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Saturday, 20 October 2012 05:49

Dr. Raheen Visits Ghour Province

Saturday October 20 2012
Kabul (BNA) In order to realize the decree No 45 of the president Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture while Karamuddeen Rezazada deputy of the people at the National Assembly was accompanying him arrived in Ghour province.
Dr. Raheen after meeting with the governor went to visit the Jam Minaret and assessed the present statues of the minaret.
He regretted over the present situation emanating from flood on the surrounding of the minaret and he said that this issue has been shared with the UNESCO and other sources.
Dr. Raheen also visited the remaining of the Zuhak Qala having historical background of over 2000 years.
Ha also visited the local TV studio and promised cooperation for its equipping.
Dr. Raheen also met with some elders, ulema, intellectuals, and members of the civil society as well as the head of the provincial council and its members.
He promised that a seminar about “Ghour on the course of history”.
Meanwhile an agreement for reconstruction of the Jam Minaret was signed the other day with the US embassy representatives.
 

Sunday, October 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai deeply condemned killing of three innocent children during an anti-insurgents’ NATO air raids in southern Helmand province, president press office said Thursday.
The statement quoted Karzai as saying that the NATO operation during which civilians, particularly, women and children are being killed and their properties being lost can never be justifiable.
Karzai instructed the provincial officials to launch investigation into the case and report the presidential office as soon as possible, the statement said.
Three children were killed, after a NATO air strike bombed on the possible insurgent activating in Tangan Godar area, Naway district of Helmadn province, the other day.
 

Sunday, October 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan strongly condemned planting of street mines that killed innocent countrymen in Balkh province yesterday.
According to a report of interior ministry, a passenger vehicle which was carrying a number of countrymen for participation at the marriage ceremony in Dawlatabad district of Balkh hit a street mine as a result of which 19 occupants were martyred and 14 others wounded.
The president strongly condemned this terrorist and inhuman act on the path of the innocent people and considered it an enmity with humanity.
The president added that those who are turning the joy and happiness of people into pains will not remain without punishment in this world and they will suffer in the other world as well.
President Karzai conveyed his deep sympathies over the martyrdom of the innocent countrymen to the bereaved families of martyrs and wished peace for the souls of the martyrs and asked patience for the family members.
 

Saturday, 20 October 2012 05:39

Imran Khan Has No Right To Issue Fatwa: Ulema

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Ulema or religious scholars and prayers leaders in their sermons on Friday congregations said that since Pakistani cricket-turn politician has no knowledge about Islam he has no right to issue Fatwa, saying the former cricketer had issued the Fatwa for Jihad against Afghans with the support of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI. 
The Ulema pointed out that Afghanistan as a sovereign state is a Mujahid nation which defeated the former Soviet Union by Jehid and paved the way for the independence of central Asian countries. 
The Ulema or religious leaders have also unanimously termed Imran Khan’s Fatwa as satanic, enmity and strongly condemned it.
 

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The first-ever meeting of the High Council for Urban Development with Dr. Hasan Abdullahi the minister for Urban development on chair held its meeting yesterday.
According to the public relation office of the ministry for urban development, in the meeting attended by engineer Sayed Mohammad Amain the advisor on planning for transport ministry, engineer Shair Mohammad Hajjizada the deputy for the economy ministry and representatives from the ministry of interior, public work ministry and Kabul Municipality, Dr. Hasan Abdullah noted emphasized for drafting a comprehensive law with regard to city construction and living in cities. 
After delivering speeches and suggestions by the participants, the minister for urban development stated that the High Council for Urban Development should be regulated and sent to the concerned organs. 
It was also decided that each ministry should present its suggestion with regard to the master plan.
The participants also proposed formation of a technical commission with the membership of the deputy of each ministry.
 

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai deeply saddened and regretted over the death of 8 athletes in a traffic accident in Jawzjan province.
It is said that a passenger vehicle of 304 which was moving from Shiberghan towards Mazari Sharif collided with a tanker as a result of which 8 athletes and their fans who were coming to Kabul for participation at the football league of Afghanistan were martyred and 34 others wounded.
President Karzai being informed of this painful incident seriously saddened and conveyed his deep sympathies with the bereaved families of martyrs.
He instructed the ministry of public health to take measures for emergency treatment of the wounded of this accident.
 

