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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Kabul (BNA) 11 years ago, the enemies of culture and education of Afghanistan targeted and collapsed the two huge civilization and cultural masterpieces of Buddha and committed another crime against the international ancient relics in central province of Bamyan. 
The action, if was asses to have amenity aspect against the culture and history of the country on one side, it can also be evaluated as a following up of practicing political conspiracy on the other.  
Following the old and ruined policies, the then invaders once gain committed enmity against the human history and destroyed the twine ancient Buddha statues, in order to realize the desires of the aliens. 
Most analysts believe the action to destroy the statues with over 1.600 years background had had political aspect rather than religious as the Taliban had committed such human crime at the end of their domination over Afghanistan. 
They practiced what they had received by their political lords, because according to the so-called leadership council of the Taliban, the Ulema council of the Taliban regime and its supreme court received an order from Mullah Omar in February, 6, 2001 to destroy all what they had called non-Islamic objectives. 
Following the incident, the world community, the United Nations (UN) and UNESCO fully opposed against the action and asked the Taliban not to attempt what it had called it a crime, as the entire historical relics of Afghanistan were part of the world cultural civilization. 
But, despites the international reaction, the Taliban resorted to practice their leader’s order and fired to the ancient statues in March, 9, 2001, destroying Shamama and Salsal Buddha Statues with up to 1,600 years historical background and left only two grand ditches with 53 and 35 meter length at the hillside of Hindokosh mountain by the evening later on the day. 
This imprudence by the Taliban had been registered as a black remembrance of the regime in the pages of history, with only, to pay a big tribute to the order of the enemies of culture and history of the country. 
However, since the establishment of the interim administration, efforts are being made by the government and ministry of information and culture to repair the great statues, but they are still remained not repaired. 
The twin Buddha Statues and other historical monuments in central Bamyan province had been included into both the historical heritages of Afghanistan and the world and were enlisted by the ministry of information and culture to be merged into the UNESCO cultural relics, but they are expected to be repaired in cooperation with the world community and UNESCO.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Kabul (BNA) German Prime Minister Angela Merkel yesterday afternoon telephoned Hamid Karzai, president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and offered him condolences over Panjwayee incident in which 16 innocent civilians were killed and five others injured in a spree shooting by a US soldier. 
The German chancellor who arrived yesterday in Mazar-e-Sharif in a telephone conversation evaluated security transition process as successful and pledged for further cooperation in this regard. 
In return, President Hamid Karzai welcomed the German Chancellor to Afghanistan and appreciated Germany and its people for their cooperation with Afghanistan, adding the recent Bonn conference was a good example of such cooperation. 
In the telephone conference, the German Chancellor asked the Afghan president to travel to Germany before Chicago conference to discuss related to strategic cooperation between Afghanistan and Germany. 
It is worth mentioning that the strategic cooperation between Germany and Afghanistan was once discussed during the current year in the sidelines of Bonn conference and was agreed signing a long-term strategic cooperation between the two countries.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Lashkrgah (BNA) Poppy eradication campaign was started yesterday in Helmand province. 
According to local officials for Helmand province, the campaign aims at eradication of nearly 2000 hectare lands in the province. 
The officials confirmed that poppy has been cultivated in nearly 50,000 hectare lands in the province. 
In a ceremony held for eradication of poppy in Tarkha area of Marja district, Mohammad Gulab Mangal, governor of Helmand said, “Poppy eradication campaign has now been officially started in the province.”
According to the governor, nearly 2000 hectare lands are to be eradicated during this program. 
He added during the current year, despite that poppy is eradicated the growers are also detained and handed over to justice. 
Governor of Helmand said the program was to be implemented in ten districts including Lashkargah, capital city of Helmand. 
According to the governor, the program will be implemented with help of Afghan police, Afghan national army and in some areas the coalition forces.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In his meeting with the teachers of Mohammad Asif Mayel second vice-president Mohammad Karim Khalili said that progress in a country is possible through concentration of education. 
At the meeting the teachers shared their problems with Khalili and asked for attention of the government in addressing them. 
It is said that this school presently has 10,000 students and due to increased load of students and shortage of classes there is need for construction of another teaching blocks. 
Other problems include ensuring electricity, activation of water and digging of well for potable drinking water and greenery of the high school were other problems raised by the teachers. 
Khalili praised the efforts of the teachers towards education of the sons of this country adding that progress in a country is possible through education and experience of international community indicates that progress is possible through development of education. 
He assured the teachers that their demands will be duly addressed. 
The teachers thanked Khalili for his keen attention towards education and especially to this high school and presented a letter merits to Khalili which was prepared by the students and the teachers of Mohammad Asif Mayel high school.

