11 December 2017

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Saturday December 9, 2017

Kabul (BNA) At least 11 loyalists belonging Islamic State for Iraq and Syria were killed following Afghan Air Forces’ bombardments in eastern Nangarhar province.
Shir Aqa Faqiri spokesman of 201 Sylab Army corps told BNA local correspondent, Afghan Air Forces targeted ISIS’s hideouts in various parts of Acheen and Deh Bala districts of the province.
It is mentionable that two other ISIS loyalists were injured during the bombardments.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday December 9, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team in an important match to play with Ireland national cricket team tomorrow.
According to BNA report, 50-overs ODI series match has started between Afghanistan and Ireland national cricket teams in Sharjah stadium, United Arabic Emirates, in two previous matches Afghanistan and Ireland by having a win tomorrow match leading a team toward victory.
The series match hosted by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) in Sharjah stadium, United Arabic Emirates.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday December 9, 2017

Kabul (BNA) 9 December is the International Day for Anti-Corruption and the United Nations has asked all countries of the world to make effort towards counter corruption.
Corruption is an international phenomenon which people in all countries of the world are facing with, but based on its evidence, countries facing with poverty are more suffering from corruption that can affect economic development and distracts budgets need to be spent in education, health and other sectors. Corruption includes various acts such as bribe and embezzlement. Government or political corruption occurs when a government official or employee makes use of official capacities for personal benefits. Moreover, Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region or community is immune. This year UNODC and UNDP have developed a joint global campaign, focusing on how corruption affects education, health, justice, democracy, prosperity and development.
International Anti-Corruption Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003 in an effort to highlight the negative impact of corruption on economic development and government stability. It is celebrated annually on December 9, a celebration that also show cases the role of the UN’s Convention against Corruption in preventing further corruption. Transparency International by using corruption perception index categorizes countries based on current corruption scale among government officials and politicians. In other words, the paragon is an index which shows corruption rank in general section of a country among other countries of the world.
According to the scale, higher-ranked countries are those where financial corruption is very low among government officials and politicians, while lower-ranked countries are those where financial corruption is very high among government officials and politicians. Over two-thirds of the 176 countries and territories in this year’s index fall below the midpoint of our scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). The index is published every year based on particular standards of Transparency International.
Transparency International has offices in 180 countries and prepared its annual reports based on standards as reviewing government management in countries, situations for access of citizens to public services and legal and judicial structures.  Not only the government but also parliament, civil society organizations, media and even ordinary citizens are responsible for eradication of corruption in the country as corruption is unpleasant for all; therefore anti-corruption effort is the responsibility of all.
But, in Afghanistan, corruption has negative impact on security and economic situation as well as has key role in strengthening and supporting terrorism. Integrity Watch admits that Afghanistan government has started efforts for counter corruption in the country. Leaders of national unity government has always stressed on serious political determinant for rooting out corruption in the country. Transparency and providing overseeing pavements in connection with spending sources and possibilities particularly in contracts can be other ways for counter corruption in vision of the government.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has clarified that the culture of impunity would replace with the culture of punishments and implementation of justice. This will be very important for counter corruption in government institutions as practical steps have been taken in this regard. Overseeing and controlling systems have been created by the government and increasing efforts are underway for monitoring and controlling government institutions to prevent from corruption, improve service delivery and enhance working effectiveness.
Lailuma Noori
 

Saturday December 9, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The archeology department plans to exhibit Mis-e-Aynak Coppermine’s historical relics in many provinces of Afghanistan. Nour Agha Noori, head of archeology department told that almost 30 pictures such as coins, stupas, stone sculptures, etc. have been found in Logar during excavations.
We plan to exhibit them to those people who don’t access to Mis-e-Aynak Coppermine, he further said. “The first photo show of historical relics has already been held in Parwan province which lasted three days. Over 800 people have visited the exhibition,” he went on to say. “We have also distributed some brochures to people to further inform them on Mis-e-Aynak and other historical areas of the country,” he continued. 
“We plan to hold the exhibition in many other provinces such as Nangarhar, Paktia, Kandahar and Herat in upcoming months,” he added.
The archeology department is making effort to display Mis-e-Aynak’s historical relics in abroad, as Bakhtar Treasury has been displayed in London, US, Germany and many other countries of the world, he said. We are in contact with China and Japan to exhibit the relics in those countries too, he added. World Bank support our programs and all practical works are being done through archeology department of the ministry for information and culture, he further said.
One of our aims is to conduct excavations in Afghanistan’s historical areas, as our excavations have improved by 60 percent in Sorkh Zone of Mis-e-Aynak Coppermine, where was identified by the ministry of mines, he added. We would build a museum in Logar within the next one or two years and works are going on in this regard, he added. Within the next one or two months, the archeology department plans to hold some international workshops through which to introduce the historical sites, he said, adding domestic and foreign experts would also attend the workshop and after that they would decide on the mentioned site. This is while that for the first time, information about Mis-e-Aynak Coppermine has been released by a French archeologist in 1335 and 1336.
Karima Malikzada
 

Saturday December 9, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Fazel Sancharaki, deputy to the publications affairs of the Ministry of information and Culture, attended a meeting held to mark the prophet birthday, BNA reported the other day. 
The meeting which was attended by some authorities of the ministry and the ministry of repatriates and refugees, the deputy minister said that Islam was the religion of unity, brotherhood and peace and the holy prophet was a bless to the whole world, the agency quoted.
“The prophet rose from a society facing ignorance, but led the society towards welfare and human tranquility,” said the deputy minister.
 