Saturday, 20 October 2012 05:28

President Hamid Karzai Returns Home

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai who visited Kuwait for participation at the dialogue for Asian cooperation meeting returned home Thursday.
The meeting for Asian cooperation dialogue ended its session by a joint statement.
The statement in parts noted that we participants of the Asian cooperation dialogue welcome Afghanistan’s participation. 
The statement adds that we participants know well that with joint efforts we can resort to effective measures to the interest of the member countries and address the economic crisis, food security, energy and water, climatic change, natural catastrophes, terrorism and to promote cooperation with the regional and world countries.
The statement further points out that another step that would be taken is upgrading the capacities of the member countries through education development and building of higher education foundations
 

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) NATO in a press statement announced the killing and arresting of two local Taliban commanders in Afghanistan.
According to the source, a local commander of armed Taliban while he was making terrorist plans has been arrested this morning.
This commander with his two followers arrested from his hideout in an operation of Afghan and NATO forces.
Also, NATO reported the killing another armed Taliban commander in a statement to BNA.
Faizani a well-known commander of Taliban in a joint operation of Afghan and NATO forces killed in the north of Helmand province.
NATO said, Faizani had leadership of the most terrorist attacks in Helmand province.
T. Rateb
 

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA)
Your Highness,
Distinguished Heads of State and Governments,
Excellences,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I would like to begin by thanking His Highness, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al-Jaber Al Sabah, the Emir of the State of Kuwait for inviting Afghanistan to participate in this historic summit of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue. May I also thank His Highness the Amir and the people of Kuwait for the excellent arrangement, warm welcome and generous hospitality extended to us all. I take the opportunity to also thank all members of the (ACD) for supporting the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s membership to this very important regional forum for cooperation and dialogue.
Afghanistan believes that it was an excellent initiative by the Kingdom of Thailand to launch in 2002 the Asian Cooperation Dialogue, as a continental forum for integrating all aspects of Asia’s strengths and transforming the vast continent into a desirable unified community.
The State of Kuwait deserves our especial gratitude not only for hosting this First ACD Summit and its hospitality, but also for its active support in strengthening the ACD to serve the interests of the people of Asia, and their aspiration for a peaceful, stable and prosperous future. In this context, we applaud His Highness for his proposal to establish the ACD Trust Fund for the development efforts in the least developed Asian countries and his announcement to contribute 300 million dollars towards the target amount of 2 billion USD. We hope that other member states will also generously contribute to the Trust Fund for the good of the entire continent.
I am confident that together we can realize the goals and objectives of the ACD to consolidate Asian potentials by maximizing the diversity and rich resources of our continent.
Afghanistan respects the core principles of the ACD, namely positive thinking; informality; voluntarism; openness and respect for diversity.
Mr. Chairman,
The ACD as a continent-wide forum, and as the first of its kind in Asia can constitute the missing link in Asia by incorporating every Asian country and building an Asian Community without duplicating other organizations or creating a bloc against others.
We believe that ACD provides a unique opportunity to discuss and engage in sincere and result-oriented dialogue with a view to addressing the peace, security and development challenges that confront us all in different ways. This Forum can enable us to further strengthen peaceful co-existence among cultures and civilizations in our continent.
Your Highness, ladies and gentlemen,
I am fully confident that our membership in this very important Asian Cooperation Dialogue will further provide the opportunity to better strengthen our regional cooperation for the well being of our continent and beyond.
In conclusion, let me once again thank the State of Kuwait for hosting this Fist Summit of the ACD and reiterate our commitment and support for the this timely and important initiative for our continent.
Thank you very much
 

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai underscored in his speech at the 12th ECO Summit that with the departure in 2014 of foreign troops from Afghanistan, not only would nothing unpredictable take place, but also the security would be better than today, with government and state institutions stronger and more capable.
President Karzai said that today, security has improved considerably in the areas where responsibility has been transitioned to the Afghan government.
The President stressed, “Today more than ever before, our national institutions have gained the ability to serve our people and protect the country.”
President Karzai added that the considerable progress that they have achieved in promoting democracy, public participation in political processes and in economic and social development has benefited all their people.