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Monday, 03 June 2013 07:11

60 Taliban Insurgents Killed

Monday, June 03, 2013
Sharan (BNA) Dozens of Taliban insurgents were killed in a clash with Afghan forces in Paktika province.
According to reports, numbers of Pakistani fighters were also among the deaths.
The clash started yesterday when Taliban attacked on an Afghan security post in the Warzhana area, Zerok district.
It is being said in the two hour clash, two policemen were lost their lives.
Azizullah Karwan local police commander in Paktika said BNA, more than 60 Taliban were killed in the clash.
Local authorities of Paktika said that the attack was organized by direct support of Pakistani’s intelligence services. T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, 03 June 2013 07:08

5 Armed Taliban Arrested

Monday, June 3, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Five armed Taliban wanted to carry out destructive activities in Nangarhar province arrested yesterday.
Interior ministry press office said BNA, the special unit personnel of defense ministry conducting an operation in the Khogyani district of Nangrhar province, arrested five armed Taliban along with their weapons and a quantity of ammunition. They were accused of destructive and terrorist activities in the relevant area of that district.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, 03 June 2013 07:05

20 Students Poisoned

Monday, June 2, 2013
Sar-e-Pul (BNA) 20 girl students in Behsood village, Sar-e-Pul province were poisoned yesterday.
Dr. Noorulhaq Jales head of public health of Sar-e-Pul said BNA, 20 students of high girls school of Behsood village in outskirts of  of Sar-e-Pul  city were poisoned and taken to civil hospital of that province.
According to him, the poisoned girls were treated in the hospital and dismissed.
Abdul Ghafoor Sarpuli education head of Sar-e-Pul said nothing about the details of the incident.  It is being said that 62 girls of Jamshidi village high school were also poisoned in Pashtoonkot district of Faryab province earlier.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, June 3, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The independent election commission of Afghanistan (IEC) has instigated voters registration process across the country and has asked Afghan people to participate in the 2014 presidential elections in majority to mark destiny of the country.
The (IEC) has assured the nation that there were no any kind of challenges on way of the elections and people may cast ballots in the elections under peaceful environment.
Commenting on the topic, Noor Muhammad Noor, a spokesman to the independent election commission of Afghanistan said that the IEC has undertaken necessary preparations in center and provinces of the country to facilitate nationals of the country to attain voting cards and cast their voters in the upcoming presidential and provincial council’s elections.
Undoubtedly, instigation of voter’s registration process further support public aspiration over peaceful transition of power in the country and the people of Afghanistan expect that government of Afghanistan in cooperation of world community hold the election on time and in free, fair and transparent manner.
Because, instigation of voters registration process considered as preliminary steps towards holding of the a legitimate poll and it also wipe out all sort of negative propagation misinterpretations and misconceptions over future stability of the country following foreign troops evacuations and security situations of the country while previously there were some delusions among political commentators and analysts that government  of Afghanistan was not serious in holding the next elections on time.
Alongside the upper reservation the analysts were also accusing the government of not taking serious the ratification of new election law in the parliament, but instigation of voter’s registration process last Sunday removed out all kinds of misinterpretation and misapprehensions over the elections.
However, security institutions of the country have persistently urged the nation to prove full proof security to the election process, but still the people of Afghanistan have maintained some reservations over security of the polling.
It’s a fact that countrywide security supports holding of a legitimate election when majority of the people cast ballots in the polling.  So, in the view of current circumstances, it’s the duty of Afghan security institutions to utilize all possible measures for holding of free, fair and transparent elections as election law and constitution of the country have predicted that the voters should be facilitated to vote in the polling process under peaceful environment and the issue of security of the election should be among top working priorities of Afghan security institutions.
Meanwhile, ministry of interior has announced that the concerned organ has undertaken necessary measures and has formulated comprehensive security plans to assist nationals of the country to cast their votes in the 2014 presidential and provincial councils elections under better security environment and its should be remembered that the upcoming elections would be a great achievement by the current political system.

