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Monday, June 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) BNA analyst writes:
June 24 is celebrated as anti-narcotics campaign day, worldwide. During this day world public once again renew this commitment for struggle again this evil phenomenon.
Afghanistan celebrating this day, which has unfortunately the largest poppy fields and still considered as the major producer of narcotics in the world.
The Afghan anti-narcotics campaign minister, in his recent speech, expressed his concern about the increase of poppy cultivation and narcotic drugs in the country.
According the figures, officially published by relevant organs, the member of addicted people has reached to one million people. Which is a concerning issue, in a country whose total population is more than 20 millions. Unfortunately, the world community generally considers Afghans as the main producer of narcotic drugs in the world. Some what we confirm this, but this is a fact that the world community has not assisted enough to eradicate this heinous phenomenon and also the instabilities and inequalities of the last decades, have provided a favorite situation for cultivation production and trafficking of narcotics in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan authorities, during the last years, have adopted affective measures to fight narcotics. Among those measures are: Establishment of anti-narcotic deputy ministry within the frame work of interior Ministry, establishment of special police forces, establishment of anti-narcotics campaign ministry as a policymaker, establishing of ant-drug court to fight narcotics.
Beside those measures, Afghan security forces launched operations for eradication of poppy fields, which sometimes caused to the lives of our youths. But the bitter reality of cultivation and trafficking of narcotics, which develop and grow under direct support of terrorism because narcotic drugs are the main source of funding terrorism in the region and across the world.
There are credible documents that Taliban insurgents take benefit from cultivation and trafficking of narcotics and A1-qaida the main supporter of Taliban is very active internationally in trafficking of drugs.
Now, world community acknowledges that trafficking of narcotic drugs is a major source for funding Al-Qaida and Taliban extremists.
As terrorism exports from beyond Afghan borders, chemical material required for producing narcotics, also comes from other side of the borders.
Although Afghanistan is blamed by some countries, specially neighboring countries to the cultivation and trafficking of narcotic drugs, but it is a clear fact that high ways and the ports of those countries are a safe route for transporting drugs abroad and worldwide.
Afghan poor farmers just know how to cultivate poppy, but the factories that produce hereon are located in tribal regions of Pakistan. Worst than that some neighboring countries, use narcotic drugs as weapon against us and support drugs trafficking, this is supporting Taliban who supports the smuggling of narcotic drugs.
If the world community want, Afghanistan to be rid of narcotics evil phenomenon, they should, in the first step create barriers, in order to prevent terrorists and intelligent services of the region of drug trafficking.
While, drug traffickers have no supporters like Taliban rebels and ISI, in that case, poppy will never b cultivated in Afghanistan.
The other thing that can end, the phenomenon, is procreation from smuggling chemical which are used in making heroin in Afghanistan. 
These chemicals are manufactured in western countries and after passing a long way reach Afghanistan. This cannot be done without cooperation if powerful individuals and security organs.
It should be mentioned that, the countries who accuse Afghanistan for trafficking of narcotic drugs, should decrease the demand for those material in their markets.
Reduction in demand, automatically results reduction in production.
At the end I should point out that equipping and funding the Afghan security forces to fight criminal bonds among them drug traffickers is a must and world community should be serious about it because narcotic drugs problem is a worldwide problem and Afghanistan can’t settle it effectively.
In my opinion, it is a clear fact, if the world community wants to eliminate the evil phenomenon of narcotic drug from Afghanistan. They should focus on external factors and comply their obligations in that regard.
 

Monday, 25 June 2012 06:58

Japan Pledges $8.6m To Afghan IEC

Monday, June 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The contract for the Japanese assistance was signed yesterday by Fazel Ahmad Manawi chairman of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Japanese ambassador to Kabul in presence of the head of the UNDP office. 
Manawi said at the signing ceremony that the Japanese assistance will be expended through the UN development programs for upgrading the capacities of the IEC employees and its infrastructural projects. 
He added that the money will be expended in Balkh, Kunduz, Bamyan, Herat, Nangarhar, Paktia, Daikundi, Jawzjan and Laghman and for creation of three regional election offices.  
The Japanese ambassador said that his country is prepared to assist the IEC for the 2014 election in capacity building of the IEC employees and its infrastructure projects. 
He added that Japan from 2001 to date has assisted USD103 million for holding of transparent elections in Afghanistan, adding that the 2014 elections will be led by the Afghans and the international community will assist Afghanistan in the financial and technical spheres. 
Meanwhile, the UNDP chief said that we want that before the Afghanistan’s elections as per the previous commitments attain the assistance of the donor countries and based on that the 2014 election is held.
 

