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Saturday, April 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai accepted in a ceremony the credentials of the new Iranian ambassador Abul Fazal Zuhrawand. 
At the ceremony president Karzai and the Iranian ambassador for Afghanistan discussed further expansion of relations between Afghanistan and Iran. 
President Karzai called Iran as long standing friend of Afghanistan having common religious and linguistic bonds and thanked Iran for its assistance to Afghanistan. 
The Iranian ambassador promised that during his mission in Afghanistan he will try to further expand ties between the two neighbor and brotherly nations. 
Dr. Zalamai Rasoul Minister of Foreign Affairs and Hamid Sedeq head of protocol department of the ministry were also present at the ceremony.

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The elders of Shindand district of Herat in a meeting with President Hamid Karzai shared their problems with him. 
At the meeting Kaka Daoud Khan, Ghulam Hazrat Raufi, Sayed Afzal Ahmad and Monawar Shah Shindand deputy at the house of people talked on others behalf. 
They supported the strategic cooperation treaty between Afghanistan and the US. They pinpointed their problems in security, health, education, roads, reservoir dams, local organ and insecurity of the elders and asked for upgrading the Shindand district to the province. 
The elders expressed their concern over dismissals by the ministry of interior of police. 
Officers of Herat especially the Shindand district and called them unjustified. They asked employment of the youth in reconstruction projects at the district especially at the airport project and provision of scholarship of Turkey and India for the 12 grade graduates. 
President Karzai told the elders that measures will be taken over employment of the youth as labor at the reconstruction projects in Shindand. 
He instructed Ghulam Jailani Popal advisor minister in good governance to closely assess the situation in Shindand district and address the problems of the people and prepare a report in this respect and present to the president. 
He also told them that sending of their youth under the scholarship will be taken at the cabinet meeting.

Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:28

Ismael Khan Rejects Allegation

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Minister for Water and Energy, Mohammad Ismael Khan has utterly rejected the allegations put by Azizullah Ludin the head of counter-corruption directorate as baseless allegation. 
A source close to Ismael Khan namely Hajji Abdul Basir emphasized that the allegation labeled by Ludin is mere conspiracy which has no reality. 
Citing health problem, he said that Ismael Khan cannot speak at the moment but would brief the media on the allegations within few weeks. 
Dr. Ludin has accused Ismael Khan of involvement in corruption and grabbing lands worth millions of US dollars. Another official with counter-corruption directorate, Nadir Mohsini also confirmed the allegations, saying what Dr. Ludin said is accurate.

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The consultative meeting of jihadi leaders and national figures with president, Hamid Karzai on the chair held in presidential palace yesterday approved the draft for strategic partnership between Afghanistan and the United States of America. 
Touching upon the importance of the pact, they also stressed on respect to constitution, national unity and the agreement between Afghanistan and US, as the two independent countries. 
The jihadi leaders also described the contents of the draft very important for the strengthening the Afghan security forces and their ability defending the country independently. 
Prominent among those attended the consultative meeting were second vice president, heads of both the chambers of the parliament, Pir Sayed Ahmad Gilani, Hazrat Sibghatullah Mujadeddi, Abdul Rab Rasoul Sayaf, Salahuddin Rabbani, Hajji Mohaqiq and Mawlawi Arsala Rahmani.

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Addressing the gathering marking the 20th anniversary of the victory of Jehad of people of Afghanistan, expressed the hope that the Afghans to reach to the desire of Jehad that is freedom, peace, security, progress and welfare of the country. 
He added that it is a matter of pleasure today that we are recalling the victory of the Jehad of Afghanistan and the sacrifices and martyrdom of the people. 
He noted that we have attained the objectives of Jehad in some areas and we are trying our best for reaching its other objectives. He pointed out that I hope that the people of Afghanistan build up their country without outside aid and with their own able hands and hopefully this day will come and the Afghan nation is taking bold steps towards that aim. 
Others attending the gathering were vice presidents, speakers of both houses of parliament, some jehadi leaders, members of cabinet, advisor ministers, chief justice and members of the supreme court, attorney general, members of the peace council, head and members of the commission supervising implementation of the constitution, head and some members of the nationwide ulema council, some members of the national assembly, and some other high ranking official, generals and officers of the national army and some foreign guests.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Jawed Ludin Deputy Foreign Minister met with Michael Koch Special Envoy of the Federal Republic of Germany for Afghanistan and Pakistan today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Koch expressing happiness for being warmly received in Kabul said that he will not hesitate making any efforts in providing assistance to Afghanistan both from German side as well as the International Community side.
Koch added that today there is a unique coherence between the interests of Afghanistan and Germany and he assures Afghans that Germany will remain on the side of the people of this country.
Congratulating Germany’s Special Envoy on his appointment Mr. Ludin wished him success in the affairs.
The Deputy Foreign Minister expressed hope that the two countries will be able to enhance close cooperation in the principal priority areas ahead including peace process, transition, regional cooperation and other major issues.
Mr. Koch has visited Afghanistan in the past. He was German ambassador to Pakistan prior to the appointment in the new position.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:57

Taliban Militants Killed In Herat

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Herat (BNA) Seven armed Taliban militants were killed in a clash by Afghan forces in Herat province yesterday. 
This clash occurred in Zerkoh village, Shindand district, in which three other armed militants and a national army soldier have been wounded. 
Local officials said that this clash occurred when a group of armed Taliban attacked on Afghan forces while they were destroying poppy farms in this area. 
Noor Khan Nikzad police spokesman of Herat said to BNA, in this clash, 7 armed Taliban militants were killed and three others have been wounded.
According to Nikzad, Taliban with terrorist attacks wanted to stop elimination of puppy farms program in this province. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:55

Medical Clinic Opened In Gardiz

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Gardiz (BNA) A medical clinic was opened after reconstruction in the center of Gardiz city today. 
Dr. Nazdana care-taker of public health department of Paktia said to BNA, this clinic was set on fire by unknown men, was reconstructed with the financial cooperation of three foreign institutions and put for public use again. 
This clinic treat patients in five wards and 15,000 families benefited from medical services. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:50

Afghan Security Forces Killed 20 Insurgents

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan security forces during operations which was conducted in the several provinces of the country killed 20 armed insurgents yesterday. 
Interior ministry press office said to BNA, these operations conducted in the outskirts of Kapisa, Kandahar, Ghazni, Logar and Paktia provinces in which 20 armed insurgents were killed, 4 wounded and 11 others of them have been arrested. 
In these operations, 20 kg of explosive materials, 11 mines, a vehicle and 5 motorbikes were seized by these forces. 
According to another report, the personnel of national police seized a number of heavy arms and ammunition with 19200 kg of Ammonium Nitrate from outskirts of Nangarhar and Zabul provinces. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:32

Herat Airport To Be International

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Herat (BNA) With completion of renovation of Herat airport, the local in charges more confident for economical improvement of commercial situation in this province. 
The economical in charges and traders in Herat said that renovation of Herat airport has a positive role on commerce relations in this province. 
According to them, beginning of international flights, investment of traders from different countries of the world in the industrial and production fields in Herat province will be increased. 
The Herat airport was renovated a month ago with the assistance of Italy. 
Daud Shah Saba governor of Herat said that for renovation and equipping of this airport, Italia outlaid Afghani 183 million. 
Governor of Herat said to BNA, with renovation of this airport, the flight capacities and presentation of services will increased.  
Saba said renovation of this airport will have more effect on economical situation in that province. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada