President Karzai Meets UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

President Hamid Karzai met on Tuesday with Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

At the meeting held in the Presidential Palace, Commissioner Pillay thanked President Karzai for his efforts towards supporting human rights, particularly women’s rights in Afghanistan.

She told the President that his statements and position aimed at condemning civilian killings and banning torture in prisons of Afghanistan, were praiseworthy.

Navi Pillay said that she had a meeting with MoI officials where they assured her of support for women’s rights in their relevant institutions.

Pointing to education as an important criteria for ensuring human rights, President Karzai noted that Afghanistan had made good progress in protecting women’s rights across the country, especially in cities while there were some problems in this regard within rural areas due to lack of access to education, prevalence of negative traditions as well as because the people of Afghanistan still remained the victims of war on terror.

President Karzai said that in some cases, human rights of the people were violated and more needed to be done for protection of the people’s rights so that each and every Afghan would feel safe and secure at his or her home.

The President added that the people of Afghanistan were the victims of human rights violations, promising that he would cooperate with OHCHR (Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights) for further improving human rights in Afghanistan.

Ms. Pillay said that as compared to many other countries, Afghanistan had been a major supporter of human rights.

She also invited President Karzai to attend and deliver a speech on Afghanistan’s gains in human rights at next session of the Human Rights Council to be held in March of next year in Geneva, Swiss.

اطلاعیة سفارت جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان مقیم کنبرا

اطلاعیة سفارت جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان مقیم کنبرا 

هموطنان  گرامی !

قرار است به خاطر در گذشت نا بهنگام جلالتمآب مارشال محمد قسیم فهیم معاون اول ریاست جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان، ساعت 5 عصر روز شنبه مؤرخ 22 مارچ سالروان مراسم فاتحه خوانی و ختم قرآن عظیم الشان در همکاری با نهاد ها و شخصیت های متنفذ جوامع افغانی  مقیم ایالت نیوساوت ویلز – آسترالیا، در مسجد اوبورنAuburn   شهر سدنی برگزار گردد.

از هموطنان گرانقدر  صمیمانه دعوت به عمل می آید تا با حضور پر رنگ در این مراسم به روح پر فتوح آن دلیر مرد اتحاف دعا نموده و یاد او را گرامی دارند.

سفارت ج.ا.ا مقیم کنبرا آسترالیا

President Karzai: Taliban Leaders and their Commanders Will Be Held Accountable before Afghan Muslim Nation

President Hamid Karzai has condemned in the strongest terms the suicide attack in Kandahar and the bombings in the provinces of Helmand and Baghlan in which many innocent people were killed and injured.

The President strongly condemned these acts of terror as mass killings carried out by the Taliban on order by their masters at a time when the security transition from foreign to Afghan forces are successfully underway to provide the ground for foreign troops to leave Afghanistan.

President Karzai said the Taliban have recently become so desperate and incapable that they can’t do anything but resort to targeting civilians and especially innocent workers, engineers, women and children. This once again proves that they have nothing to offer but killing and destruction.

The President said, “Taliban leaders and their commanders have to understand that by committing such acts, they can earn nothing but public hatred and God’s punishment. They will be held into account for their crimes before the Muslim nation of Afghanistan. Those including the Taliban who are not involved in such acts should stand up and speak out if they are not behind these crimes.

In today’s suicide bombing close to Shahidan Chawk in Kandahar, six innocent people were killed and close to 20 others were injured.

Also, last evening 12 innocent people including a woman were killed when their passenger car hit a road side bomb placed by the Taliban in Sangin district of Helmand province, and in a separate bombing in Doshi district of Baghlan province, 5 boys while grazing animals were killed and 3 others were wounded.

