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Tuesday December 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Defense Minister General Bismillah Mohammadi held meeting with Margat Megaretti the senior advisor on security to Australian government here yesterday.
In the meeting, according to defense ministry spokesman, matters relating to security the modality of capacity building in the national army, transition process form NATO-led force to Afghan security forces and internal security threat came under discussion.
Defense minister while thanking the Australian government over its contribution to Afghanistan had also expressed sympathy with those Australian families who lost their sweet lives in Afghanistan.

Tuesday December 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The head of Independent Election Commission (IEC) Fazal Ahmad Manawi had said that registration and issuing new election card will begin in the year of 1392.
Addressing a news conference here yesterday, he added that the decision had been talked after meeting with representatives of political parties and civil society, adding the registration of voters will begin in Saur 1392 across the country and lasts for four months.
Manawi said that voting card will be given to all 12 million people eligible to vote in the coming elections.
He also said that the old voting card will be used after reviewing.
Nevertheless, Manawi noted that challenges and problems are laying ahead next elections, saying the IEC will overcome all the challenges in cooperation with political parties and civil society.
The drafted law for election, he said had been sent to the House of People.
The IEC chief also stated that there will be no transparent election in the absence of the list of voters.
He also said that the donors had pledged to fund the upcoming election in the country.

Tuesday December 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Foreign ministry spokesman Janan Mosazai has described the recent tour of Foreign minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul to Europe as very significant.
Addressing a press conference the other day, he added that the foreign minister during visit to London, Dublin and Brussels last week had important talks with the leaders.
The foreign minister, according to Mosazai had attended the annual conference of the foreign ministers of NATO member states in Brussels where the issue of assisting Afghan security forces was discussed.
Mosazai added that 4.1 billion US dollars would be assisted to Afghan national security forces annually from 2015 to 2024.
Foreign minister Dr. Rassoul after attending the conference in Brussels had left for London to attend the third tripartite meeting of Pakistan, Britain and Afghanistan and peace process will be discussed.
In the meeting, Mosazai said that Afghanistan would call on Pakistan to encourage Taliban to peace and release all Taliban prisoners and paved the way for secure negotiations of those Taliban who are in favor of peace and prepare the ground for meeting of Pakistani and Afghanistan religious scholars in a conference.
Mosazai also reported about the beginning of the work of first ambassador of Afghanistan to Hungry, and opened the embassy there.
Commenting on suicide attack against Assadullah Khalid, the foreign ministry spokesman added that Afghanistan government believes that Quetta Shura or council is behind the bombing.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Jalalabad (BNA) Five armed Taliban insurgents killed in bombardment of NATO forces in Nangarhar province last evening and 5 other fighters of this group were wounded. 
NATO air attack targeted this Taliban group when these militias attacked on Afghan security force in Wazir area, Khogyani district. 
It is said that the security force had work in destruction of poppy farms in this area came under the attack of armed Taliban. 
Ahmad Zia Abdulzai spokesman for Nangarhar governor said to BNA, in this air attack, five armed Taliban insurgents were killed and five others wounded. 
According to him, in this event, the Afghan and the residents of the area had no casualties. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In response to the reoccurrence of extreme cold winter experienced in Afghanistan, ADRA and RARA (local partner of ADRA) decide to implement Winter Assistance Package project for selected IDPs families of Kabul province. 
The decision to implement such a project in Kabul was based on the specific request received from the respective Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation, to cover a beneficiary population of 1250 families in Kabul.
This project as in the past is funded by German Government and in coordination with ADRA Germany (based in Frankfurt) also make note that the beneficiary list was prepared in liaison with the Emergency Dept. of MoRR.
Each family received following Winter Aid materials in presence of representatives from Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation.
Quilts 4 pieces Tarpaulin, 6 pairs of Shoes and Wood-Coal 34 kg.
The distribution process will take place from 10th to 20th of December 2012 (only 9 days) in following locations of Kabul provinces.
1. IDPs of Helmand, Urozgan and Kandahar in Charahi Qambar 850 families.
2. IDPs of Kolab, Tajikistan in Charahi Qambar 250 families.
3. IDPs of Parwan in Parwan Do of Kabul province 27 families.
4. IDPs of Nuristan in De Dana, Char Qala and Dar-ul-Aman 93 families.
5. Individual IDPs families in districts 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th and 11th 30 families.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai approved an extraordinary rank to Shahed Mohammad Musa commander of police of Nimroz province. 
Shahed Mohammad Musa Rasuli was martyred yesterday morning as a result of a planted mine by the enemies of people of Afghanistan at the Adreskan district of Herat province. 
The extraordinary rank has been proposed by the Ministry of Interior Affairs for Shahed Mohammad Musa and approved by the president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 07:30

Turkey To Host Afghanistan, Pakistan Summit

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
ANKARA (BNA) Turkey is expected to host the summit between the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan to discuss peace and stability and peace talks after terror attack on Afghanistan’s intelligence chief. 
Turkish president Abdullah Gul, according to AFP, he would hold talks with his Pakistani and Afghan counterparts on enhancing bilateral cooperation particularly in security field. 
The meeting, sixth of its kind since 2007, according to a Turkish diplomat would be held Tuesday.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 07:22

