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Saturday, June 01, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai urged the people to be ready for presidential and provincial council elections.
In his 15 day radio address to the nation he added that registration for upcoming presidential elections has started on fifth of Jawza and it is hoped that by increasing the registration centers this process would be expanded.
The youth who have completed the required age for voting or they become the age of 18 this year or those returning from migration or have lost their cards should refer to the registration centers and obtain voting cards to participate at the forthcoming elections.  He added those have obtained cards in the past elections can also attend the upcoming elections.
He called participation at elections as a national responsibility of every eligible Afghans and stressed that the independent election commission is duty bound to further extend voting centers in all parts of the country so that people can obtain cards and the security forces ensure security of those centers.

Saturday, June 01, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai met with James Doibins US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Presidential Palace, discussed peace process and regional issues.
The president said at the meeting that Afghanistan was continuing its striving for attaining peace and shall not allow the vicious aliens aims to disrupt the peaceful wishes of our people.
He noted that the only way for saving the country was peace; however, the peace process should be led by the Afghans as their assets which cause bring unity and coordination among our suffering people who are looking with great aims toward the up-coming elections.
The US special envoy said that they were acting on the basis of their commitments with respect to peace process in Afghanistan.

Saturday, June 01, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Addressing the participants of the fourths consultative conference of village development Shuras in Kabul emphasized that election would be held in the country and there is no obstacle on its way.
He noted that the constitution provisions should be implemented and we should not permit our country become a lap for others.
It is not correct that every year we should carry on a new experience, the election should be carried out on time in our people choose the best candidates. President Hamid Karzai called national consensus as the best means for holding upcoming elections in the country and explaining his ten years work experiences, asked the upcoming president to look at all equally, serve the people wholeheartedly and should have farsightedness and should never come under the outside pressures and observe freedom of speech.  He once again stressed that we are moving towards elections and shall never submit to any obstacles, adding that as Hazrate Sebghatullah Mujadidi and Ustad Shahed Burhanuddin Rabani as former presidents of the country cooperated with him and they stood on his side with affection, he will also welcome the future president of Afghanistan as well.  According to the analysts president Karzai with his remarks ended the doubts with respect to holding or not holding the elections.  While his critics say that he has no willingness to the holding of the elections.   However his recent assertions indicated the desire of the current leadership of Afghanistan towards the upcoming elections.

Saturday, June 01, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Two commanders of Taliban and 2 organizers of terrorist attacks link to Haqani network was arrested in a series operation in the country.
During operations that carried out yesterday, two commanders and an organizer of terrorist groups were killed.
The operation were launched in different parts of Kandahar, Zabul, Balkh, Logar and Paktia provinces targeting several hideouts of Taliban and Haqni network.
It is said five insurgents linked to Taliban and 4 others of Haqani networks were killed.
Also according to NATO report to BNA, a number of insurgents were targeted by Afghan and NATO troops while organizing of terrorist attacks and killed.
NATO said 9 other Taliban and Haqani were killed.
Three weapons depot were seized.
It is being said that tens of weapons and hundreds kg of explosive materials were seized. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, June 01, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Education head of Badghis reported from starting of new building construction work for agriculture vocational high school in center of Baghis province.
Syeed Ziaudding Wasiqi education head of Badghis said BNA; the agriculture vocational high school will be constructed from budget of anti-narcotic ministry at the cost of 40 million Afghanis in Qala-e-Naw center of that province.
According to Wasiqi, the school will have 37 classrooms, administrative rooms and other educational facilities in three stories.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, 01 June 2013 05:09

11 Insurgents Killed

Saturday, June 01, 2013
Maimana (BNA) 11 armed insurgents were killed in a clash by Afghan forces in Faryab province.
The clash carried out last night, as a result of which three other insurgents were arrested.
The clash occurred in suburb of Maimana city when a group of Taliban attacked on a security post.
A security official of Faryab said BNA, 11 Taliban were killed and three others arrested in the clash
He also confirmed martyring of a police in the clash.
It is said that the Afghan forces seized two vehicles and several weapons.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:16

News In Brief

Wednesday 29, May 2013
Kabul (BNA) An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a senior Taliban leader and one other insurgent during an operation in Chimtal district, Balkh province, yesterday.
The senior leader is responsible for planning and conducting improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan government officials, in addition to Afghan and coalition forces. He facilitates the transfer, manufacturing and testing of IEDs, coordinates and conducts kidnapping operations to collect money for insurgent operations, and facilitates the movement of fighters.
In other news throughout Afghanistan:
The Afghan and coalition security force wounded one insurgent during an operation in search of a Taliban facilitator in Muhammad Aghah district, Logar province, yesterday.
The Taliban facilitator is responsible for the transportation of fighters, weapons and suicide bombers as part of the Kabul attack network. He maintains operational control over a cell of fighters that carries out attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He also equips suicide bombers with IEDs and coordinates the locations of their attacks.
Report said, the Afghan and coalition security force arrested one insurgent during an operation in search of a Taliban facilitator in Kandahar City, Kandahar province, today. The facilitator constructs improvised explosive devices and distributes them to insurgents operating in the Arghandab River Valley and Kandahar City. He is also involved in overseeing weapons caches and planning attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the local area.
Also the Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today the arrest of a Haqqani leader during an operation in Gardez district, Paktiya province, yesterday. The leader coordinates and directs attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Gardez district. He also facilitates the movement of weapons, military equipment and money to local insurgent cells, and serves as an intelligence operative for senior Haqqani leadership.
T. Rateb

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:15

NAF Kill 5 Armed Insurgents

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Five armed insurgents were killed in an operation carried out by national army forces in Kapisa province.
National defense ministry press office said BNA, the national army forces launched an operation in the relevant areas of Alasai district of Kapisa province, as a result of which, five armed insurgents  number of them were wounded.
According to another report, the national army forces carried out other cleansing operation in the relevant areas of Kandahar and Sholgara district of Balkh province, in which 5 armed insurgents including of a commander of them were arrested.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 11:39

US Special Envoy To Visit Pakistan Soon

Wednesday 29, May 2013
ISLAMABAD (BNA) With the United States eager to establish a working relationship with the incoming PML-N government, its special envoy for the region will soon be visiting Islamabad.
A meeting with Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins would probably be the next government’s first direct, face-to-face, and formal engagement with any senior Obama administration functionary.
Nawaz Sharif, who has been named by PML-N as the next prime minister, has already met Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and talked to a number of world leaders, including President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Hamid Karzai by phone after his party won the May 11 polls.
Informed sources said that during his visit, Mr Dobbins would discuss both bilateral issues and matters related to peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.
Washington’s policy towards the incoming PML-N government has been one of developing a good interactive relationship. US Ambassador Richard Olson has visited Mr Sharif twice at his palatial estate in Raiwind to brief him on the US perspective about the bilateral relationship.
Relations between Islamabad and Washington have always been complicated, but remained particularly tense after 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad and the subsequent attack on the Salala border checkpost. The relationship, however, witnessed some improvement over the past year. Mr Sharif as an opposition leader in the past had been extremely critical of Washington, but soon after his party’s success expressed his desire for improved relations with the US.
“There are several factors that do not allow either of us to part,” one of Mr Sharif’s foreign policy advisers explained.
Pakistan has been depending heavily on economic and military aid from the United States and needs its political support at international forums and lending agencies.
The Americans, meanwhile, need Pakistan’s unconditional support for withdrawal from Afghanistan and achieving peace and stability in the war-ravaged country.
With Mr Dobbins as the first visitor from Washington, the Obama administration has underscored the fact that Afghanistan will be the determining factor in future of Pak-US ties.
Many in the Obama administration still have reservations about Mr Sharif because of his rightist leanings and conservative background.
The challenges that the incoming prime minister is likely to face in ties with the US would include developing rapport at the leadership level; dealing with hardliners in Washington; and continuation of civilian assistance package after the Kerry-Lugar-Berman aid package expires next year.
The United States would be carefully watching how Mr Sharif approaches foreign policy issues.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 08:30

Marathon Competitions Is Held

Wednesday May 29, 2013
Kabul (BNA) It has been said Marathon competitions to be held on the occasion of International Red Cross Day in Herat Friday.
Ziawullhaq Zia deputy of directorate of sports department in Herat told BNA, the competitions will be held in Herat sport stadiums were 100 athletes are competing each other in distance of  3200, 2000,400, 200, and 100 maters
According to report from the same source, the first League of football competition was followed with one game in Herat.
According to Ziawullhaq Zia in this game Jami team 1-0 defeated Kharusan team.
The competitions have been lunched among 10 teams and today Hiwad team will play with Omeed team.