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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The conference of Cultural Ministers of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries would be opened in the Mumbai city of India today.
Mubariz Rashidi the deputy to ministry of information and culture is leading Afghan delegation at the conference.
Before his departure for India from Kabul international airport he said that the objective of the conference is to boost coordination in the field of media programs and arts among the members’ states and exchanging experiences.
Well-known artists from Hollywood and Bollywood will also attend the three-day conference.
 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Kabul (BNA) According to agreements inked here yesterday between the Youth Affairs Directorate of the ministry of informant and culture and directors of more than 10 private higher educational and mini-higher educational institutes, 6250 students will be facilitated to study for higher education.
Timor Shah Ishaqzai the head of Youth Affairs directorate inked the agreements in a ceremony attended by the minister for information and culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen.
In his remarks on the occasion, Dr. Raheen expressed his thanks to the educational institutes over facilitating students to learn.
 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai planted a sapling on the eve of the New Year within the yard of the Presidential Palace yesterday.
Talking at this ceremony, he urged the countrymen that by planting a sapling, take an active part in greenery of Afghanistan.
He congratulated the Afghan nation on the eve of the New Year and wished a year full of happiness, peace and calmness for the people of the country and called planting sapling a positive step towards cleaning the air, preventing of diseases and building up of safe and sound environment.
He also asked the people to attach attention towards preservation of the planted sapling and do not let its drying up.
 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai chaired the plenary meeting of the Council of Ministers (CM) held at the Presidential Palace yesterday.
The meeting initially strongly condemned Saturday’s suicide attack in Kabul and Khost provinces causing martyrdom of a number of innocent countrymen including the innocent children and women.
The responsibility for the attacks was taken by the Taliban.
The meeting called these attacks to the interest of continued presence of foreign soldiers in Afghanistan.
The participants of the meeting prayed peace for the souls of the martyred and wishes early recovery of the wounded of those incidents.
Confirming the address of President Karzai on the eve of March 8th once again asked the Taliban to enter talks with the government of Afghanistan and demanded from the US and other warring sides to strengthen the peace process that is led by the government of Afghanistan via the High Peace Council.
The Council of Ministries reiterated that direct talks that is taking place between Taliban and foreign countries and the Afghan government in it, harms the peace process.
So the peace talks should be carried under the leadership and initiative of the government of Afghanistan.
As per the agenda, Minister of Finance presented the draft policy for encouragement of investments in the transition period and stressed that this document is designed for facilitating investments, prevention of capital drain, creation of further job opportunities, strengthening of the atmosphere of trust and reduction of concerns of the Afghan public in industrial, construction, agriculture, exports development, and mines in the country.
The council of ministers pointed to some shortages in the draft policy and assigned the sector ministries so that they align their routine working policies and sent them to the finance ministry on the basis of which this draft policy is reviewed and referred to the CM accordingly.
The draft for rehabilitation, expansion and preservation of forests was presented to the CM by deputy minister for financial and administrative affairs of agriculture and irrigation ministry.
He stressed that this draft is being prepared based on the instructions of decree 45 of the president and contains drafts for planning, capacity building, revival, preservation and expansion of forests especially the pistachio and nuts forests and its expenses have been anticipated for the coming five years.
The CM after debating this draft adopted it in principle and instructed the ministry of agriculture and irrigation and other organs to implement the draft.
