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Monday May 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA): border police arrested two persons in Kabul international airport while trafficking heroin abroad yesterday.
According to the BNA report from Kabul airport, the smugglers were the residents of Kabul and Farah provinces.
One of the smugglers 83 capsules and the other 96 capsules full of heroin placed inside their bodies.
The heroin along with the capsules weighed 392 grams.
According to  Mohammad Jama Adel border police chief the arrested persons want to smuggle the heroin from Kabul to Delhi.
 

Monday, 20 May 2013 07:02

Four Armed Taliban Killed

Monday May 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Four armed Taliban were killed in a clash with police in Khas district, Uruzgan province and a policeman injured yesterday.
Farid Ayel police spokesman of the province told BNA, the clash occurred when Taliban attacked police convoy as a result of which four armed Taliban were killed and a policeman injured.
According to another report, Taliban attacked on police post, five armed Taliban were killed and a policeman injured in Uruzgan province.
Uruzgan police spokesman said, armed Taliban attacked on police security post in Katasank area Tarinkot-Kandahar highway as a result a policeman injured.
 

Monday, May 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  The Director of UNESCO in meeting with Dr. Zalmai Rassoul the minister of foreign affairs here yesterday assured to support Afghanistan in the fields of education and culture, BNA reported.
According to BNA, Irena Bokoda expressed satisfaction over her talks with Afghan officials, saying Afghanistan as a rich country in term of historical monuments and ancient civilizations deserve to be supported in this area.
They also discussed the situation in Afghanistan and in the region.
Dr. Rassoul, while thanking UNESCO over its support added that cultural heritages in Afghanistan had been damaged over three decades of war and need reconstruction and maintenance.
During her stay, the UNESCO director had met several high-ranking officials including President Hamid Karzai, she also visited national museum and Bamyan province.
 

Monday, May 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Deputy Information and culture minister for publication, Deen Mohammad Mubariz Rashidi has called for improving the quality and capacity of the government-run newspapers.
At a meeting held with the editor in-chiefs and staffs of the dailies, The Kabul Times, Anis, Hewad, Islah, and Watandaran and officials from Behaqi publication and Afghan advertisement dept. here yesterday he emphasizing for  positive changes and improvement of  the quality of the newspapers issued necessary instructions in that regard.
Mubariz, in the meeting also attended by Dr. Shamsul Haq Aryanfar the managing director of the state owned newspapers called upon the chiefs and editors of the newspapers to improve the quality based on the need of society. Hearing the suggestion of the participants issued necessary instructions to solve their problems.
 

Monday, May 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai has awarded an extraordinary rank and a medal to police chief of Churi district, Urozgan province.  Haji Mohmmad Mir the father of  three martyred police entitled with an extraordinary rank and a medal because of his services and patriotism.
While deputy minister of interior affairs was also present, the document for extraordinary rank and the medal was presented to Haji Mohammad Mir.
Deputy head of administration affairs Sayed Wali Sultan read out the decree of the president that stated: the  three sons of Haji Mohammad Mir head of police of Chjuri district including Bakht Mohammad who lost his life on the `12th of Saour of 1389 as a result of a suicide bombing, Mohammad Shafiq who was killed in Saour of 1390 on a street-mine explosion and Nazar Mohammad who lost his life on the 28th of Sour in Face to-face war against the insurgents.
In spite  of  all these sacrifices mentioned above, Haji Mohammad Mir still is fighting heroically against the insurgents and he is striving for safeguarding the life and property of the people of his district and he has been performing his military duties with honesty and dedication.  In order to appreciate his services he has been awarded an extraordinary rank to sympathize with the bereaved family he also received a donation worth 300,000 Afghanis.
 

