the slow ANDSF operations to suppress the terrorists in Ghazni id due to preventing civilian casualties and financial losses to the residents of the province. He said Taliban and terrorists massed from Helmand, Zabul, Paktia and Paktika provinces to attack Ghazni. ANDSF is fighting more than 20 terrorists groups. Chief of General Staff said that ANDSF have the capability to defend Ghazni and their priority is clearance of the city from the presence of Taliban and foreign terrorists, reopening the highway #1 and securing Ghazni city. He said all strategic areas such as governor’s office, provincial Chief of Police, jail, NDS provincial office, ANA bases in Ghazni and other key areas, are in the hands of government, right now.General Yaftali added that Taliban have destroyed public institutions in Ghazni, and have burned up a large mall in the city. Chief of General Staff assured the citizens of Ghazni that ANDSF will stand with them protecting their lives and properties and will not allow terrorists to harm them. He said ANDSF is capable enough to hold their bases and protect Ghazni. 

Revenues to Multiply after Afghanistan got the Control and Management of its Airspace

Revenues to Multiply after Afghanistan got the Control and Management of its Airspace

11 Aug 2018 Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

Kabul, Afghanistan: Mr. Mahmood Shah Habibi the Director of Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan said that controlling Afghanistan’s airspace and airports which was one of NUG’s commitments have been implemented. Appearing in a press conference today at Government Media and Information Center (GMIC) Mahmood Shah Habibi said: “Though the responsibility of controlling Afghanistan’s airspace was given to Afghanistan’s government by NATO and American experts after September 2015, but due the extension of the practical and theoretical trainings period by internal experts, the country’s airspace was controlled with the assistant of foreign experts till few days ago.The director of Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) added: now the country’s airspace and airports are controlled and managed totally by the internal experts (Afghans). This system consists of a network established in 36 areas throughout Afghanistan and all the flights are controlled through a center at Hamid Karzai's International airport which means now all airplanes crossing Afghanistan airspace are shown on Radar. Habibi also said: the fee for each flight crossing Afghanistan’s airspace was $500 USD before, but after the August of last year it has increased to $ 750 USD. He added our revenues reach AFG 6 Billion in the compare to past and the revenue will increase by several in the coming years.By transferring full responsibility of controlling the airspace system of the country to Afghanistan government, the services cost paid for the air services reduces, the service quality increases, and the costs of managing this system will fundamentally reduce.On Thursday, H.E President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani launched the advanced airspace control system at Hamid Karzai’s airport. President said that an independent airspace system was one of the major goals of NUG, which is successfully achieved. ####

Dealing with Cases of violence against Journalists (AGO, Journalist Federation, CID/MOI) - Readout

Dealing with Cases of violence against Journalists (AGO, Journalist Federation, CID/MOI) - Readout

07 Aug 2018 Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

Speakers:BG. M.Farid Afzali, CID/MOIMr. Jamshid Rasooli, AGO SpoxMr. Hujatullah Mujadidi, Dep journalist Federation Kabul, Afghanistan: Today 07 August, The AGO, Journalist Federation, CID/MOI had joint press conference at Government Media and Information Center (GMIC).Jamshid Rasooli; One of AGO achievements is investigating cases of violence against journalists. Cases of violence against journalists have referred to AGO.The alleged individuals of violence against journalists have been punished and even some of them are sentenced to death. In total, AGO has fully investigated 49 cases of violence against journalists in past few years.He also added that of the above cases, 15 cases that have been referred to AGO since the establishment of the Joint Committee, 6 cases were investigated 9 cases are under investigation of which 25 people have been prosecuted and convicted.Investigated cases of violence against journalists include cases such as murder, assault, insult, threats, false information, illegal arrests, armed attacks, burning radio station, assassinations, etc.These cases of violence against journalists took place in Nangarhar, Kabul, Herat, Ghor, Nimroz, Farah, and Kandahar, Faryab, Parwan, Kapisa and Baghlan provinces. He emphasized that the committee is doing its job very seriously and addresses cases filed in the past ten years. Cases of threats against journalists are top priorities for AGO. Cases of threats against journalists are top priorities for AGO. He added that out of the 49 cases that have been sent form AGO, 33 cases were those of the past years and 16 cases are new ones. And out of the 16 new cases that have been filed, 6 cases have been finalized and the 10 remaining ones are in their due process with respective AGO offices. Hujatullah Mujadidi: "Attorney General's Office takes effective measures in cases of threats against journalists.""It is unprecedented in the world that a vice president assumes the responsibility of the committee that addresses the complaints and challenges of the journalists."He added that the latest report from the IDLG shows that 223 sessions have been held in provinces to solve the problems of journalists and local administrations which is good news for the journalists.He emphasized that more than 38 cases have been minor complaints that the person who complaint did not show interest to follow the case. And 15 cases have been terminated because no criminal case could be filed due to no evidence and 11 of the serious cases are processing now from the latest cases. And also 18 cases of threats against journalists have been resolved from the latest casesM. Farid Afzali, CID/MOI; from the 170 cases detected 69 persons have been arrested from the previous cases.AGO is committed to seriously investigate cases of violence against journalists across Afghanistan.###

