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Sunday, April 15, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Zalmai Rassoul Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan received a delegation of female members of Parliament and Senate of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
Welcoming the members of Parliament of Pakistan, Dr. Rasoul underscored the role of women in the society’s socio-political development and considered effective the cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries, particularly the consolidation of the relations between the female parliamentarians with regard to the strengthening of bilateral cooperation as well as regional integration. 
The delegation of Pakistan’s Parliament female members also stressed the role of women in marking a bright future for Afghanistan pointed out the role of women and their place in the  peace process, and considered the achievements of Afghan government in the improvement of women’s condition and the promotion of their rights as positive and notable. 
Pointing Afghanistan’s current situation, including the peace and transition processes, Dr. Rasoul underlined the friendship and cooperation between the two nations. 
He pointed out that it is our commitment that the country’s achievements of the past decade, including women’s rights, should not be harmed in the peace process. 
The meeting was also attended by three of the women members of the Afghan Parliament and Director of Human Rights and Women’s International Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Sunday, April 15, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Karim Khalili chaired a meeting of the Hajj Coordination Committee yesterday in which he called the process of Hajj of last year the best in recent years and added that the gained experience in the past years, created this opportunity that major part of problems is solved and hoped that during the current year the process would be managed with better facilities. 
Eng. Yusuf Pashtoon Minister Advisor of the Presidential Office presented a report on the supervisory committee activities during last year and while calling it as positive attributed non-familiarity of the pilgrims, transport problems as major problems of last year. 
The Minister of Hajj and Endowment in a report described the plan of that ministry for the current year and informed the meeting of a series of working programs aimed at creating better facilities for the Hajj pilgrims including registering, training of teachers, timely selection of premises and other issues. 
The members of the committee expressed their viewpoints and proposals on bringing about of better facilities considering the experience of the past years. 
The supervisory committee of Hajj process in 1391 will also work under the supervision of Eng. Yusuf Pashtoon. 
The meeting of the committee decided that the air companies and Ariana Afghan Airlines have prepared a joint proposal for the air transport of Hajj pilgrims and the technical delegation of the ministry of transport and civil aviation and hajj and endowment ministry were assigned to express their views on the total expenses of Hajj pilgrims. 
The hajj and endowment ministry was assigned to prepare a new procedure for registering of Hajjis so that after its study the members can forward their views on it and then it is referred to the committee.

Sunday, April 15, 2012
Kabul (BNA) During a meeting of the members of the High Peace Council held in the presidential palace, Slahuddin Rabbani was appointed in a unanimous agreement as the new Chairman of Afghanistan High Peace Council. 
The ceremony, also attended by president Karzai, Vice-president Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, Governor Atta Mohammad Noor and Ustad Sayaf, began first by praising and recognizing the efforts and true services rendered by Prof. Mujadeddi as the head of the commission to strengthen peace and in the past during the Jihad to liberate the country and his subsequent services to form an Islamic government. 
The gathering also recognized with honor the devotion and sacrifice that Martyred Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani made for peace. 
Welcoming and congratulating Rabbani’s appointment as the new chairman for the high peace council, President Karzai described it a “move that will further forge national unity and an appropriate decision to prevent outside interferences into Afghan internal affairs.” 
The president stressed that, “we all have to stand firm with one voice by Rabbani for the sake of peace.” 
Chairman Rabbani thanked president Karzai and members of the High Peace Council for the confidence and trust placed in him and said, “I believe it is only through peace that stability and security can be ensured in Afghanistan. We look at peace as a religious principle.” 
He stressed that the country’s peace process can yield results only when it is led by Afghans themselves.” Otherwise, public confidence cannot be won in fulfilling this national and Islamic duty,” he added. 
He further said, continued conflicts and insecurity in Afghanistan has led to the presence in the region of foreign troops, so making efforts for peace is indeed a step taken towards a reduced need for foreign force presence and opens an exit way for foreign forces. 
First Vice-president Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim also congratulated Rabbani on his appointment and said all Afghans desire an early return of peace to their country and stressed that “Afghans, just like any other nations in the world, has the right to lead a peaceful and prosperous life.” 
On the need to reach out to the opposition for talks, Marshal Fahim said “we have to continue to stretch our hands time and again to the government armed opposition to join the peace process and I will back and support this process even if it comes at the cost of my own life.” 
Ustad Sayaf too was one of the speakers who called peace a blessing by Allah and a demand of people and thus required all of us to support it. 
Governor Atta Mohammad Noor also spoke in the ceremony and described peace as one of the most urgent needs of the people. 
He pointed to the decades of pains and sufferings Afghans had endured and said, “Our nation cannot take any more adversities.” 
Pledging a full support to the peace process, governor Noor said,” I hereby assure you, president and chairman Rabbani that I will do everything in my capacity to back this process and would spare no efforts in delivering on this Afghan and Islamic duty of ours.”

