WARSAW: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that Afghanistan’s security is still a challenge for NATO because fighting and violence remains in Afghanistan.
He was addressing a gathering of academic personalities, researchers and Intellectuals and diplomates at University Warsaw.
The question of Afghanistan’s situation was raised by Pakistani doctoral research scholar Syed Sibtain Shah during the NATO’s congregation. The researcher asked the NATO’s SG that after the death of Mullah Omar and Akhtar Mansour, the central figures of Afghan’s Taliban, do you think the Afghanistan’s security is still a challenge for NATO?
Secretary General of NATO replied, yes by adding that because the important thing we have done in Afghanistan is that we have helped to build a strong Afghan National Army and Security Force.
Jens Stoltenberg pointed out that is a challenging situation in Afghanistan: there’s going to be violence, there’s going to be fighting and there’s going to be difficulties, but at the same time we have seen that the Afghan National Forces are capable, they’re professional and they are dedicated, so they are now able to take responsibility for the security of their own country, provided that we continue to train and assist and advise them, and also provided that we continue to not only assist and train and advise them but also to fund, provide financial support for the Afghan Army and Security Forces.
The visit of the international boxers for charity event is also supported by the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The coaches and referees of BIBA will also be a part of this event. To promote the initiative Amir Khan visited Dolmen Mall Clifton on 31st of May and interacted with his fans, followed by a press conference and a public work out at Frere Hall on 1st June.
The main fight night is scheduled for 2nd June at the Pearl Continental Hotel Karachi. The grand event will start with a red carpet followed by Amir Khan’s welcome note and matches including Middle Weight Bout, Bantam Weight Bout and Cruiser Weight Bout. The event also includes auctions of Amir Khan’s souvenirs whose earning will go for charity. Tables of main fight night are being sold for PKR 150,000 each. All the earnings of the main fight night event will go to Amir Khan Trust which will utilize the funds in building water wells in Thar.
While addressing the media at the press conference Khan Said,” Our youth posses’ immense potential but they lack opportunities and guidance in the field of sports. The idea is to bring international boxing to Pakistan and to support world class entrainment and exposure of boxing in the country. The Amir Khan foundation has been working globally to eradicate poverty and facilitate in providing basic necessities of life to the underprivileged.
He further added, Thar has been victimized with a number of sad incidents including poverty and lack of clean drinking water which has resulted in massive death toll. With this initiative we have played our role in bringing a positive change to the society and the tremendous response by our partners and donors has further elevated the cause”.