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Wednesday, 29 February 2012 07:17

Session To Be Held To Assess Istanbul Process

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The first session is to be held to follow Istanbul conference here in Kabul. 
The conference is to be attended by representatives from China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE, Uzbekistan, Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, England, USA, European Union, UN, NATO and Organization of the Islamic Conference. 
The representatives of the member countries will discuss issues related to exercising of the Istanbul conference’s decisions. 
According to reports, representative of India arrived in Kabul yesterday to participate in the conference.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai chaired a meeting of the Economic committee discussing industrial policy of the country. 
Initiated following previous economic meetings at the presidential palace, the meeting initially discussed the industrial policy of the country freshly prepared that envisages seven priority points about Afghanistan that will be inserted into the export area like marble, woolen goods, carpets and etc. 
Issues like creation of industrial parks, provision of permanent energy power and usage of custom traffic for growth of industry and strengthening of exports were evaluated. 
The meeting also assessed the contract signed by the private sector in mines area and emphasized that the process of contracts for extraction of mines should take place precisely and the role of the government especially in participation with the private sector should be considered. 
It was decided that in the coming meeting discussions should take place on industries replacing imports and areas that Afghanistan has relative potential in exports spheres.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:50

2 including Chinese woman killed in Peshawar

Tuesday 28 February 2012,

(BNA) PESHAWAR: A Chinese woman was among the two people gunned down in the busy business area of Jehangir Pura.,Peshawar , Pakistan.

According to the police, unknown men riding on a motorcycle opened fire and killed the foreigner and her friend.

The victims were walking on the street when they were gunned down, SSP Operations said.

Police add that the Chinese woman had come to Pakistan for vacations

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Lashkargah (BNA) Six hundreds new gardens to be establish in the coming new facial year in Helmand, Officials of Agriculture Department of that province said.
Eng. Abdullah Ahmadzai Head of Agriculture Department of Helmand province told this news agency, with the cooperation of American forces stationed in that province, their department planed to create six hundreds new gardens in the ten districts of that province.
According to him, American forces will allocate two million US dollars for establishment of these gardens.
He added, for implementation of this program, the agriculture department of that province has complete readiness and thirteen farms have been selected in different parts of that province for planting of useful and non-useful saplings.
For six hundred gardens, eight hundreds saplings are in the plan and these seeds will be distributed to those gardeners who have not plant poppy in their farms this year, Ahmadzai said.
T. Rateb Nabizada

Tuesday 28 February 2012,

Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai received at a formal ceremony the diplomatic credentials of Justin Peter Fepuleai, the new ambassador of the New Zealand to Afghanistan.

The ceremony, attended by Afghan deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin and the Ministry’s Chief of Protocol Hamid Sediq, was followed by a bilateral meeting where issues of mutual interest including New Zealand’s assistance to Afghanistan were discussed.

The President thanked Ambassador Fepuleai for his country’s help to Afghanistan and said “From far away, you have come to help us and our country which is a great humanitarian contribution itself.”

The new Ambassador said he was happy to have been posted to Afghanistan and informed the President of a number of projects including solar energy his country has been undertaking in the province of Bamyan.

The President wished the new ambassador success in his new assignment and good stay in Afghanistan

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 10:42

Four Private Schools Close In Herat

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Herat (BNA) Four private schools were closed due to not having legal document in Herat province today.
After evaluating the teaching method of the mentioned schools by a joined delegation of provincial council and education department of that province the schools were closed.
Basir Ahmad Taheri education head of Herat said to BNA, in charges of the closed schools advised that beside taking legal certificates of activity, pay attention on their teaching methods.  
Meanwhile, Mooen Saboor education spokesman of Herat said that evaluating and control of private education centers will continue in that province. 
Currently, 64 private schools and hundreds of educational centers are active in Herat province. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 08:42

