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Monday, February 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Janan Mosazai Spokesperson of Foreign Ministry told a press conference yesterday that joint conference of the Afghan and Pakistan religious ulama will be held in March 5.
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for prevention of suicide and explosion attacks that are being implemented by the Taliban has called for joint conference of Afghan-Pakistani religious scholar to issue verdict on the suicide.
Mosazai answering a question about the long-term cooperation agreement with Pakistan said that Afghanistan is in favor of having close ties with Pakistan however signing of the long-term cooperation agreement with Pakistan necessitates practical progress in bilateral cooperation between the two nations.
According to another report, the spokesperson of foreign ministry mentioned the tri-partite meeting of Afghanistan, Indian and the US this coming Tuesday in New Delhi and he also said that soon the embassy of Kyrgyzstan will be opened in Kabul.
Janan Mosazai also talked about the visit of deputy premier and foreign minister of Austria to Afghanistan, holding of tri-partite meeting of Afghanistan, India and the US during the coming week, opening of the Kyrgyzstan embassy.
Answering a question about the peace talks in Germany, he said that Afghanistan’s position in this respect is clear and the Afghan government wants such meetings to be held in side Afghanistan.
At these meeting issues like struggle against insurgency, extremism, expansion of economic, security and development and ensuring of cultural cooperation are discussed.
Also issues like transition of security, preparedness for holding of presidential elections, peace talk’s process, attraction of investments of Indian traders and investors will also be discussed.

Monday, 18 February 2013 07:07

Justice Ministry To Draft 5-years Strategy

Monday, February 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) A conference organized by the ministry for justice here yesterday the issue of drafting a five-years policy and strategy was discussed.
Speaking at the conference which attended by head of GIZ and directors of judicial department from provinces.
The minister for Justice Habibullah Ghalib said that the rule of law and ensuring justice in society is essential for ensuring durable peace and stability.
He also noted that the strategy would define the objectives of the justice ministry for the next five years and its implementation ensures a qualified justice system which ensures justice for all in society. Head of GIZ Ulema and law experts also spoke at the conference.

Monday, 18 February 2013 06:56

Dr. Spanta Meets Austrian Deputy Premier

Monday, February 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Rangeen Dadfar Spanta, Advisor of Presidential National Security Council met with Mechael Speendligar deputy premiers and foreign minister of Austria.
The Austrian guest in the meeting thanked the Afghan government for hospitality accorded to him and emphasized on the continued assistance of his country to Afghanistan towards training of police and security personnel of Afghanistan and in the three upcoming years Austria will assist USD3 million to Afghanistan.
Dr. Spanta thanked the Austrian deputy premier over the assistance of Austrian government to Afghanistan. Dr. Spanta said that till the end of the fourth phase of security transition almost 80% of security of Afghanistan territory will be covered by the Afghan government strives to economic and social transition forge ahead simultaneously along with security transition.
He added that continued presence of the foreign forces in Afghanistan after 2014 will be training and equipping of the Afghan security forces.
The deputy premier of Austrian emphasized on the commitment of his country towards progress of democracy and security in Afghanistan and assured of his country’s continued aid to Afghanistan after 2014 as well.

Monday, 18 February 2013 06:55

Commerce Minister Visits Faryab

Monday, February 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The minister for commerce and industries Dr. Anwarul Haq Ahadi visited Ankhoi district of Faryab province yesterday.
Accompanied by Faryab governor Mohammad Batash, the minister promised to build an industrial park in Andkhoi district to encourage carpet industry and provide loan to carpet exporters.
He also promised to open Khaja Qichi border and modernize Aqina border.

Monday, February 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The minister for interior General Mujtaba Patang held meeting with deputy commander of NATO-led troops, General Carter yesterday, press office of the ministry said.
Briefing the deputy commander, minister Patang said in line with the 45 and 62nd presidential decrees, the public protection forces have been developed in terms of quality and quantity and can be an adequate alternative to private security firms.
The deputy commander of the NATO-led force in the meeting assured to continue his support for further strengthening the public protection forces.

