25 April 2019

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Sunday April 21, 2019

PAROON CITY (BNA) Over 10 armed oppositions including their three commanders were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in eastern Nooristan province.
The clashes taken place, while group of Taliban fighters stormed on Afghan security forces’ checkpoints in Noorgeram district of the province, Mohammad Haroon Yusufzai spokesman of 201 Sylab army corps told BNA reporter.
Five more anti-government militias were wounded during clashes, Yusufzai added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday April 21, 2019

JALALABAD CITY (BNA) As many as 23 terrorists were killed during air raid carried out by coalition forces in eastern Nangarhar province.
Mohammad Haroon Yusufzai spokesman of 201 Sylab army corps told BNA reporter, the air attack have launched in various parts of Khogyani district of the province, in which 23 insurgents including their two commanders named Mohammad Alem and Saydajan were killed and 15 more rebels were wounded.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday April 21, 2019

GHAZNI CITY (BNA) At least 36 anti-government militias were killed during joint military operation conducted by Afghan security forces in central Ghazni province.
Abdul Qayoum Nooristan in-charge of press office in army corps’ special operation told BNA correspondent, the military operation have launched with support of Coalition Forces in relevant areas of Gero and Aab Band districts and central of Ghazni province.
Four motorcycles and some weapons have been destroyed during the military operation, Nooristan added.
Afghan security forces by support of Coalition Forces are trying to annihilate armed oppositions in various parts of Ghazni province.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday April 21, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Imams and preachers of mosques and other religious sites consider peace and reconciliation as a need
The imams and preachers of the mosques and other religious sites before parrying Friday’s prayers in their religious preaches considering peace and reconciliation as a need asked the armed oppositions  to say yes to the call of people cooperate for restoring peace in the country.
According BNA report the Imams and preachers of the mosques and other religious holy sites, insistently pointed out that that the current fighting in the country is not justifiable by any means.
Peace is a matter commanded by God, for this reason there are numerous versed in Holy Quran which insist on establishing peace and compromise among the people. The great prophet of Islam has given such a high value to it calling it the best alms and devotion.
They have said that Islam is a faith of weal and tranquility, the faith of humanity and loving man, in which the life of people has of great value and cost.
With a brief study of Islamic teachings we find out that peace, security and rejecting evil doings is at top of priorities of all prophets especially the great prophet of Islam.  The Holy Quran as a divine’s book and human law never commands to war, killing and destruction, contrary to that instructs on humanism, self- recognition, worship of God , virtue   and avoiding war and bloodshed. According to Islam, illegally assassinating a man is equal to killing the entire humanity and saving a man is saving the humanity as a whole. While today, the war in Afghanistan is a war of brother and Muslim killing this is not justifiable by any means.  Therefore it would be better to act, in the light of the instruction of God that calls peace weal and solve our differences according to the instructions and guidelines of Islamic laws and other laws enforced laws.
The conspiracies of certain circles underway in the country should be prevented and not let the foreigners to use our country as battle from for their proxy wars, and enforcing a ceasefire besides preventing further casualties, provide an atmosphere of trust that prevent killing of innocent people and further destruction of our homeland. We hope the armed oppositions if they are Afghans desist from war and replace peace to current destructive fighting in the country.
 

Sunday April 21, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a statement condemned terrorist attack on Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology (MCIT) here yesterday, the presidential press office said. The president as quoted in the statement said that enemies of Afghanistan once again showed that they did not have any goal, rather to target public utilities, civil servants and bring about fears among the people.
The president said such brutal attacks would not prevent Afghans’ will to reach stability and development but would help Afghan National Defense and Security Forces to be further committed in uprooting the ugly phenomenon of terrorism and their safe havens, the statement said. According to the statement, the president had instructed the line organs to spare no efforts in treatment of the victims. “The president extends condolences to the families of martyrs and prays for urgent recoveries of those injured,” the statement concluded as saying.
 

Sunday April 21, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has congratulated in a message holding of Gul-e-Badam Festival in Daikundi. “Despite of current challenges, the young Daikundi by blessing of leadership of local government, provincial governor and the hardworking and peace-loving people of the province opens its way towards development and its glory is increasing by passing each day.
I’m appreciating the creative youth of Daikundi for their effort towards bringing joy to the people of Afghanistan and their effort to development of this land. The youth of Daikundi are an example to all in working hard, education and creativity and can provide opportunity for reconstruction by participation in all national programs,” the country’s President said in his message. In his message, President Ghani praised the festival’s organizers for their effort, passed greeting to participants of the festival and wished success to the people of Daikundi.
 

