24 September 2018

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Kabul (BNA) Job opportunities were provided to nearly 10,000 people by a government department in southern Kandahar province since March this year. 
Works, Social Affairs, Martyrs, and Disables Department head, Rafiulolah Mujaddadi said to this news agency, that the department had so for provided jobs to 10,883 people, including 4,000 teachers and government employees. 
Another 6883 people were appointed to Kandahar airport and some construction companies in Kandahar city, he added. 
On vocational training for youth, Mujaddadi said 160 people had received training in blacksmithing, wiring, carpet-weaving, air conditioners repair since March. 
About 500 people completed their trainings last year, he added. 
“Our department prefers giving jobs to people with disabilities. So far we have hired 22 such people against their actual quota of eight seats,” the director said. 
In compliance with a presidential decree, three percent of seats should be given to people with disabilities. However, according to Mujaddadi, the problem was that most of disabled people were illiterate. 

Kabul (BNA) General Director of National Security Department, Governor of Central Bank and a member of the commission for supervision on implementation of Constitution obtained the vote of confidence of Deputies of House of People. 
Eng. Rehmatullah Nabeel, Noorullah Delawari and Abdul Muneeb Danesh received the majority vote of the House of People. 
Eng. Rehmatullah Nabbel candidate to the post of National Security Department, Noorullah Delawari candidate to the post of Governor of Central Bank and Abdul Muneeb Danesh candidate to the post of member of commission for supervision of implementation of Constitution were introduced by the government. 
Chaired by Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, the House of People heard the basic working policy of the candidates and after voting Eng.  Rehmatullah got 208 votes, Noorullah Delawari got 173 votes and Abdul Muneeb Danesh has got 155 votes.

Kabul (BNA) Dr. Zalmai Rasoul Minister of Foreign Affairs met with the minister of foreign affairs of Denmark and his accompanying delegation. 
At this meeting Dr. Zalami Rasoul thanked Denmark for its cooperation in reconstruction and ensuring of stability in Afghanistan through participation of its soldiers within the framework of ISAF and cooperation in implementing of infrastructure projects and asked for continuation of this assistance. 
Dr. Zalmai Rasoul added that Denmark has provided assistance in economic, education and reconstruction to us for which we are thankful. 
The minister of foreign affairs of Denmark expressed preparedness of his country in provision of more assistance for the people of Afghanistan, adding that Denmark has not reduced its economic assistance but compared to the past years will increase it. 
It is said that Denmark has 750 soldiers and so far 42 Danish soldiers have lost their lives in ensuring security and stability in Afghanistan. 
A part of the Danish soldiers are assisting the German soldiers in Faizabad and some others are cooperating with the team of Lithuanian PRT soldiers in Ghour province. 
The total assistance of Denmark from 2002 up to 2013 will surpass USD 670 million and annually Denmark allocates USD 80 million for reconstruction and security in Afghanistan and this country’s assistance in 2011 reaches around USD 100.

Sunday, 27 November 2011 06:41

Fourth SAARC Technical Conference Ends

Kabul (BNA) The fourth technical conference of SAARC ended in Kabul yesterday. 
The conference entitled implementation of SAARC conventions about smuggling and traffic of women and children, and the welfare status of children in the South Asia with the participation of SAARC member’s states was held in Kabul. 
Deputy Minister of labor, social affairs martyrs and disabled Wasel Noor Mohammad asked for establishment of a free of charge telephone line among the SAARC member countries for prevention of trafficking of children and women and to seek smugglers. 
He also noted that the conference decided that two national of each member should be provided training in technology for controlling traffic of women and children. 
He noted that any country having accepted the conventions on child rights should implement it and present a report of its activities to the assigned committee of the SAARC. 
He stressed that this conference decided the activities of this conference is named “prevention of human traffic” and the next conference will be held in Bhutan in the coming year. 
In the fourth SAARC conference that was held in Kabul, the representatives of Pakistan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and India had taken part. 
The SAARC conference, meeting is held in the SAARC member countries with participation of high level authorities. 
Afghanistan has got its membership in 2007. 
According to Mohammad so far over 6,000 Afghans have been smuggled from the country.

