22 May 2018

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, a session was held for addressing problems of publishers and book sellers.
In the session attended also by advisor to president on cultural affairs Asadullah Ghazanfar, advisor to MoIC Dr. Tariq Reshad, cultural director for Kabul municipality Sayed Mustafa Sayeedi and a number of publishers, a range of problems and needs of publishers and book sellers in particular specification of a proper location for them in capital and its districts as well as mutual cooperation for keeping better relation between MoIC and publishers were discussed.
Meanwhile, participants in the session delivered their visions and suggestions in this regard.  Also, a committee headed by Delawar Nazirzoy, legal advisor to MoIC, and membership of representatives of publishers and book sellers, Kabul municipality and independent authority of land and directorate of Behaqi Books Publishers was formed to work on preparing regulation and procedure and finding a proper location for publishers and book sellers in capital and various districts of Kabul city.
In the session, Prof. Bawari stressed that problems of publishers and book sellers would be addressed in cooperation and coordination with relevant government institutions.
 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has expressed sadness over the demise of Nicole Fontaine, former European Union parliament speaker and a good friend of the people of Afghanistan who has passed away at age of 78.
In his message, the country’s chief executive said: “Nearly two decades ago, invited by Mrs. Fontaine, the country’s national hero Martyred Ahmad Shah Masoud, who was leading an Afghan delegation paid a visit to France and EU parliament headquarters.  Mrs. Fontaine exclusively welcomed and received the Afghan delegation in particular our country’s national hero and declared the EU unprecedented support from justified resistance of the Afghan national against terrorism.”
After martyrdom of the country’s national hero Mrs. Fontaine reacted and said:  “The death of Masoud made me sad and caused my concern over the future of Afghanistan.  Masoud was a hope for freedom of the people of Afghanistan against power destroying madness in Kabul.”  In his message, the country’s chief executive prayed for the soul of Mrs. Fontaine a wished patience to her family and remained.
 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohmmad Ashraf Ghani hosted an Iftari, reception for a number of Islamic Countries’ ambassadors and diplomats based in Kabul on Saturday, a presidential statement said yesterday.
After Iftari (fast breaking) and evening prayers, President Ghani congratulated the advent of Ramadan to Islamic countries’ ambassadors and emphasized on unity and solidarity among Muslim nations, the statement added.
 

