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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) Seven insurgents were killed and 19 others wounded in two separate clashes in Balkh, said a military statement the other day.
In one incident, six militants were killed and 18 others injured after fighting flared up between ANSF and militants in Guzra village, Chimtal district in Balkh province the other day, according to the statement by Afghan army’s Corps 209 Shaheen based in the region.
The clash came two days after over 200 armed rebels affiliated with the Taliban militants group surrendered to the government in Chimtal, south-western of provincial capital Mazar-e-Sharif city. 
 

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:47

UNESCO Reassures Cooperation With MoIC

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, Acting Minister of Information and Culture, on Tuesday discussed some key issues related to cooperation of the UNESCO with his ministry in different fields, BNA reported.
The discussion covered the transfer of Mis-e-Ainak project from the ministry of mines and petroleum to the ministry of information and culture, cooperation of World Bank (WB) and UNESCO in this field, removal of obstacles and weak points before the project, holding a meeting on how to ran the project, symposium about the historical relics and Bamyan Statues expected to be held in Tokyo of Japan, meeting of convention on development of different cultural relics expected to be held in Paris and protection of Bamyan historical relics, said the agency.
In the meeting Masanoori Nagata Oka, head of UNESCO  cultural section and Maria Rita, in-charge of Mis-e-Ainak project from UNESCO spoke and provided information about the works of the institution and assured the expansion of cooperation of UNESCO with the ministry of information and culture which was welcomed by the minister of information and culture. 
 

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The Afghan intelligence operatives foiled a suicide plotted by the notorious Haqqani terrorist network for execution in southeastern Paktika province of Afghanistan. 
The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said a suspected suicide bomber was arrested before he manage to carryout attack on the district police commandment of Janikhail,  according a statement by NDS, the suspect has been identified as Mohammad Yasin who was trained on the other side of the Durand Line for the attack by the Haqqani network.
The statement further added that Yasin was arrested in Sharana city, the provincial capital of Paktika before he manage to carry out the attack.
 

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Dr. Kamal Sadat, deputy minister of information and culture on youth affairs has signed a memorandum of understanding with the institute of leadership development the other day, BNA said Tuesday.
Dr. Sadat said his main target to sign the agreement was to help the youth beef up their capacity in social, political, economic and cultural fields, to receive diploma by 75 percent discount within three years, said the agency.  Dr. Rafiq Shirzad, deputy and in0charge of the institute said under the agreement, the employees of the ministry of information and culture would be provided with one-year term of training in the leadership[ development institute and asked the youth to use the golden opportunity for their capacity building purpose.  He also said that the youth training government and parliament members, under the agreement, would also be helped develop their capacity in leadership and better management in the institute, the first term of which is expected to be started in next month, said the agency.
 

Wednesday April 5, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Second Vice-President, Sarwar Danesh met with a number of Bamyan representatives in National Assembly, elders, Ulama, university students and civil society activities on Tuesday, his office said in a statement.
In the meeting, the participants briefed the Vice-President about their problems in the province such as lack of offering standard health services, lack of improvement in education situation, power energy problem, inattention to Bamyan security situation and lack of the province’s people partnership in government administrations, according to the statement. Second Vice-President, Sarwar Danesh stressed that the government of national unity is decisive regarding development, construction of transit routes and offering public services to central regions of the country, the statement added. He added that the government will follow the completion of power supply project in Bamyan, the statement quoted the Vice-President as saying. At the end, he promised to follow the participants’ demands through the related organs.
 

