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Wednesday, 30 November 2011 11:30

Railway Construction Vital For Security, Economy

Kabul (BNA) The Islamic Government of Afghanistan for the contentment and prosperity of the people and for the economic development of Afghanistan has tried their possible best efforts and are trying to primarily establish peace and secondly to provide possible ways for the economic development and self reliance of the country.
The best example of these efforts is the participation of President Karzai in 17th SAARC Conference in Maldives and his meeting with Maldives president in which they discussed many barter agreements especially the construction of railway to connect the South Asian countries.
It is very important for Afghanistan because it is a landlocked country to connect by railway to South Asian countries by finding access to the ocean and for the export and import of their commodities.
Construction of railway will play pivotal role in the economic development and security of country, currently lack of railway in the country resulted in the belatedly arrival of commodities especially seasonal fruits to the world markets, with the construction of railway this difficulty will be removed spontaneously.
Last year, the minister of mines and chief of private Chinese company MCC signed an agreement included the construction of railway that connects Afghanistan to central and south Asian countries, the length of this railway will be 900 km.
Afghan government is struggling a lot in this regard by seeking the attention of international banks and NGOs to the construction of railway track as a result of which the Asian Development Bank agreed to grant 30 million dollars to Afghan government to construct railway track in the country by connecting Afghanistan to Central and South Asian countries and pave the way for the export and import of trade commodities.
If in real sense the project of railway is implemented much convenience will be made for the traveling of passengers and commodities and Afghan commodities will be reaching on time to world markets.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 10:55

17 kg Of Opium Seized In Kabul

Kabul (BNA) The police of Kabul discovered and seized more than 17 kg of opium from a passenger bus today. 
The anti-crime Dept. of interior ministry said to BNA, the opium was placed in a 303 passenger bus that discovered and seized by national police personnel from the Kandahar bus station in 5th district of Kabul. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 10:08

NP Detains 3 Criminals In Kabul

Kabul (BNA) The 101 zone national police personnel have detained three persons on charges of crimes in Kabul yesterday. 
According to interior ministry press office, the arrested men are involved in kidnapping, and arrogating of government lands, were captured by police from Deh Sabz and Paghman districts of Kabul. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 10:06

22 Suspects Hold In Provinces Of The Country

Kabul (BNA) The national army personnel in combined and cleaning up operation in several provinces of the country, detained 22 suspects yesterday. 
According to defense ministry press office, the mentioned operations carried out in the vicinities of Logar, Helmand, Khost, Urozgan, Maidan-Wardak, Ghazni, Kunduz and Kandahar provinces in which 22 suspects were detained.
A PK machine gun, 7 grenades, 700 PK bullets, 5 82mm guns, 3 boxes of rocket shells, and a number of militants’ propagation documents were seized by the national army forces in the operations.
Also six mines were defused by Afghan forces.
The source added, four personnel of the national army have been injured during security missions in the vicinities of Kandahar and Kunduz provinces. 
Translated By Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 07:44

Taliban Commander Detained In Baghlan

Kabul (BNA) The personnel of Baghlan security directorate captured a senior commander of Taliban with his two followers yesterday. 
The anti-criminal Dept. of interior ministry reported to BNA, Qari Sakhi Amine a senior commander of Taliban was involved on terrorist and destruction activities against government in the vicinities of that province since several days.
The mentioned commander was captured by the national police with two of his followers and a Kalashnikov from Tala and Barfak area of that province.  
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 07:40

Defense Minister Meets Iranian Interior Minister

Kabul (BNA) General Abdul Rahim Wardak Minister of Defense met with the Iranian Interior Minister discussing with him regional security situation.
General Wardak explained the achievements of the national army in the struggle against terrorism and AI-Qaeda and the independent operations that is taking place by the national army and added that our national army is continuing transitions of security responsibility as per the program. Both sides reiterated that the two countries considering the religious, cultural, linguistic and religious, cultural, linguistic and social bonds and based on the principle of mutual trust and good neighborliness as two Muslim nations respect the independence, territorial integrity and national sovereignty of each other.
They also emphasized on the on the joint struggle of narcotizes, smugging of arms, planned crimes, frontier disturbances by individuals and domestic and foreign groupings that are threatening securing of the two countries.
The Iranian Interior Minister said that his country is prepared to assist in different civil spheres.
The Minister of Defense of Afghanistan expressed pleasure over the visit of the Iranian cooperation for reconstruction of Afghanistan and reiterated on further consolidation of mutual ties. 