Afghanistan Ulema called for a long term ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban

Afghanistan Ulema called for a long term ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban

05 Aug 2018 Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

Saturday, August 4, 2018 – Maulawi Qiamuddin Kashaf, head of Afghanistan Ulema Council called on the Taliban and the Afghan government to announce a permanent ceasefire on  the verge of Eid-Ul-Adha.  Maulawi Kashaf, at the first meeting of the commission to review the proposals of the Ulama for social reforms, which was held at Government Media and Information Center (GMIC) said: Afghanistan Ulema propose a permanent ceasefire between the conflicting parties in order to pave the way for direct negotiations between the Taliban and government. Two months ago, around three thousand Ulema have gathered at a prominent conference in Loy Jirga tent Kabul calling the current war illegitimate and urged for a ceasefire in addition to other suggestions.   Following the Ulemas’ Fetwa, President Ashraf Ghani, for the first time, announced a ceasefire from 27th Ramadan to 5th of Eid-Ul-Fitre, for ten days. As Eid-Ul-Udha is approaching, the chairman of Ulemas council of Afghanistan once again called on the Taliban and Government to announce a longer ceasefire.

Herat began exporting grapes to regional countries

Herat began exporting grapes to regional countries

30 Jul 2018 Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

MAIL – Nasir Ahmad Durani, Minister of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock inaugurated the export process of Herat grapes to Pakistan. Minister Durani, during his trip to Herat, visited Guzara district and inaugurated the export process of 7500 tons of grapes to Pakistan markets. The total cost of grapes exported to Pak is estimated 236 million Afs. Herat is one of the prominent provinces at agriculture and gardening which produces over 120 thousand tons grapes annually.  The grapes export process will be done by a private company in close cooperation of commercial horticulture and agricultural marketing program (CHMP) after signing a memorandum. Mohammad Asif Rahimi, Herat governor said: The export of grapes to outside markets is a huge and fundamental change for increasing farmers’ income.  NUG plans to support Afghan villagers and farmers by boosting agricultural products and paving the way for their export.  Building air corridors to several countries is a good step to support Afghan products.  There has been a dramatic change in key areas of agriculture since the establishment of NUG.  ###

How Modern Agriculture Help Afghan Women: All of Fatima's children go to school now

How Modern Agriculture Help Afghan Women: All of Fatima's children go to school now

30 Jul 2018 Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

How Modern Agriculture Help Afghan Women: All of Fatima's children go to school now.Success Story:Mrs. Fatimah, 35, is responsible for a seven-member family in the Lal-u-Sar Jangal district of Ghor province. Since she has not been able to pursue her education due to family issues, she emphasizes on her children's education. One son and four of her daughters have recently enrolled in school. It’s been two years now that Mrs. Fatimah is growing vegetables under National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) of Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) .She says her life has completely changed since she joined the program. "My husband and I are illiterate. We were in a lot of trouble two years ago due to poor economy, we did not have enough information about agriculture and cultivation, thus we cultivated in traditional ways and had no good income."She complained about her past life and said: “We were dealing with immense challenges and could not afford basic needs of our children and could not send them to school. Only my older son attended school and the rest of my sons and daughters were deprived of education due to poverty.”Since 2016, when the National Horticulture and Livestock Project initiated in our villages, I joined the program and attended the regular monthly sessions for peasants.  We got practical and theoretical lessons from expert trainers on cultivating vegetables. We are happy that the school of agriculture for farmers put efforts to train us on cultivating and harvesting process of vegetables through videos. The training method helped illiterate women to learn farming and invest in agriculture. She asserted that the program was very useful, effective, and interesting for illiterate women, and now they know everything about cultivation.According to Mrs. Fatemeh, the weather in Ghor province is very cold, so cultivating crops does not yield a good profit. But through the National Horticulture and Livestock Project, they can run small greenhouses and they are able to grow enough vegetables to earn good profits. Thus, they can prepare basic needs of their lives, healthy food, and education for their children.Fatima expressed her gratitude to the employees and leadership of the program and asked MAIL to continue such effective programs to support women to become self-sufficient.###

