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Wednesday, December 20, 2012
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) A six members group of terrorists were arrested on charges of different cases, by police of Balkh province today. 
Mohammad Salem Ihsas in charge police of Balkh province said to BNA the police personnel of that province arrested 78 persons on charges of 414 different criminal cases. 
According to him, the police personnel of anti-narcotic of that province during the current year arrested 33 narcotic smugglers in different operations and seized 96 kg of opium,, hashish, heroin, 10 cars and 2 arms from them.
He said that the personnel of this Dept. seized 130 arms in different operations from outskirts of that province and submitted to DIASG process.  
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 07:58

Panetta Cites Turning Point In Afghan War

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
WASHINGTON (BNA) Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says US military commanders in Afghanistan believe the US and its allies have ”turned the tide” after 11 years of war.
In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, Panetta said the international military coalition has reversed a five-year trend of growing violence. He said Afghan forces are on track to take the lead for securing the entire country next year.
Panetta spent two days in Afghanistan last week, consulting with top US commanders and with Afghan government officials.
He announced during his visit that President Hamid Karzai will come to Washington next month to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss the way ahead.
While Panetta offered an optimistic view of the Afghanistan war, he said that other threats to the US, from al Qaeda-linked terrorists and cyberattacks to hostile powers such as Iran, are growing.
“The threats to our security and our global interests are not receding, as they appeared to do in past wars, coming out of World War II, coming out of Korea, coming out of Vietnam, coming out of the end of the Cold War, where the threats receded,” Panetta said.
“The fact is today we still confront these threats in the world, threats that are more complex, more dispersed, and in many ways, more dangerous.”
And, he said, military commanders “believe that we have fundamentally turned the tide in Afghanistan after years in which we lacked the right strategy and the necessary resources to try to achieve the mission we are embarked on.”
By all accounts, Panetta is in the final weeks of his tenure as Pentagon chief. He has long said he intends to return to California where his wife Sylvia continues to work at the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, which they founded in 1977. Chuck Hagel, a former Republican senator, has been mentioned as a possible successor
 

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 07:54

Commentary

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The senators noted that all demining organizations are obligated to clear mines under the Ottawa convention till 2013. 
They said that the demining agencies obtaining huge resources so far have not been able to clear mines from the country.  Other complained that administrative corruption in the ministry of interior affairs has raised people’s hatred. 
They also noted replacement of the district governor of Musas Qala appoint of an ineffective person there.
They decided that further discussions to be held in respect to administrative weakness in the interior ministry and necessary decisions will be adopted.
Collecting the historical and ancient artifacts of the country which were looted during the last three decades incidents is one of the most important priorities of the Ministry of Information and so far has had considerable achievements in that regard.
BNA commentator writes in that regard:
The last three decades incidents blew a sever strike on our physical and cultural assets. Among cultural and historical heritages which determine the glorious history of our country also sustained heavy losses. During the unrests and full of tensions, the cultural and historical heritages of the country both moveable and unmovable which are an evident of our glorious history, badly affected and provide the ground for opportunists and profiteers to plunder the unique spiritual asset of Afghanistan.
During this dark and medieval era, the museums of the country particularly Kabul Museum were the main target of thieves and smugglers. The artifacts of Kabul Museum were looted in organized plans and smuggled to gulf countries, Europe and Japan. Since the Pakistani markets in different cities of that country were the first destination of smuggling articles, became a stronghold of traffickers and certain figures in that country extract the most profits. Even Nasrullah Mansour the then Pakistani interior ministry who had been called the father of Taliban, established a private museum of his own from the looted artifacts from the museums of Afghanistan and was proud of it.
Then during the barbaric rule of Taliban, in an intelligence game, they blasted Bamyan’s statues and in the name of sharia destroyed Chakari minaret and hundreds of other historical monuments.
After ending to the medieval regime of Taliban, during the interim government of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Information and Culture initiated a program for recognizing and bringing back to the country the looted artifacts with assistance of international organizations. UNESCO’s assistances and cooperation to the ministry of information and culture was outstanding because it provided the situation for the ministry to prepare the list of missing articles.
UNESCO considers the artifacts as a part of Afghans’ assets and the real owners. Some countries of the world responding positively to the request of ministry of information and culture and   UNESCO for returning the looted artifacts, have adopted certain measures.
During the last years, as a result of the efforts of ministry of information and culture and cooperation of international community a number of artifacts have been returned to country from UK, Japan and some other countries. As recently a number of coins belong to Koshaned’s era were handed over to the ministry of information and culture by the ministry of foreign ministry. The coins had been collected by British researcher and brought to the country via the embassy of Afghanistan to London. The artifacts which were delivered to the ministry of information and culture are neither the first nor the last to be brought back to the country. There are still many artifacts outside the country require to be bring back and put in their original places. The ministry of information and culture considers it as its obligation and committed to perform it in a best way.
Now, protecting and maintaining of the artifacts is a great task to manage properly, to do this it requires to rehabilitate the museums for this reason the ministry of information and culture have prioritized the rehabilitation of the museums. As a result of the endeavors of the ministry of information and culture, the Kabul museum which was completely destroyed and its artifacts were plundered has been changed in to a rich center that demonstrates the country’s prosperous and glorious past.
Today the Afghans are pride for having such a place for protecting and demonstrating these masterpieces of the past. The national museum now is full from the memories of the ancient time our history and there is a need for construction of another building in Kabul to be used as a museum. The ministry of information and culture in order to meet this need has taken some measures
On the other hand the ministry of information and culture has adopted certain measures for rehabilitation of historical monuments has been damaged due to political animosities. For instance, the archeological experts of Bamyan historical monuments in their last meeting conducted by UNESCO and a German university confirmed the proposal of Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen the minister of information and culture on reconstruction of Buddha’s 35m statue. Meanwhile the ministry of information and culture is displaying the artifacts called the Bakhtar Treasury in foreign countries which in addition to financial benefits introduces Afghanistan as a country with glorious history. Because the world during the last three decades, knows Afghanistan as a country where disputes, insecurity and human rights abuse are prevailed, and know no much about its glorious past. The ministry of information and culture considers its obligation to inform the world public about the glorious pasts and the realities of the present Afghanistan. 
Written By: Khalil Minawi BNA Director
 

