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Tuesday, 29 January 2013 10:08

Commentary / Taliban Lose The Ground

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Kabul (BNA) In recent days, terrorist attacks, including suicide attacks and roadside bomb explosions have increased in the country. By committing   such inhumane crimes and subversive activities in the wake of current developments, Taliban want to introduce themselves as a power to get more privileges.
BNA political commentator writes:
During the last two weeks, parts of the country including the capital have seen several terrorist incidents. Terrorist attack on National Directorate office in Kabul, attack on traffic police department, carrying suicide attacks in Kapisa and Ghazni provinces and finally, organizing roadside bomb explosions in Kandahar and Farrah provinces are indications of increasing terrorist activities in the country. As a result of these terrorist attacks, civilians, security forces especially police sustained heavy casualties.
Political experts believe, increase in such attacks is not accidental because, as we are witness, the terrorist in their barbaric terrorist attacks mostly targeted security forces especially police. The reason is that security forces including police have gotten security responsibilities in most parts of the country and getting ready for the fourth round of the process. So far police forces have the responsibility of ensuring peace and security in most parts of the country and contrary to insurgents expectations, Afghan security forces among them police are carrying their patriotic duties successfully.
The widespread presence of policemen in battle fields and driving back the armed oppositions to the margin, without doubt have caused the weakening of the moral of their militants and reaction. This hard situation has left no way for them but to cowardly carry out suicide and roadside bomb attacks
The interior ministry spokesman accepts that police had the highest figure of casualties in recent terrorist incidents. He argues that police forces by impacting fatal blows on insurgents in villages and rural areas have made them to leave the area and hide on mountains. Due to the awareness of security forces in recent years, especially the last two years the process of handing over security responsibilities from NATO led forces to Afghan security forces is underway, armed oppositions have never succeeded to occupy a single administrative unit, but became  more isolated and driven out from areas, previously were under their control.
The high spirit and qualification of Afghan security forces among them police and new political developments have weakened armed rebels and harassed their leaders and foreign supporters.
Therefore, they have accelerated explosions and suicide attacks in order to introduce themselves as a power in the process of political developments and use it as a means of propagation to achieve their evil goals. In brief, what the armed opposition is doing in present situation is their last effort for continuation of their political life.
What mentioned above proves that, Taliban designing such evil actions which cause casualties among policemen just want to introduce themselves as power.  
They should know that the new developments are not in to their interests. Now the people believe in peace efforts made by Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Taliban and other armed oppositions will be driven further to isolation and margin.
So it is for Taliban if consider themselves  as Afghans, should think wisely about the destiny of their people and country and stop the killing of people and destruction of the country and join the peace process, other way they will remain behind the peace caravan and their political death will be inevitable.      

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The fourth round of entry test for universities and higher educational institutions was held in Kabul yesterday with the participation of graduates from 45 Kabul schools.
In the entry test, according to Bari Sediq the deputy to the ministry for higher education, 10,900 volunteers including 4700 girls attended.
The 5th and last round of university entry test of Kabul schools will be held next week and the result will be released by the end of Dalw or early Hoot this year.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 07:05

Female Suicide Bomber Arrested In Ghazni

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Ghazni (BNA) Police have arrested a female suicide bomber in Ghzani province, a tribal elder Shir Khan Yusufzai of Andeer district said yesterday.
The suicide bomber, according to Yusufzai was attempting to target security forces had been arrested by police.
Meantime, a police officer Sayed Ali confirmed the arrest but did not furnish details.
A suicide bombing left several people dead and injured in Ghazni’s provincial capital of Ghazni city a couple of days ago.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The security forces carried a joint one-day security exercise in the Kabul city.
This joint security exercise of the security forces was implemented in order to adopt necessary preparedness of the security forces in combating the probable terrorist attacks, coordination among the security forces international forces, and improvement in operations during implementing their activities against terrorist attacks.
The exercise was carried under the supervision of Abdul Rehman Rehman senior deputy minister for security of interior ministry, Mohammad Ayub Salangi commander of 101 Asmayee zone of Kabul, in different parts of Kabul city.
The police forces 101 zone of Asmayee of Kabul, 111 division of the national army stationed in Kabul, the Special Forces unit of interior affairs ministry, police forces of public order, ISAF, air forces of defense ministry, and the special operational force units participated at the exercise.
The deputy minister of interior described the exercise as successful and said that the security forces as before showed their combat preparedness in thwarting the terrorist attacks.
He emphasized that the security forces of Afghanistan are getting better with each passing day for ensuring the security in the country and they are getting access to improved possibilities.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 06:56

Iran To Assist Urban Development Ministry

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The minister for urban development Dr. Hasan Abdullahi in meeting with Iranian minister for water and power Majid Namju here yesterday sought Iran’s support in developing water network and solving the problem of sewerage system in Kabul.
The Iranian dignitary besides emphasizing for continuing cooperation with the ministry for urban development promised to invite concerned officials from the ministry to visit Iran and share the necessary experiences.
He also proposed formation of joint water distributing venture and solution of sewerage system in Kabul.
Minister Abdullahi stated that unplanned development of Kabul city and misusing underground water would cause serious problem which needs taking immediate step.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Indian ambassador to Afghanistan has said his country wants to see a strong and stable Afghanistan.
According to the press office of the interior ministry, in meeting with interior minister General Ghulam Mujtaba Patang here yesterday, the ambassador assured that India would use all facilities to make Afghanistan strong in the region.
For his part, General Patang expressed gratitude over Indian contribution to Afghanistan over the past years.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 06:43