The deputy minister also presented the draft policy for revival and further expansion of the agriculture farms in the country.
The CM assigned the ministry to further assess draft considering the existing shortages in it and present the reviewed draft to the coming CM meeting.
Minister of Urban Development, presented the project for celebrating the Nauruz (New Year) 1392 HS and added that it has been prepared based on the decision of the CM and includes construction of Nauruz complex for celebration of the day, the VIP hall, surrounding wall, road, retaining wall, landscape and other necessary attachments at the total expenses of USD 4 million.
The CM after studying the map of the structure, instructed the ministry of urban development to design the structure in traditional design and efforts is made that classic masonry is reflected in it and the main natural scenic site of Paghman district is witnessed in the projects structures and apprise the CM of its subsequent accomplishments in this sphere.
The minister of justice presented the draft amendment of article 102 of the income law and the draft charter of the Information and Technology Institute which acquired the confirmation of the CM.
At the end of the CM meeting, the governor of Uruzgan while the deputies and senators of the province at the National Assembly, assessed the problems in the province and it was stressed that as per the decision of the CM the assigned committee led by Minister of Economy has been formed to study building of roads, starting of work on the central hospital in the province, building of the Agha Jan and Tangi dam, formation of police command, and procurement for the local police.
Accelerating the work of the National Solidarity Program, appointment of teachers and undertaking of development projects in the province, but the ground was not paved for practical work on this process.
The CM assigned the related government organs that in one month time inform the CM over their accomplishments in a meeting led by second vice-president and assigned the ministry of public health to immediately dissolve the contract for construction of the central hospital and conclude a new contract for building the hospital in the province.
 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The recent decree of Hamid Karzai the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on preventing from unauthorized arresting of the schools and the universities students, can provide a safer academic atmosphere for the students studying in educational institutions
The analyst of academic affairs of BNA writes:
Hamid Karzai the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan recently issued a decree, according to which foreign forces and their Afghan colleagues cannot inter the compounds of high schools, higher educational institutes and universities and disrupt the lessons and to cause the harassment and concern of the students. 
The decree released after that a number of foreign troops and their Afghan colleagues interred in to a compass of one of the universities in the south of the country, disrupting the lessons, created panic and intimidation among the students. While the education institutes severely need a peaceful and safe environment. Years ago, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has strongly insisted that the universities and educational institutes should not be changed in to a political scene and the students should not be involved in political activities and Afghan government has implied this highly important principle in its activities. But unfortunately, both armed opposition forces and in some cases the foreign forces have changed the educational institutes in to the scene of their spying and military activities. What had happened in one of the universities in the south of the country is an example of what have been mentioned above. In the incident the foreign forces in violation of their duties killed a student in Maidan Wardak province. Ungracious and misdealing of foreign forces has been always faced with severe reaction of Afghan government, but the recent decree of Afghan president will guarantee the safe and peaceful situation of the academic institutions in the country. In this way Afghan state performed one of its main obligations that is insuring the safety of its nationals.
We hope, both the foreign forces and armed oppositions considering the high values of Afghan people traditions and culture, let not the academic atmosphere to be disrupted and the credibility of the educational institute becomes under question.
 