Monday, 20 May 2013 06:49

8 Insurgents Arrested

Monday, May 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA) A commander of insurgents along with 7 others were arrested during a cleaning operation conducted by national army forces in the relevant areas of Helmand, Paktia and Zabul provinces.
BNA reported, in the operations a commander of insurgents was arrested and quantity of weapons and a mines were discovered in the Arghandab district of Zabul province.
Also, the national army forces launched other operation under the title of Aqab in Garmsir district of Helmand province, as a result of which two rebels were arrested and nine mines defused, in another operation launched by the same forces in center of Paktia province, five insurgents were arrested.
Meanwhile the forces also arrested two rebels and discovered 4 mines and 2 motorbikes in Panjwai district of Kandahar province.   T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Monday, May 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA) 15 insurgents linked to Taliban and Haqani network were killed during a series operations in the country.
In these operations, at least 23 insurgents were arrested.
It is being said five commanders and 2 organizers of terrorist attacks of Taliban and Haqani network were killed and arrested.
BNA quoting NATO reports, the insurgents targeted by Afghan and foreign troops in different parts of Kandahar, Helmand, Urozgan, Zabul, Ghazni, Logar, Paktika and Nooristan provinces.
NATO said, the two commanders of Taliban and a commander of Haqani network were targeted in their hideouts while organizing terrorist attacks.
There were no casualties among Afghan, NATO and civilians in the operation.  T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Monday, 20 May 2013 06:46

Afghan Troops Kill 14 Insurgents

Monday, May 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA) A source of interior ministry said, 14 armed insurgents were killed during a cleaning operation by Afghan Security Forces.
Interior ministry press office said BNA, the operation launched for elimination of insurgents in the relevant areas of Nangarhar, Kunduz, Balkh, Kandahar, Zabul, Ghazni, Maidan-Wardak, Paktika, Herat and Farah provinces in which 14 Taliban were killed and 27 others arrested.
A quantity of heavy and light weapons was seized.
According to another report, 2 anti-vehicle mines which were planted by insurgents in Parwan and Ghoor provinces were discovered by national police forces.
Kabul Police have arrested three persons on charges of robbery and selling of narcotic from 1st, 15th and 16th precincts of Kabul city.  T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Monday 20, May 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Afghan Women Network (AWN) has strongly opposed the expected amendments in the violence against women act and has categorically announced not to endorse even a single change and reforms in the act by the House of Representatives and AWN believes that implementing the law further intensifies issues confronted by the women in the country.
At the meantime, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has expressed grief trepidation over the expected amendments of the law after the act referred to the parliament for further discussions as it’s said that the lawmakers intended to amend the act. The decision undertaken by the House of Representatives for amendments of the women act has strongly worried Afghan Women Network. Commenting on the topic, (AWN) activist Mahboba Saraj told media that any sort of political reservations and dealings over humanitarian rights of the children and women could overshadow achievements of the previous decade. Violence against women act is another important national document after the constitution of Afghanistan which has been formulated to protect the basic rights of women and her status which God has granted her as a human. In the law, any kind of gender discrimination same as pre-mature marriages, selling sexual harassments, rape, beating and tortures have been declared as crimes against the women. Evaluating impacts of the expected amendments in the violence against women act, commissioner of Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) Suraya Subhrang told media that the amendment would cover a number of important issues pertaining the girls and women mainly premature marriages, bi-marriages, tortures and rights of women to education. The decision has also followed serious reaction of human Rights Watch. Talking on the matter, a UN human rights official said that the UN doesn’t support non-implementation of the law because existence of the act protects honor and dignity of the women in the country and any kind of reform in the act damage rights of the women in the society and should be prevented. Commenting on the legal amendments, parliamentarian Ms. Fawzia Koi expressed satisfaction over the legal amendments and said that serious of reforms were implemented in the act in joint cooperation of some other commissions and the house of representatives strongly believes that the law further support and shield humanitarian rights of the women in the country and added that the act is also in the house for further discussions. Tragic events of violence against the women recorded across the country during the previous year and the activist working for protection of women rights declare poverty, illiteracy, traditionalism and so-called social values as main factors behind the issue and elimination of the issue require joint support and harmony of all government and nongovernmental organs. However, article 22nd of the constitution of says that all nationals of the country constituting male and female have retained equal rights and in the article 54th it has obliged government of Afghanistan to undertaken all possible measures for combating any kind of discriminations against the women and prevent social injustices on the bases of gender, but still the women face atrocities in some cases due to so-called social values dominated in the country. Afghanistan successfully submitted its human rights reports to the UN and recently women access to the legal and judicial institutions have been increased and awareness level among the women has been intensified and now the women has retained potentials to consult legal or judicial organ and record her complain while previously the women had no rights to go out of the house premises. Media has also responsibility to broadcast such programs that could promote awareness level among the women regarding their human rights in the society. Violence against the women increase in the country at a time after government of Afghanistan approved violence against women act in 1388 in order to prevent cases of violence against the women in the country. However, ratification of the law by the national parliament yet to be approved, but the law has been implemented in the country on the bases of a presidential legislative decree.
 

