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Tuesday, 13 November 2012 06:01

President Hamid Karzai’s Order

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has issued an order on the basis of which a delegation is assigned to assess the resolutions of the Council of Ministers for prevention of extortions at the highways and ports in the name of reconstruction and historical monuments.
In order to implement the decree No. 45 of the president and in accordance with the previous resolutions of the council of ministers, in respect to stop taking money under the name of reconstruction and historical monuments from the transport vehicles on the course of highways and ports,  the process of transfer of 0.25% of Municipality tax from the overall volume of customs taxes by the finance ministry to the municipalities in the center and provinces and placing of the vehicle scales at the disposal of the ministry of public works, a delegation has been assigned by the president led by Zahir Safi president’s advisor and membership of authorized representatives of the ministries of interior affairs, finance, commerce and industries, public works, the attorney general office, high administration against corruption, national security department and the independent department of local organs.
The order stated that the delegation should thoroughly assess the instance of the resolution of the Council of Ministers in respect to the highways and ports of the country and carry on practical measures and in a report publish their finding to the public and report on their accomplishment to the presidential office in a month time.
 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
New Delhi (BNA) Afghan president Hamid Krzai held talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi yesterday, appealing for increased investment in his war-torn country.
At the beginning the agreement of cooperation’s in youth affairs was signed between the two countries by Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen, Minister of Information and Culture and Salman Khurshid Indian Foreign Minister. 
Based on this agreement the exchanging of programs, experience, technical skills, information and knowledge will developed the youth affairs.
India has provided billions of dollars of aid to Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, and is keen to help prevent the return of a radical Islamist regime in Kabul after international troops pull out in 2014.
In October last year India and Afghanistan signed a “strategic partnership” aimed at deepening security and economic links, with Karzai keen to elevate India’s involvement further.
At a weekend meeting with business leaders in Mumbai, he promised a “red carpet” welcome for Indian investment as US-led coalition forces prepare to with draw.
“Indian businesses need not be shy while thinking about Afghanistan, “he said. “Chinese businesses were there long before you came, five or six years ago.
“If you don’t arrive on the red carpet, it will get dusty. Therefore, do hurry up in coming and take advantage of the opportunities in Afghanistan.” President Karzai met Singh yesterday morning and the two leaders where to hold a press conference later in the day.
India has not contributed to the international forces deployed in Afghanistan, but has work on low-key troop and police training as well as infrastructure development.
At a meeting soon afterwards to promote trade with Afghanistan, then-Indian foreign minister S.M. Krishna said potential business interests must overcome “the anxiety of withdrawal, uncertainty, instability and foreign interference”.
Last year a consortium of Indian companies won the right to develop Afghanistan’s largest iron ore deposits, underscoring growing ties between the two countries.
Afghanistan is believed to have mineral reserves worth at least $3 trillion which could generate billions of dollars in tax revenue.
President Karzai signed fresh mining deals in New Delhi, as well as pacts on youth affairs development and fertilizer trade.
The Indian Express said yesterday that Prime Minister Singh would announce a new $100 million package of development projects, and the newspaper called for more training of Afghan forces.
“Short of sending combat troops into Afghanistan, India must offer all the military assistance it can to beef up Kabul’s capacity to defend itself,” it said.
According to another report, President Karzai visited the mausoleum of Mahatma Gandhi where he laid a wreath of flower on his tomb and they confer the sculpture of Gandhi for the President Karzai.
Likewise, he signed in the book of Mashatma Gandhi, the prominent leader of Indian nationalism.
During his visit he also met with Sonia Gandhi the ruling coalition leader, Salman Khurshid, foreign minister and Sushma Swaraj opposition party leader.
 