Monday, June 25, 2012
Sar-i-Pul (BNA) Dozens of girls in a school of Sar-i-Pul province were mysteriously poisoned yesterday in Sarkhak village. 
One of the affected pupil said she smelled a staunch and then got unconscious. 
Meantime, a doctor in Sar-i-Pul on the condition of anonymity said the reason for the incident is toxic spray which has caused throat and respiratory problems. 
Earlier in a similar incident also in Sar-i-Pul province more than 100 girl students had been affected. 
No one has claimed of responsibility. Taliban had in the past attacked students and pupils and setting fire schools in parts of the country.
 

Monday, 25 June 2012 06:12

Ex-lawmaker Detained

Monday, June 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A former lawmaker has been arrested. 
Deputy to attorney general Rahmatullah Nazari said yesterday that Mohammad Kabir Ranjbar the former Member of Parliament has been arrested on charge of kidnapping and sexual assault on a girl.  However, Mr. Nazari did not provide more details.
 

Monday, June 25, 2012
Parwan (BNA) The Republic of Korea provided 7,000 desks and benches to students in Parwan yesterday, head of education department Zalami Shahid said. 
He also added that the items will be distributed among the poor schools, saying half of 200,000 students do not have benches and desks. 
With this contribution the shortage of benches and desks in Parwan schools will be removed, he added.
 

Monday, 25 June 2012 05:55

Youth Civil Body Comes Into Being

Monday, June 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen the minister for information and culture in his remarks to inaugurate the Youth Civil Body, described the youth as the proud fruit and heart of the nation.
In the ceremony attended by some officials, lawmakers and some members of the family of the Father of Nation and notables, Dr. Raheen while highlighting the role of the youths in society said, “You are the major parts of society and have great responsibility for the future of the country” saying the foiling of conspiracies, strengthening national unity and taking the country towards progress are your responsibility. 
Dr. Raheen also stated: It is a matter of pride that you the youth are aware of your obligations and have formed the civil youth body. 
He also noted that the youth of the country can safeguard democracy, human rights and fight against drug and other evils, saying the ministry for information and culture would continue to support the youth for achieving their noble goals. 
Earlier, Timor Shah Ishaqzai the deputy of the ministry on youth affairs highlighted the role of youths in defending peace, democracy, freedom of expression, women rights and fighting corruption in society. 
Parliamentarians Farkhunda Zahra Nasiri and Hila Irshead also in their speeches lauded the role of youth in society, saying 70 percent of the country’s populations are composed of youths. 
A documentary titled “mirror of democracy” a product of Rad Manish was also played at the end of the meeting.
 

Monday, June 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A message has been dispatched on behalf of president Karzai to the Serbian president in which representing the people of Afghanistan he has conveyed sincerest congratulations on the Serbian president’s election as president of that country. 
The president’s message notes that his election indicates the trust of the Serbian people of his future work programs. 
It adds that “I hope under your leadership friendly relations and cooperation based on mutual respect between the two countries in all spheres would further consolidate.
 

Monday, June 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai strongly condemned the merciless and intentional killing of the civilians in Almar district of Faryab province. 
The president’s message notes that the enemies of the people on Saturday night entered into a house in Almar district and they martyred three women and other five innocent people. 
The president strongly condemning this inhuman and anti-Islamic act of the enemies issued instructions to the National Security Department and other related security organs to immediately verify the perpetrators of this wild killing and legally pursue them. 
Saddened over this sorrowful incident, he conveyed his deep sympathies to the bereaved family and patience for the relatives.
 

Monday, June 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met with Thomas Nayed Deputy US State Secretary in resources and administration affairs. 
At this meeting that took place at the presidential palace, they discussed issues pertaining to preparedness of Afghanistan for the Tokyo conference. 
Thomas Nayed assured president Karzai at this meeting that the US would make all efforts for the success of the Tokyo conference.

Monday, June 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai chaired the meeting of the National Security Council which assessed the overall security of the country. 
Attended by the security in charges, initially the Defense Ministry’s proposal in relation to ensuring of security in the country, was taken into evaluation. 
In accordance with this proposal in order to ensure security in the country and to carry on serious struggle against terrorism all the borders of the country should be precisely controlled and supervised. 
Meanwhile, based on this proposal and to ensure security and stability in the country, focus should be made on the hide outs of the terrorists located on that side of the border. 
The proposal of the defense Ministry incorporates that there is need for obtaining the trust of the people of the country to ensure security within the country. 
In another part of the meeting the National Security Council adopted after necessary assessments the draft of the National Strategy for Struggle Against Explosives.