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Sunday, March 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Shirzad Governor of Uruzgan, Chairman and Members of Provincial Council of Uruzgan province met with Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president and the governor of the province shared the environmental problems there. 
He complained over lack of basic roads and problems in other spheres. 
He mentioned the need for building of the road from Urozgan-Kandahar saying that this road can connect the province with Daikundi and Bamyan and this way resolve problems of the people. 
Ensuring of electricity power for the people is another requirement of the people shared with Khailili. 
He noted that many projects have been designed and these can meet the needs of over 3,000 residents in the center of the province while due to budgetary limitations the projects have been suspended while there are possibilities for building of water reservoirs for producing electricity. 
He noted that the residents of the province are also facing limitations in the area of education and asked the government to address their problems.  
Shirzad expressed satisfaction over distribution of winter aids by the government to tens of thousands of families and added that fortunately NSP has also started its program in several districts and it is proceeding well. 
Khalili recalled the efforts of the governor and the provincial council in expansion and development of the province and stressed that there is need for addressing the problems of the people. 
According to Khalili Urozgan province is a less developed and in accessible area and requires for development and the government is trying its best to meet the demands and address the problems of the people and he assured that he has instructed the related organs for addressing the problems and he will also visit the province in an appropriate time.

Sunday, March 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Marshal Mohammad Qaseem Fahim, first vice president and chairman of the CM law committee chaired a meeting of the law committee. 
To start with, Marshal Fahim reiterated on the acceleration of the affairs and added that the society and the government is in need of laws than any other time. 
He added that precise evaluations of laws are important as the laws should be prepared in coordination with all existing organs to remove the shortcomings and cover all areas of social lives. 
Minister of justice informed the meeting on the drafts of the laws of local organs and social organizations law which were assessed by the committee members. 
The shortages in the noted drafts were verified and it was decided that: 
The draft law of local organs has its shortcomings.  Considering the expressed views by the committee members the draft should be reviews under the supervision of a commission consisting of Nasrullah Stanikzai, chairman of the independent legal board, Nazir Ahmad Shahedi deputy minister for economy, Abdul Malik Sedeeqi deputy chairman of the independent local organs, Mohammad Ashraf advisor minister in legal and judicial affairs and representatives of the central statistics and geodesy and cartography departments led by justice minister and revised draft be presented to the committee meeting of the council of ministers. 
The meeting confirmed that the draft law on social organizations should be changed into the law on communities and after some corrections presented for adoption to the council of ministers.

Sunday, March 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Maryam Durani has received international award for woman of courage.  0
International award of woman of courage is given annually by US secretary of defense to those women who do most of their efforts for restoration of the women rights in the countries of the world.” 
Maryam Durani, a member of Kandahar provincial council, has tried her best for restoration of the Afghan women rights in the province. 
She also runs a local radio most broadcasts of which are about women’s rights. 
The award was handed over by Michael Obama and US secretary of foreign affairs Hillary Clinton to Maryam Durani on Friday in an exclusive ceremony in the US. 
The ceremony was also attended by a number of elite women who received the awards too. 
Speaking related to challenges with which the Afghan women are facing, Maryam Durani considered insecurity as one of such challenges, saying despite threats, she would continue for restoration of the Afghan women’s rights in the province. 
She added Afghan women have now found their position in the society compared to the previous years and their voice could be heard in provincial councils and all other government institutions. 
Meanwhile, Muzhgan Mustafavi, deputy minister of women affairs has said the award which Maryam Durani had received could be an example for all Afghan women.

