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Saturday, March 10, 2012
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) German development program marked international women day attended by Afghan women carpet weavers for various districts of Balkh province. 
In a ceremony which was held in Mazar-e-Sharif was attended by women carpet weavers of various districts as Dawlatabad, Chrbolduk, Chamtal for Balkh and Aqcha district of Jawzjan. 
The source said women carpet weavers spoke about their problems and challenges which they were facing with, adding the main problems of the women were low wage, lack of services as health, literacy and others. 
According to Najiba, a carpet weaver said, “We are weaving carpets 10 hours in a day without any break, adding after 10 hours of work, we leave for our homes.” 
“Although our eyes suffer from dirt and most of the women are suffering from various diseases, but we get very low wage, she said, adding we daily get 50 Afs which nothing,”. 
Meanwhile, Abdul Satar Bigzada, head of carpet union said, “70% of the country’s carpet is trafficked to Pakistan. 
If the government wouldn’t stop such trafficking, the wage of the weavers would not be increased.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Hedayet Amin Arsala Senior Minister chaired the meeting of CM Economic Committee.
This meeting discussed the canalization system and considered it a necessity and appointed a committee composed of ministries representatives including the urban development, finance, economy, energy and water, public works and the Kabul Municipality as well as the Breshna Enterprise.
The committee has been assigned to carry on its assessment and present its report to the CM Economic Committee on regular basis.
Meanwhile the meeting discussed the issue pertaining to Ariana Afghan building currently used by the local organs department and it assigned a delegation of ministries of economy, finance, urban development to specify the price of the building and present its results to the CM committee.
The proposal of the ministry of agriculture and irrigation pertaining leasing of barren lands of the ministry in Herat, Samangan was confirmed by the committee.
It is expected that 2500 jiribs of land in Herat and 1592 jiribs of land in Samangan is allocated for creation of agriculture farms and orchards given on lease for 25 years period.

Monday, March 5, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Minister of Economy says that over 36% of the people of Afghanistan live under the poverty line and the poverty and mal-nutrition and food insecurity is on the increase in the country. 
Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal Minister of Economy told the media that the result of surveys carried out jointly by the ministry and the World indicates this bitter reality. 
He added that poverty, malnutrition and food insecurity has increased in the country while mal-nutrition threatens almost 54% of children under give in the country and 34% of other children in the country are facing weightlessness and another 72% are encountering food insecurity and these are a matter of concern indeed. 
Mrs. Jonifani acting head of the World Bank branch here said that the survey that took place by the World Bank and Economy Ministry had been focused on localities where the people are facing poverty and food insecurity. 
The Minister of Economy and the World Bank representative jointly asked the international community to assist Afghanistan in poverty eradication and reduction of problems emanating from food insecurity.

Sunday, March 04, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The governor of Da-Afghanistan Bank says that taking out of money from the country’s airports and ports has doubled causing grave concern of the Central Bank. 
According to the in charges the figure formerly was around USD 3 billion while now it has reached USD 4.6 billion. 
Delawari the Governor of the Da-Afghanistan Bank deserving the new measures of the Central Bank for preventing taking out of foreign currency from the country said that the bank had proposed to the Council of Ministers the issue of taking out of USD 20,000 or its equivalent from the country’s airports and ports. 
The proposal based on the resolution of the council of ministers endorsed that only one person can carry USD 20,000 abroad. 
In case they want to carry more than that they can do so through the central bank of the private commercial banks of the country.