Monday, 12 November 2012 12:25

Head Of HPC Leaves For Pakistan

Monday, November 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) On the head of a high ranking delegation, the head of High Peace Council Salahudeen Rabeeni left Kabul for Islamabad today.
According to BNA reporter from Kabul International Airport, the Head of High Peace Council and his accompanying delegation in Pakistan will talk and discussed with the Pakistani authorities on negotiations with Taliban, national reconciliation and rocket firing on the eastern provinces of Afghanistan.
The trip will continue for three days.
T. Rateb
 

Monday, November 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) 20 insurgents killed a reaction of Afghan security forces in Tagab district of Kapisa province.
Mehrabudeen Saffe governor of Kapisa told this news agency, a group of armed Taliban rushed on several Afghan security posts in Roshak area of Tagab district which faced with resistance of Afghan forces.
According to Saffe, during the clashes, 20 armed insurgents including a commander known as Ghulam Rabani were killed.
The governor confirmed that an Afghan National Army soldier was martyred and two others injured in these clashes.
T. Rateb
 

Monday, 12 November 2012 11:42

NATO Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Monday, November 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A NATO soldier killed in an attack of armed Taliban in the country this noon.
This soldier was patrolling in the east of the country came under the attack of armed Taliban and killed.
NATO sending a press statement to BNA confirmed the death of its soldier, but said nothing regarding the exact area of the event and identity of the killed soldier.
This morning another soldier of NATO was killed in a base in Helmand province.
NATO reported the death of its two other soldiers in the south of Afghanistan yesterday. The mentioned soldiers were killed in mine blast and Taliban attack.
T. Rateb
 

Monday, 12 November 2012 10:45

Terrorist Event Prevented In Farah

Monday, November 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A terrorist event prevented in Farah province today.
General Noor Aqah commander of Farah security commandment told BNA, armed oppositions placed a motorbike full of explosive in front of shops’ of communication department in the bazaar of Farah city and wanted to carry out a terrorist attack.
The security forces discovered the material and naturalized before explosion and prevented a terrorist event.
T. Rateb
 

Monday, 12 November 2012 10:43

Three Mine Planters Killed In Maidan

Monday, November 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Three mine planters were killed in Maidan-Wardak province while planting a mine.
Shahedullah Shahed spokesman of Maidan-Wardak governor said to BNA, these men wanted to plant a mine in Damda area of Cheeck district on the road, the mine exploded and killed them.
T. Rateb
 

Monday, 12 November 2012 06:36

NPF Kills 6 Taliban Insurgents

Monday, November 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Six Taliban insurgents were killed in a clash by National Police Forces. 
Interior ministry press office said to BNA, the National Police Forces in the last 24 hours conducted joined operations in the outskirts of Takhar, Kunduz, Kandahar, Urozgan, Logar, Ghazni Paktia and Helmand provinces in which 6 armed insurgents were killed and 9 others were wounded. 
It is said in these operations, 2200 kg of narcotic, 16 heavy bullets, 400 light bullets, 3 anti-vehicle mines, 8 grenades, a motorbike and two vehicles of enemies were seized by these forces. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

 

Monday, 12 November 2012 06:32

Suicide Bomber Killed In Kunar

Monday, November 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A suicide bomber was killed by police in Kunar province this morning. 
According to Shamshad 202 police zone, the suicide bomber wanted to blew up himself near the guard of anti-terrorism head in Kunar province.
In this attack, Abdul Mateen Khan Head of anti-terrorism of this commandment was wounded and the attacker was killed by police.
Meanwhile doctors in the hospital of that city called health condition of head of anti-terrorism satisfactory. 
Ewaz Mohammad Nazari police official of Kunar said to BNA, the vest coat full of explosive devices with a Kalashnikov seized and neutralized by police. 

T. Suraya-Yarzada

 

Monday, November 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A local commander of armed Taliban was killed in a military operation in Kandahar province this morning. 
This commander targeted by Afghan and NATO forces while organizing terrorist attacks in his hideout in the vicinities of Panjwai district of that province. 
BNA quoting from NATO press statement said, this commander had committed responsibility of several terrorist attacks of Taliban in the Panjwai district. 
It should be said that three persons attributed to this commander were arrested in this operation as well. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada