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Monday, December 19, 2011
Asadabad (BNA) The construction work of 61 utility projects was completed in Kunar province this morning. 
It is said that the mentioned projects were completed and came under utilization by the National Solidarity Program (NSP) at the cost of Afs one million. 
Engineer Mir Zaman responsible of the national solidarity program of Kunar said to BNA, these projects have been completed  with 10 per cent cooperation of people in Dangam, Peechdara, Soki, Khas Kunar, Chapadara, Asmari, Nari, Ghaziabad, Shaiga districts and center of that province. 
These projects included construction of dams, canals, extension of potable water, establishment of small water machines, water resources, cleaning of canals and establishment of health clinics and more than 6000 families were benefited from facilities of these projects, said the source.
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, December 19, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Personnel of national security Dept. discovered a car full of explosive materials in Logar province yesterday. 
According to national security Dept. press office, a car belonged to a charity institution which was previously stolen by terrorists and it was fixed with explosives device was discovered by the personnel of that department. 
Meanwhile, the personnel of the national security Dept. of Zabul province arrested nine terrorists involving in terrorist activities and planting of mines in the outskirts of that province. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, 19 December 2011 11:27

Two Suicide Bombers Dead In Nimrooz

Monday, December 19, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Two suicide bombers were killed in Nimroz province this morning. 
According to interior ministry press office to BNA, two suicide bombers with vest-coat full of explosive device in a motorbike wanted to carry out suicide attack in the bazaar of Hajji Zahid square of Delaram district and exploded.  
This event had no human casualties.  Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, December 19, 2011
Kabul (BNA) The national day of country’s health workers marked in the ministry of public health yesterday. 
The ministry attaches importance to the health workers and volunteers and since 2003 of health workers throughout the country. 
The meeting to this end was opened with a message of President Karzai read by Dr. Faizullah Kakar advisor of presidential office in health sphere. 
The message stated that the national day of health volunteers is marked throughout the world in order to attach importance to their honest services. 
The message adds that the government of Afghanistan exerts efforts valuable decisions be taken by the people of Afghanistan. 
As people’s decision indicate the will of them. 
The health workers are those who without any privileges and salaries work on volunteer basis and they deserve all required encouragement and appreciations. 
Dr. Suraya Dalil acting minister of public health too said that this year the national day of health workers is celebrated under the slogan of “Come by supporting the health workers reach first aid support to the people’s homes”. 
Suraya Dalil adds that today were praising the services of our sisters and brothers who serving as volunteers and they are thinking for health of the people and their service is worth appreciation. 
In case we cannot pay salary to our more than 20,000 volunteers at least we should remember them and praise their services. The WHO and USAID representatives were also spoke at the meeting.

Monday, 19 December 2011 10:05

Wardak Meets Italian Counterpart

Monday, December 19, 2011
Kabul (BNA) General Abdul Rahim Wardak Minister of Defense in his meeting with the Italian Defense Minister discussed regional and Afghanistan’s issues, especially the Western provinces, development of national army, preparedness for transition of security to the Afghan security forces and success of this process. 
General Wardak said that the Afghan forces are ready to successfully achieve the second phase of the security transition, however, he reiterated on the equipping of national army with the standard arms, to be able to have the ability of ensuring its domestic and external security of the country after 2014. 
The Italian, Defense Minister said that we will cooperate with the Afghan national in the long-term and this cooperation will continue after 2014 as well. 
Both of them assessed the effectiveness of understanding between Italy and Afghanistan in the long-term and they reiterated the continued cooperation to the interest of the region as well.

Monday, December 19, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Zalmai Rasuol Minister of Foreign Affairs in his meeting with the Italian defense minister congratulated him on his appointment as defense minister of Italy and thanked Italy for its assistance in reconstruction of Afghanistan and sacrifices of the Italian soldiers for ensuring of security in Afghanistan. 
Dr. Zalmai Rasuol said that staying of two kings of Afghanistan in Italy indicates historic ties between the two nations. 
The Italian ambassador expressed pleasure over his visit to Afghanistan and to the west of the country to meet Italian soldiers and pledged his country’s commitments during the process of security transition to the Afghan forces and during the 2015-2024 and added that in addition to the Herat Airport Italy will assist in training of national army officers and cooperate in other spheres. 
He added that the people of Italy loves Afghanistan and understands that a secure and peaceful Afghanistan indicate peace and security in Italy. 
Dr. Zalmai Rasul welcomed the proposal of Italy for conclusion of a long-term strategic treaty with Afghanistan and both expressed the hope that this document will be finalized and signed between the two nations in the near future. 
It is said that the draft of the long-term treaty between two nations was handed by the Italy’s embassy in Kabul to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan.