Governmental hospitals in 15 provinces will be connected to the center via Optical Fiber Network

Governmental hospitals in 15 provinces will be connected to the center via Optical Fiber Network

29 Jul 2018 Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

Kabul, Afghanistan: Ministry of Public Health and Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) signed a MoU for tele-medicine through fiber optic network.Minister Ferozuddin Feroz, MoPH held a press conference at Government Media and Information Center (GMIC) said, “For the first time we want to connect two governmental hospitals of Sharana the center of Pakteka and Aibak the center of Samangan with the Jomhoryat hospital in Kabul through fiber optic network. “This project costs 3million USD which is funded by ATRA in the next three years. This project focuses on three areas: Diagnosis, Treatment and TrainingPublic Health’s Minister declared that more than 300million USD of citizen’s are spent on treatment outside of Afghanistan he also added that upgrading healthcare services through fiber optic network improves the quality of treatment and health care services in all the provinces and districts in addition, it also helps to connect the central hospitals of Afghanistan with the famous foreign hospitals of the regional countries. Moreover, it provides the opportunities to treat various internal diseases with lower price, less time with more precise diagnosis. NUG Afghanistan is committed to providing the best and standard healthcare services for all the citizens of Afghanistan. ####

Islamic Scholars Conference in Saudi Arabia on Afghanistan peace was unprecedented

Islamic Scholars Conference in Saudi Arabia on Afghanistan peace was unprecedented

21 Jul 2018 Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

Kabul, Afghanistan – Speaking about the outcomes of Islamic Scholars Conference in Saudi Arabia, in a joint press conference at Government Media and Information Center, Mawlawi Qiamuddin Kashaf Head of Ulema Council called the gathering of Islamic scholars in KSA especially in Haram-e Sharif with the aim of ending the war in Afghanistan, as an unprecedented initiative. He added: "Senior scholars and renown Muftis of the Islamic world, including Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Malik Salman, have supported the stance of the Afghan Ulema for calling the war illegitimate and supporting peace."Meanwhile, HPC Head of Secretariat emphasized that peoples from different sects of the nation are supporting the peace process, added: The Fatwa of around 3,000 religious scholars in the country terming the ongoing war as non-religious, was unprecedented and brought about a new transformation in the peace process. Stressing the importance of the Islamic World scholars’ conference on Afghan peace, which was organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and hosted by Saudi Arabia, he said the efforts of the High Peace Council were aimed at bringing peace and paving the way for direct peace talks with the Taliban.He added that a Quadrilateral meeting on peace will be held next week, with representatives from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America and Afghanistan, to provide a way for direct talks with the Taliban.The two-day conference of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), focusing the Afghanistan war, was held in Jeddah and Makkah on July 10 and 11 respectively. A delegation of Afghan Ulema led by Mawlawi Qiamuddin Kashaf, Head of Ulema Council attended the conference.###

54 people released from the Taliban prison

54 people released from the Taliban prison

17 Jul 2018 Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

According to a press release of Ministry of Defense (Tuesday, July 17, 2018), 54 people who were in Taliban’s prison were released as a result of clearance operation carried out by Special Operations Corps in vicinity of Musa Qala district of Helmand province.Among the released people, there were 15 police officers, 4 army officers, two civilian doctors and 33 civilians.Four members of the Taliban group were also arrested by special operations corps soldiers in this operation.

Number of religious scholars and Imams of the mosques announced their support for government plans in Faryab

Number of religious scholars and Imams of the mosques announced their support for government plans in Faryab

16 Jul 2018 Government Media and Information Center Government Media and Information Center

Faryab province Media office (Monday, 16 July 2011) – Number of religious scholars and Imams of the mosques, during a meeting with Dr Naqibullah Faiq, governor of Faryab, expressed their support for the government's plans.The governor of Faryab, expressing his gratitude for the support and cooperation of the religious scholars and Imams of the mosques, called them the instructors and real educators of the Islamic community, and said that their advices are very useful in delivering good governance.Mr. Faiq also hoped that religious scholars do not hesitate in putting efforts to enlighten the public perception, and to cooperate with the legitimate government with the aim of achieving an enduring peace.