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Sunday, January 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, the first vice president and acting president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan yesterday afternoon in a meeting with elders, influential figures and a number of  Kunduz people council considered coexistence of people in Kunduz city as a good example of citizenship and emphasized on preservation of such value. 
The first vice president also said, “Kunduz city is one of the important agricultural and industrial cities of Afghanistan and it has to be further focused in reconstruction sector. 
During the meeting, two elders representing others enumerated the problems of Kunduz people in particular residents of Kunduz city. 
They enumerated the problems as not implementation of city master plan, not asphalting of the city’s roads, lack of hospitals in a number of districts and changing Takharistan high madrasa to Sharia faculty. 
The first vice president and acting president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan heard complaints of the elders and promised that such problems would be addressed through relevant organs.

Sunday, January 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai and David Cameron Prime Minister of Britain signed the treaty yesterday in London. 
During the meeting both sides exchanged views on transition of security from the international forces to the Afghans, process of peace, and continued cooperation of the international community especially that of Britain with Afghanistan. 
After the meeting, president Karzai and David Cameron signed the treaty. 
After the signing ceremony, both president Karzai and David Cameroon attended a joint press conference and president Karzai representing the people of Afghanistan thanked Britain for its assistance and cooperation during the past ten years and praised Britain that once again it renewed its commitments for the future of stable Afghanistan in terms of economic reliance. 
David Cameron while welcoming president Karzai said we are for a stable and peaceful Afghanistan because a stable Afghanistan is to the benefit of the entire world and for this very reason Britain is committed to its assistance and cooperation to Afghanistan and after the 2014 Britain will be on side of the people of Afghanistan. 
According to the treaty Britain will continue its assistance and cooperation to Afghanistan in the security, good governance, rule of law, economic development, social and cultural spheres.

Sunday, January 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) After signing of friendship and strategic cooperation treaty between Afghanistan and France, French president Nicolas Sarkozy said that on the basis of this treaty, France will continue its long-term assistance to Afghanistan in education, health, economy and cultural spheres. 
The treaty which was signed last evening by presidents of Afghanistan and France, the French president attended a joint press conference and he emphasized that France will continue training of the Afghan security forces. 
He asked president Hamid Karzai so that the Afghan forces take over the security of the Kapsia province in the future. 
President Hamid Karzai appreciated the hospitality of the French President and expressed pleasure over signing of the long term friendship strategic cooperation treaty with that country. 
He added that under this treaty France renewed its commitments towards continued assistance to Afghanistan. 
President Hamid Karzai conveyed his sympathies to the people of France over the killing of the four French soldiers in Afghanistan and appreciated the sacrifices of the French forces in bringing about security and stability in Afghanistan. 
As regards delivering of the security responsibility to the Afghan forces, he noted that Afghanistan is prepared to take over the security of the country  even before the year 2014, adding that the Afghan forces will take over the security of Kapisa province from the French forces after March of the current year. 
Under this agreement France will continue its assistance to Afghanistan in the spheres of defense, security, agriculture, rural development, health, education, higher education, culture and good governance, rule of law, infrastructure foundations, economy, financial affairs, trade and industry. 
It should be recalled that this treaty between Afghanistan and France is valid for 20 years.

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai met with the speaker of parliament of Italy Frank Feini at parliament headquarters yesterday. 
At the meeting the Italian side welcoming president Karzai and his accompanying delegation expressed pleasure that Afghanistan and Italy signed a long-term strategic cooperation treaty. 
He added that according to this document Italy can continue its assistance to Afghanistan after 2014 as well, stressing further that Italy believes that this document is to the interest of both the countries. 
He noted that be in his recent visit to Afghanistan witnessed that positive developments have occurred in this country and emphasized on further expansion of cooperation ties between the parliaments of the two countries. 
Calling relations between the two nations as deep and friendly president Karzai said that for these very reason two monarchs of Afghanistan selected Rome for their living. 
He representing the people and parliament of Afghanistan appreciated the assistance of Italy in judicial system of Afghanistan and expansion of the Herat International Airport as well as foundations in the province. 
Participation of Italy at the international Bonn Conference and Italian government’s commitments towards Afghanistan indicated that Italy after 2014 will continue its assistance to Afghanistan. 
Touching on the current situation in Afghanistan, the process of peace, and transition of security, President Karzai added that till the end of 2014 all the security responsibility from the international forces will be taken by the Afghans.

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Prime Minister Raza Gailani of Pakistan will send Hena Rabani Kahr Minister of Foreign Affairs of that country for talks to Afghanistan.
A higher authority in Pakistan told Reuters that Hena Rabani Kahr in her visit will prepare the ground for coming summit among Afghanistan Pakistan and the US.
The Prime Minister while discussing issues pertaining to Afghanistan touched on the visit of Mrs. Hena Rabani to Afghanistan.
Relations between Pakistan and US become tense after NATO air attack on a military post of Pakistan in which 24 Pakistan soldiers were killed and Islamabad in reaction closed the supply caravans of NATO through Pakistan and the US Shamsi air base in Baluchistan.
Before the two countries for killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan had also become tense.
It is unknown when the Pakistan foreign minister will visit Kabul.

