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Tuesday, 31 July 2012 08:13

11 Taliban Rebels Killed In Provinces

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) 11 Taliban rebels were killed, 2 wounded and 8 others were arrested during security mission of police forces. 
Interior Ministry press office said to BNA, in the last 24 hours, the police forces conducted five combined operation for cleaning the insure areas from presence of Taliban in Faryab, Jowzjan, Kandahar,  Logar and Ghazni provinces in which 11 Taliban rebels were killed, 2 wounded and 8 others were detained. 
In these operations, a PK machine-gun, 4 different types of arms, 3 mines, 12 kg of explosive materials and 10 motorcycles of enemies were seized by these forces. 
According to another report, the national police forces in their patrol in the outskirts of Zherai district of Kandahar province arrested, two mine planters who wanted to place an anti-vehicle mine along the road of this district.
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
FAIZABAD (BNA) A Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Fatah along with nine of his men joined peace process in Argo district of Badakhshan yesterday, Governor’s spokesman Abdul Marouf Rasikh said.
In his remarks, Mullah Fatah said he would defend the peace and reconstruction from now besides calling on Taliban to give up fighting and join the peace process.
He also handed over 10 assault rifles to authorities.
According to another report, two more armed insurgents joined the peace process in Sar-i-Pul province yesterday and vowed to defend the government from now on.
 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Some of the women strongly welcomed article 32 of the President’s decree that incorporates elimination of violence against women and called it a turning point in ending the pains of the women in the country.
In article 32 of the President’s decree the women affairs ministry has been assigned that in three months’ time start a massive program on reduction of violence against women through the media, mosques, Takaya and other media sources for informing the public to work on elimination of violence against women.
Meanwhile, in six months time, the ministry should finalize the structure and supervisory national working plan for woman and present its first report to the CM.
Fauzia Nasir Yar Kabul deputy at the House of People said that this decree once again drew the attention of the ministry of women affairs towards its missions and responsibilities for improving status of women in the country.
She added that in this decree the role of the religious scholars in reduction of violence is also specified and this can help I reduction of violence against women.
Nasir Yar added that in case the role of the media is outstanding in this sphere the religious in this respect. For, in most areas the people have no access to the religious scholars and they are trusted by the people more than others.
 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The commission for Complaint hearing of House of People held session the other day.
Chaired by Abidullah Barikzai and attended by the minister for information and culture, first the commission discussed the petition of Kabul representative Allah Gul Mujahid in which it said that some media outlets reported skirmishes between Allah Gul Mujahid and Mullah Tarakhil Mujahid utterly rejected the reports, saying no clash has been happened.
He also called on the Minister for Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoon Raheen to refer to judicially if any media release such false reports.
It was also decided that the violation of press law should be investigated by the concerned commission.
The commission had also heard the petition of Lal Zarin from Mohmandara district of Nangarhar.
The commission also discussed the petition of the Nangarhar University and necessary decisions have been taken.
 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai in a decree for realization of his address at the extraordinary session of the National Assembly assigned the ministries to report to the CM on their performances.
At the 13th phrase of this decree the ministry of education has been assigned that in three months time, hold at least four short-term course for capacity building of 40,000 teachers and report on this the CM accordingly.
In three months, the policy for education infrastructures at local and national levels by prepared and report on this to the CM.
In six months all the private and government schools be assessed to find out if they are not observing the policy standards of their quality is low should be standardized.
In six months time with the cooperation of the ministries of labor and social affairs, martyrs and the disabled and higher education the proposal for creation of specific administration units for addressing all issues pertaining to vocational training, including the secondary foundations and technicums be arranged and report on this to the CM.
In six months time the ministry should adopt measures for employment of teacher and lectures in the center and provinces of the country and the recruitment of 11,000 teachers and new employees through free competitions, tests of capacities, and report on this on monthly basis to the CM.
In six months for preparing the ground for training of female teachers in rural regions, teachers support centers at district levels should be increased from 111 to 180 and as of the beginning of new academic year of 1392 the subject of patriotism should be included in the official curriculum of the government and private schools and supervise its correct teaching process.
 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai has condemned bomb attack inside a mosque in Uruzgan province that left the prayer leader dead and injured four others yesterday, as statement released by Presidential Palace said.
In the statement, the president said that the enemies of the people of Afghanistan conducted terrorist attack inside a mosque in Khirokariz area Monday morning murdering the prayer leader Mawlawi Taj Mohammad and injured four others.
The president in the statement described it as against Islam human being and strongly condemned the coward act.
In the statement, the president expressed sympathy with the family of late Taj Mohammad and prayed for early recovery of those injured in the blast.
 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The legal advisor of the president office warned that any foundation that violates the latest decree of the president will be legally pursued.
Nasrullah Stanikzai head of the legal and judicial broad of the presidential office says that the in charges of the government organs who show inattention toward the recent decree of president Karzai issued for reforms, will be legally followed up.
He told a press conference that the government organs within this decree have been assigned to realize the contents of the decree within the given time and its non-implementation will be considered a violation of the law and a crime.
Stanikzai added that the recent decree is different from other decrees and it has its specialties and it will be realized in a given time.
The decree assigns any government organs to carry on their duties in governance, struggle against corruption, rule of law and economic self-reliance in coordinated manners.
Meanwhile, Stanikzai considered execution of this decree the duty of any Afghans which can direct the country towards rule of law.
He stressed that this decree covers all foundations and organs that are involved in corruption and this will dearly punish the violators equally and the foundations as the National Assembly, Administration Affairs, National Security Council, Attorney general Office, High Judicial Committee of the presidential Office, the Administration for Counter Corruption and the National Security Department are responsible for implementation of this decree.
It is said that President Hamid Karzai recently by articles issuing of a decree containing 164 articles issued instructions to the government foundations to carry on persistent struggle against corruption.
 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai chaired the plenary session of the Council of Ministers held yesterday at the presidential palace.
The Council of Ministries initially took up the executive mechanism of decree no 45 of the fifth of Assad of Presidential office in 33 parts and 162 articles issued to the three state powers and the ministries was presented to the CM by Sadeq Mudaber Chairman of the administration affairs and the secretariat of the Council of Ministries.
In order to better realize the decree of the president, a joint supervisory team composed of cadres and the representatives of the three state powers have started their work in two directions.
In the first place, the supervisory team with the participation of the representative of the Supreme Court, representatives of the both houses of National Assembly and deputy ministers of ministries and partner organs along with senior employees of the administration affairs department and the secretariat of the CM in order to collect information of realization of the benefits of the decree at the ministries and departments.
The result of work of this team, in the second part will be activated by the collection team composed of head of national economy department and reconstruction, head of officer for liaison of the CM, head of the supervision and assessment of head of the structure under the leadership of Najibullah Amin deputy head of the administration affairs and secretariat of the CM.
They will coordinate activities once a week through the head of this office in written form and present to the presidential office and the cabinet of Afghanistan and these will also appear in the media.
The CM by deeply supporting the decree and confirming its realization mechanism, decided that delay in realization of this decree is similar to the violation of law and that the ministries and government departments during the specified time will achieve their responsibilities, otherwise they well be questioned.
The CM also assigned the administration affairs and the secretariat of the CM so that by the joint supervisory teams supervise its realization and report accordingly.
The minister of higher education as per the decision of the Council of Ministers presented the resolution of the national appeal for improving the educational order, technical and vocational training and job-seeking in Afghanistan.
The cabinet members presented their views and specific proposals and it was decided that the ministries and departments should prepare their views in written basis and send to the higher education ministry.
The minister of higher education, education labor and social affairs, martyrs and the disabled should review this national appeal and present it to one of the coming CM sessions.
The minister of higher education also informed the CM on his visit to Malaysia and meeting with the higher authorities of that country in respect to provision of higher education for the Afghan students in that country.
The minister has decided to send 170 Afghan students in engineering, computer science, economy, journalism and mines and 60 others for obtaining Master’s Degree from the national budget of the country.
According to the agenda the minister of finance for reduction of USD 51 million from the national budget due to non-commitments of the donors and increase of USD 1.5 million commitment of Asian Bank Development bank in the development of budget of 1391 that was adopted by the CM session.
The budgetary problem of the ministry of interior for meeting the lodging of the police personnel prisoners was presented by the interior minister it was decided that the full document for this should be presented to the presidential office.
Minister of transport informed the CM over report of the assigned commission for specifying the cost of aircrafts and other accessories of the Pamir Airlines to the CM meeting.
He said that seven aircrafts of the Pamir Airlines considering the world market prices, norm of consumption and their technical status were defined by the technical commission of which only four of its Boeing airplanes are usable.
The CM decided that the ministry of transport and civil aviation till the final decision of the court in regard to the specification of price of the aircrafts after assurance of their flights safety and other technical specifications should not resort to any actions.
At the end, three international conventions were presented to the session which was confirmed.
 

