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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Kabul (BNAS) President Hamid Karzai met with Zhan Ef Ludgha Minister of Defense of France and conveyed his deep sympathies over the death of four French soldiers and wounding of another five of them as a result of recent suicide attack in Kapisa province. 
The minister of defense of France representing his people conveyed his sympathies to President Karzai and the people of Afghanistan for injuries of some civilians of Afghanistan in this attack as well. 
He also conveyed good sentiments of the French president to Hamid Karzai and added that France considering the decision of the president of Afghanistan in involving Kapisa in the third phase of transition of security responsibilities wants to withdraw its forces as of the next coming month from Afghanistan. 
The French Defense Minister assured that his country in the future within the framework of the strategic cooperation agreement between the two nations will continue her cooperation with Afghanistan especially in traning of security forces of the country. 
He also informed of the dispatch of the Afghan-French strategic cooperation for approval to the parliament of that country. 
President Karzai instructed the Minister of Defense and Interior affairs of Afghanistan who were present at this meeting to render all cooperation for implementation of the decision of the French government in relation to withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan and accomplish necessary measures in this respect.

Monday, 11 June 2012 11:17

Kidnapper Gang Busted In Kabul

Monday, June 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Police in Kabul have arrested two ring leaders of a gang of kidnappers, head of crime investigation department, general Mohammad Zhair said yesterday.
He added that Aslam and Baheer, of Nangahar province currently living in Peshawar of Pakistan.
Aslam had kidnapped a 15 year old boy and after receiving $ 100,000 as ransom to set him free.
Another kidnapper Baheer after abducing a person from Bagram and demanding 500,000 US dollars was arrested.
General Zahir said that kidnapping has been reduced over the past one year in Kabul and over the past three months three cases of kidnapping have been registered and all those involved have been captured.

Monday, June 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Head of Central Statistic Directorate, Abdul Rahman Ghafoori in a meeting held in his office yesterday said the Central Statistic department is collecting the prices of consuming goods would help the body to have good planning and enables them to give priority in importing consuming goods in accordance with our needs.
The collecting of prices of consuming goods have already been implemented in six provinces, he said, adding the program of collecting the prices of consuming goods will be implemented in 10 provinces including Kabul soon and later in all the 34 provinces.
Implementing the program would help to check prices fluctuation in the country, Ghafoori added.

Monday, June 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Security forces arrested two Pakistani suicide bombers from Sarkano district of Kunar province yesterday, a security official said.
According to the official, both the arrested men wearing suicide vests had planned to conduct suicide attacks and kill our people but fortunately were arrested and their conspiracy was thwarted.

Monday, 11 June 2012 10:55

Unmanned Air-vehicle Crashes In Ghazni

Monday, June 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) An unmanned plane of the NATO-led forces crashed in Ghazni province of Afghanistan, press department of coalition forces in Bagram said in a press release yesterday.
The plane belonged to American forces and crashed due to technical problems, it added.
Saying no hostile fire is involved in the incident. The wreckage of the plane has been taken to Bagram base, it added.

Monday, June 11, 2012
Farah City (BNA) Ten armed Taliban including their commander Mullah Abidullah have laid down arms and joined the peace process in Khak-e-Safid district of Farah province, director of national directorate for security General Abdul Majid Balkhi said yesterday.
The former militants also handed over their weapons to authorities, he further said.
In his speech Mullah Abidullah said he would support the government from now on.

Monday, June 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In line with the last clause of article 107 of the constitution and taking decisions with regard the important national issues of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan the extraordinary session of the National Assembly is convened on Saratan 1 this year.
The ministry for parliamentary affairs has been tasked to ensure the participation of all lawmakers and senators to the session.

Monday, June 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The ministry for women affairs observed the international women day here in Kabul yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister for women affairs Dr. Husan Bano Ghazanfar that “Islam holds in high esteem the women and mother and the people of Afghanistan in the light of religious teaching and rich culture have deep respect to both mother and women and protect them.”
She also called on both the government and non-government bodies to play their role in supporting and protecting mother and women rights by launching programs to alleviate poverty and boosting education.
Other speakers including Senator Ahsanullah Bayat, Senator Sediqa Balkhi, lawmaker Fauzia Kufi in their speeches highlighted the high status of mother in Islam and called for the protection of widows and poor women.
At the end a photo exhibition was inaugurated and prizes were districted to some mothers.

Monday, June 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday said after consultation with stakeholders it had decided to recommend four key proposals for inclusion in a draft electoral law.
A statement from the IEC secretariat said a working group had come up with suggested amendments to the draft.
“The suggestions include structural and procedural changes focusing on four main areas.”
They include the IEC authority as envisioned in the constitution, technical and operational changes to improve electoral administration, changes in the system and establishment of a legal mechanism to adjudicate on complaints and challenges.
Before finalizing the proposals, IEC consulted various electoral stakeholders, including political parties, observer organizations, civil society, academic, scientific institutions and relevant agencies.
Besides, a one day regional consultation session was held in Kabul, Balkh, Kunduz, Bamyan, Nangarhar and Paktia provinces.
The commission will forward the proposals to the ministry of justices for further action.

Monday, June 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai the National Committee held a meeting in the presidential palace Sunday discussing security of the mines projects across the country, his office said.
The meeting also focused on the proposals of the Chinese petroleum company’s head that had been discussed alongside the Shanghai Summit in Beijing asking for taking security Amu River projects for extraction of petroleum, the statement said.
The meeting obliged the ministry of interior to deploy full equipped and well trained 300 security troops across the Amu Darya to take security for extraction projects of the petroleum in cooperation with the ministry of mines and increase the number to 450 troops after the end of the first six months the ongoing year if needed.
Both the ministry of interior affairs and the National Directorate of Security (NDS) had been instructed by the committee to strongly conduct against any attempt in destruction of the mines as the project can play an effective role in self-sufficiency of the country in different parts based on the requirements of the ministry of mines.
The meeting also focused on the Kuran-wa-Munajan district’sAzure mine which is right now illegally being excavated by irresponsible individuals and decided that the ministry of mines should put it to bidding in order to legally be exploited.