Victims of Expression Freedom Commemorated

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In a meeting organized by the committee for protection of Journalists and attended by journalists and representatives of civil society here yesterday, the victims of freedom for expression were remembered. 
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Najibullah Sharifi the director of committee for protection of journalists said that the freedom of press which has been achieved over the past 11 years is the outcome of the hard work and sacrifice of pressmen. 
Other speakers including Sediqullah Tawhidi, the director of Nai or the body overseeing media outlets, Rafi Ferdos spokesman for administrative affairs, Marzai Adil journalist and Masouma Tarfa of UNAMA in their speeches counted insult, murder and violence against journalists in Afghanistan, saying the freedom of expression in the country is the result of hard work and sacrifice of pressmen. 
During the meeting a documentary on the performances of late Ajmal Naqshbandi and the ways he was martyred years ago was displayed. 
The documentary film was prepared by an American film maker. 
At the end appreciation, board was presented to Ajmal’s father by head of national journalists association Abdul Hamid Mabariz.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai has flayed the terror attack on Najia Seddiqi the acting head of women affairs department, Loghman province. 
Najia Seddiqi, according to press office of Laghman provincial administration she was killed in a terror attack yesterday when was going to office. 
In his message, the president described it a coward attack when goes against religious values and Afghan culture. 
He also expressed sympathy with the family of late Sediqi. 
Previously Hanifa Safi the predecessor of late Seqiqi was also killed in a terror attack months ago.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai chaired the plenary session of council of Ministers held at the presidential palace yesterday. 
Initially, the meeting condemned the martyrdom of Mohammad Musa commander of police of Neemruz and Najia Sedeqi acting head of the women department of Laghman who were martyred due to planting of mines by the terrorists and wished peace for their souls and instructed the ministry of interior and national security department to legally pursue the perpetrators of these incidents.
The CM also called unrealistic the report of the international Transparency Organization and similar other reports that has been published by the financial help of the UN administrations and has placed Afghanistan on the rank of the most corrupt nations of the world. 
The CM discussed in details the weak points of this report including non-observation of the principles of impartiality, lack of observance of sample standards, imprecise collection of information, sticking to unreliable data assumptions and unrealistic findings in respect to the corruption phenomena, inattention in analyzing of data, and considering that the existence of corruption cannot be ignored in the country, but the issues incorporated into the report take us to the conclusion that some of the international and local organizations affiliated with them are merely working in deviating public opinion and creation of concern for the people of Afghanistan and in weakening of its sovereignty.
The CM emphasizing on the previous stance of the government of Afghanistan that the greatest corruption exists in the contracts that are concluded by the individuals without consulting the government of Afghanistan, considers the recent report against realities and instructs the ministry of finance and the high administration of implementing the strategy against corruption to reflect the incorrect points of the report by the media to the people and the world community.
The CM also discussed the environmental and security problems of Nuristan province and instructed the ministries of Defense, Interior, Health, Education and the national committee for preparedness against disaster to undertake measures for addressing the demands of the Kamdesh district of Nuristan province.
The CM also issued instructions to the minister’s of interior affairs, energy and water, public works, agriculture and irrigation, transport and civil aviation and the head of the independent local organs department to visit Ghour province and prepare a report on the environmental problems of the province and report to the presidential office in ten days.
The governor of Ghazni provided information in respect to the projects of the ministries and government departments for preparing Ghazni city as the cultural capital of Islamic countries in 2013 and the meeting of cultural ministers of Islamic countries in Libya and added that around 65 projects were considered to be competed in Ghazni city of which 19 were completed, 32 are in progress, work on flour projects has been started and another three are under survey process while other seven projects were taken out due to their ineffectiveness.
The CM confirmed the report of the Ghazni governor and appreciating the work of the ministries of higher education, women affairs, higher education, counter narcotics and the local organs department asked other ministries to complete their related projects and the finance ministry should allocate the needed financial sum for the relevant organs. 
The ministry of counter-narcotics presented the joint plan of the ministry and other related organs in respect to damaging of poppy fields and said that damaging of 15,000 hectares of land in 18 provinces and 81 districts and planned for 1391 and 1392 aiming at the reduction of cultivation, production and smuggling of narcotics and ultimately its full eradication from the country. 
The plan has been prepared in consultation with related government organs.
The ministry has also assured the CM of implementation of the tasks delegated to the ministry under the decree no 45 as well.
The CM confirmed the plan and instructed the ministry for its implementation. 
The CM also adopted the decision of the Economic committee of the CM in respect to custom duty and traffic documentation of the 3564 cars. 
The Ministry of Financed proposed reviewing in the price of buying the property of Sayed Abdul Zahir Azimi and the National Bank located adjacent to the presidential palace and stressed that as per the information the price of one Biswa of land in this area is around USD80, 000 and the commercial land is around USD150.000 and that the Board of Directors of the bank has specified the price at USD100.000 per Biswa while Abdul Zahir demands USD150,000 per Biswa.  The CM considered the price against the law on expropriation and adopted the price of one Biswa at the rate of USD100.000. 
The Minister of Mines proposed purchase one jirib of land in Badakhshan, Kunduz and Faryab at the toital value of afs 12.8 million for installation of the earthquake equipment of Badakhshan and building of premises for mines departments in Kunduz and Faryab provinces.  The CM approved the proposal and advised the finance ministry to allocate the sum and placed at the disposal of the mines ministry.