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Monday, 10 September 2012 06:31

Violence Against Women Should Be Checked

Monday, September 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA)) Minister of Women Affairs, Hasson Bano Ghazanfar said yesterday that violence against women must be stopped.
Addressing a press conference, she pointed that the ministry of women affairs is working to check violence against women “Programs are underway to reduce the violence against women,” the minister added.
Minister Ghazanfar stated that her Ministry in line with the 45th presidential decree, the ministry of women affairs would spare no efforts in reducing violence against women.
In the presidential order, she added that the ministry for women affairs had been obliged to launch nationwide program in coordination with other organs to check violence against women and the plan in this regard would be present to the ministers’ council within the next six months.
Speaking on the occasion Mrs. Fauzia Habibi the deputy to the ministry of women affairs in her speech noted that a consultative group composed of civil societies, press the Ministry of Hajj and Endowment has been constituted to mull the ways and means on how to reduce violence against women and in this regard a three- day workshop would also be held soon.
It has merit to mention that 1197 cases of violence against women have been registered in the first quarter of the year.

Monday, September 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In order to honor the anniversary of national hero of the country and the Shaheed Week, a Holy Kuran full recitation was organized at the Ministry of Information and Culture.
Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture and the leading body of the ministry participated at this recitation. 
The participants prayed for the soul of Islam martyrs especially the national hero of the country Ahmad Shah Masoud and other martyrs of Jehad and Resistance who lost their lives in defense of freedom and the homeland.
Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen said at this ceremony that our martyrs retain high position but we have to honor them and remember them and pray for their souls. 
Especially, the national hero of the country Ahmad Shah Masoud was a unique commander of the Jehad and resistance and has strived on the path of saving of Afghanistan from the claws of infidelity, aggression by sacrificing his sweet life. 
He prayed to the soul of martyrs and welfare and prosperity of the Afghan nation.

Monday, September 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai received a delegation of youth, member of civil society and members of provincial council of Khost province in the Arg yesterday. 
During the meeting the president noted that the progress and prosperity of the country linked to the education, saying it is necessary for Afghan youth to study. 
The president also said that the government would assume the responsibility of Bagram prison tomorrow at a ceremony and no foreigners would have detention center in the country. 
About the upcoming presidential election said that the election would be held fair and in a peaceful environment. 
Listening to the address of the delegation’s envoy Sayed Jabar Jabar Khil in which he demanded the acceleration in the reconstruction projects and building airport, power plant and recreational part, the president promised all their demands would be presented in the next cabinet session to take necessary steps.

Monday, September 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan Air Force and its current situation was a main subject of discussion at a meeting chaired by President Hamid Karzai yesterday in the presidential palace, where army generals and senior air force officials were present. 
The meeting, attended by the second vice-president and army chief of staff follows a series of earlier meetings on the relevant issues and which heard briefings by General Wahab Wardak, Afghanistan air force commander and other relevant officials on the force current state of affairs and its needs.
Commander Wahab further detailed the needs of a true air force to transport, air support and reconnaissance aircraft and urged that for Afghanistan air force to be fully operations, it requires stronger defense system that includes well-equipped radar, fighter jets, bombers and other air defense facilities, in provision of which no real steps has yet been taken by NATO. 
After a thorough discussion, the meeting decided that the government has to take urgent action in responding to the needs and requirements of the air force which have not been met by NATO. 
Elsewhere in discussion on the issue of balanced ethnic participation in the army, the generals strongly noted that any such participation and recruitment has to be fully based on merits and competence.  
The new army promotion system was also discussed in the meeting and was agreed that the army chief of staff works out a detailed plan for presentation to the next meeting.

Monday, September 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Herat police said that in order to prevent the activities of irresponsible individuals, they undertaken a series of measures.
The program that has started a month ago, the police yesterday seized a number of knives and other small arms form the irresponsible people in the city.
A source of the Herat police department said that along with collection of knives and other small arms has recommended to the youth so that they should avoid illegal activities and don not disrupt the peaceful lives of the people.
It should be mentioned that these measures of the police have been welcomed by the general public in Herat and they asked for continuation of such measures in the province.

Monday, 10 September 2012 05:59

Senate Holds Session

Monday, September 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Senate with Fazal Hadi Muslimyar on the chair held session yesterday, in the session according to the senate press office, the issue of Martyrs week, the irresponsible remarks of Britain lawmaker on dividing Afghanistan and the modalities of mines extraction in the country came under discussion.
While paying tribute to the national hero Ahmad Shah Masoud and all the martyrs of the country, the senate also called for the support of the families of those who sacrificed their lives for Islam and the country’s independence.
But unfortunately necessary attention has not been paid in this regard he noted.
The senate called on security organs to indentify and punish those who took law in their hands in Pul-e-Sokhta area in the name of mourning national hero during which some people including police were killed and injured.

