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Kabul (BNA) Projects, including clean drinking water supply schemes and a road, have been completed in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday. 
Implemented under the National Solidarity Program (NSP), the projects took six months to complete and would benefit around 1,600 families, Rural Rehabilitation and Development Director, Eng. Mohammad Yusuf Sayed, said. 
The projects included 336 water tanks, 5 wells, the graveling of a seven-kilometer road in Yaka Chenar, Khatai Sai and Amir Ali Sher Nawayi villages. 
Sayed said each water tank had the capacity of storing 6,000 liters of water. 
Akhtar Mohammad, a resident of Khatai Sai village, said 115 water tanks were constructed in their village, providing drinking water to 320 families.

Kabul (BNA) Flying in under the cloak of darkness, Afghan National Security Forces, along with American soldiers, conducted recently an air assault into the mountains of the Nader Shah Kot district. 
The combined force searched for weapon caches and suspected insurgents living in three villages located in the northern part of the district. 
Navigating through Ankle-breaking terrain, troops with 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division descended upon the first village at daybreak. 
Instead of anticipated hostility, Afghan villagers greeted them with welcoming smiles, tea and flatbread. 
Uniform Police and U.S troops discovered possible improvised explosive device-making material, along with small arms weapons in one of the houses. 
“The individual was one of the houses we were going to hit,” was reported.

Kabul (BNA) An Afghan official for the national security directorate in a news conference yesterday said a seven-man terrorist group that planned to attack on Traditional Loya Jirga Tent has been arrested. 
Briefing the reporters, Lutfullah Mashal, spokesman for Afghan national directorate of security said, “Holding the Traditional Loya Jirga was a big achievement to Afghan security forces, adding, the jirga completed its work without any incident. 
He said Afghan national security forces with cooperation of all Afghan forces were able to capture ten terrorist groups along with all equipments in Kabul and its surrounding provinces, which is unprecedented in the past ten years.” 
Mashal said the group had been sent by Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba and intelligence agencies of the regional countries to Afghanistan for sabotaging the Traditional Loya Jirga, but fortunately they didn’t succeed in carrying out the attacks during the work sessions of the jirga. 
Spokesman for NDS said the detainees have admitted their crimes and said they had taken preparations for two months to attack on the jirga when they were arrested by Afghan security forces before reaching to their targets. 
Mashal said the individuals were arrested and detained in the fifth and 8th districts of Kabul city, adding numerous weapons and ammunitions have been discovered and seized in various provinces as Nimroz and Kandahar. 
He said two people were also arrested in connection with the case. 
It is worth mentioning that a number of terrorist groups were also detained by Afghan security forces last week in various parts of the country.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 06:27

Gas Shortage, Price Hike Linked To Hoarding


Kabul (BNA) The liquefied petroleum gas shortage and price hike in Kabul was tied to hoarding by Afghan traders at the Hairatan port in Mazar-e-Sharif, an official said. 
They would take effective step to deal with the problem, Ministry of Commerce and Industries official Eng. Faried Sherzai told a news conference in Kabul. 
Last week, the ministry fixed at 55 Afghanis ($1.34) the price of one kilogram of gas, but the rate hovers between 80 and 100afs in the capital city. 
The price was fixed in consolations with representatives of traders. 
Gas-importing companies were directed not to charge more than 50 Afghanis per kilogram. 
But the Afghan Zamin Gas Company head, Amir Muhammad, said one kilo of gas cost them of 67 Afghanis. 
But the company was still selling gas for 63 Afghanis a kilogram after the government’s announcement, he added.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 06:24

Famous Jehadi Commander Lays To Rest

Kabul (BNA) The dead of famous commander of Jehad Mohammad Belal was laid to rest yesterday in Paghman district of Kabul province. 
In funeral ceremony, Information and Culture Minister Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen and senior police officers of the ministry of interior were attended. 
Dr. Raheen said in funeral ceremony that commander Belal Nairam was from among well-known Mujaheddin of holy jehad of the people of Afghanistan during the occupation of the country by the Red Army. 
Belal Nairam was a virtuous son of jehad of Afghanistan and for years fought in the valleys of Afghanistan bravely and honestly in the path of freedom of the country and his name remained after in the list of noble people.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 06:00

Security Situation Gets Improved

Kabul (BNA) The security situation has been improved in Afghanistan. 
The NATO commander in Afghanistan John Allen said to Daily Recorder that comparing previous years, the security situation in Afghanistan is improved and support of Taliban by people has been reduced considerably. 
According to John Allen, positive changes have been occurred in national army. 
While the number of NATO soldiers has been reduced, but the number of Afghan soldiers are increasing. 
John Allen says that so far, the eastern parts of Afghanistan is threatening by Haqqani band who shelter in Pakistan soil and in next two years, attention would be focused to these regions.