Sunday, 27 November 2011 06:39

200 Drug Addicts Collected For Treatment

Kabul (BNA) A team tasked by Afghan ministry of public health has collected 200 drug addicts from various parts of Kabul city and has taken to healthcare centers for treatment. 
The addicts have been collected from Pul-e-Hartel, Bagh Bala, Chaman Huzuri and other areas of the city and taken to curing centers. 
The source added five of the addicts are in critical condition. 
It is said there are nearly 400-500 addicts in Kabul city. 
The step has been taken by the Afghan ministry of public health and it is the time that weather is getting cold and from the other side, the addicts are so weak to resist during the cold session of winter. 
It is said that Afghan ministry of public health doesn’t have enough money to treat the drug addicts, but it tries to take possible steps for treatment of the addicts in the country.

Kabul (BNA) The representatives and elders of Kunduz in their meeting with president Karzai asked for change in the mechanism for peace process. 
They also called holding of the Traditional Loya Jirgah as a great success of the people of Afghanistan and added that members of this jirgah in all its committees acted in a spirit of national consensus and unique coordination existed among them. 
They stressed that signing of any treaty with the US as per the advice of the Loya Jirgah is justified and it is to the interest of the country. 
During the meeting the Kunduz elders shared their views in relations to important national issues and emphasized that the people of Afghanistan understand their interests throughout the country and they are united in ensuring and preserving thereof. 

Kandahar (BNA) 8 armed Taliban militants were captured on Friday night in a clearing operation conducted by Afghan police in Khakriz district of Kandahar province. 
According to Kandahar governor office, the operation was launched by police forces in Abasabad area of Khakriz district, resulted in capturing eight armed Taliban militants. 
The source said 7 mines, 2 grenades, 1AK-47 rifle and some narcotics were seized in the operation.

Sunday, 27 November 2011 06:27

President Karzai’s Sympathy Message

Kabul (BNA) The message notes that I was informed with regret that Abdul Momen a long time employee of education of Faryab has died due to his illness. 
Late Abdul Momen has served all his life in educating the children and the youth of the country and served as a teacher in schools in the province, his death a loss. 
The message conveys sympathies to the bereaved family, friends and the people of Faryab and wishes peace for his soul.

Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met yesterday with Villy Sovndal, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, who said would be attending the upcoming Bonn Conference with a strong message of “continued commitment” to Afghanistan beyond 2014. 
Minister Sovndal, who is also accompanied by the country’s Minister for Development Cooperation reaffirmed Denmark’s continued support and assistance in a coordinated manner together with UK, to Afghanistan beyond 2014. 
Foreign Minister Sovndal underlined in particular the improvement in Afghan women’s situation as one of the key gains jointly achieved by Afghanistan and international community, and stated his country remains committed to assisting Afghan women and their empowerment. 
The meeting also discussed the topic of economic progress and development, where the Development Minister, Christain Friis Bach spoke about his country’s engagement in Afghanistan to improve health and education sectors and reaffirmed their long term support for the mentioned areas. 
President Karzai thanked Denmark for all its support and contributions to Afghanistan and praised Denmark as one of the countries that stepped in to begin assisting Afghanistan in the very early days of the post Taliban interim administration.

Kabul (BNA)  President Hamid Karzai addressing a member of the Traditional Loya Jirgah representatives from Daikundi, Parwan, Bamyan, Maidan-Wardak, Ghazni and Kabul declared that during the coming year the budget from dispatching of Afghan students to foreign countries will be increased from USD 5 to 10 million. 
It is said that during the current year 422 12th grad students from the country were sent abroad on the expenses of Afghan government and in the coming year this number will be doubled. 
The ministry of higher education selected 7 12th graduates with higher marks from each province and sends them for higher education to foreign countries and soon a new procedure will be designed for selection of students. 
The president stressed that the only way to salvage Afghanistan from backwardness and move the country towards progress and a prosperous future is to educate the Afghan youth and asked all the elders of the country to assist in encouraging their sons towards attaining education. 
During the meeting Mohammad Hussain Danesh, Ghulam Hussain Ibrahimi, Haidar Ali Ahmadi, Hazrat Mohammad Janan, Khayal Mohammad Hussaini and  Haji Ramazan Hussainzada spoke on behalf of Daikundi, Parwan, Bamyan, Maidan-Wardak, Ghazni and Kabul and shared their problems with the president. 
President Karzai assured the members of the traditional loya jirgah that he will instruct the related organs for addressing their problems.