Monday, 18 February 2013 06:39

Communication Problems Reviewed

Monday, February 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The minister for communication and information technology, Amrizai Sangin in a conference attended by head of communication departments in provinces said that the ministry for communication on a plan to change the television analog system to digital one.
Aimed at reviewing the achievements of the ministry over the past one year, minister Sangin said that Afghanistan has made tremendous achievements in the communication field over the past 10 years.
He also said that mobile and internet has been rapidly developed in the country and covering 90 percent of the country’s population.
The electronic national identity card will be issued and with introducing digital system to television, 35 television channels will be turned into digital at a cost of some 200 million US dollars.
The lawmaker Nasima Niazi also spoke at the conference which concludes on Monday.

Monday, 18 February 2013 06:36

Doctorate Program Begins At Kabul University

Monday, February 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The program for Doctorate Degree for Pashtu and Dari languages began in literature faculty of Kabul University yesterday. 
According to the press office of the ministry for higher education, this is the first-ever Doctorate Degree program has been launched and would be started in other faculties of the country. 
In his address, the higher education minister Obidullah Obid described it a big achievement in the academic sector, saying the program is important in the field of capacity building of higher education and prestige of the university at national and international level.
Rector of Kabul University professor Habibullah Habib in his speech said that the doctorate degree program continues for three years during which 30 people will be absorbed.

Monday, February 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) For the first time in the history of Afghanistan, a seminar to discussing traditional treatment in Afghanistan will be organized in the spring of the coming year.
The preparatory meeting of this seminar was led by Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen, Minister of Information and Culture and the committee led by Dr. Faizullah Kakar, Advisor for presidential office in health affairs and membership of Abdul Hafeez Qurishi chairman of pharmacy department, Mohammad Naem Sedeqi head of pharmacy faculty. 
Abdul Ghazni Karimi lecturer at the pharmacy faculty and Qari Shafiullah head of the traditional medicine union of Afghanistan were assigned to prepare the materials for the seminar.
Dr. Raheen said at the meeting that traditional medicine in Afghanistan reflects civilization of our nation in the past centuries and pinpoints the wisdom of our forefathers. 
He added that Afghanistan’s traditional medicine has become a part of world Islam treatment.
He added further that in the traditional medicine a moral link exists between the practitioners and the patient as they are opting for early recovery of the patient not to gain money. 
For this very, reason they got the name of Hakeem and in the Islamic eras the greatest Hakeems were Abu Ali Sena Balkhi and Ababkr Mohammad Aejriayee who had the greatest role in the shaping the modern medicine while their works are taught in the scientific centers of the west. 

Monday, February 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The governor and some members of the provincial council of Zabul met with Mohammad Karim Khaili Second Vice-President discussing different problems, his office said yesterday.
During the meeting, while Zabul representatives at the parliament were present, Governor Mohammad Ashraf Naseri, asked for addressing the problems the people were facing in the province.
He added that the people face problems in health and education spheres, shortage of schools, reaching possibilities, and professional teachers and specialist doctors and adequate health care centers and considering the increase in the population we have to be responsive to the needs of the people in those areas.
They also drew the attention of Khalili towards shortage of electricity, potable water, inattention towards public roads, shortage of judicial employees, and non-attention of agriculture officials towards the farmers and provision of irrigation water as well as development projects in Zabul.
The asked upgrading of the existing tow hospitals in the province and for expansion of agriculture they proposed building of reservoir dams there.
The governor also sought the attention of the government towards security in the province including further strengthening of the security forces and their equipping.
Khalili appreciated the efforts of the people’s representatives at the parliament and the local authorities of Zabul province and thanked them for reflecting the problems of the province.
He called the local government in the province as very successful and assured them that the government will address their problems through the national preparedness committee and other related organs.  He also assured them that expansion of educational centers is the priority of the government.

Monday, February 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Quetta city as a result of which a number of Shiite people were killed and wounded, his office said yesterday.
According to the reports, as a result of a bomb explosion in Shiite residential area of Quetta city of Pakistan 47 people were killed and 200 were wounded.
President Karzai called perpetrators of these attack enemies of peace and calmness of this region, and once again emphasized on the honest cooperation of Pakistan in the struggle against terrorism. 
The president conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved families of this incident.