AWCC expands telecom services to Kandahar’s Registan district
Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) has rolled out telecommunication services in Registan district of Kandahar province.
In a meeting with the governor of Kandahar, AWCC officials informed the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) about the wide range of services now available in the remote district of the province and said that necessary steps are being taken by the company to solve the telecommunication problems of the people in other remote areas.
“The problem for district centers in the southwest zone has been solved. The survey has ended. Now I go to the valleys. For example, the problems in the center of Shah Wali Kot have been solved, but its valleys also have rights. I will go to all the valleys,” said Aliullah Sarwari, the head of AWCC.
The governor of Kandahar pointed out that the security situation in the country has improved and asked AWCC officials to expand their services to more remote areas in the country.
“Try to take the towers to distant places. May Allah have mercy on you and bless you. These works are mostly done in cities, but remote areas are deprived of services. People in remote areas live a difficult life,” Mohammad Yusuf Wafa, governor of Kandahar, said.
Residents and telecommunication officials in Kandahar province welcomed the expansion of AWCC’s services to Registan district.
“This district was deprived of telecommunication services. Alhamdulillah, this district was also connected to the center. Alhamdulillah, other districts are also connected to the center,” said Noorullah Nouri, head of telecommunications in Kandahar province.
“People are very happy. This is a vast area. The problems are now solved,” said Abdul Malik, a resident of Kandahar’s Registan district.
AWCC has forged ahead in a number of remote areas over the past year, bringing access to telecommunications to thousands of people across the country. Company officials have said plans are in place to continue to connect more districts and villages going forward.
Iran holds ‘good negotiations’ with IEA over water rights
Iran’s foreign minister has said that Tehran had “good negotiations” with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) over the issue of water rights.
“We have the water rights issue on the agenda, and the [Iranian] president has assigned Hassan Kazemi Qomi [Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan] to follow up on the matter, with the view that the issues between the two countries should go in the direct direction and be resolved,” Hossein Amir Abdollahian told Iranian state media.
On the recent border clash, he said that the clash did not have any agenda, and the situation in Afghanistan is understandable for Iran.
Tensions between Iran and IEA escalated after Tehran accused Kabul of restricting the flow of water to Iran.
The tensions began last month after Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi warned the IEA needs to “honor” Iran’s rights over the Helmand River.
IEA officials have stressed that they are committed to the 1973 water treaty between Iran and Afghanistan, but there is a lack of water due to drought.
EU-Central Asia summit calls for inclusive government in Afghanistan
Leaders of Central Asian countries and the EU chief met in Kyrgyzstan on Friday, where they discussed Afghanistan among other issues.
The meeting in Cholpon Ata was attended by the leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, and a delegation from Turkmenistan.
On Afghanistan, the participants discussed common concerns over the deteriorating situation in the country and reaffirmed their commitment to see the country develop into a secure, peaceful, stable, prosperous country, according to a joint communique.
The leaders also recognised the efforts of the international community to assist the people of Afghanistan in a principled manner and in accordance with international law and universally recognized norms and principles, despite difficult circumstances.
Participants also called on the international community to step up humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan and noted the key role of the UN in providing humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan in a principled manner.
They underlined the importance of the establishment of an inclusive and representative government and the importance of promotion of and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Afghans citizens, in particular women, girls and ethnic groups.
IEA special forces kill key Daesh commander in eastern Afghanistan
The Islamic Emirate’s special forces in an operation on Wednesday killed a top Daesh commander along with his accomplice in eastern Nangarhar province, state-run Bakhtar news agency reported.
This Daesh commander’s name was reportedly “Turab”.
The operation was conducted on Wednesday evening in Wuch Tangi village of Shiwa district in eastern Nangarhar province, according to the provincial officials reported by Bakhtar news agency.
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