Saturday, 09 December 2017 06:29

Art Means Survival And Life, Prof. Bawari

Saturday December 9, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari in a festival to praise art, here in Kabul, said ‘art means survival and life,’ Bakhtar News Agency said the other day.
He said: “Art is one part of the life and that without art we will face various problems.” “We see two types of campaigns on our way towards art; fighting inside and outside ourselves,” said the minister adding by fighting inner, we understand who we are and by fighting outside involves directions and sites. He urged the government and other related organs to provide better opportunities for encouragement of the art in the country. A message from Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s CE also reads that art has suffered serious damages during the recent several decades of religious extremism like other spheres in the country, but this is a fact that art had eye-catching growth recently and efforts should be done for its improvement and standardization.
 

Saturday December 9, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The country’s former Jihadi leaders and politicians have welcomed the stance of the country’s President, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to timely and clearly respond to the United States’ unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as the Israel capital, a statement said the other day.
According to the statement, President at the meeting attended by the country’s Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah welcomed their support to the government stance in the key national and international issues and said: “Today is the hardest day for the world Muslims and we as the leaders of this country, should take wise decision and don’t allow the country’s enemy to misuse the opportunity.”
President Donald Trump’s decision to move the American Embassy in Tel Aviv to the city of Jerusalem reflected the historic stance of the Muslim world, they said. A statement from the Presidential Palace said the meeting participants stressed over continued efforts of the Afghan government towards supporting the rights of Muslims on national and international levels.
 

Saturday December 9, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, understanding the deep concerns of the Afghan Muslim nation and the Muslims of the world, has already communicated its profound concerns through diplomatic channels to the leadership of the United States of America over their decision of moving their embassy to Jerusalem and officially recognizing Jerusalem.
The decision which has been taken in this regard has hurt the feelings of Muslims around the world and will jeopardize the peace process in the Middle East.
Therefore, any kind of actions taken unilaterally and without engagement of Palestine and a two state solution, will not produce positive results and end up with a permanent solution.
The National Unity Government and the Afghan Muslim nation together with Muslims of the world want the rights of Palestinians for an Independent State to be ensured. The status of Jerusalem, which has been the first Qiblah for the Muslims, and is of high respect and importance for other religions as well, shall be recognized, in accordance with International Laws, resolutions of the United Nations and demands of the world Muslim.
Fortunately, there is an international consensus that a unilateral decision can’t be made on Jerusalem and that a permanent solution to the issue should be sought in a comprehensive peace framework. To ensure enduring and fair peace in Palestine, the National Unity Government continuously supports this process in partnership with Islamic world and the international community under the framework of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the United Nations.
 

Saturday December 9, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Leaders of the National Unity Government (NUG) the other day, spoke about the role of women in society-building and other affairs, expressed their full support to women presence in all affairs of the government.
President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani stressed the importance of women’s increased role in all spheres of the government, a statement from the presidential palace said.
During a meeting with female lawmakers at the Presidential Palace, where the country’s First Lady Rula Ghani has also attended on Thursday evening the statement added.
Attended at the meeting, two members of the country’s Lower House, Razia Sadat Mangal and Kubra Mustafa, and Sadiqa Balkhi, member of the Meshrano Jirga, represented the parliamentarians to speak on the occasion, voicing their support to the national unity government’s foreign policy and the agenda of the reforms, according to the statement.
The president said such meetings should continue and argued that the Afghan society should realize the potential of the female population.
“Discrimination against women is not our culture,” said the president as quoted by the statement adding the Afghan women have never been excluded from decision making.
He assured that women’s role and participation will increase day by day and the national unity government had firm stance in this regard.
The Chief of Executive the National Unity Government, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, in a separate meeting with a number of women activists, also insisted on the increased role of women in different spheres of the government, particularly in decision-making.
He said consultation would continue with other authorities, to draw their attention to the women and tackle problems of women prisoners all over the countries jails.
Efforts were underway to provide better ground for the women to have presence in the education structures, as needed.
 

Thursday December 7, 2017

Kabul (BNA) At least 51 anti-government militias including 25 ISIS fighters were killed and 7 others were wounded during joint clearing operations led by Afghan National Security and Defense Forces within the last 24 hours across the country.
Ministry of National Defense press office stated BNA, the operations were conducted with support of Afghan air and artillery forces to suppress armed oppositions and protect the lives and properties of people in insecure areas of Nangarhar, Kunar, Paktia, Ghazni, Khost, Kandahar, Farah, Maidan/Wardak, Jawzjan, Faryab, Kunduz and Helmand provinces.
Also with the last 24 hours 10 planned operations, 20 special operations were launched by Afghan security forces in 9 provinces.
Meanwhile, Afghan air forces conducted 106 air flight for supporting Afghan National Army and 14 strikes targeted hideouts of enemies across the country in this time.
Some heavy and light weapons, ammunitions and military mobilizations have been seized by Afghan security forces following the operations, the source added.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

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