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 05:57

26 Drug Smugglers Arrested

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Police have arrested 26 people on charge of being involved in smuggling drug and alcoholic beverages and the judiciary sentenced them five to 20 prison terms. 
The items discovered from them include 57 kg heroin, 1812 kg opium, 58 kg morphine, 240 kg hashish and 775 liter alcoholic beverages. 
The court has already convicted an Iranian national on charge of drug smuggling to 18 years prison.
 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The house of people with Abdur Rauf Ibrahimi on the chair in its session yesterday approved six agreements with foreign countries and appointing diplomats. 
The friendship agreement with France, agreement with Republic of Dominican to establish diplomat relationship, agreement for Afghanistan to become signatory to 1961 convention on drug agreement on strategic partnership with Britain and northern Ireland, agreement for returning cultural heritages and agreement with Turkey for providing training to personnel of Afghanistan national army in Turkey was approved with majority of the lawmakers in the house. 
The house also approved the law for appointing staffs to Afghanistan diplomat missions and consulates. 
This law had been approved in three chapters and eight articles by the commission on international affairs with the objective to ban the appointment of dual nationality holders in diplomat missions. 
The issue of artillery shelling from Pakistan, war on corruption and the loan repayment to Kabul Bank was also discussed with strong emphasis on war against corruption.