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The minister of commerce and industry has enough gas and oil in its reservoirs, so the people shouldn’t concern over lack of the fuel.
Briefing the reporters in a news conference held on Wednesday, Dr Anwarul Haq Ahadi, minister of commerce and industry said, “Currently 10,000 oil and enough quantity of liquid gas are stored in the ministry’s reservoirs, so the people can buy liquid gas by 55 Afs in government stores and 60 Afs in open markets.
Ahadi stressed that those selling the gas in high price to be punished.
He added recently the price of gas had risen in Kabul city.
Therefore, minister of commerce and industry was obliged to take a step and control the price of liquid gas in the Afghan markets.
Minister of commerce asserted that minister of commerce and industry has enough quantity of gas in its reservoirs which could provide gas to Kabul residents for some months, so the people shouldn’t concern over this issue.
He said the minister has nearly 10,000 tons oil in its reservoirs, adding the ministry has bought nearly 1 million tons petroleum from Iran.
Ahadi concluded, there are 15 government fuel stations in Kabul city and ministry of commerce and industry is determined to increase the stations to 30.
It is worth mentioning that there are 150 shops in open markets, while there are 80 government shops for selling liquid gas in Kabul city.


Saturday, January 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in presence of Information and Culture Minister Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen between the deputy minister for youth affairs of the minister Temur Shah Ishaqzai and Qazi Abdul Basir Khadang chairman of the Amir Ali Shir Nawaie for provision of 30 discounts for the youth’s education fees.
According to this (MoU) the institution will enroll 500 youth from Jawzjan with 30% discount and 10 other youth free of charge at the engineering, economy, and computer science and law faculties. Dr. Raheen before the signature of this (MoU) said it is a pleasure that through the deputy minister office for youth the ground is prepared for education of the youth with 30% of discount for their fees.
He expressed the hope that other higher education institutions too in other provinces facilitate the education of youth with discount in payment of the fees.
According to Ishaqzai during the current year 22,500 youth including the boys and girls have found the chance to enroll in center and provinces with discount fees of between 30 to 40% in private higher education institution.
According to him last year around 24,000 youths were also introduced by this ministry to other higher education organizations.


Saturday, January 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dear countrymen, sisters and brothers Assalam Aleikum Wa Rehmatullah Wa Barakathu.
These days the Kabul Municipality has undertaken a good measure and started the program for collection of charity aid from the people for the reconstruction of three historical palaces in Kabul. 
Dear countrymen retain a good culture towards cooperation and launching of collective social activities aimed at ensuring public welfare such as collective works, however collection of cash aid from the people for repairing and reconstruction of the historical monuments is not common in our country.
However, the Kabul Municipality by taking this positive measure in reality has initiated promotion of collection of aid and participation of the people in the reconstruction of three palaces of Darul Aman, Tajbig, and Chehelstoon. 
Dear countrymen, each one of us as safeguarded of culture, history and national prides should take the initiative and irrespective of foreign aid we should donate and use our own resources for reconstruction of our historic palaces and this way take an active part in this national mission as this will strengthen the sense towards self-reliance. 
Now that the Kabul Municipality is willing to reconstruct the three palaces through the participation of the people, in many of the provinces and even in districts, there are monuments, gardens and historic and old palaces which can be repaired with the cooperation of the people and the municipality of those regions too should initiate such a measure. 
If we resort to such measures and each one of our people has a share in such social and welfare activity, I am sure that we shall soon achieve marked services in repairing and reconstruction of historic monuments and important gardens of the country and this way God willing, our historic monuments will be repaired and our homeland will flourish. 
I am hopeful that our dear countrymen, especially the wealthy people would take their share in the reconstruction of Drul Aman, Chehelstoon and Tajbig palaces and thus achieve a great service to the country and its history.

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In its meeting with second vice-president Mohammad Karim Khalili the consultative council of Maidan-Wardak shared its environmental issues and inclusion of development projects government plan for the province. 
They said that still 194 schools have no building, and that no project was planned for usage of water from the Helmand River for agriculture, irrigation and production of power energy while this river possesses adequate capacity for small and large hydro power plants. 
They also asked for acceleration of reconstruction process in the province, especially in districts where less work has been achieved. 
They argued further that the security responsibility for five districts in the province was delivered to the government forces but no necessary assistance was provided for those districts. 
They also touched on building of the road from Jaghato district to Chak of Wardak and other development projects for the province. 
They also shared the problems of the 13th precinct of Kabul. 
Meanwhile, completion of the Shaheed Mazari project up Qalae Ha idea Khan, construction of the sub-road from general cemetery of west of Kabul, and attention towards the problem of addiction and the addicts who are wandering in different parts of Kabul city were other issues they asked government attention towards them. 
Khalili expressed pleasures over meeting and sharing their problems and existence of the popular foundations and stressed that such foundations is effective in unity of people and ensuring of peace and stability in the country. 
He also praised people’s attention towards education and added that I am sure that with the will of the people of Afghanistan the conditions will not reverse back. 
He also assured them that their problems will be addressed by implementing the development budget of coming year. 
He also emphasized on expansion of power energy in the 13th precinct of Kabul. 
He noted that construction of the Garden Dewar up to Jaghto is important from government viewpoints and this will be realized by the government.

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The house of People could not elect the secretary of the house in its session chaired by its speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi. 
Initially Dr. Saleh Saljuqi, Farouq Majrouh, Shah Gul Razayee and Ahmad Shah Ralmazan had nominated themselves but none of them could get the required votes. 
In the second round Shah Gul Razayee and Ahmad Shah Ramazan also could not attain the votes, and in the third round once again these persons would compete on coming Tuesday. 
Meanwhile, in the session Humayoun was elected as chairman of defense and territorial integrity, Amir Khan as chairman of national economy. 
Sharifullah as chairman of safety and privileges of deputies and Mrs. Kufi as chairman of the commission for women affairs and civil society.