Monday, June 3, 2013
Kabul (BNA) While presiding over the 4th consultative meeting of village development council’s president Karzai reiterated that the presidential elections will be held on time and emphasized that the election will be conducted in accordance to the provisions of the constitution of Afghanistan and will of the nation.  It’s a fact that the 2014 presidential and provincial councils elections marks destiny of this country following withdraw of international forces.
During the 4th consultative meeting of village development councils the president asked the people of Afghanistan to be conscious while casting their ballots in the elections and emphasized on a national consensus regarding the elections to select the next president from among three or four candidates.
The president asked remember of village development councils to contribute according to their potentials to forge a national accord regarding the polling and provide awareness to the people in towns and villages to the local people to select their candidate from among three or four people so that a patriotic and honest leader is selected.
President Karzai said that each society member is obliged to work for betterment of Afghanistan like parents who work for prosperity of their children and each the people should also have courage and bravery to reject all kind of internal or external pressures and respect the freedom of expression because freedom of press is a light on actions of the government.
The president asked the people to obtain voting cards and participate in the polling process in large number and select their desired nominee as the next leader of their country.  President Karzai added that all security institutions of the country have been directed to provide full proof security to the people while registration of their names and also during the Election Day.
Meanwhile, political commentators and the analysts have expressed hope that the present political administration takes necessary measures for holding of free, fair and transparent elections.
Commenting on the upcoming presidential elections, political analyst Gen. Amrullah Aman said that the president in fact emphasizes on party based candidate because it strongly support interests of Afghanistan.  The president emphasized that national consensus doesn’t mean that all political factions think about a single candidate, because it can’t be applicable within the framework of democracy and democratic institutions.
Evaluating assertions of the president, political expert Jawed Kohistani announced remarks of the president as constructive statement and expressed that satisfactory steps are taken for implementation of the presidential remarks so that independent election commission of Afghanistan, intellectuals and political parties enabled to certify and formulate a logical and comprehensive roadmap and it will support us to prevent all kind of frauds and riggings in the upcoming presidential elections.
The independent election commission of Afghanistan (IEC) according to the constitution and in the light of the timetable has announced 16th Hamal 1393 as the day of presidential and provincial councils elections in the country and Hamal 17th has been set as the day for counting of the votes and 31st Hamal 1393 has been set as end of the vote counting and Sawr 4th as announcement of the election results.
The 2014 presidential elections haul great significance to the people of Afghanistan because the election is held in highly sensitive situations while the country prepares itself for two important events that include completion of security transition process and withdraw of foreign forces.
This came after president Karzai has persistently announced that holding of free,l fair and transparent elections strongly supports interests of the country in the view of current situations and emphasizes on a national consensus over selection of presidential candidates.

Sunday, 02 June 2013 13:46

News In Brief

Sunday, June 2, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and one other enemy of Afghanistan during an operation in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, today.
The leader maintains operational control over a group of fighters responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He is also involved in the construction and emplacement of improvised explosive devices, facilitates the movement of weapons in the local area for use in attacks, and receives guidance from senior Taliban officials for dissemination to front-line fighters.
The security force also seized ammunition and five AK-47 magazines as a result of the operation.
In other news throughout Afghanistan:
The Afghan Local Police and coalition forces recovered a weapons cache while on patrol to Kirda and Meran villages in Shah Joy district, Zabul province, yesterday. The cache consisted of three rifles, two pistols, one 107mm rocket, one RPK, one shotgun, and assorted ammunition. All seized items were destroyed on location.
Afghan and coalition security force arrested three enemies of Afghanistan during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, today. The leader has conducted numerous attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He also coordinates the movement of weapons and fighters through Nangarhar province and performs limited intelligence duties for local Taliban networks.
Afghan and coalition security forces killed three enemies of Afghanistan during two operations in search of a Haqqani leader in Gardez district, Paktiya province, yesterday. The leader conducts improvised explosive device attacks and intimidation campaigns targeting Afghan and coalition forces. He facilitates the movement of weapons and military equipment into the local area. The leader is also responsible for kidnapping operations and coordinates with senior leaders to execute guidance within the Haqqani network. The security force also destroyed one heavy weapon as a result of the operation.
Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today the death of a Haqqani leader, Abdullah, during an operation in Khoshi district, Logar province, Thursday. Abdullah, also known as Osmani, also known as Abdul Sorkh, also known as Rohullah, coordinated and directed improvised explosive device, indirect fire and small arms attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He was responsible for weapons facilitation and IED emplacement and exercised command and control over multiple Haqqani groups in the area. He also directed assassinations against local Afghans.
T. Rateb

Sunday, June 02, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Addressing the gathering marking the 69th death anniversary of Khalifa Mullah Abed Nazar Qezil, Dr. Sayed Makhtoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture said that Islam and Sufism patents having their human schools, the schools that are moving in the shadow of Sharia towards realities.
The function to this end was also attended by Minister of Mines Waheedullah Shahrani, Dr. Jamahir Anwari minister of refugees and repatriates, some advisor ministers, some MPs and cultural figures.
In the meeting, Dr. Raheen in his augural speech and explained the different dimensions of life of this great sufi and added that the pioneers of Sufism have achieved great tasks in the past one thousand and five hundred years.
Among those, especially our personalities who were following the path of Naqshbandi, one was Khalifa Sahib Qezel Ayaq Mullah Abed Nazar who has many followers.
Mawlawi Abdul Kabir Makhdom, the current Khalifa of Qazel Ayaq read out the biography of Khalifa Qezel Ayaq Nazar.
Also Dr. Jamahir Anwari minister of refugees and repatriates also talked on different dimensions of life of this great personality.
Mawlawi Jura minister advisor, Mawlawi Mustafa, Mawlawi Salik Zada, advisor of presidential office and Mawlawi Abdul Jabbar Makhdoom were other speakers who talked on the life of this great personality.
At the end the message of Solidarity Council of Turkmen of Afghanistan was read out by Dr. Dourdy member of this council and he appreciated the services of Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen for organizing this gathering.

Sunday, 02 June 2013 11:05

$1320 Round Trip Price For Hajj

Sunday, June 02, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Mohammd Karim Khalili second vice president chaired the meeting of national committee for regulating Hajj affairs.
Khalili calling the Hajj process as successful last year, expressed the hope that considering the experiences obtained last year, the Hajj process is should be accomplished without any problems and successfully.
Dr. Mohammad Yusuf Niazi Minister of Hajj and Endowment informed the meeting about the activities by the ministry in respect to Hajj process, stressed that efforts have been made to remove the shortcomings exist in the past and necessary measures have been adopted for the deliveries of Hajjis to the Saudi Arabia in the current year on time.
He added that it is expected that passports to be provided for all the Hajjis willing to perform Hajj and a delegation to regulate their shelters has already been visiting Saudi Arabia.
According to Niazi the amendments in the process of transferring of Hajjis to Saudi Arabia has been informed to the airlines companies having a share in this respect.
He stressed that owing to the preparations adopted, it is hoped that current year’s Hajj process will not face any problems.
Qais Hassan chairman of transport and communication commission of National Assembly and a member of the Senate and representatives of airlines companies were also present.
At the meeting the costs for transport of Hajis was also discussed.
As per the proposals made by airlines companies, Safi Airlines by offering 1320 US dollars fare for each hajji won the bid.

Sunday, June 02, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai awarded the High State Medal of Bravery to General Ali Ahmad Director of National Security of Badakhshan.
At the ceremony held for this purpose at the Presidential Palace, Dr. Sadeq Mudaber Director General of Administration Affairs and Secretariat of the Council of Ministers read out the presidential decree to this end.
The decree says that General Ali Ahmad s/o Mohammad Jan director of national security department of Badakhshan had actively participated at the military operation of Wardouj district and he has performed his tasks untiringly, so the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in order to praise his services awarded him with the High State Medal.
In the decree success has been wished for him and for all security forces of the country and further services towards ensuring peace, security and struggle against terrorism.

Sunday, June 02, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Security authorities of Ghazni said in a clash between pro-government militants and Taliban 38 rebels were killed and tens others injured.
Latfullah Kamran local commander said most of the Taliban were Pakistani citizens.
Kamran added, nearly 1000 insurgents attacked Ander district, Ghazni province which is the most insecure region in the province and fighting lasted 6 hours.
According to Mohammad Ali Ahmadi deputy governor of Ghazni, Taliban attacked a police post in this area.
He said in the clash a police was injured and claimed dozens of the attackers were killed.
Qari Yusuf Ahmadi Taliban spokesman confirming the attack said ten government troops have lost their lives in the battle.
Recently local pro-government militants upraised against Taliban.