Monday, 20 May 2013 06:42

People Support Employment Provision

Monday 20, May 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Despite having plants and other industrial items such as cotton, pelt and silk that are used, unfortunately during over three decades of war, the cloth-weaving factories like Gulbahar Textile Mills, Pul-i-Khomri, Herat, Kandahar woolen factory as well as Ahu Shoe making factory that previously despite domestic requirements.
Their products are exported aboard too are damaged and remained inactive.
Although, because of being as land locked country having no honest neighbors at the same time being self-interested, this country has been kept backward in the course of history. Effort made by neighbors for keeping Afghanistan backward aims this country be a selling market for offering their Low-quality products. This negative aim of neighbors is imposed in Afghanistan during long years through ruling the weak governments in this country. But no doubt, existence limited factories in the country provide employment for great number of people and never eligible labors were suffering from unemployment like to day. Although, the privilege of labor force was not as much as to day, but having assurance for providing job opportunity was not a matter of concern for unemployment. Now, with the presence of international community in Afghanistan, a golden opportunity was available for government and other organs concerned to rehabilitate such factories and provide of employment for unemployed labors. But, unfortunately because of luck of healthy management, all opportunities alongside billions of dollars are lost vainly and any factory that could absorb a great number of unemployed neither were not rehabilitated nor new factories are not established. As minister of economy Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal addressing a seminar held recently in Kabul to pave the way for long-term employment, said that unfortunately, we had no codified modern economic policy so to respond the national requirements. Arghandiwal added that now. 99 percent labor forces of Afghanistan either unemployed or have imperfect work. This is in a time that during last eleven years, effective and managed work ought to be done, so the problems faced by us today are removed. Now, that based a schedule, the foreign forces to leave Afghanistan at the end of 2014, their contribution would be reduced. Nothing would prove effective, because. We lost the golden opportunity was available in that time. Likewise, recently, providing a stable employment conference has commenced its work in Afghanistan. In a message addressed to times conference by the president, it is mentioned that the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan replaced facilitating suitable job for unemployed through development of skills and arrangement of better labor market is the government strategic priorities and the ministry of labor and social affairs is tasked so for its implementation, this ministry should design and implement necessary programs. Now that over eleven years have been passed since commencing contribution of international community especially the USA contribution to Afghanistan in the fields of military, economic affairs, why such programs are not offered so the people didn’t suffered from unemployment. The government must also not sink in such deep corruption. In present situation that Afghanistan is invaded through various dimensions by neighbors and foreign countries, how we rescue our country through a reasonable plans. The experts believe that the past eleven years was a good opportunity for making our country self-sufficient that is lost. Even the main aims that were maintain security and counterterrorism are not met. Now, with existence of donor nations, the northern parts of the country are targeting by our self-interested neighbors and one of police martyred and another one is injured. Why the foreign military forces don’t replace the invading forces on their place. In such a condition the country needs to a healthy management so to benefit from existence of foreign forces. In every aspects of life as we didn’t benefit from the opportunity was available during one decade and as the aim behind signing of strategic cooperation agreements is maintenance security in the country and defending against aggressors. What is the benefit of signing such agreements while our country is invaded by neighbors.  If the foreign forces don’t show reaction before foreign invasion in Afghanistan, their existence in Afghanistan would come under question.