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Wednesday, 08 August 2012 10:39

Four Civilians Killed In Nimroz

Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Zaranj (BNA) Local authorities of Nimroz province reported killing of four civilians by ISAF forces.
Mohammad Hashim Norzai district governor of Khashroad told BNA, ISAF using copters carried out an operation last midnight in Shashabad village of Khashroad district in which two men and two women were killed and two children injured.
He added, the children are 8 to 10 years old and shifted by ISAF to a hospital.
According to Norzai, a number of armed Taliban stationed in this house some hours before the operation but while the ISAF started operation the Taliban left the house.
ISAF office in Kabul confirmed the death of civilians in this operation.
T. Rateb

Wednesday, 08 August 2012 10:26

NATO Soldier Kills

Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A soldier of NATO forces killed due to firing of two Afghan military men.
It is said that the event occurred in a military base in the east of Afghanistan yesterday.
NATO in a press statement confirmed the death a soldier but said nothing regarding the two attackers.
The source said, NATO and Afghan forces started investigations in this regard.
T. Rateb

Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) With participation of historians, penmen, researchers and countrywide Afghan scholars, this seminar would be held in October of current year.
In preliminary meeting for holding of this seminar, Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen said that in this seminar, the researchers would read their articles around different dimensions of life and works of Abdull Hai Gardezi.
In the session that was held under the chairmanship of Dr. Raheen, Prof. Zadran, head researcher Mohammad Aslam Afzali, researcher Habibullah Rafi, Mohammad Afsar Rahbeen, Dr Abdull Majid Naseri, Dr. Mohammad Akram Arefi, Din Mohammad Darwish, Ustad Ghafar, Gen. Ali Shah Khan, Arya, Helmand Ghaznawi, the members of scientific commission of scientific research seminar of
Abdul Hai Gardezi, discussion took place about the manner of holding of this seminar, invitation from guests and collections of articles.
Hinting on high personality of famous historian of the country, Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen said that in civilization of Ghazni, three high-ranking historians are mentionable.
One is Abdul fazl Baihaqi that wrote his 18-volumes history about the dynasty of Ghaznavids and what is available today is from among the master pieces of history writing and from the master pieces of prose of Farsi of Dari.
The second one is the history of Zainullah Akhbar Gardezi that is written by Abdul Hai son of Zohak Gardezi Ghaznawi and is from among the main histories of the Islamic world.
Attention is focused in it on culture, thought, traditions, religions, history and qualities of ancient nations of the world and is continued till the dynasty of Ghaznavides.
This history is written in a very scientific method.
Unfortunately, this should be mentioned that large part of this valuable history is not in hand.
But what is remained is printed with the efforts of Late Ustad Habibi.
The third book is the history of Tabaqat-i-Naseri from Qazi Minhajuddin son of Sarajudeen Jawzjani. Dr. Raheen evaluated holding of this seminar worthy for introducing of personality and work of this great historian.

