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Harsh Reactions to Death of Ariananews Reporter



(Last Updated On: October 24, 2022)

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaMartyrdom of Ariana News reporter, Nematullah Zahir has followed widespread reactions.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Officer, (CEO), Abdullah Abdullah, National Security Council and Human Rights Commission have strongly condemned this incident and offered their condolences to the family of the martyr, Ariana and Ariananews Networks.

Presidential Palace in a statement said, “Terrorists and Afghanistan’s enemies have once again approved that they do not believe in freedom of speech and do not hesitate to do inhuman actions to reach to their wicked targets. As they saddened the media community of the country by this incident. Nematullah Zahir worked in a difficult situation in Helmand and bravery informed his fellow citizens with the latest news. His death is a great loss for the media community.”

Chief Executive Officer sees Afghanistan shocked with this incident.

“We offer our condolences to the death of Nematullah Zahir, Ariananews reporter. We called serious attentions of the security forces for the safety of journalists, because they are also in forefront of the war,” said CEO, Abdullah Abdullah.

National Security Adviser, Hanif Atmar has considered the death of Zahir one of the sinister plans of the enemies and noted, “Freedom of Speech is a great achievement for Afghanistan which is under terror targets. The terrorists seek to weaken the spirit of freedom of speech heroes with these failed actions. We offer our deepest condolences to the testimony of the martyr Zahir.”

Tawab Ghorzang, spokesman of National Directorate of Security (NDS) has also said, “The Helmand war targeted a professional journalists who reported each moments of the province.”

The acting chief of Balkh province, Ata Muhammad Noor and Nasir Ahmad Durani, minister of Rural and Development have payed tribute to the death of Nematullah Zahir.

The Independent Directorate of Local Organs sent a message regarding to the death of Zahir.

“Terrorists are trying to prevent the freedom of speech by these actions but they cannot reach their goals and weakens the media outlets.”

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Commission links the death of Zahir to the inefficiency of the security institutions in providing the security of journalists.

“This incident relates to the inefficiency of security forces who failed to provide security.”

NATO has also saddened by this incident and offered condolences: “NATO has saddened by the death of Nematullah Zahir, Ariananews reporter and expressed sympathy to the family of Ariananews family. NATO praised Ariana and Ariananews networks for providing news stories in difficult conditions.”

Ariana News provincial reporter, Nematullah Zaheer was killed in an explosion in Lashkargah city of Helmand province of Afghansitan on Friday at 10:00 AM local time.


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Muttaqi leaves for China to attend Trans-Himalaya Forum



(Last Updated On: October 3, 2023)

Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi left Kabul for China to participate in the third Trans-Himalaya Forum for International Cooperation, it was announced Tuesday.

Hafiz Zia Ahmad, deputy spokesman for Foreign Ministry, said on X that Muttaqi had received an official invitation from China.

Deputy Minister of Economy Abdul Latif Nazari and a number of other officials of the Islamic Emirate are accompanying Muttaqi in the visit.

Ahmad said that in the meeting, the countries surrounding the Himalayas will discuss economic cooperation, regional connectivity and ecological changes.

He added that the Islamic Emirate delegation will also have a bilateral meetings with the Foreign Minister of China and representatives of other countries on the sidelines of the forum.

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Pakistan tightens entry rules for Afghan travelers



(Last Updated On: October 3, 2023)

Pakistan has decided that all citizens of neighboring Afghanistan will be required to enter the country with a valid passport and visa starting next month, similar to travelers from other countries, VOA reported on Monday.

The “one document regime” policy will replace the decades-old practice of granting special travel permits to individuals with divided tribes straddling the Durand Line.

The “passport as the only traveling document is going to be implemented from November 1, 2023,” according to an official federal directive sent to immigration authorities at all Afghan border crossings.

“No other document shall be accepted to travel from Afghanistan to Pakistan,” the document said. 

The Pakistani government has yet to make a formal announcement about the new policy. 

VOA cited a senior Pakistani official as saying that Islamabad hopes the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) would cooperate in implementing the “one document regime” decision to help deter illegal crossers, including militants and smugglers.

The IEA did not immediately comment on the new travel requirements.

The new policy comes amid a nationwide crackdown on Afghans living illegally in Pakistan or not renewing their visas.

Last Thursday, Pakistani caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani announced that his government would deport illegal Afghan and other foreign immigrants.

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Foreign tourists flock to Helmand to visit its historical sites



(Last Updated On: October 3, 2023)

With the emergence of security in Afghanistan, foreign tourists are starting to visit Afghanistan to see its historical sites that have been out of reach for travelers for decades.

A group of tourists visiting Lashkargah in Helmand province were awestruck by the 3,000 year old Qala-e-Bost, which is famous for its 11th century arch. The arch is part of the remains of a mosque.

The group of 11 people from Germany, America, New Zealand and South Africa, included five women, who all welcomed the opportunity to visit the fort and other historical sites in the country.

The tourists said it was a good time for people to visit Afghanistan given that peace has been established.

“Afghanistan is a rich country in terms of minerals, they should work for their people and country, in order to save themselves” from being dependent on other countries, said a tourist from South Africa.

“I am happy that I visited Bost Fort and some other historical areas of this historical province with my friends,” said an American tourist.

At the same time, the head of culture and tourism of the Department of Information and Culture, Mawlavi Sultan Muhammad Hanif, said that since the takeover of the Islamic Emirate, many tourists from different countries have come to this province.

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