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Wednesday, 18 January 2012 06:43

President Karzai’s Sympathy Message

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The message notes that I was informed with regret that one of the talented religious scholars of the country Mawlavi Sayed Abdul Rehman has died due to an illness. 
May his departed soul resign peace. 
Late Mawlawi has been a 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, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In their meeting with president Karzai the elders of Darwaz district of Badakhshan proposed transfer of the center from Mahmy, to Jamruch area. 
At the meeting Abdul Ghafour Rehmani, Mawlawi Habibullah Shaidaiee and Daulat Big spoke and they said that the Upper Darwaz district was approved during the rule of Peace Shaheed Ustad Burhanuddeen Rabani and then due to some problems the center of the district was established in Mahmy that is far away from the people and this is creating problem for the people. 
So they proposed the transfer of the center of the district so that the people can easily contact the local authorities in the area. 
They also proposed improvement in the education, public health and roads and asked the government authorities that the 12th graduates of the district be given special attention in providing access to scholarships abroad. 
President Karzai addressing the elders and influential of Upper Darwaz district that a better future in education sector is awaiting the district children and added that the more attention is directed at education the better improvement comes about in their lives. 
He added that my advice to you is that when you return to Darwaz tell people to send their children to schools so you can have doctors, engineers and specialists. 
He instructed the administration affairs representative to refer the problems of the Darwaz people to the cabinet meeting where a decision will be taken accordingly.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In their meeting with president Karzai the elders of Darwaz district of Badakhshan proposed transfer of the center from Mahmy, to Jamruch area. 
At the meeting Abdul Ghafour Rehmani, Mawlawi Habibullah Shaidaiee and Daulat Big spoke and they said that the Upper Darwaz district was approved during the rule of Peace Shaheed Ustad Burhanuddeen Rabani and then due to some problems the center of the district was established in Mahmy that is far away from the people and this is creating problem for the people. 
So they proposed the transfer of the center of the district so that the people can easily contact the local authorities in the area. 
They also proposed improvement in the education, public health and roads and asked the government authorities that the 12th graduates of the district be given special attention in providing access to scholarships abroad. 
President Karzai addressing the elders and influential of Upper Darwaz district that a better future in education sector is awaiting the district children and added that the more attention is directed at education the better improvement comes about in their lives. 
He added that my advice to you is that when you return to Darwaz tell people to send their children to schools so you can have doctors, engineers and specialists. 
He instructed the administration affairs representative to refer the problems of the Darwaz people to the cabinet meeting where a decision will be taken accordingly.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 06:16

EC Discusses reforms, future of economic order

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai chaired the economic meeting on reform of economic order of the country and the future economic policy of Afghanistan. 
Present at the meeting were vice-presidents, senior minister, minister of economy, commerce, agriculture, mines, senior economic advisor of the president, Governor of the Afghanistan Bank and chairman of the security transition commission. 
Initially the meeting discussed the benefits and shortcomings of the free economy system considering the experiences of the past ten years.
Anwarul Haq Ahadi Minister of Commerce explained the benefits of the free market economy and added that unfortunately the role of government in this system has been weak and improvements should be made in this respect. 
The meeting then took up the issue of growth of government income, development of mines, sector, agriculture, industries and factories of the country and it was stressed that the production capacities have to be developed to make the country self-reliant. 
The meeting proposed that Afghanistan should attend the Tokyo conference to be held for economic aid to Afghanistan with a special and regular program. 
President Karzai told the participants that the international community at the international Bonn Conference renewed its commitments towards Afghanistan and despite that Afghanistan should work on its self-reliance after 2014. 
He added that there is need that the economic meetings be organized regularly and decisions should be passed at its future meeting. 
It was decided at the end that the economic meetings be continued band the ministry of commerce should have the secretariat of the meetings.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 12:49

Afghan Kickboxing Athletes Appreciate

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan athletes of Kickboxing National Team have appreciated by National Olympic Committee today.
According to BNA reporter, these athletes could get a gold and four bronze medals from the south Asia competitions which was held between eight countries’ sportsmen in India.
In a ceremony which was held on this occasion, Zaher Akhbar Director of National Olympic Committee (NOC) appreciating the kickboxing athletes said, our sportsmen brings honors to their people and country every day.
Akhbar also distributed the gifts to the kick-boxers which were provided by NOC.
An appreciation letter which was given by Indian Kickboxing Federation to Zaher Akhbar Director of NOP was handed over to him by Secretary General of Kickboxing Federation.
Translated By: Rateb

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Lashkarga (BNA) NATO confirming the crash of a copter of its forces in Helmand province said that three American soldiers have been killed in this event. 
It was not military copter and crashed due to technical problem. 
Colonel Omar Jan police chief of Nadali district said to BNA, due to technical problem the copter made emergency landing, but burned and crashed.
Meanwhile, the Now York Time quoting from American authorities said that the victims of this event were Americans.
It is said that three days back a copter of NATO forces cashed due to technical problem in Logar province as well. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Farah (BNA) 20 armed insurgents led by Mullah Abdul Malik were jointed to peace process in Farah province.
A source of national security dept of Farah said to BNA these insurgents previously had active against government in the outskirts of Balabalok district, have jointed to peace process with their arms. 
Mullah Abdul Malik commander of this group who is resident of Pasab village, Balablok district on behalf of his followers, have pledged to take part in ensuring of peace and reconstruction of that province.  Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Fazle Hadi Muslimyar chief of the senate met with some ulema and elders of the eight precinct of Kabul city who shared their problems with the chief of senate. 
Some of ulema and elders spoke at the meeting and said that for the past four years the projects for construction of the road in the district has been approved by the rehabilitation and rural development ministry, but despite repeated contacts practical work on the road has not yet started. 
They also complained on non-existence of electricity current for the area for which there is need for installation of pylons and transformer, however the in charges of the Kabul Boreshna Muasesa is not taking steps in this respect as well. 
The chief of the senate said at the meeting that the problems of your people are understandable and that the relevant organs should address them. 
He assured them that their problems will be taken up with the related government organs and he will try to find a solution for them through the government organs.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 08:39

Polio Vaccination Started In Parwan

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Extra-ordinary round of polio vaccination was started yesterday in Parwan province by dropping three drops of vaccine in a child’s mouth by governor of Parwan.
According Dr. Mohammad Qasim Sayedi, provincial head of public health department in Parwan, the program is to be implemented on 119,000 children under five years within three days in seven district including Charikar, capital city of Parwan.
The source said the program house to house will be implemented by 750 volunteers with close cooperation of provincial department of public health.
Governor of Parwan asked all the families to cooperate with health workers for implementation of vaccine on Afghan children.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 08:37

Salang Highway Reopened

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Salanga, highway which was closed Sunday night due to severe winds and snow storm was reopened yesterday to the traffic.
According to General Rajab, head of Salanga, protection, after snowstorm and severe winds, the highway was reopened at 6:30 yesterday morning for traffics, movement.
According to drivers, due to snow and ice on the road, traffic’s flow is difficult, but General Rajab says the employees of his department are trying to make common the traffic system by scattering salt and clearing snow from the road.
Severe storms and winds started Sunday night and due to the storms, the highway was blocked for a few hours.
Snowfall has now stopped on the highway.
Salangs, highway witnesses heavy snowfalls and severe storms during the winter season each year.