Monday, 10 September 2012 05:56

President Karzai’s Condolence Message

Monday, September 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai expressed sympathy with the family, friends and the people of Takhar over the demise of influential figure, Aygam Birdi Hafiz who passed away due to illness yesterday.
In his condolence message the president while lauding the services of late Hafiz during Jihad also prayed may Almighty Allah rest his departed soul to the eternal peace and grant patience for the bereaved family to bear the loss.

Monday, September 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim First Vice-President laid bouquet of flowers on the tomb of Ahmad Shah Masoud national hero of the country in honor of death anniversary of this hero in Panjshir province and prayed for his soul and other martyrs of the country.
Marshal Fahim called other martyrs of the country who lost their lives in defense of faith, homeland as an eternal torch and they have enlightened the path of future generation by sacrificing their sweet lives.
Marshal Fahim who participated at the ceremony in honor of remembrance of the martyrdom of national hero of the country and other martyrs and start of the martyr’s week in Kabul, Panjshir and other provinces appreciated massive participation of the people at these gatherings.
The 18th of Sunbula the death anniversary of national hero of the country was observed throughout the country and this is also marked as the Shaheed week.

Sunday, September 09/2012
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan won the Trinidad Quadrangular T20 Series 2012 by net run rate last night, beating Bangladesh, Trinidad and Tobago (T and T), and Barbados to take the championship.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh and T and T all won two matches each to get an equal six points, so the deciding factor for the overall winner came down to the run rate.
Afghanistan topped the points table with the best rate, Bangladesh came second, T and T placed third, while Barbados lost all their matches to sit in the last place.
Bangladesh had been leading the points table, but the loss to T and T on Saturday night brought their score down.
Afghanistan had earlier taken an easy five-wicket win over Barbados on Saturday, but waited until Bangladesh and T&T had finished playing to celebrate their championship win.
The matches were played in T&T’s Wood brook field, Queen’s Park Oval.
The World T20 championship starts in Sri Lanka on September 18.

Sunday, September 09/2012
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with cooperation of the Khalifa Bin Zayed Alnahyan foundation (KBZF), the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched for the first time the large–scale food fortification project in Afghanistan.

Based on this new program approximately 15 million Afghans will reach to the nutritionally fortified wheat flour, vegetable oil and ghee.

Speaking at joint press conference on Sunday, Dr. Suraya Dalil, Minister of Public Health informed mediamen about this new project in the country.

Pointing out to the importance of the program, the Minister of Public Health said the aim of this project is to reduce the prevalence of vitamin and mineral deficiencies among the general population and vulnerable groups such as children under five years old and women of reproductive age.
Dr. Dalil also informed on nutritional situation in Afghanistan, adding in
Afghanistan, half of the children under 5 –year old suffer from mineral deficiency and as well as 70% of women suffer from iron deficiency and iodine, so we hope that this program can help our compatriots in this regard.

The project will bring on board the largest vegetable oil producers and wheat flour millers exporting to or producing in Afghanistan while equipment and nutrient bends will be provide to industry along with training in quality assurance, the minister continued.

Meanwhile Mr. Mohammed Al Bastaki, Deputy Director of (KBZF, said, “as the main donor to the project, we are excited to see local ownership across sectors and look forward to achieving the results and milestones we have set”.

Executive Director or GAIN, Marc Van Ameringen also spoke on the issue, saying access to good nutrition is a human right that no individual should be denied.
We are pleased to support this national initiative that will make a real difference in the everyday lives of millions by engaging multiple partners across different sectors.

GAIN is providing financial support and technical expertise to produce fortified food monitor their quality, create, demand and develop technical guidelines for fortification, he said.

Likewise, WFP representative to Afghanistan, Louis Imbeau added “chronic malnutrition, especially among women and children in a terrible burden for the people of Afghanistan, both in terms of health and economic productivity.

Micronutrient fortification is cost-efficient interventions that can really help tackle this problem, WFP representative added.

Ministry of Public Health delivers health services impartially and without any form of discrimination to the needy people of Afghanistan in all corners of the country and requests
all parties to respect this policy and support health care providers to fulfill this noble job.