Kam Air Rejects Opium Smuggling Allegation

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan biggest private air aviation company Kam Air had rejected the allegation against it, asking for presenting evidences if available with the US officials, or it would raise the issue to justice and judiciary.
The allegation was shipment of large amount of drugs from Afghanistan that according to the NATO forces had been evacuated in Dushanbe, the capital of neighboring Tajikistan.
Zamari Kamgar said he was ready to accept any evidence, if NATO forces present or the case would be referred to the justice and judiciary, asking the presidential office to cooperate with him to settle the issue and ask his foreign partners to remove the inaccurate assertions.
The Afghan chamber of commerce and industries had also rejected the report as groundless and said the security officials have full control of the airport and would never allow any of the crew or passengers to illegally transfer any objects.
Khan Jan Alokozai, deputy chamber of commerce and industries also rejecting the allegation said the Kabul international airport are fully taken security responsibility from the police and NDS personnel, with no need for the private sector the airfield.
Meanwhile, head of the airport and border police also reject the allegation as baseless, as Yqub Rassouli said not only Kam Air Company, but all of those groups aimed at smuggling an illegal object would not be allowed to use the international airfield.
Spokesman for the ministry of transport, Nangyalay Qalatwal also said the issue should be taken to the government related organs, a move reflect its main target to settle similar disputes, if the NATO and US embassies failed to present no proof. 
Accusation of the Kam Air Airline for loading drugs to the neighboring Tajikistan was part of the events aimed at invalidating the country’s air aviation companies, with sometimes both Arianna Airline and Kam Air are being facing cases in the United Arab Emirates and sometimes, while in some cases, they are being blacklisted by different countries. 
The ministry of transport should step up to rehabilitate the prestige of the country’s air aviation.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 06:40

Parliamentarian Escapes Attempt On Life

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Nangarhar (BNA)  A parliamentarian Fereshta Anwari from Nangarhar province escaped unhurt but one of his bodyguards injured as her vehicle came under attack of the armed men in Tangi Abrisham area on Kabul-Jalalabad highway yesterday evening, an highway police officer Mohammad Wali said.
According to lawmaker Anwari, the firefight lasted for half an hour during which one of her bodyguards received injuries and police reached to rescue. 
Anwari’s husband was also killed in similar attack previously.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Energy and Water has signed a contract for purchase of two million KW of power annually from Iran. 
According to the ministry of energy and water the government of Afghanistan has asked for 700 million KW of power annually. 
The contract was signed by Mohammad Ismael Minister of Water and Energy of Afghanistan and Minister of Energy of Iran Majid Namju while Iranian ambassador was present at the ceremony.
Mohammad Ismael said that the Islamic Republic of Iran will provides each KW of power at three cents or one and half Afs to Afghanistan and of this residents of Farah will benefit.  The contract duration is till 2015.
He added that Afghanistan demands 700 million KW of power from Iran and presently from 50 to 60 Megawatt of power is needed for Farah province and on the basis of this contract the imported power from Iran will be 10 million KW power in 24 Mega Watt to be used for Farah province while the power in Herat from current 90 Megawatts will be increased to 140 Mega Watts so that relative shortage of power therein is resolved. 
He added that Tajikistan and Turkmenistan is also exporting power to Afghanistan at the same price, while Uzbekistan is increasing the prices every year and presently one KW of power is sold by Uzbekistan at 7 cents.
According to the minister of energy and water, we need around 3,000 megawatts of power that cannot be obtained from the water resources of the country.
He stressed that construction of the large dams on the Kokcha and Kunar is taking around 10 to 15 years and they need at least three to five billion US dollars.
He noted that import of power from the neighboring countries is far cheaper.
Mohammad Ismael and Namju in the press conference rejected the interferences of the neighboring countries in building of Salma and Kunar dams saying that the main problem is shortage of resources.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 06:33

Exhibition On Memories of War Victims Held

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Exhibition on memories war victims titled “Box of Memories War Victims and Preventing Repetition of Catastrophe” was held here yesterday. 
Organized by human rights and democracy in cooperation with 16 civil societies with financial support of Canadian embassy wherein the remains of war victims were put on display in 20 boxes. 
The message of Minister for Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen was readout there by his ministry’s advisor Jalal Nurani wherein he noted, “With formation of such museums the miseries brought by war is displayed to the coming generations. 
He also gifted 30 books which had been damaged during the wars, to the (Box of War Memories). 
In her speech, Dr. Seema Samar the head of human rights commission termed war as the reason for back wardens of Afghanistan in the region, saying war has no winner, and rather all are the losers. She also said that the exhibition reflects the war suffering to the next generations.