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Sunday, 14 October 2012 07:13

ANA Kills 2 Armed Militants

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Two armed Taliban killed and 32 others were detained in clash with Afghan national army forces. 
According to spokesman of the national defense ministry, the cleaning operations carried out by national army forces in Ghazni and Farah provinces, two armed militants were killed, 32 others were detained, and a number of light arms with ammunitions and a suicide vest coat, 2 sets of communications, 3 motorbikes of enemies and 2 cars were seized by these forces. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The press sources of the interior ministry reported to BNA, the security forces in the last 24 hours conducted 9 cleaning operations in the vicinities of Sar-i-Pul, Kunduz, Laghman, Kandahar, Helmand, Ghazni, Khost and Zabul provinces. 
These operations conducted for cleaning the areas from presence of all militants, in which 18 armed Taliban were killed, 8 wounded and 19 others detained. 
It is said that a quantity of light and heavy arms consists of 5 mines, 2 sets of communication, and other military equipments were seized by these forces. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Bamyan (BNA) Work on the first solar energy started in Bamyan recently.
It is said that this project has the capacity for producing 300 mega watts of electricity and has been completed with the New Zealand PRT assistance, Mohammad Azizi Shafaq, head of the provincial council of Bamyan said that the project covers installation of 250 solar units that would provide energy for 3,000 families in Bamyan city.
According to the source the solar units have been installed in three hills in the center of Bamyan and their power is distributed to the clients. The project costs USD14 million.
Shafaq added that Bamyan has ample quantities of water and it has the capacity for producing enough power and it is hoped that the Breshna Company attach attention in this respect.
According to the head of the provincial council the projects will provide power to 3,000 families in Bamyan center.
The price per KW of power is not specified, Shafaq added. Abdul Razzaq Samadi Director General of Breshna Company who was in Bamyan said that almost 30% of people are utilizing electricity power in Afghanistan and the government has placed provision of power as its priority of work.
According to Samadi in addition to this another project that will be financed by Japan cover production of 200 kw power for the Punjab district and 500 kw for the Topchi area of Bamyan center and with the construction of water dams in the coming year the produced will be distributed to the people there.

Sunday, 14 October 2012 07:04

House of People Holds Session

Sunday October 14 2012
Kabul (BNA) The House of People in its session presided by chairman Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi yesterday discussed a series of issues.
In the session, the House also criticized the government for failing to implement development projects in the current year.
The House, according to the public relation office, the lawmakers also noted that the government has failed to allocate budget for the construction of Kabul-Herat highway though Ghor province which the shortest to connect Kabul to the western provinces, saying that is why the people of people of Lal-o-Sarjangle district had staged demonstration and demanded early construction of the highway.
The House also called on the legislators from the southern provinces to facilitate administration of anti-polio doze to their areas.
They also called on the prayers leaders, chieftains and media outlets to encourage people give the anti-polio doze for the children under five.
Some of the lawmakers expressed concern over increasing criminal activities including theft and murder in Kabul city, the expulsion of Afghan refugees from Australia while some legislators described the relations between the government and national assembly as disorder and demanding preparation a manual to review the relations between the parliament and government.

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture observed the progress of work on the archaeological digging of historic sites of Ainak Copper Mines. 
While Mohammad Asif Ferozan advisor of the mines ministry, Mohammad Akbar Stanikzai Logar people’s deputy at the House of People and Abdul Qadeer Temuree head of the archaeology department of the ministry were accompanying him, Dr. Raheen observed digging of archeological sites near the Ainak Copper Mine and the temporary museum in which the historical relics would be placed. 
Dr. Raheen during the visit said that Logar is one of the richest provinces in terms of having historic relics prior to Islam era and after the emergence of Islam. 
Two townships in the province belong to the beginning of the AD century and even to the second century AD. 
He added that these two townships are the Ainak and another located in Kharwar district while the Ainak area for some time is under technical excavations. 
The areas located on the side of the Ainak copper mine will hopefully be excavated soon so that work on extraction of iron starts there. 
Meanwhile, it is said that according to the Afghan and foreign archeologists almost 75% of work have been completed and the remaining includes repairing of the obtained relics and it is said that this area is the historic pride of Afghanistan. 
Dr. Raheen appreciated the security personnel of the area who are accomplishing their tasks with honesty.

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Marshal Mohammad Qaseem Fahim First Vice-President in his meeting Mrs. Teena Kedano, US deputy ambassador stressed on the serious need of Afghanistan for having air forces, armored forces, air defense forces and said that the international community should assist Afghanistan in this respect so that she can defend itself against the domestic and foreign threats.
He added that training of the national police and the national army is excellent and these forces are fighting with trust against enemies of the country. 
He stressed that our efforts for accessibility to peace in the country is continued and we are attaching much importance to our armed forces to attain peace and stability.
At the meeting the deputy US ambassador to Afghanistan expressing pleasure for the meeting said that the US are and will always be on the side of the people and the government of Afghanistan and we shall exert efforts so that the security forces of Afghanistan are equipped with better arms and we are realizing the requirements of the country for air forces and armored forces.
She further stressed that alongside continued work for strengthening of the security forces of Afghanistan, efforts should be exerted so that by using the available opportunities the conditions are prepared for the forthcoming elections of Afghanistan.

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Ghazni (BNA) Taliban militants launched mortar attack in Ghazni city last night hit a residential house leaving a civilian woman death and injuring four others including two children yesterday.
The incident took place in Andar district said the source.

Sunday, 14 October 2012 05:45

Chief Justice Receives US Diplomat

Sunday October 14 2012
Kabul (BNA) Chief Justice Abdul Salam Azimi received the Stephen McFl and the US ambassador on the rule of law here yesterday.
In the meeting matters pertaining to the projects supported by USAID and implemented by the judiciary came under discussion.
While expressing his gratitude for the US support, the chief justice noted that the support has yielded positive result and the Supreme Court hopes the support for the capacity building of judiciary would continue for the development of judiciary and management.
The US diplomat for his part, noted in the meeting that the US attaches great importance to support judiciary in Afghanistan, saying the US wants judiciary system in Afghanistan to become enough capable and play its role for ensuring the rule of law in the country.

Sunday October 14 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai accepted the credentials of the new Swedish ambassador to Afghanistan in a special ceremony at the presidential palace.
After the ceremony they discussed further expansion of bilateral relations.
The president wished success for the new Swedish ambassador and appreciated the Swedish government assistance to Afghanistan during the Jehad years as well as the Swedish government commitments for financial assistance to Afghanistan up to the year 2025 at the Tokyo conference.
President Karzai expressed the hope that the Swedish government continue and expand its assistance to Afghanistan in health and education areas.
The Swedish ambassador assured that his country will continue its assistance to Afghanistan after 2014 as well.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Zalmai Rasul and head of the protocol department of the foreign ministry were also present at the ceremony.

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai received the credentials of the new Bulgarian ambassador Nikolai Yakov in a ceremony at the presidential palace.
After this ceremony president Karzai and the Bulgarian ambassador to Afghanistan exchanged views on further expansion of ties in different spheres.
Appreciating the assistance of Bulgaria to Afghanistan president Karzai wished the new ambassador success. 
The new Bulgarian ambassador said that during his mission he will strive for further consolidation of bilateral ties between the two nations. 
Present also were Dr. Zalami Rasul Foreign Minister and Hameed Seedeq head of the protocol of the foreign ministry.