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Wednesday, 18 January 2012 10:25

ISAF Detains 4 Members Of A Family In Khost

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Khost (BNA) A member of Development Council of Khost with three others was detained by ISAF yesterday. 
Security officials of Khost said that ISAF have detained a member of Development Council of Nadershahkot district of that province along with three others. 
Jamal Nasir governor of Nadershahkot district of Khost province said to BNA, ISAF in an operation, arrested a member of Development Council of Nadershahkot district named Kabtan with his son and his two nephews. 
According to him, the operation took place without awareness of district authorities. 
According to the source, the member of development council and three members of his family had no relation with armed insurgents and they worked with state foundations in that district. 
According to ISAF press release, Afghan and foreign forces detained a commander of Taliban group in Nadershahkot district of Khost province last night.  
Translated by Suraya-Yarzasda

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 10:20

Tribal Influential Killed In Kandahar

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) A member of Reformatory Council and tribal influential of Dand district of Kandahar province was killed by unknown men today. 
Zalmai Ayoobi in charge of Kandahar press office said to BNA, this event occurred in the vicinities of 10th district of Kandahar province. 
Unidentified men fired on Naem Agha member of Kandahar Reformatory Council of Dand district and tribal influential of that province and killed him, said the source.
According to Ayoobi the assailants succeeded to flee and police started investigation for arresting of the attackers. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 08:15

Congratulatory Message Send

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) On behalf of Dr, Zulmay Rasool, Afghan minister of foreign affairs has delivered a congratulatory message to Dr. Saaduddin Al-Usmani, Moroccan foreign affairs minister of Morocco on the occasion of his appointment as foreign minister of that country. 
The message said, “Besides offering warm greeting, I’m happy to offer you warm greetings and best wishes on the occasion of your appointment as foreign minister of Morocco. 
The message stressed on further relations between the two countries.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) More than 1200 families who are living under tents in Qamber Square area of Kabul on Monday received fire wood provided by Afghan ministry of refugees and returnees. 
The families who have been recently displaced from their home provinces as Helmand, Urozgan and Kandahar are poorly spending their day and night under tents, but a number of other people have chosen such life to get assistance provided by various government and non-government organizations, according to residents of the area. 
According to Mehr Khuda Sabar, head of emergency for Afghan ministry of refugees and returnees, due to the request of the ministry, a German organization has provided fire wood, winter stuffs, heater and blankets costing 600,000 Euro and were distributed to nearly 3900 displaced families living under tents in various areas of Kabul city. 
Sabar said distribution of 1800 blankets, 1600 heaters and 800 pair of winter clothes are determined to be distributed to the displaced families in the city. 
He added the German organization is to cooperate with the ministry in providing tents for the families.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 07:30

Six Prisoners Handed-over To Their Families

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Lashkargah (BNA) Six prisoners who have been released from Bagram prison were submitted on Tuesday to their families in Helmand province. 
According to Helmand governor office, the individuals who are residents of Helmand, Herat, Kandahar and Urozgan provinces were submitted to their families in a ceremony held with participation of Helmand governor Mohammad Gulab Mangal, members of provincial peace council and a number of tribal elders. 
In the ceremony Mohammad Gulab Mangal expressed happiness over the release of the Afghan prisoners and said it is needed to jointly work for stability and development of the country. 
He asked the newly released prisoners to work for consolidation of peace process in the province and cooperate with the process in order that security and stability are maintained in the country.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) UNICEF is to spend $55, 7 million through international partnership convention for development of Afghan education in the country. 
The agreement was signed on Tuesday between Afghan minister of education Farooq Wardak and a representative of UNICEF Peter Kroli here in Kabul. 
After signing agreement, Afghan minister of education said,  “according to the agreement, the amount is to be spent in 55 districts of Ghor, Badhis, Daikundi, Paktia, Paktika, Khost, Nimroz, Farah, Samangan, Kandahar, Zabul Nooristan and Helmand provinces for capacity building, increase of women teachers, construction of 2500 schools and enhancement of professional skills of 6000 teachers through seminars and workshops. 
The Afghan minister appreciated UNICEF and International Partnership Convention for the assistance and support for improvement of education in the country. 
UNICEF representative to Afghanistan said, “UNICEF has been working with Afghan government in education sector for the past 60 years, adding investment in education sector is a reasonable investment that we could achieve good outcomes. 
He said implementation of the projects will be started by Afghan ministry of education, while UNICEF will be monitoring the projects.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The message notes that we were informed with regret that the country’s knowledge able scholar Mawlawi Sayed Abdul Rahman Agha has died may his departed soul rest in peace. 
Late Mawlavi Abdul Rahman, famous teacher, influential personality of Badakhshan and one of the founders of nationwide ulema council of Afghanistan has served all his life in training students and took active part in Jehad of the people of Afghanistan and strived towards ensuring peace and stability. 
The council considers his death a loss and wishes peace for his soul and patience for his bereaved family, the esteemed ulema, and the Mujahid nation of Afghanistan and the people of Badakhshan.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 07:17