In The Name Of Allah The Most Merciful And The Most Compassionate

Kabul (BNA) Esteemed audience, dear elders, Assalamu aleikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakathu,
Esteemed leader of the country, chairman of the jerga and secretariat of the jirga, elders holding the jirga, jehadi leaders, deputy chairmen of the jirga, Chief Justice, Speakers of both Volesi Jerga and Meshrano Jerga, Chairman of the Constitution Commission, elders of dear country, members of the House of People and the senate, members of the provincial council, religious ulema, elders of the tribes, sisters and brothers dear youth.  I am pleased and feel pride that after two days I saw your resolution that is in all its contents confirmed by me. 
I want to thank all the security personnel of the country, thank the ministers of defense, interior, the chief of national directorate for security, his deputies, commanders, especially our soldiers, national security personnel who day and night were standing across the roads and the soldiers, police and the young security personnel had maintained the security of the Kabul citizens and your security. 
I also want to thank the Kabul citizens for their patience and with all happiness was awaiting the decision of the Loya Jirga and they were witnessing your jirga proceedings. 
I was also sitting to see what you were doing. Fortunately I saw that our elders before I come to the jirga I was concerned what you will come through and conclude, however I saw that the jirga went through on the basis of Afghanistan’s interest and you put your desire before the world community. 
I had collected two to three issues but your compiled 76 points that is comprehensive and it is taking into account the interests of Afghanistan. 
You took note of your relations with the neighbors of Afghanistan, the religion and tradition of the country and the honors of the people of Afghanistan. 
Your discussions in relations to economic issues were also logical as well as in relations with peace process and you recalled the martyrdom of Ustad Burhanuddin Rabbani that is justified indeed. 
Your resolution is fully comprehensive and complete and I agree with that and think it is an instruction for the government of Afghanistan.  You are talking on behalf of all people of Afghanistan and we accept your instructions and will address all of them. 
I want that the press of the country convey the contents of the resolution in all languages of the country including Dari, Pashto, Uzbeki, Pashaie, Turmeni Baluchi etc. 
Your views in regards to cooperation with the neighboring countries were also important. 
We want the world not to harm our neighbors and ask the neighbors to approach with Afghanistan in good manners and cooperate with us in restoration of peace and stability. 
We will also try to have good neighborliness with our neighbors as we have lived with them for years together. 
We know that it is to our interest to live in peace and cooperation and assure them that we shall never harm them but we wish to be friends with each other. 
We have two important issues that are very vital for our future. My term of office ends after two and half years. 
I want lay a foundation for Afghanistan that will help our future generations and are not displaced from their land and how we can do this? 
We can do through building of a strong order, a strong national army, such a police that we can pay them their salaries on our own budget and resources, we should have such a national security organ which gets its salary from the national budget. 
We should know that the world will not assist us for long times and we do not any right on them. 
We should try to build up such a design that our national army and the national police stand on their own feet and be sting enough to defend the country. The second issue is that the civil service of Afghanistan. 
My dear elders,
During the ten years that I am leading this country as president, I saw that government, president, elders of the government the ministers of the Afghan government, elders had vast possibilities in their disposal and they can dismiss an official any time they wish. 
In case I do not like someone he is dismissed, there is no one to ask this, so there is legal security or safety why he was dismissed and where he went. 
In this manner, Afghanistan will not have a good administration, the civil service such a thing that should have legality and legal responsibi8lity. 
Our youths should come through examinations and enter into the civil service and get their promotion based on their qualifications, not with the power of others, tribe, region or any other means. 
We want that rule should prevail, the law should guarantee his her safety. 
We did some efforts on this direction and Dr. Mushahid did his endeavors but we have not the stage to remove illegality and cruelty against those not favored by someone. 
The Indian and British civil services are the best examples for us. 
We try that our military personnel and civil servants should have no political affiliations. 
They should be in the service of the people and the government of the time. 
Today I am president and another president would come three years back and you vote for him. 
Our civil servants should implement the laws not to engage in politics, have high level living standards but be in the service of their people and country. 
The law and interests of Afghanistan are two issues we face, God willing, we succeed in these issues. 
The present problems of Afghanistan emanates from the fact that we could not educate our sons and daughters and now we are dependent on others. 
Dear religious ulema, religious scholars, when you go back to your villages and districts encourage your sons to get education, they should attend school to become doctors, engineers, diplomats and remove dependency of the country. 
I am repeating that all our problems is due to low education of our sons and daughters so we have do all to encourage our youth and put our all pressure on educational development. 
We can do all hard activities, but we cannot exploit our mines, and cannot make a bicycle and other ordinary gadgets. 
I do not want to waste much of your time but to wish you all the best and calmness and please convey our best regards to the people in your villages and districts. 
We will inform you of all issues pertaining to the Afghan-US strategic treaty and assure you that this will be concluded taking into account the interest of the country. 
Here I want to hear from my sister that she wanted to talk. 
At the end the questions of the participants were answered and some of the participants shared their problems with the President and he instructed the related organs to address their problems.
 

