15 November 2018

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Monday November 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Non-Resident ambassador of Ukraine for Afghanistan, Viktor Nikit³uk bid farewell here yesterday to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Salahuddin Rabbani.
According to BNA report, FM Rabbani thanked Ukraine for its support and cooperation with Afghanistan and called for the opening of Ukrainian Embassy in Kabul. He also appreciated Nikitivok’s achievements as the non-resident Ukrainian Ambassador for Afghanistan and wished him success in his future endeavors. Nikitivok emphasized further cooperation between the two countries.
 

Monday November 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Addressing a gathering of Bamyan residents during his provincial visit, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said the conflict in Afghanistan has complex dimensions and a national mobilization was needed to pass through the ongoing war.
According to presidential press office, the President further added that security in Bamyan is vital for the government and therefore special operations would increase in the neighboring provinces of Bamyan.
In regard to the demands of Bamyan residents, President Ghani said he has signed a decree for the establishment of a special unit of the intelligence forces which will soon start operations.
President Ghani instructed the Chief of Staff of Defense Ministry to finalize a draft for the establishment of a battalion of army in this province.
Thanking Bamyan people’s supporting of Afghan government, President Ghani instructed Land Authority and Ministry of Urban Development and Housing to speed up process of issuing legal documents to public and private townships in the province.
Meanwhile in his remarks, the second vice president Mohammad Sarwar Danesh thanked Bamyan people for considering national interests, civilization and support of the government. “Despite of problems, the government didn’t limit the freedom of expression, but spared no effort to support and expand it.”
The second VP reiterated central province’s demand of balanced development and equal access to all services in the country. “Hazara people want positive engagement with all tribes in Afghanistan and those opposing such move, are no longer representing us.” Meanwhile Bamyan residents demanded construction of airport in Shiber to, for development of tourism sector, security of Kabul-Bamyan highway, asphalting roads connecting Band-e-Amir and Bamyan University as well as extending of electricity to the province.
 

Monday November 12, 2018 Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and US Special Envoy for Afghan Peace Process Zalmai Khalilzad discussed peace process at the presidential office, a statement said yesterday. During the meeting which was also attended by Afghan National Security Advisor and NATO Resolute Support mission Commander in Afghanistan, Khalilzad briefed the president on future plans and programs regarding his second round of trip to regional countries during a meeting which was held on Saturday evening, the statement said. The envoy said that he would share the outcome of his visits with the president after they concluded. The president hailed the efforts of US special envoy for Afghan reconciliation process and said: “We welcome every step which could help Afghan owned and led peace process.” Khalilzad is scheduled to travel to Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Qater to facilitate Afghan reconciliation process.

Sunday November 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Six irrigation and transportation projects have been completed and put into exploitation in western Ghor province.
Khair Mohammad Nayeb acting director of rural rehabilitation and development department in Ghor told BNA reporter, the projects have been implemented with a sum of over 61 million Afghani with 10% people contribution.
The projects include road construction, bridges, water canals, water dam and road gravelling that completed in Lal Sarjangal district of the province.
By implementing of the projects 360 acres of land will be irrigated and transportation facilities have provided to residents of 46 villages in Lal Sarjangal district.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday November 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Foodstuffs and non-foodstuffs have been distributed to hundreds displaced families in eastern Nangarhar province.
Press office of Nangarhar governor reported BNA correspondent, the food and non-foodstuffs have been provided by charity organization and distributed to displaced families in Naziyan district of the province.
The distribution aids include flour, rice, bean, pea, blanket and winter clothes.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday November 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) H.E. Dr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Acting Minister of Finance and Chief Advisor on Infrastructure to H.E. the President, along with Dr. Mohammad Karim Baz, Deputy Minister for Parliamentary Affairs participated in Meshrano Jirga General Meeting where they presented the FY-1398 National Budget to the respected senators according to article 98 of Afghanistan Constitution. 
Acting Minister of Finance provided precise information to the members of Meshrano Jirga about collection of domestic revenue in accordance with financial plan and its increment by 30% comparing to FY-1393 and successful Review of Government’s financial and economic reforms by IM.
Additionally, he gave information to the senators about, improvement in national budget use indicators, cooperation in the area of regional transit and economic, development of private sector, agriculture, transport and energy as well as FY-1398 National Budget Draft.
In the meeting, Minister Qayoumi assured them that their comments on the national budget would be considered in accordance with the laws of the country and available facilities. He asked them to confirm the national budget for implementation of development budget on scheduled time and government working process as soon as possible to be submitted to Wolesi Jirga for approval. The total amount of the national budget for FY-1398 is 399 billion AFs, 275 billion AFs of which is the ordinary budget and 124billion AFs is the development budget.
Most of the development budget is allocated for five sectors respectively 52 billion AFS for Infrastructure, 23 billion AFs for agriculture and rural development, 13 billion AFs health, 8.8 billion AFs governance and 6.8 billion AFS for education.
It is worth mentioning that, the FY-1398 national budget is prepared in accordance with realities, available resources and government priorities.  In FY-1398 national budget, the focus is on development budget that is 12% higher comparing to FY-1397 national budget.  However, there has been a saving in ordinary budget.
 