Sunday, March 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai had a meeting with the relatives of the Parwan martyrs. 
At the meeting the relatives of the martyrs who had taken part at the protest march in reaction to the torching of Holy Kuran in Parwan province were present. 
President Karzai expressed his sympathies with the families of the martyrs and the wounded and expressed the hope such an incident not occur in the future. 
He added that such incidents have two reasons, firstly that still Afghanistan is not calm and secondly that the culture of demonstrations is not mature and the security forces are still to learn how to act. 
Abdul Sattar Khwasi secretary of the House of People representing the Parwan people thanked the president that he expressed his sympathies on the telephone with the people of Parwan over the casualties in the demonstrations in reaction to torching of Holy Kuran. 
Khwasi added that the president strongly condemned torching of the Holy Kuran and his reaction is being widely praised by the people of the country. 
Governor of Parwan Abdul Basir Salangi provided information to the president on the casualties in terrorist attack on the provincial governor house and the recent incident in the Shinwari district of the province. 
At the end president Karzai while members of the national assembly and Parwan governor were present, delivered cash assistance of the government to the martyrs’ families and the wounded family members.

Sunday, 11 March 2012 06:12

Two Haqani Commanders Detained In Logar

Sunday, March 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Two Haqani network commanders with his 5 followers were detained by ISAF forces in suburb of Pul-e-Alam center of Logar province. 
According to ISAF press release, the two commanders cooperates rebels in making of bomb and wanted to abduct one of the national army commanders in that province. 
In this operation, ISAF seized a suicide vest, explosive materials with quantity of heavy ammunition.  
Meanwhile, ISAF press release stated that, other commander of Taliban with 5 of his followers was detained from Gelan district of Ghanzi province.
This commander organized destructive activities in Kabul-Kandahar highway and in other operation they discovered 495 kg of explosive materials from Trenkot city of Urozgan province. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, 10 March 2012 13:43

School Building Sets On Fire In Badghis

Saturday, March 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Armed Taliban set on fire a school building in Eshaqzai village of Ballah Morghab district in Badghis province last night.
Abdul Ghani Sabere, deputy governor of Badghis province told this news agency, all the books, administrative documents, desks, chairs and other equipments have been burned.
Educational officials of Badghish said, 500 students missed their education with burning of this school.
Eight months back another school building was burned in Langar area of Qadis district.
T. Rateb

Saturday, 10 March 2012 13:42

Meshrano Jerga Lauds BNA Head

Saturday, March 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Director for the Bakhtar News Agency BNA, Khalil Meenway was appreciated by Senate Chairman, Mohammad Alam Izedyar.
The chairman meanwhile asked success for them hoping to pay attention more in covering the national assembly’s reports.
Meanwhile, the director for BNA Khalil Meenway thanked the Meashrano Chairman and vowed to do more in covering the Meashrano Jerga reports.

Saturday 10 March,


ISLAMABAD: Interior Ministry has imposed ban on four organizations allegedly involved in sectarianism and ethnic activities.

According to the recently issued notification, these organizations included Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat (ASWJ), Shia Talba Tanzeem (Shia Student Organization), People's Aman Committee and TNA Gilgit.

The interior ministry has sent the notification to all the four provinces and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Saturday, 10 March 2012 11:37

Solar storm has minor impact on Earth

Solar storm has minor impact on Earth

Saturday 10 March,


WASHINGTON: A solar storm that shook the Earth's magnetic field on Thursday spared satellite and power systems as it delivered a glancing blow, although it could still intensify until early Friday, space weather experts said.

The geomagnetic storm surging from the sun was initially expected to be strong enough to disrupt power grids, airplane traffic and space-based satellite navigation systems. But government scientists on Thursday downgraded their prediction on the intensity of the storm - a big cloud of charged particles spawned by two solar flares

Saturday, 10 March 2012 11:33

Afghan foreign minister to visit Qatar

Saturday 10 March,


KABUL: Afghanistan  Foreign Minister Zalmay Rasool will visit Qatar to meet government officials to discuss  bilateral cooperation and  reconciliation with the Taliban, Janan Mosa Zai spokesman said to BNA
Rasool is scheduled to leave for Qatar in under ten days, Foreign Ministry spokesman Janan Mosazai added.

The Afghan Taliban announced in January it would open a political office in Qatar, suggesting the group may be willing to engage in negotiations that would be likely to give it Afghan government positions or official control over much of its historical southern heartland.

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