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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met with the French Foreign Minister Lugh Febious at the Presidential Palace yesterday.
At the meeting transition of the security from the international forces to the Afghan security forces, struggle against terrorism and extremism empowerment in this region, and the French assistance and cooperation with Afghanistan were discussed. 
President Karzai called France as Afghanistan’s historic friend and appreciated the assistance of this country in the past years. 
He added that much advancement has been made in health sphere in the past several years, and in spite of this the Afghans are forced to get treatment abroad. 
He asked France to expand its assistance in health spheres in Afghanistan. 
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of France said that the strategic cooperation between Afghanistan and France has been adopted by parliament of both countries, adding that his country will continue its assistance within the framework of the strategic cooperation agreement after 2014 as well.
 

Sunday, October 21, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai and Prince Krim Aga Khan while Minister of Information and Culture, Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen and Kabul Mayor, Mohammad Younus Nawandish were also present inaugurated officially the tomb of Emperor Tiamur Shah Ghazni the other day. 
The work of rehabilitation of the tomb completed recently.
When president Karzai and Prince Karim Aga Khan entered into the court yard of Tiamur Shah Tomb, the process of construction work of the tomb was explained by Maiwandi one of the in charges concerned.
The building of the tomb of emperor Tiamur Shah Durani sustained much damages during war years and during recent years, the tomb was changed into center of gathering of addicts that as a result of efforts made by the ministry of information and culture and cooperation of Aga Khan development network, the rehabilitation of the tomb was began in 2002 that is officially opened by president Karzai the other day.
During the inaugural ceremony, in his speech, president Karzai said that Tiamur Shah is the founder of Kabul as the today’s capital of Afghanistan and he kept his emperor till he was alive and he is one of great personalities in our history.
The president suggested that I am happy that through the rehabilitation of his tomb, we commemorate from Tiamur Shah.
He lauded the Aga Khan services rendered in rehabilitation of tomb of Tiamur Shah, Babur Garden, Ikhtiaruddin Fort in Herat and other health, education and cultural projects.
Afterwards, minister of information and culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen in his speech evaluated the tomb of Tiamur Shah as one of famous buildings of capital of Afghanistan and added that during the rehabilitation of tomb, efforts are made so the genuineness of architecture of the era of Tiamur Shah, specification of Kabul and the tomb of great Ahmad Shah Baba architecture be kept.
Then, in his speech, Prince Aga Khan appreciated the government of Afghanistan for providing the ground for rehabilitation of Tiamur Shah Durani tomb and added that I am happy the development network of Aga Khan performed its share in rehabilitation of Afghanistan especially in rehabilitation of its cultural monuments. 
He thanked from other countries such as the US, UK, Germany and Norway for their cooperation with Aga Khan Development Network in rehabilitation of Tiamur Shah Durani tomb.
 

Saturday, 20 October 2012 09:57

6 Policemen Martyred In Helmand

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Helmand (BNA) Six policemen were martyred in conspiracies of their two colleagues in Helmand province last night. 
This event happened in a security post in Geresh district when a policeman and their cook had link with armed Taliban and opened fire on other policemen of this post. 
Ahmad Zerak spokesman of Helmand governor said to BNA, during this firing, another armed Taliban opened fire on six policemen of this post. 
According to him, the attacker police had link with Taliban while escaping from the area was arrested by Afghan forces in Landi Nawa area of Mosa Qala district. 
According to the reports, with cooperation of the suspect police the attacker Taliban seized arms and several equipments of this security post. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Saturday, 20 October 2012 09:55

Suicide Attack Prevented In Helmand

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) NATO said that they prevented from a suicide attack on Afghan forces in Helmand province. 
It should be said, a suicide bomber wanted to target a security post of Afghan forces in Helmand province, before arriving to the target, was killed by foreign forces. 
NATO press statement said to BNA, the suicide bomber wanted to target a group of Afghan forces in a security post, came under the attack by these forces and killed. 
The statement said nothing about identity and exact areas of this event. 
Meanwhile NATO reported from killing of two armed Taliban in a military operation in Helmand province. 
These fighters wanted to attack on Afghan forces, targeted by these forces and killed. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Nine armed Taliban were arrested in a military operation in Kunduz province this morning. 
These Taliban were arrested by Afghan and NATO forces on charges of terrorist attack from their hideouts. 
In this operation, a quantity of ammunition and explosive devices were seized. 
NATO press statement said to BNA, in this military operation 9 armed Taliban insurgents have been arrested. 
It is said the aim of launching of this operation was arresting of the commander of this group but he was not present in the area. 
The statement said nothing about casualties of Afghan-NATO and civilians in this operation. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Saturday, 20 October 2012 09:49

