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Monday, 27 August 2012 07:12

Economic Growth

Monday, August 27, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan after the collapse of Taliban regime and establishment of the interim administration has witnessed great economic growth and improvement in various sectors.
The Afghan Government will have special, significant, and continuing economic growth but declining fiscal requirements that cannot be met by domestic revenues in the years following transition as has been estimated by the World Bank and the Afghan Government in preparation for the Tokyo Conference.
To help address the budget shortfall, the International Community is committed to directing financial support towards Afghanistan’s economic development through the Transformation Decade.
In this context, in the initial stage of the Transformation Decade, the International Community committed to provide over 16 billion US dollars through 2015, and sustaining support, through 2017, at or near levels of the past decade to respond to the fiscal gap as estimated by the World Bank and the Afghan Government.
The international Community also noted the Afghan Government’s progress on economic government and ongoing partnership with the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Community welcomed Afghanistan’s efforts to date and noted the importance of further actions, including the resolution of the Kabul Bank
Recently in Tokyo conference the Participants reaffirmed their shared goal of achieving Afghanistan’s long-term economic growth and fiscal self-reliance.
To achieve this objective, the Afghan Government has developed Towards Self-Reliance, a strategy for sustainable growth and development to be implemented through the National Priority Programs (NPPs), with a focus on economic growth, revenue generation jobs, and human development.
The Afghan Government is to continue with the planning and implementation of these NPPs in proper and needed sequencing well into the Transformation Decade with reviews at appropriate intervals.
The International Community welcomed the Afghan strategy, and reaffirmed its commitment of aligning 80 percent of aid with the NPPs and channeling at least 50 percent of its development assistance through the national budget of the Afghan Government in accordance with the London and Kabul Communiqué’s.
In this regard, donors welcomed the headline results from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) review which confirm that there are established and credible mechanisms donors can use to meet their 50 percent on budget commitment beyond 2014.
The participants encouraged other partners, such as the UN agencies, to support alignment and on-budget mechanisms both through their policy roles and their programmatic activities.
 

Monday, 27 August 2012 07:09

Problems Of Kabul Municipality Reviewed

Monday, August 27, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Kabul Mayor Engineer Mohammad Yunas Nawandish in meeting with Sayed Azizullah Alfati the deputy to secretariat of Senate and heads of some commissions of Senate reviewed the problems of the Kabul Municipality yesterday, the public relation office of the Senate said.
Mayor Nawandish in the meeting while briefing the about the projects of the Municipality pointed out that in addition to providing good quality services to citizens would also implement the Master Plan of the city and protect the environment.
However, the Kabul Mayor admitted that the Municipality presently is facing problems in implementing its programs and the problems include grabbing public lands, transport problems, hugs number of vehicles in city, lack of canalization, shortage of staff and poor respecting the culture of living in city.
Meantime, Mr. Alfati promised that the Senate would continue to support the Municipality to overcome the problems.
 

Monday, 27 August 2012 05:44

Senate Discusses Security Issues

Monday, August 27, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Hajji Rafie Gul Afghan second secretary of the Senate, the senators discussed security issues in the country.
The senators while expressing concern over the insecurity and continued rocket attacks of Pakistan on the border provinces, considered revolt of the people in several provinces against the Taliban due to oppressions of the armed Taliban against the local people.
They viewed that in case the government do not regulate and direct these revolts and assist them in their legitimate struggle against the Taliban this would be harmful for the people of the country as the enemies will try to misuse these revolts to their own interest and once against the country would become fully insecure.
The senate session assigned the defense commission to prepare a comprehensive proposal for regulating the revolts and present to the general meeting of the senate.
The senate also assigned the commission to facilitate a proposal in respect to the dispatch of the senate delegation to the vulnerable provinces like Logar and Kunar.
Meanwhile the senators criticized non-observation of a part of the strategic long-term agreement commitment between Afghanistan and the US that in case a foreign threat is posed against Afghanistan the US would assist Afghanistan, but despite the continued aggression of Pakistan by launching rocket attacks the US is keeping silence in this respect.
 

Monday, 27 August 2012 05:42

Dr. Raheen Appreciates Medal Winners

Monday, August 27, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture appreciated the Afghan athletes medal winners from the London Olympics. 
Addressing the athletes at the ceremony said that it is a great honor for the people of the country that the Afghan flag was hoisted at the hands of the hero athletes of Afghanistan that brought about welcome throughout the country.
He added that all the nation were enthusiast over the success of Naikpah, Bahawe, Tehmina Kohistani and other three athletes of the country.
Dr.  Raheen noted that we should exert efforts and place all our possibilities at the disposal of our heroes and for this very reason the ministry has proposed establishment of the high sports council to the presidential office in which all the related organs will participate.
Temur Shah Ishaqzai deputy minister for youth affairs also talked on this occasion. 
Among other, Fereshta Farah deputy head of the Olympic Committee, Mrs. Nahid Farid, Mrs. Shah Gul Rezayee and Fereshta Ameni members of the House of People and Mawlawi Dansihju member of the Senate also talked in the ceremony and thanked the ministry of information for appreciating the athletes. 
Naikpah and Tehmina Kohistani while thanking the ministry of information and culture said that their success belong to the people of Afghanistan.
At the end the appreciation documents were presented to the athletes by Dr. Raheen, Temur Shah Ishaqzai and Farahi deputy ministers of information and culture.
 

