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Monday, 11 February 2019 11:53

18 Taliban Militants Killed In Ghazni

Monday February 11, 2019

GHAZNI CITY (BNA) As many as eighteen fighters of Taliban group were killed in Ghazni province yesterday.
Col. Fazel Khoda Ebrahimkhail spokesman of 203 Tander army corps told BNA, the Taliban militants were killed during air and ground operations conducted by Afghan security forces with support of NATO troops in relevant areas of Aaband, Qara Bagh districts and Ghazni city.
A leader of Taliban group was among the dead.
Ebrahimkhail added, eight others Taliban militants were wounded, some heavy and light weapons and four vehicles belonged the terrorists have been destroyed during the operations.
According to another reports, personnel of 203 Tander army corps succeeded to discover and defuse 12 round of different types of mines from various parts of Ghazni, Paktika and Khost provinces.
Farida Babak
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Peace is the requirement of our time, but the way choses for reaching it, would be difficult to pass over a night. 
Civil and cultural organizations, political parties, national and spiritual figures, influential in brief all public strata know that continuation of war in Afghanistan is not in to benefit of anybody but all in unity say that the crisis should be ended. But a big question raises, this is how to carry out this public general aspiration in practice?
Ahamad Saidi a political affairs expert regarding to issue told BNA that without general consensus among people, political parties, national figures and government authorities reaching peace would be very difficult. Focusing on this view, one can say that ultimately the government will find the solution way of this complicated problem.
In democratic communities there are also different viewpoints, but regarding to national interests, they forget all differences and follow a single idea or view. Mr. Saidi regarding to the issue said that the differences among government and oppositions as much as increased it would be harmful for Afghan people. However, it should not be think that the complicated peace process can be settled in a few simple sessions. As much as foreign interventions increase in Afghan war, the way of reaching peace would become more difficult. 
The role of people in peace talks is of great importance without observing their views; it would be hard to embrace peace. Masihullah a resident of 7th precinct of Kabul city said to BNA that the sides involved in conflict should not ignore the will and demands of people because they were the victims of four decades of war, therefore, ignoring their view would be a crime against the blood of martyrs and victims of this barbaric and  tyrannical war.
Rahmat a Kabul University student criticizing not sharing the youths in the peace process negotiations said that peace talks without presence of the youths representative in reality denying the rights of the new generation of the country that would be according to Taliban’s way of thinking. Sayed Naqibullah Hashimi a political affairs expert commenting on the issue says that differences of views do not make the future of peace clear, therefore, all sides should reach a consensus in order to make clear the dawn of peace in the country. 
Focusing on above presented views one can say that sustainable peace in Afghanistan can be ensured only when the government as demonstrator of public will takes active part in the process. The leadership of Afghanistan understanding this great responsibility presented an extensive peace program in Brussels session supported by the heads and representatives all countries participated in the session.
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) says that as a result of the audit conducted by their investigators from all government offices in the course of year 1397, nearly 5 billion Afghanis were saved from embezzlement, BNA reported.
While briefing media outlets on Supreme Audit Office achievements at Government Media and Information Center, Mohammad Asid Ahmadzoy, SAO spokesman, assured that the money had been deposited to the government’s treasury. He also added that 17 cases of public asset abuse, which includes 552 million Afs and 2 million USD, have been investigated by the SAO and sent to the Attorney General’s Office.
He said suspects are some government officials, including ministers, deputy ministers and governors and others. Ahmadzoy assured that they activities of Supreme Audit Office are conducted in an impartial, non-political and professional manner in the light of the laws of the country. The Supreme Audit Office is the sole audit institution for central and local government budgets, municipalities, enterprise and state-owned companies, including Afghanistan’s diplomatic representatives. The SAO audits the performances and financial statements of the government, in an independent and impartial manger.
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi met Urozgan governor Sayed Asadullah Sayed in her office on Sunday, both sides discussed addressing cultural challenges of the province, BNA reported.
Briefing the acting minister on cultural assets of province, the governor presented his recommendations to address cultural challenges of Urozgan province, including establishing of a radio station and holding of cultural and awareness program for directorate of information and cultural. Recalling ministry of information and culture’s programs for the provinces, minister Safi said much attentions to be paid for those provinces that have not been focused. “MoIC to build library and conference hall in upcoming solar year of 1398,” the minister said. Minister Safi went on saying that training programs to be organized via deputy ministry of youth affairs for the local directorate of information and culture. Minister Safi also assured ministry’s cooperation with the province over addressing the challenges before cultural institutions.
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) During a ceremony to introduce newly-appointed acting minister of commerce and industry Ajmal Ahmadi, Second Vice-President Sarwar Danesh tasked the ministry’s leadership to use all legal authorities and facilities and pave the way for investment, industrial activities, balance business and increasing the country’s exports.
