The other side of the story

UN welcomes passing of draft law to criminalize recruitment of child soldiers

un Thursday, November 6th, 2014 11:01 am 118 Reads

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 06 (NNI): Senior officials of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) have welcomed the passing of legislation earlier this week by the Afghan Lower House of Parliament to criminalize underage recruitment in the Afghan National Security Forces.

The UN mission officials called the passing of the law a significant step forward in protecting the rights of Afghan children.

Ján Kubiš, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA, said “The United Nations welcomes the Lower House’s decision to …

Ghani to remove restrictions on operations imposed by Karzai

afghan-us-deal Monday, November 3rd, 2014 03:00 pm 103 Reads

KABUL, Nov 03 (NNI): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is preparing to remove some restrictions on military operations against the Taliban militants imposed by former President Hamid Karzai.

The US and Afghan military officials aware of the progress have said that President Ghani is preparing to reduce restrictions on night raid and use of heavy weapons in residential areas in a bid to make the operations more effective, the Wall Street Journal reported.

This comes as the former President Hamid Karzai issued a decree late in July this year, prohibiting the Afghan national …

Ghani orders immediate probe into Kandahar deputy governor’s murder

ashraf-ghani Monday, November 3rd, 2014 02:57 pm 84 Reads

KABUL, Nov 03 (NNI): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has ordered an immediate probe into assassination of deputy provincial governor of Kandahar.

The Presidential Palace following a statement said a delegation has been appointed to launch an investigation regarding the assassination of Abdul Qadeem Patyal.

The statement further added the delegation led by Gen. Salim Ehsas, police chief of the ministry of interior, was instructed to present their report regarding the incident as soon as possible.

The attack on Mr. Patyal was carried out late on Sunday evening in Kandahar university while he was …

Attacks on innocent civilian across Balochistan illustrate psychological defeat of Pakistan: Hyrbyair Marri

521c37f9-e7ba-6860 Sunday, September 7th, 2014 11:03 pm 145 Reads

London: Baloch pro-freedom leader Hyrbair Marri has said that the attack on Baloch activists in Awaran area of Balochistan by Pakistani forces and accepting the responsibility using a religious extremist organisation’s name indicates the moral defeat of Pakistani forces in Balochistan. “They lack the moral decency to accept their attack against innocent Baloch civilians.”

He said since illegal occupation of Balochistan Pakistan has been committing national and economic massacre of Balochistan by plundering natural resources. “Those who raise their voices against Baloch genocide are being arrested, imprisoned and hundreds of them …

Impartial nations and Human Rights Organisations should help Baloch and Kurds to get UN representation: Hyrbyair Marri

5684b02c-19cf-5783 Monday, August 18th, 2014 11:01 pm 119 Reads

Baloch pro-freedom leader Hyrbyair Marri said that Pakistan has started indefinite barbarism in New Kahan Quetta Balochistan and Pakistani security forces are continuously terrorising innocent Baloch in their efforts to suppress Baloch voice for freedom. He said on going raids in New Kahan Quetta, abduction of hundreds of people and loot and plunder of houses are continuation of state’s conspiracy.

He said there are different measurements for human rights and humanity in the world. “The entire Arab world is crying for Palestine because the Palestinians speak the same language as …

Hyrbyair Marri deplores Iran’s effort to change Balochistan’s name

521c37f9-58b1-ddc8 Thursday, July 24th, 2014 11:00 pm 170 Reads

London: Baloch pro-freedom leader Hyrbyair Marri strongly condemned Iran for conspiring to change Balochistan’s name. He said: “Iran has illegally and at gunpoint occupied Balochistan and it has continued the exploitation of Balochistan since occupation. Iran executed and mercilessly killed thousands of Baloch because it is scared of growing awareness of a Baloch people about their national freedom.”

He said that Iran always wanted to keep Baloch people away from their national liberation, culture, traditions and identity that’s why it has made the lethal drugs common in Balochistan so that Baloch …

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