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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) A policeman was martyred and two others wounded in attack of Taliban on a caravan of Afghan forces in Baghlan province last night. 
This event occurred in Doshi-Khenjan highway when armed Taliban attacked on a caravan of Afghan forces. 
Shamsuddin Sarhadi governor of Doshi district of Baghlan said to BNA, in this attack, a policeman was martyred and two other polices have been wounded. 
He confirmed that in this event, a fuel tanker of a private company was burned and several vehicles of police have been destroyed. 
No report is on hand about casualties of armed Taliban yet. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Government of Islamic republic of Afghanistan has increased financial expenditures in higher education sector from $10 million to 15 million to facilitate Afghan students to pursue their higher education in foreign countries, the move which highly welcomed by the ministry of higher education as it facilitate more students to go abroad and get quality education.
The process started two years before after the Govt. decided to allocate special budget for this sector so that sons of this land are supported to get education in world’s most respected universities and educational institution.
In the beginning Govt. of Afghanistan had allocated $ five million for this sector while it was increased to ten million over the previous year.
Presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi told in this news briefing that council of ministers has decided to raise the amount to $ 15 million so that more students are dispatched to foreign universities for obtaining quality education.
Presidential spokesman added that the Govt. has allocated special budget for higher education sector and number of hard working students would be able to go abroad and continue their provisional studies so after completing their education they serve the country in effective manner.
Commenting on the Govt. decision, Azim Noor Bakhsh, spokesman of ministry of higher education described the move as an important decision as various ministries and Govt. organs in the country lacking professional cadres to accomplish the tasks assigned to them by the Govt. adding that the effort would help us to increase our capacity building in various spheres in the future.
Based on remarks of Afghan officials, since start of the program more than 550 students have been given admission in various countries same as India, Turkey, Malaysia and rest of the countries and the last group consisting of fifty students will bound for foreign countries in coming days and most of these youths pursue their education in the fields of engineering, law, electricity, journalism and psychology.
While responding to a query with respect to allocation of funds and selection of the candidates for the program, spokesman of ministry of higher education said that transparency highly pursued by the ministry of higher education and selection of the candidates are carried out in accordance to their numbers and those who has attained the highest marks would be benefited from the program and added that during the previous year 13 students from provinces and another 20 students from capital Kabul received the opportunity and budget is spent through ministry of higher education in complete harmony with the foreign universities with whom the Afghan ministry of higher studies have signed agreements.
Azim Noor Baksh described Govt. decision as important move on way of upgrading educational background of the students as the youths constitute backbone of our socio-economic growth as the country is lacking professional cadres these days.
 

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 08:55

Senate Holds Session

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The senate with first deputy Mohammad Alam Izedyar on the chair held session yesterday and discussed the ways and means to accelerate the working process of the senate, the senate press office said.
It was decided at the senate to accelerate the working process review and pass the necessary bills ahead of winter vocation.
The senators had also reviewed the security situation and suicide bombing on the first day of Eidul Adha in Maimana that left dozens of people dead and injured.
The senate while strongly condemning the deadly attack called on government to identify and bring to justice those behind the heinous crime.
They had also condemned the beheading five civilians on Maidan Wardak highway, calling on government to ensure highways security.
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The spokesman of the NATO-led international Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) brigadier general Gunter Kutz had said that the responding to foreign attacks on Afghanistan is not the responsibility of ISAF.
Addressing a press conference here in Kabul, he stated that the UN mandate gave to ISAF in 2001 had not given any responsibility to respond foreign offensive on Afghanistan.
However, he categorically pointed out that the mandate given to ISAF is to fight against terrorism in Afghanistan.
Defending Afghan borders by ISAF had not been placed in Bonn agreement.
He made this remarks in the wake of rocket attacks from Pakistan on Kunar and Nuristan provinces over the past several months which had left hundreds dead and injured and thousands homeless.
The ISAF spokesman meantime added that the NATO led force would continue to equip Afghanistan security forces, saying the alliance would remain alongside Afghans after 2014 when the NATO-led ISAF leave the country.
 