According to BNA report, he called security and corruption problems, weakness in justice and judicial section to ensure justice and rule of law, problems in ensuring power energy and the country’s transport network among the key problems against growing business and industry. He clarified that existence of corruption in the relevant administrations has weaken the government’s financial basis and hindered entrepreneurs’ growth. He urged the ministry’s new leadership that besides paying serious attention to the ministry’s capacity building, it should do its best to address the main challenges. He stressed that we won’t get improved unless we tackle all these challenges.
It is merit to mention that among over 400 legislative documents which have been proceeding during the national unity government, about 18 of them are related to the ministry of commerce and industry and effective steps have been taken on their approval. According to him, the government’s policy has prepared the ground to open key trade corridors such Chabahar Port and Lapis Lazuli Routes, air corridors between Afghanistan and countries such as India, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Indonesia and China through which worth millions of dollars of Afghanistan’s goods have so for been exported. Congratulating the new post to acting minister of commerce and industry and his colleagues, VP Danesh pointed out that Ahmadi is among the educated cadres who has proven his eligibility when he had worked as senior advisor to the President. He also mentioned former minister of commerce and industry Humayoun Rasa who has made much effort to arrange effective plans and practice them in the ministry.
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Heading a high ranking government delegation, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday traveled to eastern Nangarhar province where he met with elders of many district.
According to BNA report, at the outset, Nangarhar provincial governor Shah Mahmoud Miakhail while welcoming the President and his accompanying delegation said coordination and cooperation among people, civil and military administrations have given us high self-esteem to further serve. Representing other, Malik Nazeer said we were glad that Afghanistan’s President has visited Shinwar district for the first time. Lauding the bravery of Afghan National Defense and Security Force and people, they stressed that we want a lasting peace to be restored. They suggested that an office should be given to the Taliban in Kabul for peace talks and asked for supporting and equipping of the people uprising forces. Thanking their warm welcome, the President said I have come to thank Nangarhar people, particularly Shinwar and Momand Dara people, because, they once again have hoisted the country’s banner as like as their hero ancestors.
He added Nangarhar people’s heroisms is a pride to all Afghans, because, the people have fought the enemy alongside the security forces. Furthermore, the President thanked Silab 201 Army Corps’ Commander, that province’s police chief and security directorate who have cooperated the people as like as their brother. He also extended his condolences to martyrs’ families and assured that their devotions would not be forgotten. “Lasting peace would restore and I am ready to sacrifice myself for such a peace,” the President said. If the Taliban come to Kabul for peace talks, we will provide them with office and ensure their security, the President added. He added I have practically proven that our country is a square and heart of Asia. He assured Shinwar and Momand Dara districts’ elders that he will help them build their houses being ruined by enemy.
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Pentagon's top official made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday to meet with U.S. commanders and Afghan leaders amid a push for peace with the Taliban, BNA reported.
Patrik Shanahan, the recently installed acting secretary of defense, said he has no orders to reduce the U.S. troop presence, although officials say that is at the top of the Taliban's list of demands in exploratory peace negotiations.
Shanahan said he is encouraged that President Donald Trump's administration is exploring all possibilities for ending a 17-year war, the longest in American history.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The construction work of 20 km road has been started in remote area of northern Badakhshan province.
Eng. Nader Shah Shahna in-charge of rural road construction program in ministry of rural rehabilitation told BNA reporter, the road to be with a sum of 70 million Afghani funded from development budget of the ministry within the next six months.
The construction of the road the remote area of Pamir would be linked with Wakhan district of Bakhshan province, Shahna added.
It is the first road that to be constructed in the remote area, Shahna concluded.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) As many as 75 armed oppositions were killed during joint military operations conducted by Afghan security forces within the last 24 hours across the country.
Ministry of national defense by releasing a statement issued that, the military operations have launched by support of Afghan air and artillery forces to annihilate anti-government militias, ensure peace and stability and protect the lives and properties of people in insecure areas of Kandahar, Urozgan, Badghis, Farah, Balkh, Kapisa, Parwan, Ghazni, Jawzjan, Takhar and Helmand provinces, in which 75 insurgents were killed, 20 injured and 2 suspects were arrested.
It has been said, some heavy and light weapons, ammunitions and military equipment have been discovered and seized during the military operation.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday February 10, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Near 8000 kg explosive materials have been discovered and seized by Afghan security forces in central Logar province yesterday.
Shah Poor Ahmadzai spokesman of police chief in Logar told BNA reporter, the explosive materials have been discovered during a military operation led by Afghan security personnel in different parts of Arghak region, Azra district of the province.
A person who had kept the explosive materials was arrested by Afghan security forces, Ahmadzai added.
M.A.Ansari

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