Kabul (BNA)  During the opening ceremony of Traditional Loya Jirga, in his comprehensive speech, president Hamid Karzai evaluated the various dimensions of the political, economic, and social affairs of the country and hinted on the achievements earned by the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with the cooperation of international community. 
In this speech, the president didn’t sufficed to the achievements, but he mentioned to the challenges and roughs faced by Afghan people so far. 
The president also evaluated incorrect those commentaries released by some media of the country in connection with the jirga and flagrantly said that this loya jirga consults regarding two basic and destiny-making issues for Afghan people i.e signing of strategic agreement with the US and peace negotiations. 
If the assertions of the president be evaluated equitably he invited loya jirga for sharing people in two political and destiny-making issues, so through their deputies, the people to take decision in the jirga. 
Vast invitation of people’s deputies for holding loya jirga really, the jirga began its work with positive and arbitrary judgment. 
Someone said that the president holds this jirga for his remnant. But, the president said at this jirga that he is desirous that the members of the jirga don’t discuss other issues sans the two matters included in the agenda. 
This cleared that without unity, cohesions and joint efforts of the nation in connection with important political issues, he has no other desire. 
What the war harmed more is this that instead of confidence building, negative judgments and arbitrations is increased. 
It holding traditional Loya jirga is from one side giving worthiness to our forefathers traditions, on the other, it puts an ending point to lack of confidence, crisis stem from war in various political, economic and social fields and proves to the world that the Afghans are not only the heroes of battlefield, but with political wisdom, thinking and foresight, they can take destiny-making decisions collectively with cooperation of all tribes and nationalities. 
Anyway, in this speech, the president also spoke about war and peace in the country and evaluated counter-terrorism as failed and said that so far, the Afghan people didn’t attained to their aspiration that is termination of war in their country. 
This indicates that the international community shorts fall of counter-terrorism. 
So far, the allied counter-terrorism didn’t succeed to target the save hideouts of terrorists that are located at outside of Afghanistan borders. 
Everyday, in these hideouts terrorists are trained and dispatched to Afghanistan. 
Based on the same reason, the leadership of Afghanistan told time and again that paying no heed to the training centers of terrorists in principle means paying no attention toward development and termination of crisis in the region. 
Attention should be focused towards the hideouts of terrorists that with passing each day, its cancer enrooted in the region. 
Any may, ending to clandestine searches by foreign military forces, night operations, elimination of parallel administrations with government were other issues that the president set forth in connection with signing of strategic agreement with the US. 
If this be evaluated carefully and equitably, in his speech, the president specified the great and dangerous tasks of those who attended the traditional Loya jirga before people, so with comprehending the ground realities and status quo of the country and the region to consult in the benefit of people and tomorrow Afghanistan.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 05:37

Five Villages Cleared Of Armed Insurgents

Kunduz City (BNA) Five villages have been cleared from the presence of armed insurgents in Aliabad district of Kunduz province. 
According to General Mohammad Zaman Waziri, commander of 209 Shaheen corps, the operation which was launched ten days ago by Afghan and NATO forces in Aliabad district five villages have been freed from the presence of armed Taliban insurgents. 
The source said the insurgents couldn’t resist and escaped the area and now the people are living in full security.

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Fazle Hadi Muslimyar, the senate considered the results of the Traditional Loya Jirga led by Prof. Sebghatullah Mujadidi as positive. 
At the start the speaker of the senate appreciated the active participation of the members of the National Assembly especially the senate at the Loya Jirga and called the role of the Afghan security forces in ensuring security as praiseworthy. 
He also thanked Salahuddeen Rabbani acting chairman of Jamiat-e-Islami that despite martyrdom of Prof. Ustad Burhanuddin Rabbani leader of Jehad and resistance on the path of peace, and supported the process of peace. 
The senators also expressed their views on the work of the Loya Jirgah and called it as successful national gathering of the people of the country and wished the president success. 
The senate also praised the role of Mohammad Alam Izedyar, First Secretary of the senate who carried his task as secretary of the Loya Jirga very successfully and thanked other senators having served at other commissions of the jirga. 
They also assessed the 76 points resolution of the Loya Jirga and viewed that the strategic treaty contents with the US that to be finalized should be referred to the National Assembly for carry of procedures.