Monday, 11 March 2013 12:10

Poppy Lands Destroyed In Farah Province

Monday, March 11, 2013
Kabul (BNA) More than 100 acres of land cleared from poppy bushes in Farah province.
Sher Mohammad director of narcotic department of Farah province said BNA, in this operation which launched in village of Dewar Sorkh, district of Khak-e-Safeed more than 100 acres of land cleared from poppies.
It has been said the cleaning of poppy fields continues in various parts of that district.
 

Monday, March 11, 2013
Kabul (BNA) In a drone attack a famous commander of Taliban killed with his two men in Farah province.
Abdul Khaliq Nawrozi governor district of Khak-e-Safeed of Farah province said BNA, as a result of drone attack in Raing village of Khak-e-Safeed district Sayed Azime well-known commander of armed Taliban killed.
According to the source, in this attack two colleagues of the commander also died.
 

Monday, March 11, 2013
Kabul (BNA) As Afghanistan prepares to hold the next presidential and provincial councils elections in 2014, the people interpret the upcoming presidential poll from two diverse dimensions due to some technical issues which could lay negative impacts on legitimacy of the elections mainly poll rigging, insecurity and rest of the challenges while the country has experienced its gradual democratic process over the last ten years and can’t bear bloody transition of political power at any cast.
Meanwhile, a number of political factions have asked the Govt. to undertake necessary measures to pave the ground for holding of free, fair and transparent elections in the country as rigging in the poll could lead the country towards new crisis and should be prevented to ensure holding of an acceptable elections in 2014.
Following the speculations over the expected law lessens and poll rigging in the upcoming presidential elections in 2014, president Karzai while inaugurating the 3rd legislative year of the parliament assured the nation and categorically announced not to interfere in the poll and firmly determined to utilize all sources for holding of free, fair and transparent elections to seek certification of the history adding that government is fully committed on holding of free, fair and transparent.
In the view of current circumstances, the people of Afghanistan realize that holding of the next presidential elections will be not exclude from difficulties.
But the nation look forward that the present political administration uses all sources to ensure holding of transparent poll as it’s considered as destiny making process to the whole nation.
However, Afghan security institutions have assured the nation of full preparations to secure the 2014.
Despite that people feel hesitations over of the violation of laws by the election nominees who are lacking adequate awareness and potentials from the democratic process and democracy and with consideration of these issues and deficiencies, political culture should be institutionalized in the country to overcome the challenges.
Meanwhile, disagreements exist among some political parties in the country over the voting cards and emphasize on distribution of new cards to eligible voters to hold the next elections in free and fair manner.
Now, the important thing is that all political factions by considering national interests should be united around a single pole as effective contribution of the political factions and Conesus on the voting cards were the only way to organize the upcoming elections in acceptable way as currently the country is passing through sensitive situations and political factions should avoid preferring their political objectives over interests national and the oppressed people of this country so that plots and conspiracies of the enemy are also halted who intends to create differences between the Afghans and expand disabilities in the country.
The events faced by the country during the last thirty years show that disunity and ethnic discriminations never favored interests of the country and continuation of the approach only paved the way to the enemies of Afghanistan to infiltrate among our people and use them as a source against each other.
Now, the present political system and political movements that keep reputation in the national politics should maintain their  national unification and forge consensus among each other, tolerate each other and ensure their contribution for holding of free, fair and transparent election in 2014.
 

Monday, 11 March 2013 12:06

Four Armed Oppositions Killed

Monday, March 11, 2013
Kabul (BNA) In an air attack of coalition forces in Nangarhar province four armed Taliban killed and a number of them injured yesterday.
Shamshad 202 command reported BNA, a number of armed oppositions attacked with lights and heavy weapons on police, national army and coalition patrols in relevant areas of Shandel, Achen district, Nangarhar province  and faced with counter attack of coalition forces planes attack in which four armed Taliban killed and a number of them injured.
 

Monday, 11 March 2013 11:58

Editorial

Monday, March 11, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Taliban carrying the recent suicide attacks which cost the lives of many innocent Afghans, wanted to display their power to the Americans.
BNA political analyst writes: 
Kabul and Khost have seen two suicide attacks recently. The attacks carried out while the new US defense minister was visiting Kabul. The suicide attacker targeted the entrance gate of the defense ministry. The suicide bomber exploded the explosives carrying close to the target but the victims of this brutal and inhumane act were all civilians passing the site.
Taliban also in the same day, committing a similar suicide attack in Khost claimed the lives of 8 teenagers and only a brave policeman who prevented the suicide attacker to reach the crowd of people. Carrying these two suicide attacks, the Taliban displayed their so-called power to America. Now, this question raises, did these barbaric incidents which claimed the lives of Afghan civilians harmed the Americans credibility and authority? The answer is never. Can a wise and honest person loyal to his/her homeland, justify the killing of some innocent Afghans a blow to the America’s power and credibility? Certainly the answer is No
Without doubt these heinous acts, have no any aim, but implementing the outsiders programs and hegemonic plans and to prevail an atmosphere of intimidation and chaos in the country according their masters will. Taliban know well that they cannot reach the Americans and never can threaten America by displaying such so- called power. In public Taliban try hard to introduce themselves as a resistance force, but everybody knows that they are the proxies of Queta and Peshawar councils that act under the direct command of ISI and they are a part of a big political conspiracy has been launched not only against Afghanistan but the entire region; unfortunately the victims of this game are innocent Afghans and serves only the interests of foreigners.
As Hamid Karzai the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan says, the recent incidents were not displaying power but a service to the foreigners. While, Taliban are talking about using force against America openly, but in secret they humbly pleading for direct talks with that country. The Americans have responded positively the request of Taliban and using the influence of foreign intelligence have conducted several negotiations and meetings hosted by European and gulf countries. In a such close ties between Taliban and America can one consider the recent suicide attacks on Kabul and Khost which took the lives of some innocent Afghans a display of power against America?
The leadership of Taliban should know that the people know about the realities of their criminal deeds which are carried out in direct instruction of foreigners to meet their ambitious strategic goals. Taliban in disguise of Islam want to give public incentive to their evil deeds but they have forgotten that the people now know about everything. They who are Taliban, how did they established, for whom they fight and finally for whom they serve?
Because of these outstanding facts, shedding the blood of Afghan people cannot be considered a display of power against American.
Written By: Khalil Minawi BNA Director