24 September 2019

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Sunday, September 1, 2019
Kunduz (BNA) melon yields increased by 21 percent in Kunduz comparing to last year, BNA reported.
According to the figures, last year twenty-four thousand metric tons of melon produced in Kunduz, while this year, the figure reached to twenty-nine thousand and two hundred metric tons.  According to the agency.
A source from provincial agriculture, irrigation and livestock directorate told the agency, the main reason for the increase of melon yields in Kunduz was the expansion of agricultural areas, training of farmers with modern methods and facilitating them with essential tools.
The lack of suitable markets for melon sales is still a problem for the Kunduz farmers, the source added.
They asked the government to provide the ground for exporting of melon to the national and international markets.

Sunday, September 01, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) said on Saturday that around 2,000 projects under Citizens’ Charter National Priority Program have been executed so far.
The projects have been executed over the past three years at the cost of $250 million, the ministry said.
Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister Mujibur-Rahman Karimi said that work on 8,000 more projects is underway.
The projects include building schools.  Data from the ministry shows that out of 6,000 schools planned in the program, 2,500 other schools have been built.
Eight government institutions are involved in Citizens’ Charter National Priority Program. $700 million has been allocated for first phase of the program under which 10,000 projects are expected to be executed.

Friday August 30, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Kabul has written to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) complaining about Pakistan's move of violating its airspace and constructing military posts on its territory. Urging the UNSC to take "necessary measures and actions to bring about an end to the violations," Afghanistan in a letter, dated August 22, reiterated its "strong condemnation of Pakistan's failure to adhere to its obligations under the principles of the UN Charter, including Article 2, as well as international law and international humanitarian law."
Kabul noted in the letter that Pakistani forces had been targeting and shelling its border districts. Afghanistan's Permanent Representative to the UN, Adela Raz further complained to the UNSC about "continued violations of the territory of Afghanistan by the military forces of the Government of Pakistan." The Afghan envoy noted that the violations by Pakistan included shelling of districts on the shared border, construction of military posts and barriers on Afghan territory; and violations of Afghan airspace by Pakistani military aircraft.
In addition, the letter also talked about specific incidents that took place on August 19 and 20, whereby the Pakistani military forces had "fired over 200 rockets into Sheltan district of Kunar province." Kabul alleged that these attacks further resulted in the destruction of residential property and the displacement of the local population. The letter further stressed that these violations continued despite "numerous communications and appeals made to Pakistan, bilaterally and through other measures, to cease such illegal and provocative activities." In a further indictment of Pakistan, this development comes at a time when the cash-strapped nation is itself looking forward to raising the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly meeting that is scheduled to take place in New York next month.

Thursday, August 29, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
One Dollar                                                         78        Afs
One Pound Sterling                                            94/40  Afs
One Euro                                                            86/30  Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       21/20 Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                       495     Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                           1110   Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                          06/95  Afs

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