Sunday April 21, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh in a ceremony held on the occasion of opening Mohammad Ali Jinnah Hospital in west of Kabul said balanced development has not been considered to the country’s citizens in delivering general services. “Today health for all, justice for all and education for all are the motto of all of us, but in action, we’re facing with serious obstacles to implement such mottos,” Danesh said, stressing on balanced development in health sector as ministry of public health is provided with considerable national budget. He said that most of people even in areas like west of Kabul were deprived of proper health services as the people preferred to visit private hospitals for treatment, but their health services’ quality was also very low.
“Kabul’s west is unfortunately deprived of most of proper city services and has been sidelined,” Danesh said, adding that central institutions including municipality, education and water supply companies have failed to act upon their commitments, which caused distance the people and government. It is worth mentioning that Mohammad Ali Jinnah Hospital has been constructed at a cost of $24 million funded by Pakistan in Kabul’s west and was officially inaugurated in a ceremony attended by Afghanistan second vice President Sarwar Danesh, minister of public health, Pakistani minister of state for parliamentary affairs Ali Mohammad Khan, Pakistani ambassador to Kabul Zahid Nasrullah Khan, a number of lawmakers and elders. In the ceremony, Danesh on behalf of the government and people of Afghanistan praised the government and people of Pakistan.
Pointing to Pakistan’s part in key infrastructural projects in Afghanistan, Danesh said Afghanistan government hoped Pakistan government would also play constructive role in maintaining security and peace in Afghanistan and the region. In the ceremony, Pakistani minister of state for parliamentary affairs Ali Mohammad Khan also spoke and considered completion of Jinnah Hospital as an effective step towards sympathy between the people of the two countries. He recalled of completion of other hospitals in Logar and Jalalabad by Pakistan, stressing that Pakistan was making effort to help Afghanistan in security, stability and lasting peace.
 

Sunday April 21, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Salahuddin Rabbani met with the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov, a statement from the ministry of foreign affairs said on Saturday. Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov said that Afghanistan was a very good friend of the Kyrgyz Republic in the region and promised his country’s long-term cooperation with Afghanistan in bringing about peace and enhancing the human resources capacity in the country, the statement said.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Rabbani also mentioned the commonalities and shared values between the two countries and called for implementation of CASA 1000 project and the construction of China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan- Afghanistan Railway project, the statement added. According to another report, Minister of Foreign Affairs paid a visit to the International Silk Road Exhibition and observed Afghanistan’s cultural booth, talked with Afghan students studying in various institutions in the Kyrgyz Republic. In his remarks, Foreign Minister Rabbani said, “I hope our students who are busy pursuing knowledge in various disciplines, shine well in the educational institutions of this country and have their Homeland in mind to be able to serve their people one day.” At the end of the event, the Foreign Minister handed certificates of appreciation to four of the Afghan students with outstanding academic achievement, the statement said.
 

Sunday April 21, 2019

Kabul (BNA)  Addressing an event ‘Government Accountability before nation’ here at the government media and information center yesterday, the state minister for counter disaster said that 92 thousand tons of wheats were distribute to natural disaster victims last year. Najeeb Aqa Fahim went on saying that his led organization has made assessment of the districts and areas which were vulnerable to avalanches, rocks and rains, aiming to reduce the amount of threats “We do forecast of the weather condition on weekly basis and prepared a working mechanism for the provincial commissions of counter disasters to better address those affected by natural disasters,” minister Fahim added.
He went on saying that his ministry could distribute 13 thousand tons of foodstuffs in 8 provinces, facilitated potable water to 900 thousands of families, provided healthcare facilities to 400 thousand families in twenty provinces and distributed 92 thousand tons of wheat in 34 provinces of the country as part of their programs to counter drought. Minister of counter disaster said that in close coordination with partner agencies could clean 62 kilometer squares of areas from landmines in last year, adding government has proper planning to address natural disaster victims as well as inform the people on possibility of natural disasters.
 

Sunday April 21, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) has reported that Saffron production has dropped by around 50 percent during the recent years. According to a statement released by MAIL, the farmers and Saffron producers were previously harvesting and producing 4 kgs of Saffron from each hectare of land cultivated with Saffron plant. However, the production level of Saffron has dropped to 2.6 kgs per hectare of land during the past 17 years which shows a production vacuum of 80 percent.
The statement released by MAIL further added that the production level of Saffron has declined mainly due to lack of access of farmers to modern cultivation practices and equipment, lack of access to high quality Saffron plants, lack of awareness regarding modern procedures to increase the cultivation of Saffron plants, and lack of information regarding the proper timing to irrigate the Saffron plants, mainly the irrigation process in the first stage after plants are cultivated. In the meantime, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock says the ministry is working to implement various programs, including capacity building activities, training, and research programs in the framework of short-term workshops to resolve the issue. The workshops will be organized locally and internationally.
 

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