Sunday November 11, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Afghan security forces has started a huge military operation to annihilate ISIS adherents from Naziyan district, eastern Nangarhar province.
The military operation has participated by hundreds Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police, National Directorate Security personnel and Afghan Air Forces.
National Directorate Security of Nangarhar says, as soon Naziyan district will be changed to the graveyard of ISIS loyalist.
Gen. Nazar Ali Wahidi told BNA correspondent, Afghan security forces launched attacks from several points on ISIS’s hideouts and as soon as possible the district will be cleared from being of ISIS members.
Naziyan district is a districts that located close to Durand Line, where terrorists supporting by circles inside Pakistan.
Until now, 25 ISIS adherents were killed and dozens others including foreigner were arrested during the military operation.
Several villages have been cleared from being of ISIS militants.
The military operation is continuing.
M.A.Ansari

Sunday November 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Including 5 women and three children 11 ISIS fighters have surrendered to Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province.
It has been said, the surrendered militants are Pakistani residents and were involved in terrorist and destructive activities in Naziyan district of the province.
Press office of Nangarhar governor by releasing a statement reported that, the terrorists have been surrendered during a military operation led by Afghan security forces in Naziyan district.
Five women and three children are among the surrendered terrorists, mentioned in the statement.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Nearly 3600 metric tons of Jujube worth 2 billion Afghani have been produced in Farah province.
Abdul Manan Mateen head of Farah agricultural department told BNA correspondent, Farah is one of the most important producer of Jujube which farmers and merchants of this province have received nearly 2 billion Afghani from Jujube production.
Jujube is one of the most valuable medicinal fruits which has been named (Telae Sourkh) (Red Gold) in Farah province.
According to reports, more than 1,000 hectares of land are under Jujube cultivation in this province.
Jujube of Farah province is exported to India and Pakistan, agricultural officials of Jujube production in Farah province said, the Jujube grows a lot every year in this province.
The main center of Jujube production is in Poshtroad, Anar Dara Districts, villages and suburb of Farah province and also Poshtkoh and Qala-e-Kah Districts.
According to the head of Farah agricultural department, currently Jujube has been widely cultivated in all districts and villages of that province.
Two years ago, the project for the construction and spread of Jujube gardens in Pashtoonkoh and Qala-e-Kah districts of Farah province implemented at the cost of 70,000 $, and a total of 100 Jujube gardens were created in the two mentioned districts and center of Farah province.
Officials of Farah agricultural department say technical and vocational training has been given to 200 gardeners in Farah province with the implementation of a project to expand Jujube gardens.
Farmers in Farah province say that this product is also good, and in terms of resources and energy, it is considered gourmet fruit.
Jujube fruit is used both freshly and in dry form.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Jalalabad (BNA)  23 ISIS loyalists were killed in latest air raids of Afghan Security Forces in east of the country last night.
The insurgents were targeted in parts of Nangarhar province by air and ground raids.
Selab army corps commander in east of the country told BNA, 23 ISIS fighters were killed in the raids.
He added, the fighters targeted in Nazyan, Kot and Chaparhar districts.
Another report says, Nine insurgents affiliated to ISIS group were killed in an air strike in Nooristan province last night.
The insurgents were targeted in their hideouts in Barg-e-Matal District.
It is said that no casualties incurred to residents in the raid.
T. Yarzada
 

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