Wednesday, 08 August 2012 06:40

Foundation Stone Of Blood Bank Laid

Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Minister for Public health Dr. Saraya Dalil and French ambassador to Afghanistan laid the foundation stone of the new blood bank in Kabul yesterday.
In her speech during the ground breaking ceremony, the minister for public health said that the project will be completed within a year at a cost some 800,000 US dollars, funded by France.
The new blood bank, constructed in one story will be equipped with necessary equipments, the minister added.
French ambassador in his remarks said that French is committed to assist Afghanistan in different fields especially health.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai strongly denounced the roadside bombing that killed and injured a number of innocent civilians in Paghman district of Kabul province, the office said in a statement.
Early yesterday morning a vehicle passing by the road hit a bomb that was detonated by a remote control device in Khaldari area of Paghman district, leaving nine civilians dead and five others wounded, the office continued.
Condemning the act in the strongest possible terms, President Karzai said, “Terrorist who pant roadside bombs on public routes during the holy month of Ramadan, targeting and killing innocent Muslim civilians, are definitely neither Muslim nor Afghans.”
The President added, “They will achieve nothing but public abhorrence and server punishment in the court of Almighty Allah” the office added.
The President offers his deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims and prays for quick recovery of the wounded, the office concluded.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai met with some deputies and government in charges during which Governor Khairullah Anush Chairman of the Provincial Council Ziaudden and Mayor Mohammad Haidar deputies at the National Assembly, Abdullah Mohammadi, Makhdom Furqani, Sayed Hashmi, Musumi Khawari and Mohammad Asif shared their views with the president in respect to reconstruction issues and asked the government to facilitate through the ministry of public works the road leading towards the Dara Souf mine so that better ground is paved for commuting of the people on the road.
They added that due to decadent condition of this road often traffic incident happen on it that lead to the death and injuries of the people.
They also complained that the people of Dara Souf Sufia are still deprived of potable water.
They also drew the attention of the president towards problems in education, public health and agriculture and irrigation spheres, they requested President Karzai to issue instructions to the relevant ministries to undertake improvement measures in those areas.
President Karzai justified the demands of the Samangan people and assured them that the government will attach more attention towards reconstruction activities in the province.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) General Abdul Rahim Wardak left his assignment as acting minister of National Defense and while bidding farewell with the ministry’s staffs left the ministry’s headquarter.
General Wardak who was talking at the presence of the media and the ministry’s staffs said that he appreciation the attention of President Karzai towards his and the ministry’s staffs and while praising the members of the House of people for two terms he had been given the vote of confidence as Defense Minister and in respecting its recent decision, he noted that he leave the Defense Ministry however he will continue his mission as an Afghan towards the people and his home land in other spheres.
General Abdul Rahim Wardak recently for some reasons was declared as disqualified from the post of defense minister.

Wednesday, 08 August 2012 06:18

Security To Be Tightened In Herat

Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai has ordered the Ministry of Interior to bring about immediate changes in the security organs of Herat province in order to do away with insecurity and criminal cases in that province.
President Karzai has appointed Sayed Abdul Ghaffar an experienced police officer of the Ministry of Interior Affairs as the police commander of Herat and ordered him to exert all possible efforts towards revival of security, recognition and pursuing of the factors of insecurity in that province.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The resident of Nuristan province gathering in provincial capital Paron yesterday and besides lashing on Taliban policies calling on the outfit to stop attacking schools.
Provincial police Chief Ghulamullah Nuristani said that some 500 people staged the protest demonstration calling on Taliban not to burn schools.
Taliban militants set on fire a meddle school in Want Waigal district cover weekend.
The Taliban insurgents during attack on the school also burn hundreds of religious books including 300 copies of Quran, head of education department in the province, Dr. Ghulam Hussain said.
The protesters also demanded punishment for those behind burning school.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Accompanied by deputy cultural minister of information and culture, Sayed Mosadaq Khalili and head of historical monument, Abdul Ahad Abbasi, Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen Minister of information and culture visited Ghazni and inaugurated the reparation work on five historical monuments in Ghazni City.
These projects include repairing of Sultan Mahmoud Ghaznawi monument, Sultan Ibrahim, Imam Sayed Hami, Sayed Jafar Agha and repairing of the palace of Sultan Masoud the third.
These activities are started at a time that work on repairing of ten historic monuments by the ministry has already been completed and work on another 14 projects are continuing.
Dr. Raheen told reporters that work on ten of 32 projects has been completed and with practically starting work on the five project work on 20 projects had kicked related to the ministry would be started soon.
He also reported preventing of 17 book and broachers related to Ghazni city and holding Abdul Hai Gardizi, Hakim Sanayee and Ghazna in the course of history seminars in the province.
At the ceremony in this respect, Dr. Raheen said that the ministry of information and culture in order to welcome the year 2013 that Ghazni will be declared as the center of culture of Islamic countries it has undertaken a series of projects there.
According to Dr. Raheen the international Ghazni in the course of history in Kabul and Ghazni will be held and another seminar on the life and works of famous historian Abdul Hai Gardizi and the seminar on the great poet to the country of Hakim Sanayee Ghaznawi will be held by the ministry.
The provincial authorities of Ghazni welcomed the efforts of the ministry of information and culture related to construction and rehabilitation of Ghazni city.
He emphasized that work on the ministry’s projects will be ended by the end of the current year and the last week of 1372 would be the initiative festivity of Ghazni.
Ghazni in expected to be declared as the cultural center of world Islamic countries 2013 by the EISISCO.