Saturday, 14 April 2012 12:33

Coalition Drone Crashed In Ghazni

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Ghazni (BNA) A drone of NATO was crashed in Ghazni province last night. 
This plane crashed on un-residential areas of Ghaib Qalandar area.  
Press In Charge of Ghazni in a contact with BNA confirming the crash said this event had no human and financial casualties. 
According to him the plane was crashed due to technical problem. NATO has said nothing about the event. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Fourteen armed insurgents were killed, 34 others were injured and 18 of them have been detained in mopping up operations by Afghan security forces during the last 24 hours in several provinces of the country. 
Interior ministry press office said to BNA, these operations conducted by police forces in the outskirts of Nangarhar, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Kandahar, Ghazni, Maidan-Wardak, Khost and Paktika for ensuring security in insecure areas.
Fourteen armed insurgents were killed, 34 others were injured and 18 of them have been detained. 
In these operations, 11 different types of arms, 14 anti-vehicle mines, a rocket launcher, 16 kg of explosive materials, 22 heavy and light ballets, 3 motorbikes and vehicles of insurgents were seized by these forces. 
T. Suraya-Yarzad

Saturday, 14 April 2012 12:19

Poppy Farms Destroyed In Kandahar

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) More than 2000 jiribs of lands were cleaned from poppy bushes in Kandahar province yesterday. 
A responsible of anti-narcotic Dept. of Kandahar said to BNA, this program started a week ago and has planned to clean all areas of this province from poppy pushes. 
According to the source, from starting the program up to now more than 2000 jiribs of poppy farms were destroyed in Zeri, Panjwai, Maiwand Shawalikoit and Arghandab districts. 
According to another reports, local in charges of Nimroz province said that hundreds jiribs of poppy farms were cleaned from poppy bushes in that province yesterday. 
This program was started in the center and other districts of Nimroz province and concluded yesterday. 
Fazel Omar Ajmal spokesman of Nimrooz governor said to BNA, at least 734 jiribs of poppy farms were cleaned in this operation. 
According to Ajmal, these farms located in Khash, Chakhansoor, and Charborjak areas of Zaranj city. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) NATO forces reported from discovering of 1090 Kg of narcotics in Kandahar province yesterday. 
These narcotics have been discovered in an operation by Afghan and NATO forces from outskirts of Zheri district. 
According to NATO press release to BNA, these narcotics were belonged to armed Taliban. 
NATO said that during this operation no one has been arrested.
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, 14 April 2012 12:11

Nine Taliban Militants Killed In Urozgan

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Nine armed militants were killed in two separate clashes with national police forces in Nimroz and Urozgan provinces. 
Interior ministry press office said to BNA, this event occurred when the national police forces cleaned poppy farms from Qandahari village, Khashrood district which faced with Taliban. 
Meanwhile, in other similar event which taken place in Dowan area, Shaheed district of Urozgan province, a Talib was killed and four others were injured and a quantity of arms and 4 motorbikes were seized by national police forces. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Andres Fog Rasmussen NATO Secretary General after meeting with president Hamid Karzai told a joint press conference that my message to the people and neighbors of Afghanistan is that NATO will remain here as partner of Afghanistan for long time and our commitments in cooperation with Afghanistan after 2014 remains in power. 
He added that we have good reasons to be sure for the future as thousands of very strong committed forces of Afghanistan are serving here, they are being trained and together with the ISAF forces are fighting against the enemies and today I am witness to the exercises of the Afghan special operational forces that is one of the best force in the world. 
He stressed further that by every passing day the Afghan security forces are becoming stronger and recently 40% of the operations are being led by them and they have gained the responsibility of regions covering almost 50% of the Afghan population. 
He added that I am hopeful that the security of the districts and many provinces will be taken over by these forces as it is our common aim and we are all exerting efforts for a stable and peaceful Afghanistan which will never be a safe haven for the terrorists any more. 
He noted that in a few coming weeks the Chicago Conference will be organized and we will meet the leaders and representatives of 50 ISAF member countries that is making one fourth of all world nations and we will agree how we can continue our assistance, the training and support the Afghan forces require and share our contribution in terms of financial support for meeting the needs of the Afghan security forces. 
Hamid Karzai while welcoming the NATO Chief and thanking him over his efforts for strengthening of the Afghan security forces, said that he had talked with him about the equipping of the security forces, third phase of the transition of security, Chicago Conference and the expectations of the both sides of that and financing the security forces of the country from 2014 to 2024. 
Answering a question on Afghanization of the special military operations he said that while we are continuing our struggle against terrorism, we also have this duty to make the Afghan nation safe and their human rights are respected by the foreign and domestic forces and that children, women and elderly are not abused and harmed. 
Answering another question the NATO Secretary General said that the best assurance that I can give the people of Afghanistan is that during the coming month we will adopt decision in the Chicago Conference that NATO will continue its mission for training of Afghan security forces, its leadership on training and assistance and advice to those forces. 
We shall deliver all security responsibility to the Afghans but we shall continue our support to them and we shall not leave any security gap any way.

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA)  A consultative meeting was held on April 9th with the participation of press security organs and domestic media and members of the press violation commission on ensuring of national high interest of the country and ensuring of security led by Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture. 
At this meeting the participants had free discussions. 
The press department of the national security department while providing information at the meeting also mentioned of presence of some obscure foreign nationals at some media and publications against press law and the Afghan Constitution by some media. 
Unfortunately, the media has got the assertions of this meeting in other way round as if the Noor, Zhuwandoon, Shamshad and Tamadon TVs have employed foreigners without legal procedures and they are being financed by the neighbors. 
While the representative of the national security department did not accuse any media on financing by any neighboring country, but only stated that presence of some obscure foreign nationals at some of the media has brought about concern and that the publication of the some of the media are against the national interests and the Afghan Constitution. 
The media that have defined this consultative meeting against the enforced laws of the country are accountable to the violation commission of the media.