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 08:47

President Promulgates Law On Civil Aviation

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Hamid Karzai president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has promulgated the law on civil aviation in line with the clause 16 of the article 64 of the constitution.
Drafted in 10 chapters and 89 articles and approved by both the chambers of parliament on September 18th of current year, the presidential decree said that the law will come into effect after publication in official gazette.
According to another report, Qalatwal the spokesman for the ministry of transport and civil aviation has said that with the promulgation of the law major parts of the civil aviation problems will be solved.
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai in a telephonic conversation with leader of Muslim League of Pakistan of Nawaz Sharif wing discussed with him on joint struggle against terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
At this conversation while congratulating him on advent of Eidul-Adha, President Karzai emphasized on joint struggle and cooperation between the two countries for bringing stability and peace in the region.
Nawaz Sharif congratulating President Karzai on the Eidul-Adha that we want that harmony comes into being in relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and he expressed his cooperation towards the struggle against terrorism and in restoration of peace in Pakistan and in Afghanistan.
 

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 08:37

ASF Kills 12 Armed Rebels

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) 12 armed Taliban were killed in clash by Afghan Security Forces. 
The interior ministry press office said to BNA, in the last 24 hours, the Afghan Security Forces conducted several cleaning up operations in Kapisa, Balkh and Ghazni provinces, in which 12 armed Taliban were killed, one wounded and 21 others were detained. 
It is being said that a quantity of heavy and light arms were seized by these forces. 
According to another report, 4 anti-vehicle mines which were placed by armed Taliban for destructive and terrorist activities in the outskirts of Kabul, Herat and Helmand provinces were discovered and neutralized by police forces. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 08:36

Taliban Commander Killed In Zabul

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A local commander of Taliban with his 4 colleagues was killed in explosion of mine in Zabul province. 
Interior ministry press office said to BNA, a local commander of Taliban with his four colleagues lost their lives while planting a mine in Arghandab district of that province, the mine exploded and killed them.  T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Chor (BNA) Security officials in Ghor province have said that police operations are underway to locate and rescue the 13 civilians who had been abducted by unknown armed men from Charsada district of Ghor province on the first day of Eidul Adha, a police officer in Ghor province said yesterday. 
Meantime, some reports suggest that Taliban militants are behind the kidnapping.
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The house of people strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the first day of Eid in Faryab and the murder of five labors on the Ghazni road. 
Chaired by Nematullah Ghafari second secretary of the House of people, the deputies while congratulating the nation on the Eid occasion, strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the first day of Eid at the Eidgah mosque in Faryab that led to martyrdom and wounding of over 90 countrymen,  touching on the Fetwa of Mufti Azam of Saudi Arabia and the assertions of Ustad Abdul Rab Rasoul Sayaf a religious leader of Afghanistan, they argued that suicide attacks and insurgency from the viewpoints of Islam religion in illegal, and emphasized that these messages should be publicized at the provinces and villages of the country and placed at access of the people through the media. 
The deputies also condemned the martyrdom of five labors in related areas of Ghazni province by the Taliban and called this crime as unjustifiable. 
It was reiterated at the meeting that these labors had no affiliations with any group and during their return from Paktika were intending to go their homes for passing Eid days with their families but they were mercilessly martyred on the way to their homes. 
They asked the security forces of the country to try to prevent such shocking incidents with decisiveness and don’t permit that defenseless people are sacrificed. 
The deputies also criticized massive migration of the members of the parliament for performance of Hajj as a result of which the parliament doors were closed for a week, saying that some of the deputies had already performed their Hajj obligation but they have gone for the second and third time. 
They viewed that instead of such trips the high ranking government authorities could dominate the expenses of their Hajj performance to the deserving vulnerable countrymen. 
Other deputies proposed that a delegation should be assigned to study domestic problems within the National Assembly and on the basis of need some procedures of domestic duties of the parliament should be amended.  They also criticized over launching of rumors in respect to the situation of the country after 2014 adding that the people and the government will not allow that crisis prevail here. 
They also touched on the influence of the Taliban in some local departments in Laghman and martyrdom of two guards of a member of the parliament in that province. 
They asked the president of the country that excepting the new governor of Laghman all local government authorities for having ties with the Pakistani intelligence agency should be dismissed from their posts.