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Monday, 14 November 2011 09:35

Agreement Costing Afs 3.8m Signed

Kabul (BNA) An agreement costing 3.8 million Afs signed Sunday between the ministry of labor, socials affairs, martyrs and disabled and a private company here in Kabul. 

The agreement was signed for implementation of vocational projects in eastern Kunar province. 

After signing the agreement, Amena Afzali, Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled said nearly 165 unemployed and vulnerable people both men and women are to receive vocational trading in various carpentry, tailoring, repairing generators and mobile sets in Kunar province according to the project. 

She said implementation of such projects in the country is an important step towards providing employment opportunities for unemployed and vulnerable people, adding vocational training can make the Afghan youth depend on themselves and from the other side they are prevented from joining the armed groups. 

Amena further said vocational training has been provided to 80,000 Afghan youth up to now.

Monday, 14 November 2011 09:29

Afghan Sportsmen Receive Eight Medals

Kabul (BNA) Afghan sportsmen in Karate by getting four gold medals, two silver and two bronze got the second position in the first competitions of Asia-Europe championship.

According to Abdul Mahboob, a director of relations and information for national Olympic committee, the competitions which were held in Turkey from Nov 11 to Nov 13, Shuja Agha Hameedi, Farid Agha Durandish, Shir Mohammad Muradi and Wahid Ahmad Joya got the gold medals in the championship. 

Meanwhile, Rahmatullah Subat, Navid Amiri got silver medals and Shahram Arifi and Abdul Rahim Takhari got the bronze medals.

Kabul (BNA) According to NATO civil representative for Afghanistan, Soimon Geis, following the collapse of Taliban regime, considerable progress has been achieved in different spheres in Afghanistan. 

Talking on the tenth university of collapse of Taliban he said that though much aid has not been delivered to Afghanistan and there is need for more efforts, but we are satisfied of what has been achieved.

He added that marked development is seen in road building, water supply and power, but it has been not that much that we wanted. 

Touching on the second Bonn Conference he noted that at this conference not only discussions will take place about the progress in the past ten years, but they are hopeful that Afghanistan will get fresh commitments from the international community in respect to peace, stability in Afghanistan. 

He also talked on signing of the strategic contracts between Afghanistan and some countries. 

He called signing of the strategic contracts as positive and added that NATO shall also sign a strategic partnership contract with Afghanistan as well. 

He stressed that this agreement will undertake the training of security forces of Afghanistan after the 2014. 

The Afghan government so far has concluded a strategic agreement with India and it is expected to sign similar agreements with France, EU and the US as well.

Kabul (BNA) Dr. Soraya Dalil Acting Minister of public health in visiting the Agha Khan University Hospital in Karachi City of Pakistan asked the hospital authorities to activate the Jamhuriat Hospital in Kabul. 

Dr. Dalil had gone to Karachi for attending the fourth graduation ceremony of Agha Khan University as a special guest, and returned to Kabul yesterday.

Dr. Dalil told reporters in Kabul Airport that the Agha Khan University usually annually invites one of authorities of a country for attending its graduation ceremony as special guest and considering expansion of scientific relations of Afghanistan with the world, this year I was invited to attend the ceremonies there. 

Dalil noted that this year the university graduated 300 at Masters PhD, and BA levels among whom three were Afghans having received education in education at Masters level in nursing sphere. 

She added that she visited different sections of the Agha Khan hospital as well and discussed mutual cooperation with its authorities for activation of Jamhuriat hospital in Kabul. 

We also discussed the draft agreement prepared by that hospital was also discussed and it is expected that soon agreement is reached on activation of Kabul Jamhuriat hospital. 

The Jamhuriat hospital has some technical defects that have to be taken up with the Chinese authorities as well.

Monday, 14 November 2011 09:16

27 Uplift Projects Completed In Baghlan

Pul-e-Khumri (BNA) 27 uplift projects have been completed in one month in Baghlan province. 

According to Eng. Shafiqullah Almyar, provincial director for rural rehabilitation and development, the projects costing 47 million Afs have been completed in Dushi, Khinjan, Pulihesar, Bano, Fering, Guzargah-e-Noor, Pulikumri city and Baghlan-e-Markazi districts. 

He said with completion of the projects, essential facilities have been provided to more than 6000 families. 

According to the source, the projects include construction canals, digging drinking water’s wells, repairing roads and construction protective walls, bridges and water reservoirs.

Monday, 14 November 2011 09:15

Nangarhar Blast Causes No Casualties

Jalalabad (BNA) Some explosive devices was placed by armed opposition in western road of Eidga congregational mosque of Jalalabad city exploded this morning.

This explosion inflicted no casualties, officials said. 

Spokesperson for Nangarhar governor confirming this report said to BNA, this event had no financial and human casualties. 

Translated By Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, 14 November 2011 09:12

Taliban Spokesman Arrests

Kabul (BNA) Afghan Security sources said that they have captured a person that is to be Zbiullah Mojahid spokesman of Taliban. 

This issue was said by Sediq Sediqi spokesperson of the interior affairs ministry in a press conference.

Sediqi added that this person has been arrested along with his four bodyguards in a special operation of police forces from Sar Roiuza area, of Paktia province. 

According to him investigation started to realize that the arrested man is Zabiullah Mojahid spokesman of Taliban or other person. 

This person has been handed over to national security directorate. 

Translated By Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, 14 November 2011 07:15

13 Armed Insurgents Captured In Nangarhar

Kabul (BNA) Afghan and coalition forces captured 13 armed insurgents on Saturday in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said. 

According to Nangarhar police, the armed insurgents have been arrested in Bati-Kot district of the province along with numerous arms and explosives. 

Separately, Parwan police discovered explosives-laden bucket set by armed insurgents in the outskirts of Koh-e-Safi pass and was spoiled by Afghan police.

 

Faizabad (BNA) It is expected that poppy cultivated farms of over 1270 hectares in Badakhshan should be eliminated, asked Zarar Ahmad Muqbel Counter Narcotics Minister in his meeting with Shah Waliullah Adeeb Governor of Badakhshan, district governors and heads of provincial departments. 

The governor of Badakhshan asked Muqbel that in order to eliminate poppy there is need for equipping of police for struggle against narcotics and provision of improved wheat seeds and fertilizer for farmers. 

He also asked for deployment of security posts on the Afghan-Tajik borders and attention should be focused on improving roads. 

Other speakers included Shah Abdul Ahad Fazli member of the commission for narcotics and moral abuse of House of People and Zabihullah Ateeq head of the Badakhshan provincial council asking the government for building center for narcotic addicts in districts of the province.

Monday, 14 November 2011 06:34

NSC Discusses Security For Loya Jirga

 

 Kabul (BNA) Hamid Karzai President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan chaired the National Security Council meeting at the presidential place yesterday afternoon.

The meeting attended by vice presidents, Headayet Amin Arsalah Senior Minister, Ministers of Defense and Interior, National Security Advisor, General Director of National Security Department, Chief of Staff, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Counter-narcotics, tribal and frontier affairs, head of local organs, political deputy minister of foreign ministry and some other high ranking government officials, the meeting discussed adoption of better security measures for successful holding of Loya Jirga. 

The meeting decided that under the supervision of General Bismellah Khan Minister of Interior Affairs strict security measures are adopted for successful holding of the Traditional Loya Jirga so that people representatives and elders of the country can attend this Jirga with peace of mind. 

The security in charges assured the National Security Council that the security forces of the country will strive hard day and night so that the traditional Loya Jirga is convened successfully.

 

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