Seven Members Of A Family Martyred In Helmand

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Lashkargah (BNA) Seven members of a family were martyred and one of them was injured in a blast in Nawa district of Helmand province today. 
According to BNA, this explosion occurred in Nawa district, in which 7 members of a family including 4 women, 2 daughters and a son were martyred and one of them injured. 
The detail of the event has not clear. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) We were informed with regret that Ustad Prof. Sayed Omar Muneeb member of the nationwide ulema council of Afghanistan has died. 
Late Omar has been an outstanding scholar, influential and Mejahid and a founder of the council who spend all his life in imparting to his students and trained Muslim sons and served in the Jehad of the people as well. 
The ulema council considers his death a loss and wishes peace for his soul and patience for his family members and relatives as well the ulemas and Mujahid people of Afghanistan.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai chaired the plenary session of the Council of Ministers held at Gul Khana Palace yesterday. 
Initially the tragic issue of desertion of Holly Kuran, the holy book of God, by the US soldiers and the apology of the US government were taken up. 
It was stressed that this action has caused protest marches in cities and different regions of the country and these marches had human and material losses. 
President Karzai noted at the session that while we are strongly condemning this anti-Islamic action ask our pious, brave and honest countrymen to preserve their vigilance, and patience do not allow that the enemies of peace and stability disrupt order in the country. 
He assured that his government is in contact with the US and wants trial of the perpetrators of this incident. 
The council of Ministers (CM) expressed its deepest sorrows over the martyrdom of those countrymen wounded during the demonstrations and shared the pains of Muslim nation and asked peace for the souls of the martyrs and patience for the bereaved families and immediate recovery for the wounded. 
The CM in order to address the grievances of the martyr’s families instructed the independent department of local organs to verify the relatives of the martyrs and prepare their meeting with the president of Afghanistan. 
President Karzai also hailed the latest statement of the Pakistani Prime Minister in relation to that country’s vast cooperation in the peace process and the talks between the government of Afghanistan with the Taliban and Hezbi Islami of Hekmatyar. 
Minister of Repatriates and Refugees informed the CM about the strategic support of volunteer return of refugees, resettlement and cooperation of the host countries that in reality is the region of strategy for solution of Afghan refugee’s problems inside and outside the country. 
The strategy anticipates honorable return and solving the problems of employment, permanent settlement, provision of services in education, health, shelter and work in the development project and this will be taken into discussions in May in Geneva conference with the participation of the regional countries and donor states. 
The CM confirmed the strategy and advised the ministry of repatriates and refugees discuss this strategy at the Geneva Conference and consider its realization with the help of related organs. 
Meanwhile, the issue of usurpation of land in the refugee’s townships in some provinces was presented to the CM by the minister of refugees and repatriates. 
He said that on the basis of resolution #17 dated 17/5/1390 of the CM, the assigned delegation took out around 600 jirib of land in the Mamozai township of Bagrami district and delivered to the ownership of this ministry which will be distributed to the refugees as per the program. 
The CM instructed the ministry that on the basis of phrase 5 of resolution #17 of the CM, the ministry of refugees and repatriates, interior, independent department of local organs and head of the government issues in justice ministry to assess the problem of land usurpation in Paktia, Laghman, Kapisa and Kunar and assure their accomplishment to the CM accordingly. 
The Minister of Finance based on the decision of session 47 dated 2/12/1389 of the CM presented the ministry’s accomplishments in relation to the mechanism of taking out of the foreign currency from the country which was adopted by the CM considering its economic impacts and its national interests by mentioning of the new recommendations of the cabinet ministers. 
The CM also confirmed the proposal of Da-Afghanistan Bank on transfer of over USD 20,000 to outside of the country through the legal banks of the country and advised the Central Bank to ensure implementation of the banking law in relation to transfer of foreign currency abroad. 
The governor of the Bank proposed formation of the high coordination and working committee for struggle against terrorism, financing and purification of money. 
The CM instructed Da-Afghanistan Bank and the Ministries of Finance and Justice to review the bank’s proposal in the light of the law for struggle against money purification and income from crimes and refer it to the CM economic committee. 
Meanwhile expropriation of 2220 sqm of land property of four persons located in Chaoke Yadgar of Mazari Sharif on the basis of Afs. 4,000 per sqm and a total of Afs 8,80,000 and the expropriation of 1865 sqm of land property of 12 persons located in Baba Yadgar of Mazari Sharif at total of Afs. 9,325,000 were referred to the CM meeting by local organs department. 
The CM adopted the proposal and instructed the local organs department to facilitate the money from the Balkh Municipality budget.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Four government officials have been detained on charges of spying for foreign intelligence networks, a spokesman for the Afghan spy service said on Monday. 
The detainees included a junior employee at the foreign ministry and three officials of others government department. 
National Directorate of Security (NDS) spokesman Lotfullah Masshal said. 
He accused the individuals of involvement in spying for the intelligence networks of foreign countries and leaking secret documents to them. 
Without disclosing their identity, he said the detainees were under investigation. 
Deputy foreign ministry spokeswoman, Faramarz Tamana, confirmed the arrest of an employee by intelligence operatives. 
However, he would not go into details.