Monday, 12 March 2012 14:35

Kabul-Gardiz Highway Blocks

Monday, March 12, 2012
Gardiz (BNA) Kabul-Gardiz highway blacked due to several avalanches on Traffic today. 
This highway which links southern provinces with the Kabul was blocked due to heavy avalanches in Kotal Tera area. 
Abdullah Dorani head of Paktia public work said to BNA, their officials make efforts to reopen the highway. 
According to eyewitness, currently the passengers’ vehicles stopped.
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, March 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen, Minister of Information and culture issued the following appeal in a TV interview in relation to preservation of the Afghan historic monuments: 
Our country Afghanistan in the course of its several years of history has given birth to several civilizations a part of which is the product of material and moral efforts of our forefathers and a part of them were brought in from other territories and generally these civilizations are divided into two parts: 
The part before Islam and after Islam, The part before Islam were the culture of Zardashti, Buddhism, Gandahara called by the name of Kushanid and every art and culture that had remained on the course of silk route like pre-Islamic works of Qalae Feridoun in Farah, Takhte Rustam in Samangan and the Hadda works in Jalalabad etc. 
However, the works of Islamic era is more than the pre-Islamic era like mosques, shrines, palaces, Khaneqah which have found their place in our territories from different culture and Islamic civilizations like Gunbed mosque that is the first Islamic features of Islamic masonry in Khurasan. 
Jami Masjid of Herat that from the viewpoints of Islamic masonry is unique in the world and date back to 750 years. To sum up, throughout the country there are 1200 historic monuments and almost 90% of them relate to the Islamic era and the remaining date back to pre-Islamic era. 
It should be stated that these monuments are the product of thinking and artistic talents of our nation which unfortunately are on the verge of demolition. 
The department of historical monuments of the Ministry of information and culture has only 10 engineers for all Afghanistan and the ministry has no possibility for payment of salaries of these engineers as well or to employ more of them. 
Presently these 10 engineers are busy in Afghanistan including Ghazni province and the annual budget of the ministry allocated for repairing and protection of the historic monuments is inadequate and often the work of repairing of the monuments remains from to another year as these activities are time consuming and need delicacies. 
Concerns exist that the historic monuments with the passage of time these monuments witnessing long time natural calamities may ultimately destroy. 
If these are annihilated, in reality a part of the human civilization in this part of the world will vanish. 
The Ministry of Information and Culture in a gathering of some ambassadors of friendly countries had warned that may be will be witness to annihilation of part of human civilization in this region, some of our foreign friends had taken part in repairing of some of the monuments which we appreciate while there many other monuments and we hope that these will attract the attention of our foreign friends and our traders. 
It should be said that all these require huge resources for instance the shrine of Wazir Akbar Khan and Sher Ali Khan needs more than USD35, 000 and the Herat congregational mosque needs USD 900, 000. 
We are hopeful that our international friends and national traders every one assist according to their abilities and share in protection of the civilization of their forefathers. 
You can contact the following number:  0202101302---070295150—0702010394.

Monday, March 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) March-8, International Women Day (IWD) was celebrated at a gathering held in the ministry of public health (MPH) and attended by large number of women from different governmental organs to laud the high position of the women in the society. 
Beginning with, some verses of the Holy Quran had been recited by Munira Qarizada following which the national anthem was sounded and then Minister of Public Health, Dr. Suraya Dalil celebrated the high position of the women with reading out a poem as follows: 
Not men had been those who had won the west battlefield. 
But, those whole lions had only been many from the women. 
The minister said she wants to celebrated the international day and commonly renew their commitment to support the women and work for their welfare. 
According to her, for making a tranquil Afghanistan, there was intense need of the women participation, as there are many female doctor, midwife, teacher, engineer, reporter, lawyer, economist and politician. 
She said hundreds of years ago, the women campaigns for justice had been commenced and as a pleading movement changed into a bright fact for the women rights and this role in the society. 
At that time, the women, by their uprising in front of the flax weaving factory in New York could prove that any uprising for their rights would guarantee their victory to receive their legitimate rights. 
The United Nations, this year, had included the slogan in the international women day for helping the rural areas women to take part in different social, economical, cultural and political as well as the girls in the rural sites to go to school and take their future decision. 
Dr. Dalil asked the women as part of the society to try to economically be capable to get success against one of the main human and UN targets “elimination of poverty” in the country. 
Some gifts had also been distributed among the participants following the conclusion of the auspicious ceremony. 
March, 8 the international women day is being celebrated in the war-torn Afghanistan, while the women across the country, particularly, in the rural areas are unfamiliar with the day which is being marked across the world.

Monday, March 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Ghorak district in the southern Kandahar province came under the government control after four years being administered by Taliban insurgent. 
Minister for Tribes and Frontiers, Asadullah Khaled and a number of local officials waved the national flag in the center of the district. 
Minister Khaled assured the locals of the urgent reconstruction and development projects implementation in the district, saying Ghorak is prioritized in the ministries of public works and rural development.

Monday, March 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Germany said it would provide up to $312 million of development aid this year to be spent in Kabul, Kunduz, Takhar, Badakhshan, Baghlan and Balkh provinces of Afghanistan. 
Finance Minister of the country, Hazrat Omer Zkhelwal and German Minister for Development of Economic Cooperation Dirk Nibel signed an agreement to mobilize the aid. 
Zakhelwal told media that the money should be spent on productive projects, such as economic development, education, training, healthcare and good governance Germany provides Afghanistan aid of $430 million each year and today’s pact was part of it, Zakhelwal said. 
Nibel said they would work on expanding their aids to other provinces as well, while German non-governmental organizations (NGOs) would inject an additional $10 million. 
Germany has deployed 4800 soldiers in northern Afghanistan under the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) command.

Monday, 12 March 2012 14:27

Medal Winner Athletes Praised

Monday, March 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen, minister of formation and culture while appreciating the youth athletes gaining medal said, surely the sports in future will flourish in the country owing to love that youth have in it. 
The all Kabul shura and the office of the deputy minister for youth affairs of the ministry appreciated the youths of four sports teams who have gained medals in world competitions with gifts and letter of merits. 
Dr. Raheen told the ceremony that sports had been forgotten in Afghanistan after bitter and painful events in Afghanistan, adding that sports has a better future in Afghanistan considering the faith and love that our youth have in sports.