Monday, August 27, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The assigned delegation that was assigned to investigate usurpation of land in Qargha recreational area presented its report to the President. 
The delegation based on order of the president was led by deputy attorney general and with membership of head of expropriation department of Kabul Municipality, representative of the struggle against corruption, deputy head of the geodesy and cartography, head of the leasing department of agriculture and irrigation ministry were assigned to probe into usurpation of land in Qargha and better arrangement of the recreational area, recognition of the usurpers, presented the report on its investigation to the president. 
The following has been ordered for achieving the order. The ministry of interior affairs should ensure security in the area including its parks. 
The attorney general office should undertake measures for usurpers of government land collect its harvests during the past years with the cooperation of the ministry of agriculture and irrigation and report to the presidential office every two months. 
The recreational areas of Qargha dam, its surrounding localities that are being used by the people and the residents of the area should be delivered to the Kabul Municipality. 
The Kabul Municipality has been assigned to regulate its income sources including the stone-hotel and its communication antennas in accord with the enforced laws in the country and report to the presidential office every month on its performances. 
On the basis of this order the ministry of information and culture is assigned to review the contracts of the Spoghmai and Gulf Hotel and by observance of the contract and after contracting they observe the structures status and those who have violated the conditions of the protocol are pursued legally and introduced to the attorney general office.
 

Sunday, 26 August 2012 11:20

4 Kidnappers Arrested In Samangan

Sunday, August 26, 2012
Aibak (BNA) The security forces of Samangan province arrested 4 kidnappers yesterday. 
Colonel Ghulam Mohammad Zalmai head of anti-criminal of Samangan security commandment said to BNA, these kidnappers  abducted a 13 years old child resident of Gozar Asia Arab belonged to Aibak city and was transferring to Kholm district of Balkh province. 
The kidnappers were chasing by police and get off the kidnapped child from car in Larghan area, Aibak city and escaped but they were arrested in the check post of Robatak area. 
The suspects in their primary investigation confessed to their crime. A pistol, a motorcycle and arms were seized from them. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Sunday, August 26, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) Hajji Pacha a senior commander of Taliban was arrested in Kandahar province yesterday. 
This commander has been arrested in a combined operation from the outskirts of Speenboldak district of Kandahar province. 
The source called Mullah Pacha responsible of rocket attack on airport of NATO in Kandahar province. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Sunday, August 26, 2012
Kunar (BNA) 14 Taliban rebels were killed in an air attack of NATO forces in Kunar province yesterday. 
These rebels came under air attack of NATO forces in a hideout in the vicinities of Marwara district and killed. 
Fazlullah Wahidi governor of Kunar in a contact with BNA said, among the killed Taliban a local commander of them is included. 
Meanwhile, NATO press statement confirmed the air attack and said these fighters were involved in terrorist attacks on Afghan forces. 
Kunar province is in the east of Afghanistan having border with Pakistan eyewitnesses of insecurities. 
Mullah Dadullah Pakistani Taliban commander with his 12 other commanders were killed in air attack of NATO on Friday. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Sunday, 26 August 2012 08:13

33 Armed Rebels Killed

Sunday, August 26, 2012
Kabul (BNA) 33 armed Taliban rebels were killed, 6 wounded and 2 others arrested in operation of security forces. 
Interior ministry press office said to BNA, the national police forces in 24 last hours conducted 11 combined operations in Kabul, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Zabul, Urozgan, Logr, Ghazni, Paktika and Helmand provinces, in which 33 armed Taliban were killed, 6 wounded and two others arrested. 
In these operations, 2 Kalashnikovs, 8 heavy ballets, a box of light ammunition, 24 mines, 300 kg of Ammonium Nitrate, 63 kg of explosive materials, other military equipments and 6 motorcycles of the enemy were seized. 
According to another report, the national police forces during their patrol in Kunduz, Faryab and Khost provinces, discovered and seized 4 anti-vehicle mines which were placed by enemies of people for terrorist actions. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Sunday, 26 August 2012 06:38

NATO Military Bases

Sunday, August 26, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan government and NATO have reached to a deal that after the withdrawal of foreign forces from the country their troops’ bases would be presented to the Afghan security forces.
The processes to put forward these stations started before and till now close to 100 important strategic military stations have been handed over to defense ministry.
It is expected that the control of the remained bases of the foreign forces stationed in the country would be gradually given to the Afghan forces if they are capable of maintaining security in their respective regions.
So it means, when security transition process begins in an area and Afghan forces take the lead within that time foreign forces military bases would be accessible to Afghan security services according to the requirements of Afghan forces.
President Karzai ordered the creation of a commission supervised by the ministry of finance to propose delivery of these bases to the ministry of defense or other relevant ministries.
NATO has also promised to leave behind their military stations to Afghan security forces.
The decision as a success covers the comments that foreign forces after their pull out would destroy their camps and assertions made in this regard would be useless.
Meanwhile the ministry of defense also has intended that after the security transition in a region it would specify these stations.
To fight terrorists and insurgents and overcome the security threats and challenges in the country the existence of these military bases are pivotal for Afghan security forces.
The presence of a powerful national army and strengthening air force is a dire need to protect the national sovereignty, implement law, secure rule of law and achieve a peaceful atmosphere in the country, because without equipping of security forces; peace order and stability are impossible.
In this critical situation of the country in which efforts are going on for the successful completion of transition process, peace and other requirements such as national values, the fortification of security forces with military helicopters, airplanes and with other sophisticated weapons is a necessity, so till the end of 2014 our security forces can shoulder all the security responsibilities of the country, retort the enemies and foil all their heinous plans and intentions.
In the last nine years with the help of international community large steps have been taken for formation of national army, police and security forces and till now the strengthening of national army is a must.