سفارت جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان مقیم کانبرا تلاش می نماید تا خدمات معیاری و موثر قونسلی را برای هموطنان مقیم استرالیا و زیلاند و فیجی ارایه نماید

سفارت جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان مقیم کانبرا تلاش می نماید تا خدمات معیاری و موثر قونسلی را برای هموطنان مقیم استرالیا و زیلاند و فیجی ارایه نماید. ما برخلاف بسیاری از سفارت های مقیم این کشور، همکاران ما در سفارت افغانستان مستقیما قابل تماس استیم و در حالات فوق العاده بیرون از ساعات کاری قونسلی نیز در خدمت هموطنان می باشیم. تقاضای ما از هموطنان عزیر اینست تا  در مرحله اول با مراجعه به سایت انترنتی و ایمیل و فیس بوک سفارت معلومات مورد ضرورت شانرا بدست بیاورند. در صورت ضرورت به تماس تیلفونی لطفا به شماره های بخش قونلسی 0262826034 -0262827377 تماس بگیرد. لطف نموده در صورت مصروف بودن لین ها منتظر باشید و تماس با بخش سیاسی – اقتصادی و دفتر سفیر برای اخذ معلومات قونسلی خود داری نماید. همچنان تقاضا می نمایم تا صحبت تانرا به حداکثر 5 دقیقه محدود نماید تا به هموطنان دیگر نیز وقت صحبت برسد.





President Karzai’s Remarks to Media After meeting with Pakistan PM

Bismillah Rahman Rahim,

My dear brother, Mr. Nawaz Sharif, the honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan, this has been very kind of you to extend me an invitation to visit the brotherly country of Pakistan soon upon your election as the Prime Minister of Pakistan and it was my delight Mr. Prime Minister to accept your invitation to visit a brother and a leader of the people of Pakistan on whom great hopes are pinned, expectations are there for providing Pakistan the security and the prosperity that the people of Pakistan need and of making sure that Afghanistan is also peaceful and prosperous and on advancing a cause of brotherhood and friendship between the two countries ever deeper through working together with the Afghan people in fighting against terrorism and extremism.

So, Mr. Prime Minister! I once again express my gratitude for your invitation and for your words of goodwill and your efforts in this regard.

Ladies and gentlemen!

Today, the honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan and I discussed all issues of mutual concern. On my part, I expressed on behalf of the afghan people the desire of the afghan people for stability and peace in both our countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan. We discussed in this regard primarily and with emphasis the issue of joint fight against extremism and reconciliation and peace building in Afghanistan with the expectation that the government of Pakistan will facilitate and help in manners it can to the peace process in Afghanistan and in providing opportunities or a platform for talks between the Afghan High Peace Council and the Taliban movement. We hope that with this, on top of our agenda, we can move forward in bringing peace and stability to both countries. We also discussed in detail the economic opportunities between our two countries and I was glad to see that the honorable PM spoke about it and also referred to some projects that we jointly like to work.

In deed, the two countries have immense opportunities in advancing better economic cooperation between the two countries, so our future generations can unleash the energy that they have for a better life and a better future for both countries.

I also informed the honorable Prime Minister of Afghanistan’s regional and international relations and that Afghanistan’s relations with the countries of the world and in this region will only be beneficial to the expansion of relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan and that Pakistan as a friend and as a neighbor can expect good from Afghanistan just as Afghanistan expects from Pakistan good towards Afghanistan. Afghanistan has also expressed willingness to engage with Pakistan in areas of culture and all other manners of cooperation, but for the two countries, the primary concern is lack of security for its citizens and the continued menace of terrorism attacking both our populations, our governments, our soldiers and our security forces. It is this area that needs to have primary and focused attention by both governments and it is with hope on this that I have come to Pakistan Mr. Prime Minister to meet with you and to advance the course of action together, so we can not only have peace in Afghanistan and in Pakistan but also by having a common campaign against extremism we make sure that the two countries are safer and prosperous towards a secure future.

Mr. Prime Minister! I thank you once again for your good intentions, for your leadership and for providing the opportunity today for the two of us to discuss in the good interest of both countries.

Thank you Mr. Prime Minister!