Monday, 19 December 2011 07:51

Cricket Ground Opened In Kabul

Monday, December 19, 2011
Kabul (BNA) The cricket ground which is expected to cover up to 10,000 fans in one time had been opened which is said to be built in 14 acres of land, with the total cost of $ 1 million paid by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
At a ceremony attended by finance minister, Dr. Omar Zakhilwal lauded success of the cricket and football teams and wished further success for the national team and under-19 cricket team of the country.
The ceremony was also attended by the minister of economy, Kabul mayor, advisor minister and deputy chief of Afghanistan cricket board, Shahzada Masoud, Care institution reprehensive and many other sport fans hoping further success for the team and calling construction of the sport as too effective in development of sport in the country.
This is the second sport ground to be opened in the capital Kabul, the end of which a friendly competition had been taken place between the national team and the under-19 cricket team.

Monday, December 19, 2011
Kabul (BNA) The chambers of Commerce of Afghanistan expressed concern over stopping of hundreds of Afghan Lorries containing Afghan traders’ goods in Pakistan.
Khan Jan Alekozae, deputy head of the Chambers of Commerce of Afghanistan said that stopping of Afghan traders goods in Pakistan has brought about serious concerns in Afghan markets.
According to Alekozai creating of problems in the face of Afghan trade goods by Pakistan brings in negative impacts in Afghan markets.
Omar Daoudzai, Afghan ambassador in Islamabad in a telephone contact said that after killing of Pakistani soldiers by NATO air attacks, Pakistan has stopped NATO’s goods transport and simultaneously created problems in transport of Afghan traders’ goods from Pakistan to Afghanistan.
He added that creation of tension in relations of Pakistan and NATO has caused that Pakistan stop Afghan goods Lorrie’s movement in Pakistan as well.
The Afghan ambassador adds that despite the fact that Pakistan argues that its tension with the NATO does not affect its relations with Afghanistan, but in reality this argument is not right.
Daoudzai stresses the hope that the present tension between the US and Pakistan ends so that our trade ties with Pakistan turns to normal.
Commerce and industries ministry spokesperson says that we sent two letters to Pakistan and we instructed our trade attaché to resolve this problem.
It is said that on the basis of trade agreement between Afghanistan and Pakistan that country has no rights to create problems towards transfer of Afghan traders’ goods under different pretexts.

Monday, December 19, 2011
Kabul (BNA) The Central Bank is intends to enforce Islamic banking law in all the country’s bands, said Norrullhg Delawari Governor of Central Bank.
He added that the bank has taken some measures in this respect and on the basis of that Islamic banking will be promoted in the country.
He asked all banks to act as before till enforcement of this law, adding that the law will be prepared soon and that a committee consisting of informed experts and Ulema are working on the law.
He also informed the media on formation of dry ports saying that we are in formed the media on formation of dry ports saying that we are in contact with a large Arabic company and this agreement is under assessment.
The aim for forming dry ports is creation of facilities for the traders.
He stressed further that this company still undertake to transfer Afghan trade goods from Karachi and Iranian ports in safe manner to Afghanistan and in the dry port all facilities will be provided.
He also declared the central bank’s support to investor’s projects as well.
He informed the media on dismissing of 20% of Kabul Bank loans as work on finalizing the loans of the band is continued and it will be finalized in the coming five years.

Monday, December 19, 2011
Kabul (BNA) A message has been dispatched on behalf of President Karzai addressed to HM Emperor of Japan and the Prime Minister of Japan on the national day of that country. 
The messages note that I am pleased in representing the people of Afghanistan in conveying my sincerest congratulations on the national day of Japan to you and the friendly people of Japan and hope that the people of your country attain more progress. 
The people of Afghanistan appreciate the efforts of the Japanese government towards reconstruction of Afghanistan and in realization of peace and stability in Afghanistan and praise it heartedly. 
We are desirous that the cooperation of friendly people of Japan continue in the future and I wish good health and long life for you. 
According to another report, Dr. Zalmai Rasul Minister of Foreign Affairs dispatched a congratulatory message to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan as well congratulating him on the national day of that country. 
The message also praised the cooperation of Japanese government to the Afghan people.