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Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A message has been dispatched on behalf of President Hamid Karzai addressed to Noor Sultan Nazar Bayov President of Kazakhstan congratulating him on the National Day of that country.
The message mentions that I am pleased representing the people of Afghanistan to convey my sincerest congratulations on the National Day of Kazakhstan to you and the friendly people of your country.
The person of Afghanistan welcomes daily expansion of friendly relations with the brother country of Kazakhstan.
I wish you good health and further prosperity of the friendly people of Kazakhstan, the message pointed out.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A message has been sent on behalf of President Hamid Karzai addressed to Prince Sheikh Mohammad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Amir of Qatar on the national day of that country.
In his message the present notes that please allow representing the people of Afghanistan to convey my sincerest heartfelt felicitations to you and through you to the brother people of Qatar. 
The people of Afghanistan are for further expansion of ties in all spheres with the brother Qatari nation and I wish you good health and further successes and prosperity for the people of your country.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A message has been dispatched on behalf of President Hamid Karzai addressed to HM Sheikh Mohammad bin Eisa al-Khalifa King of Bahrain congratulating him on the national day of that country.
The message says that, “Representing the people of Afghanistan I would like to convey my sincerest felicitations on the national day of your country to you and the people of Bahrain.
It adds that the people of Afghanistan appreciate the friendly relations with the people of Bahrain that with the passage of time further expands.
I wish you good health and further prosperity of the brother people of Bahrain.”

Monday, 24 December 2012 12:06

Tribal Influential Wounds In Sar-e-Pul

Monday, December 24, 2012
Sar-e-Pul (BNA) A tribal influential with his follower wounded in an armed attack today. 
Abdul Rauof Taj police chief of Sar-e-Pul said to BNA, Haji Mohammad Rahim a tribal influential and local commander with his follower faced with ambush of armed militias, while he was going from Bazaarbashi village of Sancharak district to the center of that district.
In this attack Mohammad Rahim was injured with his follower, and   the attackers fled from the area. 

Monday, 24 December 2012 12:06

10 Policemen Disappeared In Ghor

Monday, December 24, 2012
Qala-e-Naw (BNA) Ten national policemen were disappeared in Ghor province.
It is said that these policemen with their arms were disappeared in Abkamari district of Badghis province. 
A local resident who denied his name to be mention said to BNA, these policemen were disappeared last night in Chelgazi area in the vicinities of Abkamari district. 
Badghis is secure province of the country but a number residents of that province said armed Taliban have influenced in several regions of that province.
It is said, perhaps, these policemen were jointed to armed Taliban. 

Monday, December 24, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan taekwondo athletes got 2 silver and 14 bronze medals from Dahai Fajer competitions in Iran. 
Mojibulrahman Rahmani spokesman of Olympic National Committee said to BNA, the 24th round of Dahai Fajer competitions of Iran was held for 3 days in Tehran city and the athletes from nine countries had participated.
At the end of these competitions, the Afghanistan athletes, Masood Karimi and Nela Ahmadi obtained silver and other taekwondo athletes of country including girls obtained bronze medals. 
According to Rahmani, in these competitions, the Iran athletes stood at the first position, Afghanistan athletes stood at the 2nd position and Armenian athletes at the 3rd positions.
These competitions were held from December 19 to 21 of the current year in Tehran. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, 24 December 2012 08:50

28 Taliban Rebels Killed

Monday, December 24, 2012
Kabul (BNA) 28 Taliban fighters and Haqani network were killed in several military operations in the provinces of the country.
These fighters targeted by Afghan and NATO forces while carrying out terrorist activities in the vicinities of Kandahar, Logar, Ghazni, Sar-i-Pul and Nangarhar provinces. 
BNA quoting from NATO press statement said, in these military operations, 28 fighters attributed to Taliban group and Haqani network including three local commanders of these groups were killed. 
Meanwhile, NATO said that several arms and narcotic caches of Taliban were seized by these forces. 
Hundreds arms such as mines, rocket launchers, suicide vest coats, explosive materials and hundreds kg of heroin and hashish were seized from them. 
This statement said nothing about Afghan, NATO and civilians casualties. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, 24 December 2012 08:45

5 Local Commanders of Taliban Arrested

Monday, December 24, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Five local commanders of armed Taliban were arrested in military operation from different provinces of the country last night. 
These commanders targeted by Afghan and NATO forces from outskirts of Kandahar, Zabul, Ghazni and Khost provinces and arrested. 
BNA quoting from NATO press statement, these commanders were arrested while organizing of terrorist attacks. 
NATO said, these commanders had committed responsibility  of several military attacks in their regions. 
It is said, several arms caches of Taliban were seized by these forces. 
Meanwhile, the statement said that with killing of these commanders, the security will be better in the mentioned areas. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, 24 December 2012 08:37