UN To Stay With Afghanistan, New Envoy

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Yan Kobish, the UN secretary general special envoy for Afghanistan arrived in Kabul yesterday addressing reporters at the airport that the UN would not leave Afghanistan alone. 
The UN secretary general has appointed Yan Kobish from Slovakia as his special envoy for Afghanistan and head of the UN Mission (UNAMA) on the 23rd November 2011. 
He was executive secretary of the UN economic commission for Europe. 
Yan Kbish added that Afghanistan is progressing and the UN shall remain on the side of the people of Afghanistan. 
Kobish has three decades of diplomacy, policy and international economy experience. 
Kobish has served as foreign minister of Slovakia from 2006 to 2009 and served as chairman of ministerial council committee of Europe and chairman of organization for security and cooperation of Europe. 
He was appointed at the end of 1990 as the UN secretary general’s envoy for Tajikistan and head of the UN assessment in this country. 
Kobish after graduation from the government institute of international relations of Moscow has served from 1976 to 1992 at the foreign ministry of former Czechoslovakia. 
He is familiar with the Slovak, English, Russian, Czech and French languages. 
He is married and has one daughter and has been born in 1952 in Bratislava.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 06:52

62 Graduate From ITT Institute

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Nearly 62 students completing four years education at the information technology and telecommunication institute received their graduation certificates in a ceremony held on Tuesday here in Kabul. 
Eng. Amirzai Sangin, acting minister of telecommunication and information technology while congratulating the student’s graduation considered their graduation as vital in self-efficiency and telecommunication sector. 
He said currently 90% of cadres have been provided from inside of the country in telecommunication sector, hoping that by training other new cadres in the country, the need for professional foreign individuals won’t be felt in telecommunication sector. 
Eng. Mohammad Shafi Sharifi, head of ICTI said 34 students have graduated in the first period, adding the graduates have been absorbed in various sections of telecommunication. 
He further said currently 225 students male and female are following their studies in the institute and it is determined that 80 more will be absorbed through the entry test in coming year. 
According to Afghan minister of telecommunication and information technology, currently 18 million people have access to telecommunication services in the country, while 100,000 Afghans are working in this sector.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Britain will continue its assistance to Afghanistan, writes Guardian Newspaper. 
The international center for strategic studies of Britain says that Britain will continue its aid as Afghanistan is unable to pay the salaries of its 400,000 national army till 2020 and even up to 2025. 
It is said that the overall cost of keeping the national army is estimated at USD 8 billion annually and presently the US is providing almost 90% of this cost and it is expected that other NATO countries will also share this cost. 
The NATO civil envoy to Afghanistan has told the Royal United Institute Service that the US strategic cooperation with Afghanistan has its basic importance for the future of Afghanistan. 
The report adds that if the US attacks on Iran all these optimism will foil, as Iran in response will increase its support to the Taliban and other radical groups.