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Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:30

Four National Army Soldiers Martyred

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Kabul (BNA) As a result of explosion of a road side mine four national army soldiers martyred in Zabul province yesterday.
Ghulam Sakhi Rogh lewanai, security chief of Zabul province said a national army vehicle while patrolling hit a mine in relevant areas of Shahjoi district as a result of which four national army troops martyred and wounded oneother.
He added, in another incident two NATO supplying vehicle drivers shot dead by armed Taliban insurgent in relevant areas of Espeen Aghberga, Qalat,the  capital city  of Zabul province.
He added, the rebels succeed to flee the area and police are searching for them.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:27

Mine Blast Wounds Eight Civilians

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Jalalabad (BNA) Eight civilians were wounded in explosion of a mine in Khogyani district’s bazaar of Nangarhar province last evening.
Colonel Hazrat Hosain Mashriqiwal, head of the Nangarhar police press office said the Taliban by planting a roadside mine in Kaja bazaar of khogyani district wounded eight civilians.
According to Mashriqiwal, the explosion occurred when a great number of residents of the district were in the market to purchase their necessary goods.
The injured were taken immediately to Nangarhar hospital and reportedly their health conditions are satisfactory.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday July 23, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology inked an agreement with three companies providing communication services yesterday.
According to the agreement, the companies are to install communication equipment in one hundred seventy districts.
Before signing the agreement with Afghan Telecom, Afghan Wireless, and Roshan companies, Eng. Khair Mohammad Faizi, an official for organization of communication services told journalists, “The Ministry is determined to help those companies interested in extension of their services in remote and mountainous areas, adding the companies are needed to install the equipment in particular area in eighteen months and by installing the equipment in the areas, nearly four hundred eighty thousand individuals will benefit from the services.”
It is worth of mentioning that currently, more than eighty five percent of the territories of the country are under the coverage of telecommunication services.

Tuesday July 23, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The Lower House of National Assembly of Afghanistan summoned the Minister of Interior on 22 July for questioning.
As a result of voting, majority of members of Lower House voted for disqualification of the Minister.
Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan while considering voting of disqualification and summoning of Ministers as the right of people’s representatives according to the country’s constitution, but asserting that vote of disqualification of the Minister has to be based on proper reasons and law.
Therefore, for further clarification of the issue, the President has decided to refer the issue to Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
The President will make a decision after receiving answer from the Supreme Court.
So, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan appointed Mujtaba Patang to continue his work as Acting Minister of Interior until adopting final decision to be made by Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Afghan Ambassador to London Daud Yar presented Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s letter to Malala Yosafzai in a gathering held by the Afghan Students Association in London on the other day.
The letter, in addition to praising Malala and her speech at the United Nations, states that she has spoken about the threats preventing children from education in the areas under Taliban influence, especially the excessive threats and problems posed by the terrorists on the path of Afghan and Pakistani children’s education.
In the letter, President Karzai praises Ms. Yosafzai’s speech and courage and congratulates her for her sixteenth birthday and wishes her health and success for here humanitarian objectives.
At the gathering, in which Ms. Yosafzai’s family, Afghan students in London, Afghan, Pakistani and British community members and Afghan embassy staff were present, Ambassador Yar presented President Karzai’s letter to Ms. Yosafzai.
He also told her that she is an example of thousands of Afghan and Pakistani girls whose voices went unheard in the past.
He added that Ms. Yosafzai’s voice is the voice of all those girls is heard now.
Appreciating President Karzai’s letter, Ms. Yosufzai thanked all those who have supported her and said, “I have a new life now. I am here and I have come from Pakistan and Swat.
She added, they wanted to kill me but were not able to do so. My efforts continue, and I will continue struggling for the improvement of Afghan and Pakistani children’s lives and education.
I want education and peace to replace fighting and bloodshed,”
Ms. Yosafzai’s father, Mr. Ziauddin Yosafzai, appreciated the support of the Afghan President.
He said that ‘Taliban’ literally means student, but it no longer means student to the people of the world.
When people hear this word, he said, they think of guns, killing, crime and calamity.
He said students in other parts of the world work to bring prosperity and progress to the future of their countries.
He called the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan a disaster and said, this war will finish one day, and we will continue our fight through pen, knowledge and humanity, and we believe in our ultimate victory.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met the US Army Chief of Stuff, General Martin Dempsi.
At the meeting held at the presidential palace yesterday, they exchanged views on issues of bilateral relations and the Afghan-US security agreement. President Karzai once again emphasized that the people of Afghanistan experiencing long years of war, desires the peace to be restored in Afghanistan.
He added that the Afghans in order to realize this desire are prepared to sign security agreement with the US that leads to consolidation of security and strengthening of its security forces and sovereignty of united Afghanistan.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:11

President Karzai Meets Sartaj Aziz

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met Sartaj Aziz, Advisor in National Security and Foreign Affairs of Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan the night before last.
During this meeting that was held at the presidential palace both sides discussed bilateral relations, peace process, and effective and serious campaign against terrorism.
Likewise, during this meeting, Sartaj Aziz presented the official invitation letter of Pakistan Prime Minister Mia Nawaz Sharif to President Karzai to visit Pakistan accordingly.
The president of the country accepted the invitation in principal and thanked, but emphasized that the Afghan high-ranking delegation to visit Pakistan in a time that the agenda of the tour to Pakistan be specified.
Initial affairs of the tour, effective anti-terrorism campaign and affairs related to peace process should be included in the agenda.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Contracts worth three hundred fifty eight million Afghanis for repairing and constructing nine roads and two bridges were signed between 9 private constructional companies and the Ministry of Public Work.
According to BNA correspondent, M. Akbar Barekzai, Deputy Minister of Public Work signing the contracts said, based on the contracts, three roads length 128Km in Kishum district, Badakhshan province, a road length 28Km in Qala-i- Zal district, Kuduz province and nine other roads length 50Km in Waras district of Bamyan province will be built and constructed.
He said a bridge length 68m in Dooshi district, Baghlan province and another bridge length 160m will be built in concrete in Shameel district, Khost province.
The deputy minister claimed that the implementation of these projects can play an effective role in ensuring security, education development, medical services and growth of national economy in general. The projects overseeing by national program of building rural roads of Public Work Ministry will be completed within a year. 
He said, during the last 11 years more than 800km roads have been asphalted and more than 17000km roads have been leveled and graveled at the cost of 4.5 million dollars funded either by donors or from the budget of the ministry.    T. Nemat

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 08:27

Three Hundred Ninety Kg Drugs Discover

Tuesday July 23, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The security forces discovered and defused three hundred ninety kg narcotic from Shindand district of Herat province the day before yesterday.
General Rahmatullah Safi, Herat Police Chief told BNA, the drugs discovered by the counter-narcotics police from a vehicle in Shorabk  area of  Shindand district, and also the suspects were arrested.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 08:26

Sixteen Insurgents Kill

Tuesday July 23, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Sixteen insurgents killed during a clearing operation launched by Afghan forces in Panjwaie district of Kandahar province.
Jawed Faisal, spokesperson of Kandahar governor said BNA, the operation launched by the National Army and National Security forces as a result of which sixteen insurgents were killed.
He said two local commanders of Taliban were among the deads.
Faisal added during the operation a quantity of  weapons also seized by security forces.
He claimed that there were no casualties among security forces and civilians.
According to Faisal the operation will be continued until the area being cleaned from the presence of insurgents.