Monday, December 24, 2012
Kabul (BNA)  International Anti-Corruption Campaign Day was marked in Kabul, while the government of Afghanistan accused of failing to curb administrative corruption in the country but the Afghan authorities consider this nefarious phenomenon as an illegally imported good from abroad.
BNA political analyst writes:
Afghanistan celebrated the international anti-corruption day, while it has being accused of failing in anti-corruption campaign.
Fighting corruption in Afghanistan is a complicated issue and eradicating it is one of the priorities of Afghan government; because many foreign countries in Tokyo conference on Afghanistan held early this year, depended their aids to eradication of this evil phenomenon.
As it reported by media, Afghanistan is among the most corrupted countries and the authorities of the country are criticized for failing to manage this problem as it was expected.
Afghan authorities among them Hamid Karzai the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan admit the existence of corruption in the country. They point to different factors that caused this evil phenomenon to spread in Afghan community as an infectious disease.
The factors are both internal and external. Regarding to internal factors should be said that in some government offices and departments, there are officials against the law ask bribe from the customers and signing some contracts illegally the relevant officials ask for their own share. Such violations of law badly affect the community and reduce the trust of people to the system and government.
The internal factors of corruption, could be reduced by implementing law strictly and the rule of law should be observed and prevent the relevant high ranking of officials of supporting corrupted officials. To successfully fight against the heinous phenomenon of corruption,   bureaucracy should be ended; the religious scholars in their sermons through the pulpits of mosques talk about this evil and mass media also can play an effective role in eradication of corruption.
Finally, the corrupted people without exception should be introduced to the public courts and punished according to the law. What have been mentioned above related to internal problems but one should not forget that corruption during the last ten years, bitterly increased in presence of international community in the country. The reason is that some donors and foreign NGOs have spent the donated funds by their relevant countries according to their own will and benefits and within the framework of cooperation only wanted to fulfill their strategic and political objectives.     
The Afghan authorities repeatedly have said that some organizations have established state within a state; they arrange contracts, launch projects, monitor the projects and report about the result of the project. It is an open fact that the big projects have been establishes and contracted by these organizations and there had been no any accountability, because those organizations consider themselves no responsible before any national and international agency. On the other hand most of the donated funds have spent in private programs of the organizations.
On the other hand some countries and organization due to certain reasons try to politicize some shortages and problems and use as a means of pressure against the governing system of the country. Once, they talk about insecurity in the country, other time they express their concern about post 2014 Afghanistan and some time they talk about widespread of corruption in the country.
According to some political experts, some political circles and outside intelligences try using such accusations and judgments to put pressure on Afghan people and government.
It is certain that corruption is not limited to Afghan community. Barak Obama the president of US has established a new office recently to assess the expenditures of various agencies of that country in Afghanistan. This indicates that some citizens of that country working in Afghanistan are involved in corruption. Meanwhile, paying blackmail by some western countries for ensuring the safety their personnel and vehicles can be considered as an example of widespread corruption in Afghanistan.
As the British ambassador to Afghanistan in an interview with Afghan TV acknowledged that some foreign institutions were involved in corruption in Afghanistan. This proves that not only Afghanistan but almost all countries of the world are suffering from corruption.
According to political experts, while the evil phenomenon of corruption spreading in the community like and infectious disease, it could be curbed and cured also. The way of curbing and curing this fatal disease is this, all parties should accept that corruption exists in their relevant organs, as the Afghan government acknowledged to the internal dimensions of the phenomenon, the foreign organizations should also to do the same and jointly work for complete eradication of this evil phenomenon.
Elimination of corruption is only possible by establishing a precise and practical working plan and mechanism not by accusations and offering conditions. 
Written By: Khalil Minawi BNA Director    

Monday, 24 December 2012 08:33

Foreign Consultant Killed In Kabul

Monday, December 24, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A foreign consultant was killed at the yard of Kabul security commandment today. 
It is said that the attacker who attacked on the foreign consultant is a policewoman and now she is under policy custody. 
The security in charge of Kabul security commandment said nothing in this regard yet, but a press source of interior ministry confirmed that the shooting took place inside the yard of Kabul security commandment, but said no further details in this regard. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada