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Sunday, 17 March 2013 10:36

Janan Leader of Taliban Killed

Sunday, March 17, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan and coalition forces conducted a security operation resulting in the death of a Taliban leader, Janan, in
Nad 'Ali district, Helmand province, yesterday.
Janan was directly responsible for directing and executing multiple
attacks and kidnappings targeting Afghan and coalition forces in Helmand province.
He has used improvised explosive devices, rockets and small
arms fire during his attacks.
In other news throughout Afghanistan:
The Afghan and coalition security force arrested five insurgents during
an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Panjwa'i district,
Kandahar province, today.
The Taliban leader is believed to be in charge
of a large cell of insurgent fighters known for conducting attacks
against Afghan and coalition forces.

Sunday, March 17, 2013
KARACHI (BNA) One of the prime characters of the Lyari gang war, Arshad Pappu, was killed early on Sunday along with his with his brother and an associate in Lyari area of Karachi, DawnNews reported.
Three persons were killed in a gunfiring incident near Brohi chowk in Karachi’s Lyari area.
The victims were later identified as Arshad Pappu, his brother Yasir Arafat and an associate Shera Pathan.
The bodies were shifted to Civil hospital.
All three men were wanted by the government whereas Arshad Pappu was considered as one of the central characters of the gang war that has plagued one of the oldest localities of the city rendering it a virtual war-zone at times. Pappu carried a head money of two million rupees and was wanted for murder, attempted murder and kidnapping cases.
A large number of people took out to the streets after the incident and blocked the police’s access to the area for hours.
Moreover, four other persons were killed and six others injured in various incidents of violence across the city.
Two persons were shot dead near Memon Masjid in Boulton market area of the city.
Another person was killed while resisting a robbery in Landhi’s Zafar Town area in Karachi.
A trader was killed in a gun-firing incident near New Sabzimandi on Super Highway. A number of enraged locals took out a protest after the incident. The protestors pelted stones at cars and blocked the flow of traffic on the Super Highway.
A father and son suffered gunshot wounds while resisting a robbery in Nazimabad area.
Three persons were injured in a gunfiring incident in Sariya Galli in Kharadar area of the city.
Another person suffered gunshot wounds in a firing incident in Moosa lane of Karachi’s Lyari area.

Sunday, 17 March 2013 06:33

MoIC Holds Seminar On Abdul Hadi Dawi

Sunday, March 17, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Information and Culture held a seminar on the personality of late Abdul Hadi Dawi here yesterday.
President Hamid Karzai in his message which readout by Timor Shah Ishaqzai the Deputy of Youth Affairs in the ministry of information and culture, described the late Dawi as great intellectual and great politician and cultural figure of Afghanistan.
In his message, the president also thanked the ministry of information and culture for holding such seminar, saying holding such seminar would inspire the new generation of the country.
Speaking on the occasion the Minister for Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen said that late Dawi was an elite politician and great cultural figure of the country.
Dr. Raheen went on to say that late Dawi belonged to all the country and was a great freedom fighter and had suffered economic problems and psychological torture to defend the right of people.
Describing the late Dawi as a great personality of Afghanistan’s contemporary history, Dr. Raheen said that remembering late Dawi can be an example for the future generations.
Advisor to president, Nematullah Shahrani also spoke at the seminar and thanked the ministry for information and culture for holding such seminars and remembering great personalities of the county.
Moreover, the messages of Science University and High Peace Council were also readout in the two-day seminar.
Government officials, parliamentarians, writhers and cultural figures also attended the seminar.

Sunday, March 17, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Chief Justice Abdul Salam Azimi held meeting with General Josif Dunford the commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan here yesterday, press office of the Supreme Court said.
In the meeting, according to the source, the chief justice besides briefing the commander on the judiciary system and its performances said that the Supreme Court had also suffered due to 30 years of war and lost its human resources.
However over the past six years young judges have been trained to overcome the shortage of cadres, renovate its buildings and improve its transport and other technical problems.
The Supreme Court, he added has also been fighting corruption seriously.

Sunday, March 17, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The Ulema Council of Afghanistan (UCoA) has backed President Hamid Karzai’s demand with regard to taking control of Bagram prison and withdrawal of US forces from Wardak province.
In a statement released here yesterday the Ulema council said that president’s call is the call of whole the nation of Afghanistan.

Sunday, March 17, 2013
Kabul (BNA) National Council of Prince Agha Khan and some other elders and influential of Ismailia sect met with Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president yesterday.
Congratulating Khalili for attaining the governance and good leadership medal from the World Peace Federation and Honorary Doctorate for the South Korean University the elders stressed that attaining of these are great morale achievement for all national and residents of the country.
The elders also shared their problems with Khalili and asked for attentions of the government for resolving them.
Khalili appreciated the sentiments of the elders and said that his achievements belong to all the people of Afghanistan.
He also expressed appreciation over the assistance of Prince Agha Khan in different spheres to the people and government of Afghanistan during the new era and stressed that the people of Afghanistan will not forget these assistance.
Touching on the opportunities created for the people of Afghanistan, he noted that all should utilize this chance towards progress of the country.

Sunday, March 17, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The parliament in its session which presided over by first deputy chairman Mir Wais Yasini, first expressed sympathy with its chairman Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi over the death of his father, brother and his nephews who were killed in a suicide attack on Wednesday in Kunduz.
The lawmakers also strongly condemned the terrorist attack.
Some of the parliamentarians also expressed their concern over President Hamid Karzai assertions over the manner of the US military presence and described it against the national interests.
Later on, the minister for higher education Dr. Obaidullah Obaid responded to the questions of some legislators over the complaints with regard to the result of the University test.
Dr. Obaid rejected mismanagement in the entry university test in 1391, saying 123000 students attended the test of these 42000 have found their ways in the higher educational institutes and 18000 in the mini-higher education institute.
Dr. Obaid stressed it was a fair university entry test and any complaint in this regard is not acceptable.

Sunday, March 17, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai attended the prayer ceremony of father, brother and nephew of Chairman of parliament at the Eidgah Congregational Mosque yesterday.
While expressing his sympathies and condolences with Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, Chairman of the parliament, Abdul Latif Ibrahimi, Presidential Advisor prayed to the soul of all martyrs of the recent terrorist incident in Kunduz province and wished peace for their souls and patience for the bereaved family members.
In addition to President Karzai, Marshal Fahim first vice president, national security advisor, some members of the cabinet, relative of Ibrahimi family, generals of the armed forces, government officials and some residents of Kabul city attended the prayers ceremony.

Sunday, March 17, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The municipality of Lashkar Gah city completed and inaugurated a number of utility projects in that city.
Mohammad Afzal mayor of Lashkar Gah city during the inauguration ceremony said the projects included construction of streets, roads, streams and small bridges.
He added, the projects cost more than one million US dollar funded by USAID.
According to the mayor leveling of 17 km street, construction of 19 km streams and pedestrians and 60 small bridges included in these projects.

Sunday, 17 March 2013 06:09

Three Armed Taliban Arrested

Sunday, March 17, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Three armed Taliban arrested from relevant areas of Pul-e-Alam district, Logar province.
Defense Ministry press office reported BNA, the arrested men were busy on destructive and terrorist activities in the relevant areas of Pul-e-Alam district of Logar province, arrested by Afghan National Army along with their weapons.
According to another report, the Afghan national army in two different events in the relevant areas of Kandahar and Jawzjan provinces arrested two armed oppositions along with light and heavy weapons and two motorcycles.