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 06:54

Senate Discusses Important Issues On Its Agenda

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Kabul (BNAS) Chaired by its chairman Fazle Hadi Muslimyar, the Senate discussed important issues on its agenda.
The senators expressed regret over the martyrdom of nine children and wounding of two others in the explosion of mine at Dawlatzai village of Chaparhar of Nangarhar province.
 

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 06:51

Arms Submitted To DIAG

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Charikar (BNA) 105 arms were submitted by police personnel of Parwan security commandment to DIAG program of that province. 
Colonel Abdul Rahman Sarjang police chief of Parwan said to BNA, these arms were collected from different areas and “Toor” a security company in Afghanistan which had committed security responsibility, submitted to DIAG program of Parwan province.
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 06:48

3 Armed Taliban Killed In Nuristan

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Paroon (BNA) Three armed Taliban were killed and a number of them wounded in clash with police forces in Doiab district of Nuristan province. 
Colonel Ghulamullah Nooristani police chief of Nuristan said to BNA, a group of armed Taliban attacked on some parts of Doiab district of Nuristan province and caused clash between police and Taliban. 
In this clash, three armed Taliban were killed and a number of others wounded. 
The police forces had no casualties in this operation.
 

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 06:45

4 Wounds In A Traffic Accident In Logar

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Pul-e-Alam (BNA) Four passengers of a corolla car were wounded in a traffic accident in Logar province yesterday. 
Sardar Mohammad head of Traffic Dept. of Logar said to BNA, this event occurred on Kabul-Gardiz highway, when a corolla car struck with two police cars. 
According to him, in this event three passengers of corolla car and a police were wounded. 
The injured persons were shifted to hospital of Logar and the health conditions of them called satisfactory. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Chighcheran (BNA) Some 1000 personnel of local police along with a brigade of national army will be deployed in Ghor province, provincial governor Sayed Anwar Rahmati said. 
With stationing new contingents the security will be further improved in Ghor province.
 

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 06:41

Tribute Paid To Alama Faizani

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA)  In a conference organized by the followers and devotes of late Alama Faizani the great politician, scholar and spiritual leader here yesterday the speakers highlighted various dimensions of the great personality. 
Mohammad Yaqub Ahmadzai the deputy to ministry for frontiers and tribal affairs said that the late Faizani head struggled against corruption and injustice with pen and tongue.
The late Faizani, he added had voiced opposition to despotism and that was why he was imprisoned.  Others including Daud Sultanzoi, Abdul Sabour Fakhri and Walsmal also spoke at the conference.
The late Faizani along with some of his friends and followers was put in jail for the seventh time in Qaus 28. 1352 by the then regime and went missing in 1358 in Pul-e-Charkhi jail.
 

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 06:39

New Building For Psychological Hospital Opened

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The new building of psychological hospital formally inaugurated here yesterday. 
In her opening remarks the minister for public health Dr. Soraya Dalil had described the new building as a positive step towards providing health services especially psychological service, noting the public health ministry in line with the five-year plan in the psychological field would further improve the capacity building of the health workers.  Citing WHO, Dr. Dalil said that one person out of four family is suffering from psychological problem in Afghanistan.
The deputy to European Union, Alfarid and Alan Grenvi the head of MIC also spoke on the occasion.
The new building was built in two years at a cost of 350 million US dollars funded by European Union and MIC.