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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:14

8 Insurgents Killed

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Ghazni (BNA) Eight armed insurgents were killed in a cleaning operation conducted by Afghan security forces in Ander district of Ghazni province.
Nazifullah Sultani in charge of 203 police unit said BNA, the operation was launched under the code name of (Shohab) in the Sabani, Jamalqala, Sarpai, and Bakhtyar villages of Ander district, in which 8 insurgents were killed.
According to Sultani, two local policemen and two national army soldiers were wounded and quantity of heavy and light weapons was seized.
The operation is continuing.
 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Farah (BNA) The head of development council of Poshtroad district of Farah province was martyred by armed Taliban.
Poshtroad district governor said BNA, Haji Abdul Wahid head of development council of Poshtroad district while going from district to his house, was killed by Taliban.
He said, after the incident, the Taliban fled from the scene and police searching them to be arrested and bring to the court.  T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:12

Mine Blast Kill Civilian

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Lashkarga (BNA) A civilian was martyred and three others wounded in explosion of a mine in the Nadali district of Helmand province.
Omar Zwak spokesman governor of Helmand said BNA, the explosion occurred near a medical clinic of Nadali district, which a  number of people were there for treatment.
According to the source, the in charges of Lashkarga hospital reported the health condition of the injured people were critical.  T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:10

Pentagon Seeks $US80B For Afghanistan War

Wednesday May 22, 2013
Washington (BNA) The US defense ministry or Pentagon has sought $80 billion for the war in Afghanistan in 2014, BNA reported yesterday.
Pentagon’s spokesman George Little talking journalists yesterday said that the amount is 10 percent less than the budget of 2013 which is 87.2 billion US dollars.
President Barack Obama on Friday announced 10 percent reduction in the expenditure in Afghan war.
Presently some 63,000 American troops are stationed in Afghanistan and 34,000 of them will leave by the end of 2013.
The combat mission of US troops to be end by the end of 2014.
 

Wednesday May 22, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Senators questioned the deputies to ministry for counter-narcotics and ministry of public health yesterday, BNA reported.
The questions, according to BNA were focused on how to check poppy cultivation, controlling drug smuggling, medical treatment of drug addicts in the country.
Chaired by Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, the house also condemned the suicide attack in Baghlan that killed over a dozen people including Mohammad Rassoul Mohsini the head of provincial council and criticized the intelligence organs for failing to prevent terrorist conspiracies.
Senators in the session also called the remarks of UN envoy to Afghanistan on approving the law on elimination of violence against women a breach to diplomatic norms, saying it is the responsibility of the legislators to approve the law in accordance with the Islamic teachings.
Islam, the senators noted that Islam has already guaranteed and ensured the rights of women.
They also described the current visit of President Hamid Karzai to India as pre-planned.
The senator also said the Pakistan is involved in insecurity in Afghanistan, saying the students of Pakistani seminaries were in holiday and have been sent to Afghanistan to attack innocent Afghan people. So far these so called students have caused heavy casualties and destructions in our country.  
 

Wednesday May 22, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Acting president of Afghanistan Marshal Fahim in his meeting with General Josef Danford, General Commander of NATO in Afghanistan informed him of preparedness of Afghan security for taking over security responsibility in the coming few months and added that efforts are going on in this respect.
At the meeting he noted that we are trying that parallel with strengthening of security forces of Afghanistan, the spirit of cooperation and friendship among the people and the level of people’s support towards these forces through provision of services and cooperation of these forces with the people increase.
He emphasized on further equipping and arming Afghan security forces and added that the government is decisive that the upcoming presidential election to be held in a peaceful atmosphere, to achieve this noble aim the security forces should be able to ensure security during the poll.
At the meeting General Josef Danford mentioned that he believed in the ability of the Afghan security forces, because they have undertaken the responsibility to lead most of the combat operations. So they would able to undertake all security responsibility from the NATO forces in near future.
He added that NATO, his country and all NATO member countries were committed to Afghan people according to Chicago conference agreements.
He assured the people of Afghanistan that the world community including the US would also remain on side of Afghan people after 2014.
 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai met with Indian investors and traders at his residence in New Delhi on his second visit to India.
At this meeting, the president talked about the good opportunities for investment in Afghanistan in the fields of telecommunications, health and agriculture.
The Indian investors while showing interest in investment in those sectors said that soon a delegation of Indian investors will visit Afghanistan to assess the investment possibilities in Afghanistan.
At this meeting Chandar  Bannerji general director of Indian industrial confederation, Rakish Baharti general director of the greatest Indian enterprise famous as Baharati functioning in tele-communications and food processing in 21 countries and Malwinder Muhan Singh executive chairman of health services (Fortess) were present.
According to another report, President Karzai also met in New Delhi with some Afghan Indians who informed the president about their problems.  They said that they are always remembering their country and want to return to Kabul, Khost, Kandahar and Jalalabad city and Charikar that they were previously residing and had their properties.
President Karzai while encouraging them to return home stressed that the government of Afghanistan would cooperate in recovering of their properties.
 