Wednesday April 5, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Following the initiative of the Chief Executive Officer of the National Unity Government (NUG), elders and house representatives from Khost, Parwan and Badakhshan provinces discussed their problems during separate meetings with him, the other day, his office said.
The related ministers attended the meeting, with Minister of Education, Assadullah Hanif Balkhi, said cooperation in different fields including distribution of textbooks, chairs and tables were expected to be soon distributed to the schools in the provinces, said the statement adding the destroyed schools would also be rebuilt. Present at the meeting, head of the civil airport of Khost also said the project to construct it had been completed, but asked the people to increase monitoring the projects closely, according to the statement. Minister of public health also said ten health centers were expected to be soon built in the province and destroy all expired medications and replace them with up-to-date ones, but he said; “Right now due to lack of budget, they can’t expand the 100-bed provincial hospital to 200-beds.”
Firuzuddin Firuz, minister of public health assured to take in the plan the change of the hospital into the biggest one in the future, according to the statement. Other fields including road building projects, extension of roads connecting many districts of the province and supplying power have been in plan as the public works minister, Mahmoud Baligh said some seven projects have been completed in Khost province and works on 54 others were under way this year, the statement added. The CE also heard provincial problems and challenges of Parwan elders and their representatives at the house of people and directed the related minister to consider the launch of the project left this year to be conducted next year, the statement said.
Qudratullah Delawari told the meeting that the power supply project to produce 20 megawatt power from Salang is expected to be launched soon and the minister of public works said work on 37 kilometer road in the province to be extended to Kabul have been in the plan to be put in bidding as well as asphalting Charikar city roads would also be conducted soon. Ministers of public health, public works, water and power, higher education and deputy minister of finance have also attended the meeting providing details about their works and by accessing enough budget their problems will be addressed duly. Dr. Abdullah directed the related ministers to hear all their problems and step up in their meetings, said the statement. The CE also discussed challenges faced in the area of security in northeastern Badakhshan province, with the related representatives and pledged to do more in restoring security in the province. He said clearance operation would be launched to suppress enemy in the province, the statement added.
 

Wednesday April 5, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with the Australian and New Zealand based Afghans said cooperation between the two countries was changing into economic and technical ones, his office in Kabul said in a statement Tuesday.
Welcoming the president, a number of Afghan representatives said this was the first time that he visits Australia and meets with the authorities, the statement said. According to the statement, the president said due to presence of such number of Afghans in the two countries, there were many Afghan youths engaged in education therein and praised them as the capital of the country, Asia and the world. They asked the president to establish a consulate in the New Zealand, where up to ten thousand of Afghans lived and that provide facilities for them to take part in the upcoming elections, the statement quoted.
The president said he would try his best to address all requirements of the Afghans living the two countries and that by distribution of E-tazkera a transparent process of election would be held in the country and their share would be considered, as well. He said war and drought have destroyed up to 80 percent of the country’s livestock, but in the last four years the situation has been recovered. In this field the experiences of the Australian agricultural system would be effective, said the statement quoting the president. In the field of countering corruption, he said much has been done to fight the great enemy of the country (pointing to corruption) and that good governance has been restored within the long-term, mid-term and short term planning.
 

Wednesday April 5, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met a number of Australians experts, government and research centers’ officials in Canberra, his office said in a statement.
According to the statement, in the meeting the president asked the Australian government to share its experience in the agriculture sector with Afghanistan and get maximum advantage of existing opportunities in his country. President Ghani held wide-ranging discussion with Australian agriculture experts in Canberra and briefed them about the existing opportunities in Afghanistan. In return, the experts also shared their views with the president, the statement added. President Ghani called the Australian expertise in water management, quality agriculture, exploration of market and technical areas vital and urged them to share their skills with Afghanistan, the statement continued.
The Australian experts thanked President Ghani for offering them information on current situation and opportunities in the agriculture sector. They pledged to share their experiences with Afghanistan through short and long-term programs, the statement concluded.
 

Wednesday April 5, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Marise Payne, the Australian Minister for Defense and discussed some key issues, his office said in a statement Tuesday.
The country’s president thanked Payne for her country’s cooperation in the field of training and equipment of the Afghan security forces and deployment of troops alongside their Afghan counterpart in the country, particularly in Urozgan province, said the statement. Australian Defense Minister said her country would continue remaining in Afghanistan to fight terrorism, equip and train Afghan forces and use budget in this field until 2020 and that her country has firm commitment to stay as a strategic partner alongside Afghanistan, said the statement. Mine defusing devices would be handed over to the Afghan forces, considering the current condition in the country, said the defense minister, with the president thanking her said Australian engineers and technicians can provide effective cooperation in this field, said the statement.
 

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:31

Armed Taliban Killed, Wounded By ANSF

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Herat (BNA) Seven armed Taliban rebels were killed and six others were injured in a conflicts by security forces in Herat province.
Jelani Farhad spokesman for Herat governor told BNA, the insurgents were killed and injured in a joint clearing operation launched by security forces in outskirts of Shindand district. 
 

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