Commentary

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The gathering of regional countries in Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) has provided a better opportunity for regional cooperation than any other time, but the extension of such cooperation requires the honestly endeavors of the countries of the region.
The economic analyst of BNA writes:  Recently the leaders of the ten member countries of prestigious organization met in Baku the capital of Azerbaijan. The aim of the meeting was the improvement of regional cooperation which covers a large geographical area in south, west and central Asia.  
Afghanistan a country which connects south Asia to meddle Asia has an important place in geographical structure of ECO member countries and can play a major role in extension relations between the member countries.
Hamid Karzai the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan who led the Afghan delegation to ECO submit mentioning the sensitive location of Afghanistan in physical geography of ECO member countries pointed out,” Afghanistan from historical, geographical and cultural point of view is inseparable member of two Asia zones this is meddle Asia and south Asia and has the deepest historical and cultural ties with ECO member countries and there are good opportunities for contributions among the countries of the region if they be used properly many regional problems will be settled.” Hamid Karzai the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan expressing the above issue emphasized of further cooperation between ECO member countries.
Earlier to this, Afghanistan called the extension of regional economic cooperation the key of solution to many problems of south and meddle Asia, the region where faces to many challenges. These threats mostly arise from terrorism and unhealthy political and economic rivalries.
ECO member countries have located in an oil rich region and enjoy the high capacity human forces and modern technology, in spite of this regretfully still suffers from poverty and poor economy.
It is not only economic poverty that faces ECO member countries to problems and hardships but increasing terrorism threatens the security and stability of the region and asks the people of the region to jointly work in order to overcome this evil phenomenon.
As the Afghan president made it clear that we should accept that terrorism has its safe havens and facilities in the region and without jointly and honestly struggle against it, its eradication would be impossible.
Afghan president honestly claimed that Afghan security force not only lose their lives for ensuring security in its soil but also fight against terrorists who want to pass Afghanistan and launch  terrorist attacks on meddle Asian countries and even on China and Russian territories.
The statements by president Karzai indicate that Afghanistan as the main victim of terrorism not only defends itself against this barbaric phenomenon but also prevents the spread of this evil force to beyond the northern borders of the country.
Firm and persisting stand of Afghans against terrorism is a sign of Afghans loyalty to the principles of co-existence and regional cooperation which the ECO member countries should consider and honestly cooperate Afghanistan to remove the threat of terrorism and ECO strengthen its position as a credible economic organization and be a motive for the extension of economic cooperation in the region.    
BNA General Director Khalil Minawi
 

Sunday, October 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The first-ever Pakistani industrial exhibition opened at International Hotel here with the participation of more than 85 Pakistani companies yesterday.
In his opening remarks, the deputy for the ministry of commerce and industries Dr. Sadrudin Sahar said that the government is doing its best to pave the way for foreign investment in the country, saying availing opportunity the Pakistani businessmen and companies can also invest in Afghanistan.
The deputy chamber of commerce and industries of Afghanistan, Khan Jan Alkozai in his speech noted that holding such exhibitions can play effective role in enhancing trade relations between the two nations.
Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan, Mohammad Sadiq said that Afghan traders can solve their problems in Pakistan through the Pakistani embassy here.
The head of chamber of commerce and industries of Rawalpindi, Mr. Chawdari in his speech stressed for holding such exhibition.
The four-day exhibition is open for visitors from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm.
 

Saturday October 20 2012
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president met with the Australian ambassador to Afghanistan.
The ambassador expressed pleasure for the meeting and added that fortunately friendly relations between the two nations has been expanded and his country will continue to be on the side of the Afghan nation and the government after 2014 as well.
Touching on the recent visit of the Australian Prime Minister to Afghanistan said that his country is committed towards Afghanistan and after 2014 annually will provide USD250 to Afghanistan to be expended in different spheres.
Khalili thanked the ambassador for his efforts towards expansion friendly relations between the two nations and the share of Australia in reconstruction of and security of Afghanistan.
He added that the people of Afghanistan expect that the assistance of the international community after 2014 continue with the government of Afghanistan after 2014.
Khalili reiterated on the continued aid of Australia in strengthening and equipping of the Afghan security forces and transparent elections while struggle against corruption and realization of good government is part of the responsibility of Afghanistan.
He added that Australia is a good friend of people Afghanistan and thanked him for hosting Afghan refugees pledging that with the passage of time we hope ties between our nations further consolidate.
The Australian ambassador assured of continued support of his country of the people and government of Afghanistan and said that Afghan are hard working people and the Afghan refugees are able to familiarize them with the social conditions.
According to another report Khalili met with the British ambassador to Kabul during which the ambassador reiterated on the continued support if his country to Afghanistan after 2014 as well.
In respect to the change in international community’s aid to Afghanistan after 2014 he said that it is clear that the international partners of Afghanistan are trying to assist the country in economic and development so that the Afghan governments take the course of development.
Khalili in this meeting emphasized on the strengthening of the Afghan security forces and added that the government of Afghanistan in coordination with world community is trying that the security transition is achieved in 2014 and the presidential election is held successfully.
Khalili thanked the British government for its assistance in reconstruction, expansion, development for the presence of its soldiers for ensuring of security in Afghanistan.
 

Saturday October 20 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai in his 15-day radio said the personnel of hospitals and health centers are not behaving good manners with the patients, he therefore asked all the doctors, nurses and other employees of those centers to behave in good manners with the patients and their caretakers.
He said that on the basis of provision of Constitution, free treatment of patients at the hospital and health clinics is the right of every patients, but free treatment foes not mean that when we see that the patient is vulnerable we behave with them in bad manners and the good morality of a physician is not observed towards them.
He added our patients retain the right that their treatment is achieved with special attention, carelessness is avoided and they are provided with information for their treatment.
He added that the patients have the right that besides their doctors they ask about their illness from other doctors as well and in case they wish they can change the doctors treating them.
He added that the patients by enjoying their rights should also pay respect to their responsibilities as well.
He stressed that the patients should respect all regulation within the hospital and the health clinics as well, try to observe their turns, and those visiting them should observes the time limit for the visit.
 

Saturday, 20 October 2012 06:33

House of People Holds Session

Sunday, October 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The House of People in its session yesterday had summoned the officials with the authority to manage natural disaster.
Presided by the house chairman Abdul Rauf  Ibrahimi, series of issues including approval of the electoral law, increasing number of beggars and addicts in Kabul city, mistreatment of Afghanistan embassy in Tehran with Afghan refugees, problems of unplanned housed in Kabul and other issues came under discussion.
The house had also assigned concerned commission to look after the problems and investigate the issues.