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Friday, March 15, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai has congratulated Pope Francis on his election as the leader of the Catholic Church.
Jorge Bergoglio, from Argentina was elected and takes name of Francis after accepting his election as 266th head of Catholic Church on Wednesday.
President Karzai hoped that the election of the new pope could further help promote dialogue and understanding among religions in the world.
President Karzai described as important the role that Pope can play in promoting peaceful coexistence among the followers of different faiths and wished him success in his endeavors to advance the cause of inter-religious dialogue and understanding for peace in the world.

 

Friday, March 15, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai congratulated Xi Jinping on his election as the new President of the People’s Republic of China and wished him success.
President Karzai said, “on behalf of the people of Afghanistan and my own, I would like to express my heartiest congratulations to President Xi Jinping and the people of China and very much hope that under President Xi Jinping’s leadership, the relations between the two countries could further expand.”
Chinese Parliament on Thursday elected Xi Jinping as the new President of China.
President Karzai thanks China for its role and all the assistance it has made to Afghanistan over the past one decade and assures the new President of every cooperation to the benefit of the two countries.
 


Friday, March 15, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai and NATO commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Dunford met this afternoon to discuss the process of complete transfer of Bagram Prison to Afghan government control.
Pointing to the lengthening of the transfer process, the President reminded that all those who are innocent but still held in the prison should be released as per Afghan laws at the soonest.
The President stressed that even after the full transfer, those who pose a threat to the security of the country will remain in custody within Afghan laws.
The President said that issues regarding the handover were final and thus any more delays could harm the bilateral relations. He asked for a quick implementation of the prison handover.
In March 2012, a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Gen. Wardak former Afghan Defense Minister and Gen. Allen former NATO commander in Afghanistan, stated that the prison be fully handed over to Afghanistan sovereignty within six months after the signature of the MoU.
The same agreement was reaffirmed at the recent meeting of Afghanistan and US presidents in Washington who agreed that the Prison be transferred to Afghan sovereignty.
 

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 04:41

Six Armed Taliban Killed

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan and International forces killed six armed Taliban, three injured and seven others arrested during the last 24 hours in different parts of the country.
Interior Ministry press office reported BNA, the Afghan and Coalition forces launching several operations in the relevant areas of Nangarhar, Kandahar, Zabul, Logar, Ghazni and Helmand provinces, in which eight armed Taliban were killed, three others injured and seven arrested along with weapons, ammunitions and explosives devises.
 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Kabul (BNA) In a voting process that took place yesterday at the parliament Saleh Mohammad Saljuqi by acquiring 108 votes in his favor elected as second deputy chairman of the parliament.
Chaired by Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi chairman of the parliament Khalid Pashtoon, Wazhma Safi, Seema Joyenda and Standikzai nominated themselves to the post of first deputy chairman.
None of the candidates could obtain the required votes and only Wazhma Safi and Khalid Pashtoon having more votes will compete in today’s voting process.
Meanwhile, Dr. Mohammad Aref, Shah Gul Jahan, Gul Padshah Mujidi and Mohammad Saleh Saljuqi were candidates and ultimately Saljuqi by gaining 108 votes attained the post of second deputy chairman of the house.
Also, Zahra Tukhi and Sayed Ikramuddin and Fereshta Ameni were candidates for the post of secretary of the parliament but none of them could gain the required votes to their favors.
 

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 04:34

Security Priority of Life: Marshal Fahim

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The first vice president Marshal Mohammad Qasim in meeting with delegation of elders and religious scholars from Takhar province yesterday said that having security is the priority of the life, press office of Presidential Palace said.
The meeting also attended by Takhar governor Ahmad Faisal Bigzad, the vice president pointed out that the social welfare programs and economic development will be achieved in peaceful environment.
A member of the delegation Mawlawi Samiullah recited his poems with regard to Jihad which was welcomed by the vice president.
The vice president also promised to solve the problems of Takhar through concerned bodies.
 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Twenty nine provincial heads of the departments of the ministry for information and culture presented their annual reports here yesterday.
In accordance with the law on civil service and improving capability, the meeting was held inside the ministry where Mubariz Rashidi the deputy of the information and culture said,” You people have assumed your posts through competition and no doubt the outcome of your work is better than those who have served here before the implementation of the administrative reforms.
The heads of provincial departments presented the report of their achievement over the past year.
 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The construction of five administrative buildings on Badam Bagh area of Khost province completed and put into exploitation.
The buildings were inaugurated by Abdul Gabar Naimi the governor of that province.
The governor told BNA that the buildings have been constructed in area which covered 100 Jrib of land.
The buildings belong to information and culture, rural development, mines, central statistic department and IT departments.
The buildings have been constructed with the cost of 35 million Afghanis from the development budgets of the relevant ministries.
He pointed out that 45 other buildings will build in near future in the area.
With the completion of these buildings the problems of the relevant administration office will be solved.
 

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 07:19

Pakistani Suicide Attacker Killed

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Kabul (BNA) A Pakistani suicide bomber and two armed Taliban killed in an air attack.
Colonel Agha Noor Kentuz police chief of Farah said BNA, in the attack which occurred last night Mullah Sayed Azime so called district governor of Taliban in Balla Boolok district, Farah province and his colleagues, along with a Pakistani suicide bomber killed.
Kentuz said armed Taliban wanted to carry out a suicide attack on Balla Boolok district of Farah province, before carrying out the attack targeted by a drone and killed.
 

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 07:16

Six Armed Taliban Killed

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan and International forces killed six armed Taliban during the last 24 hours in different parts of the country.
Interior Ministry press office reported BNA, Afghan and Coalition forces launching several operations in relevant areas of Laghan, Faryab, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Paktia, and Helmand provinces in which six armed Taliban killed and 13 other were arrested.
In the operations a number of weapons, ammunitions, and 22 anti-vehicle mines were also captured.
Also the national police personnel discovered and destroyed 32 Kg of improvised explosive devices (IED) from relevant areas of Nangarhar and Herat provinces.