Wednesday May 22, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president in his meeting with members of popular shura of Khushi district and chairman of people’s shura of Charkh district of Logar said that by consolidating unity and oneness of Afghan people, the enemies cannot achieve their vicious aims.
The members of the council while sharing their problems with Khalili said that the residents of the district were representing different ethnic groups of Afghanistan and they have lived in unity in complete solidarity which has ensured security and peace of district so far.
They assured Khalili of people’s support and expressed their pleasure for the activities of local authorities in constructing school buildings and providing the children with other educational facilities.
They also expressed pleasure for implementation of National Solidarity Program there and called it an important program for the people.
However they compliant about lack of reconstruction projects, unemployment, economic problems, not building Abak power dam and asked the government to help in settling of the above mention problems.
They also expressed concern about insecurity in Charkh district asking government attention towards ensuring of security in the district, adding that the foreigners were involved in insecurity there, but the people were against them.
Khalili praised unity among the people and the efforts of Khushi district for ensuring security, said that only through unity the people of Afghanistan could foil the plots of the enemies.
He added that experience has shown that the people of Afghanistan are sensitive about their destiny and they hope the activities for the progress of the country and tranquility of people to be continued after 2014.
He assured them that their problems would be addressed by the related government organs.
 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Kabul (BNA) At the ceremony held to this end, at the University campus in Jalandar city of Punjab State of India was attended by Parnab Mukerji Indian president, Chief Minister and Governor of Punjab, teachers and students of the University.
First, the Rector of the LPU University welcoming president Karzai and the Indian president on the third graduation ceremony of university said it is a matter of pleasure for him that he has president Karzai with him who has come from our friendly country Afghanistan and accepts the honorary doctorate document.
The honorary doctorate was presented to president Karzai by the Indian president to appreciate his services and his endeavors for development of Afghanistan especially in education, infrastructures, health, economy and international relations sectors.
Afterward, the governor of Punjab state while congratulating president Karzai said that president Karzai is the great friend of India and his presence will always be remembered by the university and the people of Punjab.  Addressing the ceremony president Karzai said that he is pleased that the LPU with its high academic capabilities and having more than 30,000 students from various countries honors him with honorary doctorate.
He added that I had a meeting with Patel rector of LPU University about the requirements of Afghanistan towards education and especially higher education.
He told me the university will accept all the students that the government of Afghanistan wishes to send them with its own budget.
He added that India as the friend of people of Afghanistan has provided great aids in the area of higher education of Afghan youths and annually offer 2000 scholarship to the Afghan youths and you are witness to the presence of Afghan students in all Indian universities.  He stressed that India not only assisted in training of our youth, but it has assisted Afghanistan with over USD2 billion in different spheres and representing the Afghan nation I thank India for its valuable and great it’s to our people.
Addressing the student’s president Karzai noted that you are representing a country with great civilization which is rapidly progressing in technology, industry, economy sectors. 
He asked the students that what they learn at the university not only use in India but put them service of other needy nations.
It should be noted that the LPU is one of the largest private university in India located in Punjab State of India and presently it has 30,000 students from 28 Indian states and 26 world countries.
The third graduation festival of the university was marked by presence of President of Afghanistan and India, during which about 7775 students received graduation diplomas of BA and Masters Degrees and 19 of them for their outstanding position also received gold medals.
 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 06:03

An Influential Man Killed

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Farah (BNA) An influential man of a community was killed by Taliban in Farah province last night.
Abdul Rahman Zhwandou spokesman governor of Farah said BNA, Taliban killed Abdul Wahid an influential man of the community with gun shots in  the Sorkeli area, because of permitting Etisalat communication company to install its Antenna inside  his house.  T. Suraya-Yarzada