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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.
 

Monday, 28 January 2013 10:30

12 Taliban Insurgents Killed

Monday, January 28, 2013
Lashkarga (BNA) 12 armed Taliban insurgents were killed and 4 others wounded in operation by security forces in Helmand province. 
Omar Jan Haqmal police chief of Nadali district said to BNA, the operation conducted by national police, and public order unit in several regions of Nadali and Marja districts in which 12 insurgents were killed and 4 wounded. 
According to the source, during the operation the Asmat Bazaar, Dasht Maidan of Nadali and Marja districts were cleaned from Taliban. 
A quantity of arms were seized by security forces, said the source. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Monday, 28 January 2013 10:27

Primary School Reopened In Panjwai

Monday, January 28, 2013
Kandahar (BNA) A school was reopened after 8 year delay. 
The boys’ primary school was reopened after 8 years delay in Pajwai district of Kandahar province. 
The school was closed because of security problems and was reopened with cooperation of influential and academic people and education in charges. 
Shir Aqa Sami education head of Kandahar said to BNA, currently the school has 90 students. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Monday, 28 January 2013 10:23

Afghan Defense Minister Visits Pakistan

Monday, January 28, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Afghan Defense minister left Kabul for Pakistan for holding a series of negotiation with Pakistani authorities. 
General Mohammad Zahir Iazami spokesman of defense ministry told BNA, full General Besmillah Mohammadi national defense minister left Kabul for Pakistan on a formal invitation of that country. 
The trip will continue for 4 days. 
The sides will discuss and negotiate on strengthening ties between the two countries, security situation and joint struggle against extremism. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Monday, 28 January 2013 10:22

Pakistan Closes Torkham Port

Monday, January 28, 2013
Jalalabad (BNA) Reports emanating from Jalalabad said that Pakistani border forces had closed down the Torkham pass for traffic yesterday and thousands of Afghans including women and children wishing to cross the border onward to Pakistan to visit their families there waiting.
Sayed Alam of Ghor province said he wants to take his mother for medical treatment to Pakistan but has been waiting for the past two days.
Meantime, the spokesman for border police in the eastern region, Edris Mohmand said talks are underway with Pakistani border officials to reopen the pass.
Meantime, Pakistani officials said from now on only those Afghans can enter Pakistan to have Pakistani visa.
 

Monday, January 28, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Acting chairman of the academy of sciences of Afghanistan in his meeting with Bulgarian ambassador to Afghanistan emphasized on cooperation between the Afghan and Bulgarian academy of sciences.
At the meeting held between Dr. Najmuddin Tereen acting chairman of academy of sciences of Afghanistan and the Bulgarian ambassador Nikolai Yankov they emphasized on further scientific cooperation between the two nations.
At the meeting the Bulgarian ambassador conveyed the message of the chairman of academy of sciences of Bulgaria to the acting chairman of Afghan academy of sciences; Dr. Najmuddin Tereen has been invited to visit Bulgaria.
The message also stresses over more meetings between the sides.
 

Monday, January 28, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The minister for public health Dr. Suraya Dalil in a joint press conference with Turkey ambassador Basat Oztok here yesterday said that 49 medical personnel will be sent to Turkey to improve their ability and professionalism.
They will study in the fields of physician, nursing, midwifery and pharmacy.
For his part, the Turkish ambassador said that Turkey would continue to stand alongside Afghans and particularly to assist in the fields of education and health.