Kabul (BNA) The interior minister of Iran says that his country has made the deadline for withdrawal of the Afghan refugees in Iran conditional to the process of legalizing their stay in that country.
Of the less than three million Afghan refugees in Iran, around one million and for hundred thousand of them are having no legal documents for stay there, and the Iranian government in 1389 advanced a deadline for their withdrawal till the end of 1390 for all Afghan refugees in Iran so passport should be distributed to them by the Afghan government otherwise they will be liable for gradual withdrawal.
In the meeting that was held between the Afghan minister of refugees and repatriates Dr. Jamahir Anwari and the Iranian minister of interior Mustafa Najar in Kabul, Dr. Anwari mentioned the problem of the Afghan refugees in Iran including extension of their identity card and requested reviewing the deadline for refugees.
He added that the international community and the regional countries have agreed on holding of the regional conference.
While in relation to the procurement of the blank passports for the Afghan refugees the deadline will be conditional on the progress in the said process.
The Iranian interior minister said that all demands of the Afghan side in his previous visit of Afghanistan have been materialized.
He added that if the Afghans have reliable documents the Smugglers activities will be prevented, their legal rights will be resolved and Iran needs to close its borders to the AI-Qaeada and terrorists and others opportunists.
Iranian ambassador to Kabul and Iranian delegation members were also present at this meeting.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 06:54

Kabul Mayor Opens Shirdarwaza Bridge

Kabul (BNA) Eng. Nawandish Kabul Mayor and Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture opened the Shirdarwaza Bridge in Kabul. 
At the inaugural ceremony Kabul Mayor described the construction projects of the Kabul municipality work on which are being continued and said that today of the 96 on-going projects one of them is the Shirdarwaza bridge that we open today. 
Dr. Raheen thanked the Kabul Municipality over its strivings for revival of gardens and Kabul bridges Mohammad Yusuf Etebar head of the office of first vice-president read out the message of the first vice-president on this occasion and called Kabul Municipality’s activities as remarkable. 
Another speaker was chairman of UNOPS who talked on the bridge construction.
Present were also Habibullah Shghari senior advisor of the administration of affairs of the Council of Ministers, head of traffic department, head of the police third precinct, and some other local and foreign guests. 
The bridge having 16.40 width and 45 m length and its linkage length from one to another road is 150 m is being built with the cost of USD 9, 000,000 with Japanese financial support.

Kabul (BNA) John Allen, NATO’s general commander to Afghanistan in his letter to President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan said, “I‘ve orders for all units to conduct retraining on our method of employing force against insurgents while protecting Afghan civilians and the units will confirm to me no later than 5 December that they have complied with these orders.
“John Allen has asserted in his letter, “With deep regret, ISAF has been involved in some operations that resulted in civilian’s casualty in the past one week.
“The letter said protecting civilians is important for me since I got the commanding post of NATO-led forces to Afghanistan. 
John Allen has said, “I’ve seriously ordered all ISAF personnel and relevant administrations to probe such incidents and take necessary protective measures for preventing from such incidents.” 
John Allen has also written related to his measures taken for prevention of civilian casualty, “I assure you that those operations caused civilian casualty are to be directly followed by me, adding all such incidents are to be probed completely and necessary measures are to be taken.”

Washingtion:  US secretary of state on Monday stressed on participation of Pakistan in Bonn conference held in the coming week in Bonn city of Germany. 
Mark Tuner, a US spokesperson for foreign ministry told the reporters in a news conference, “Participation of Pakistan in Bonn conference is important for future stability of Afghanistan.
Adding there no suggestion and hints related to postponement of the conference.” 
Previously, it was reported in US media that Hamid Karzai, president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan might ask Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari for the participation of Pakistan in Bonn conference.