Monday, 21 May 2018 07:01

Medical Clinics Inaugurated In Balkh

Monday, May 21, 2018

Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) Three clinic buildings were put into utilization in Balkh province and the work of a hospital and two other clinics are ongoing.
According to BNA correspondent, Dr. Mirwais Rabe head of public health Dept. of Balkh province in a function which was held on the occasion said, the building of three clinics were put into utilization in Sholgara and Zari Districts of that province and work of a 50 bed hospital and two other clinics started in Sholgara and Koshenda Districts of that province.
According to Rabe, the construction cost of the buildings estimated 2300,000 dollars from budget of public health ministry and India.
T. Yarzada
 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Takhar (BNA) Nine people lost their lives and tens of residential houses have been demolished due to recent heavy floods in center and Districts of Takhar province.
Sonatullah Temori spokesman for Takhar governor told BNA correspondent, in the last week, flash flood inflected human losses and financial damages to people in several Districts of Takhar province.
According to Temori, in the event, nine people lost their lives, 20 others were injured and 500 residential houses have been demolished.
He added, so far, assistance took place for more than 200 affected flood families by local office and charity organizations.
T. Yarzada
 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Security and defense forces in the last 24 hours conducting joint clearing operations in various parts of the country killed 110 armed oppositions, wounded 15 and arrested 3 others.
According to national defense ministry to BNA, the operations were launched with support of air and artillery forces in Nangarhar, Ghazni, Kandahar, Urozgan, Farah, Kunduz, Balkh, Faryab, Samangan, Badakhshan, Baghlan and Helmand provinces.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Martyring Muslims in any time or season and pretext is hostility with God and the murderer will face the horrible torture of Almighty God.
BNA religious affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes recently merciless terrorist groups in hostility with God, Islam and humanity targeting the spectators and athletes in a stadium in Jalalabad city martyred 10 and injured more than 40 people.
Targeting civilians in Ramadan can be nothing but open animosity with humanity and Islam.
The attack took place exactly in a time, using Islamic values as a means go to the fighting against our Muslim people and instead praying in this holy month torture and murder mercilessly. This clearly indicate that they are not only capable of defining Islamic values but have no a primitive knowledge about Islam, otherwise, how one can justify attack on athletes and turning a stadium in to a slaughter house?  Ramadan is a month of avoiding all hostilities, terror and savagery. The Afghan people have started the fasting month, with praying for well-being and good health of Islamic nation especially Afghan people, but contrary to this, Taliban in the first days of this sacred month accelerating their attacks and military operations gave the message that have no care to divine’s commands and continue massacre.
Taliban are victimizing Muslims for their ideological and political programs which have not define in any religious and human history books or documents.
In fact, what Taliban doing is against Islam and contrary to our national identity.
What is important is the meaningful silence against the cruelty and oppressions of Taliban.
It would be better the pulpits of the mosques, the platforms of conference rooms and media as a whole be used as a strong voice of people against Taliban and IS cruelty and severely condemn so called Khurason caliphate. 
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General
 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Local officials in Nangarhar province says at least eight people have been killed after multiple explosions hit a cricket match in the province on Friday night.
Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, says around 45 others have been wounded at the sports stadium late Friday night in the provincial capital of Jalalabad.
The attack happened as players and hundreds of spectators gathered for a nighttime tournament during the holy month of Ramadan.  According to provincial spokesman an investigation is underway.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the attack.
“The terrorists did not stop [ killing our people even during the holy month of Ramadan… by carrying out a terrorist attack in a populated sport stadium, once again they have proved that they’re not bound to any creed or religion, and they are the enemy of humanity.”
The president went on saying that those carrying such attacks re indeed enemies of Afghanistan culture and religion.
Meanwhile Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah also condemned the attack, saying the Taliban and other terrorists were not differentiating military personnel, civilian, children and women and sparing no effort to continue bloodshed and martyr the countrymen and women.
Dr. Abdullah said enemies of the country were disappointed of the Afghans achievements in international cricket competitions and Friday’s attacks was the  prove to such claims.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack but both Taliban insurgents and the Islamic Sate group are active in eastern Afghanistan, especially in Nangarhar province.
During the Taliban regime in 1990s, cricket was forbidden and deemed a distraction from religious studies, as were other sports tournaments an activities.
Kabul’s Ghazi Stadium was known to be a ground for executions carried out by the Taliban.
But in the recent years, cricket’s popularity has surged as the Afghanistan’s national cricket team became part of the Test national in 2017.
 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Eight painting and calligraphy works were dedicated to acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari to be kept in National Gallery, BNA reported on Saturday.
According to BNA, six of the dedicated works were related to Ustad Ali Baba Awrang and two of them were related to Ustad Urozgani.
During the ceremony which was attended by deputy MoIC on finance, administrative, tourism affairs Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi, acting head of national gallery Sayed Mohammad Sabir Hashimi and Agha Khan Cultural Foundation’s representative Rahimullah Amani, Ustad Urozgani said the aim behind donating his art works was to take part in enrichment of national gallery.  He also hoped such move to be changed into a culture among other artists.
Likewise, Ustad Awrang donated one of his books being printed by Agha Khan Cultural Foundation to acting MoIC, the agency added.
Lauding the two artists’ functions, Prof. Bawari said his ministry would support art and artists in different sections.
He also thanked agha Khan Cultural Foundation for its support and stressed that the foundation to arrange its works on cultural section in coordination with the ministry of information and culture and asked for its further support in the respect.
Acting MoIC submitted the mentioned works to National Gallery’s representative to keep and protect them in a proper place.
 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Kabul (BNA) During a meeting held on Saturday, the tasked committee of Afghan Film’s personality change finalized Afghan Film’s legal personality change draft, BNA reported.
Issuing a decree, the presidential palace ordered the ministry of information and culture to change Afghan Film Department into a national and international revenue company, according to the agency.
Based upon the decree, the ministry of information and culture were expected to task a committee led by Delawar Nazir Zoy legal affairs advisor and with membership of Mohammad Zia Bomia general head of Liberty Printing Press, Eng. Latif Ahmad former head and acting head of Afghan Film to prepare the draft in the respect.
The committee finalized the mentioned draft and delivered it to the ministry of information and culture.
 

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