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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The anti-narcotic police of the interior affairs ministry discovered and destroyed 350 tons of narcotics in the last six months in the country. 
BNA reported, General Baz Mohammad Ahmadi deputy minister of interior ministry in anti-narcotic affairs said the seized materials, consists of 770 kg of heroin, 2704 kg of opium, 490 kg of morofin, 409 kg of hashish, and 12138 alcoholic beverages. 
Meanwhile in this time, 27 production process liberator of narcotic were discovered and destroyed by police in different regions of the country, and 1300 persons were arrested in connection of this case. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:01

17 Armed Insurgents Killed In Ghazni

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Ghazni (BNA) 17 armed Taliban insurgents were killed, 2 wounded and 5 others were detained in Ghazni province yesterday. 
These armed Taliban were killed and injured by Afghan and NATO forces in Roistam and Khwaja Naw villages of Andeer district. 
Mohammad Hakim spokesman of 203 army crops battalion said to BNA, these Taliban insurgents involved in several terrorist attacks in the outskirts of Ghazni especially in insecure district of Andeer. 
Among the killed Taliban, foreign nations are included, said the source.
A PK machine gun, a rocket launcher, a set of communication, 2 Kalashnikovs, 5 motorbikes were seized by these forces. 
The security forces and civilians had no casualties in this operation. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 08:50

3 Medical Officials Abducted In Herat

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Herat (BNA) Three medical officials were abducted by armed Taliban in Ghoryan district of Herat province yesterday. 
Mahuddin Noori spokesman of Herat governor said to BNA, the abducted persons included a doctor, 2 nurses and driver of them which were dispatched with the Afghan Red Crescent Society to this district. 
According to him no report is on hand about the abducted persons but the security forces started investigation in this field. 
According to the source, these medical officials were abducted from Shaharabad village in 10 km distance in the west center of Ghoryan district. 
The source said this medical team with car of Afghan Red Crescent Society went to that village and were transferred by Taliban motorcyclists to Kohi Do Shakh asrea. 
Ghoryan district is in the west of Heart and witness similar events already. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Lashker Gah (BNA) Some of the elders in Helmand province believe that cultivation of cotton is a good alternative for poppy in the province.
Abdullah Helmandwal a member of Helmand’s provincial council said, adding that cotton cultivation was famous in Helmand, Kandahar and Farah in the past and more than 26000 hectares of lands had been cultivated.
However, he noted that three decades of war had badly affected cotton cultivation.
Barikzai the head of Nad Ali District council also said that cotton cultivation can replace poppy in the province.
Meantime, Hajji Shirin the director of cotton factory in Helmand said that 2500 tons cotton will be produced in Lashkar Gah this year, saying government’s attention towards cotton cultivation would enable farmers to abandon poppy cultivation in the province.
He also said he has yet to receive a loan of 3 million Afghanis form the finance ministry to support cotton plantation.
 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The minister of higher education Dr. Obaidullah Obaid held meeting with parliamentarians from Badghis, Herat, Farah, Nimroz, Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan and Zabul provinces yesterday.
In the meeting the minister said that he would hold such meetings every month to seek the ways and means on improving higher education situation in the country.
According to another report, Dr. Obaid also held meeting with the general director of environment directorate, experts and professors here yesterday and discussed the issue of drafting curriculum in the faculty for environment.
The minister for higher education also termed the pollution as silent enemy, saying dozens of people lose their lives daily due to pollution in the country.
 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai, leading a high level delegation left yesterday afternoon for Baku Capital of Azerbaijan on a visit during which he will participate and deliver speech in the 12th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
Following the ECO summit, President Karzai will also set off on Tuesday for Kuwait to attend the 1st summit of the Asia cooperation Dialogue (ACD).
On his trips to Azerbaijan and Kuwait, the president is accompanied by Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rasoul, National Security Advisor Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta, and Minister of Commerce Anwarulhaq Ahadi, Minister of Economy Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, President Deputy Chief of Staff Ms. Homaira Lodin Etmadi and spokesperson to the President Aimal Faizi.
 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, the speaker of the House of People, initially the deputies praised and congratulated attaining of the Peace Award by Ferkhundeh Zahra Naderi member of the House of People, Amena Azimi and Mrs. Kakar member of the civil society and wished their success.
Farkhundeh Zahra Naderi said that the award belongs to the Afghan nation and asked the House of People to appreciate the efforts of Amena Azimi as well.
Some of the deputies strongly criticized the activities of minister of agriculture and irrigation in respect to the report of the ministry for 1390.
They said that 80% of the people are farmers but very less has been done for improving their lives.
They also complained the USD one million allocated for building a garden in Kunduz has not been expended as well and it is said that around 1200 people with higher salaries have been employed on contract-basis by the ministry and they asked the minister to provide explanation in this respect and if he cannot satisfy the deputies should be questioned.
The deputies also criticized the recent assertions of Imran Khan Leader of Insaf Party of Pakistan and Qazio Husssaind Ahmad who said that war efforts in Afghanistan is for freedom and jehad.
They said that Imran is not the type of person to assert such judgment in respect to Afghanistan.
They also criticized sending letters to the personalities in Pakistan by the President of Afghanistan.
They said that there is need an official statement is prepared for condemnation of such assertions of the political leaders of Pakistan by the international relation commission of the House of People. They also criticized the views of some of the analysts on the possible outcome after withdrawal of the international forces from Afghanistan arguing such assertions weakens the spirit of the people.
 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The sympathy message notes that I was informed with regret that long-time employee of the Radio-TV has died recently, may his departed soul rest in peace.
Late Besmellah Sharifi served at the Radio Afghanistan for long year.
He was an honest person and his death is a loss, I therefore I convey my sympathies to his bereaved family, friends and the employees of the Radio Afghanistan and wish patience for the bereaved family members.
 

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 06:16

Afghan Nation Has Strong Determination

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan has been suffering various tragedies and calamities over the last three and half decades. 
What seems more important over the last one decade is the occurrence of suicide bombings which left injuries, civilian casualties.
It is more dreadful that most of these inhumane and cruel attacks are carried out inside the mosques’, public places and buzzers.
The question is how the so-called Taliban and contractors of Islam who oppose the government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan under the name of defending Islam will justify their actions regarding the massacres of the innocent civil people.
The question is what these groups demand from the people of Afghanistan? 
If their demands are related to establishment of democratic and Islamic government in Afghanistan, undoubtedly, the current government has been formed through a transparent election process and votes of the people.
If their objection is related to the withdrawal of foreign forces from the country, the process is in progress and till 2014 all security responsibilities has to be handed over to the Afghan security organs.
Now the question which has attracted public perception and government is what these armed oppositions want from the people and government?
While the government of Afghanistan has always kept the door of negotiations and consultations open and strongly favored voices regarding the restoration of peace and stability and stoppage of bloodshed in the country, but as it seems, the armed insurgents always responded to these peace loving efforts with suicide bombings and explosions.
 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) The second round of anti-polio vaccination campaign began in Kandahar yesterday. 
Speaking on the occasion, Kandahar governor Dr. Toryalai Weessa said that out of 26 polio cases registered this year 16 are in the southern region while eight in Kandahar. 
He also called on the parents to get their children vaccinated. More than 1,365,000 children under five, according to Kandahar public health department head, Abdul Qayum Pukhla will be administered immunity doze against polio in the four southern provinces.