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Saturday, 30 March 2013 07:12

40 Pharmacists Complete Training Course

Saturday, March 30, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Forty pharmacists from across the country completed a one-year training course the other day, Ahmad Jan Naeem the deputy to policy in the ministry for public health said. 
Financed by European Union and trained by experts from France and Bangladesh, Naeem said that having such courses is essential for capacity balding and professionalism.
The representative of EU and Sarwar Jahan of Bangladesh also spoke on the occasion.

Saturday, March 30, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The deputy to Interior Ministry General Abdul Rahman Rahman said that the intelligence agencies of the region are behind the insecurity incidents in Wardoj district of Badakhshan province.
He also knotted that cleanup operations are underway to wipe out Taliban rebels from the area. 
Rahman who is visiting Wardoj and inspected the security units there noted that the security forces are determined to eliminate the Taliban militants there in Badakhshan province.

Saturday, March 30, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Mirwais Yaseeni first secretary of the parliament, the deputies discussed important issues of the country and asked the government authorities to respect the resolutions of the National Assembly in accord with the constitution.
The deputies took note of specifying of huge US dollars as salaries for public order personnel of interior ministry, emphasized on distribution of electronic identity cards before the election of 1393, transfer of Khushal Khan clinic to the Silo area, obtaining of high fees by the private universities and hospitals, non-addressing to the Garden Dewar project, inattention of backward provinces and some other important issues. 
Some of the deputies raised the problem in distribution of scholarships for the students and seeking of guarantees from them by the ministry of higher education and added that normally the scholarships are given on the basis of personal relations and they proposed that a single organ should be specified for this purpose. 
They also informed over the hard conditions of Nomads and Baluch tribes whose private agricultural lands have been usurped illegally by the ministry of agriculture and irrigation.
The deputies welcomed delivery of the Bagram prison to the government sovereignty, but warmed that in case the inmates of this prison are freed they will pose a serious danger for security and stability of the country, so their files are needed to be precisely studied.
They also discussed security situation in the country and touched on the recent assertions of interior minister over the prevailing technical and structural problems within the security forces, insecurity in Kapisa urging that the security forces should possess the freedom of action against the criminals to improve security in the country.

Saturday, March 30, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The governor and some of the elders and influential of Ghor province in their meeting with Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president shared their environmental problems with him.
At the meeting while four representatives of the province at the National Assembly were present the governor and chairman of provincial council of the province spoke on the problems of the people in the province. 
They demanded government attention towards building of the road of Herat Cheghcharan-Kabul and provision of electric power.
They also mentioned insecurity, poverty, backwardness, joblessness and repeated natural calamities as their problems and stressed that no development or infrastructural projects were implemented in any parts of the province.
The minister of Rehabilitation and Rural Development who was also present spoke on the activities of the ministry and added that as a whole over USD10 million will be expended through the National Solidarity Program on projects for building of rural roads and some food provision projects were implemented for the province.
At the meeting in which the deputy health minister was also present, Khalili expressed pleasure over meeting with the elders of Ghor province. 
Khalili said that the proposed road of Cheghcharan-Kabul is an important priority project of the government that will bring about considerable changes in life style of the people of the country.
He noted that Japan and Italy undertook to assist building of the Herat road from Herat to Chesht and from there to Cheghcharan and efforts are going for attraction international aid for accelerating the Cheghcharan road up to Garden Dewal. 
He also promised to the elders that food assistance will be provided to the needy people of the province through the national disaster committee and work for provision of power for the province is underway and they will be provided with it soon.
Khalili issued instructions to the ministries of public health, public works, rural development, national administration for struggle against disaster to meet with the elders of the province and seek their views and problems and study addressing the problems.

Saturday, March 30, 2013
Kabul (BNA) First vice president Marshal Mohammad Qaseem Fahim met with elders of Ghour province and their representatives at National Assembly.
At the meeting Marshal Fahim said that the government is fully aware of the prevailing problems the Ghour people are sustaining and shall direct serious attention to resolve them.
Considering the geographical condition of Ghour he added that addressing consolidation of security and stability in Ghour is a priority of the government and practical steps will be taken in this respect.
At the meeting Sayed Anwar Rehmati the provincial governor shared the problems of the people with Marshal Fahim and added that they ask government attention towards asphalting of Herat-Ghour road that is of utmost economic importance for the poverty stricken people of the province.
Mentioning the prices hike in the province he stressed that this increase emanates due to difficult transport on the road of Herat Ghour and this has created economic problems for the people.
Two others also mentioned the basic problems of the people of the province; Marshal Fahim assured the elders of Ghour province that their demands will be addressed by related organs of the government.
Wais Barmak Minister of Rehabilitation and Rural Development was also present at the meeting.

Saturday, March 30, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai and British Prime Minister David Cameron held a telephone conversation yesterday evening.
The call covered talks on Afghanistan peace process, relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan and a follow up on the agreements made in the third trilateral summit between UK, Afghanistan and Pakistan hosted by Prime Minister Cameron at Chequers in London on 3-4 February 2013.
In the Chequers meeting agreements were made on issues including Pakistan’s support to the Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process, convening of a joint conference of Afghanistan and Pakistan Ulema in Kabul, regional cooperation, as well as support to the opening of an office in Doha for the purpose of negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan High Peace Council.

Saturday, March 30, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai visited the process of construction work on the new building of Defense Ministry.
While defense minister Besmellah Mohammadi, Dr. Rangeen Dadfar Spanta National Security advisor and General Abdul Rahim Wardak former defense minister were present, an official of the ministry provided information on the construction process of the building. 
The president then visited different parts of the building.
It is said that the new building of the ministry is built on 10,000 sqm within the present premises of the ministry with the financial support of the US government of USD120 million in six stories including the basement and 750 equipped rooms with the latest technology which will have the accommodation capacity of 2072 persons.
Construction of the building was started in 2010 and will be completed in September 2013 and with the completion of the new building the basic administrative and military needs of the ministry will be fulfilled.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 10:23

Mine Explosion Kills Two Mine Planters

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Two mine planters became the victims of their won mine.
Farid Hayeel spokesman of Urezgan security chief said BNA, two mine planters wanted to plant a roadside mine in the relevant areas of Chalbi, district of Chenarto, were killed as a result of the explosion of their own mine.
According to the source so far many road mine planters have been the victims of their own mines.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The police forces of Kapisa province discovered and defused two mines from the vehicle that carry Albironi University’s professors yesterday.
Colonel Mohammad Anwar police chief of first part of Kohistan said BNA that two mines were placed in a vehicle which carry the Alberoni University’s teachers before explosion defused by police forces.
Investigation for identifying the culprits is under way.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 10:18

NATO Soldiers Wound In Helmand

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Kabul (BNA) A number of NATO soldiers in a clash with armed oppositions of government injured in Nadali district of Helmand province yesterday afternoon, ISAF said.
The attack occurred yesterday afternoon in the relevant area of Nari Manda district of Nadali on the joint military station of National Army and foreign forces.
ISAF press office reported BNA that the join military station of Afghan and ISAF forces targeted by armed rebels yesterday afternoon.
The source added that several soldiers wounded which the health conditions of a number of them reported serious.