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Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:24

Arms, Ammunition Cache Seized In Helmand

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Lashkarga (BNA) Arms and ammunition cache was discovered in an operation of national security forces in Nadali district of Helmand province today. 
A source of national security Dept. of Helmand said to BNA, 5 pistols, 7 Kalashnikovs, a PK machine gun, a rocket launcher, a set of communication, 202 anti-tank mines , 100 roadside mine and more than 500 Kg of narcotic were seized by these forces from the cache.  Translated by Surya-Yarzada

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Zaranj (BNA) Construction work of three school buildings was completed in Nimrooz province today. 
Khalilullah Rahmani education head of Nimrooz said to BNA, two school buildings were constructed in the outskirts of Zaranj city and one other has been constructed in the Chakhansor district. 
These school buildings have been constructed with the assistance of World Bank (WB).
Each building has 8 classrooms and 4 administrative rooms, said the source.
According to the source, with construction of these buildings educational facilities have been provided for 3100 students.  
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The private airlines companies selected chairman of their union yesterday. 
In the election held to this end, Farid Paikar deputy head of the Kam Air was elected as chairman of the Board of Directors of the union of private airlines companies. 
Mohammad Qurban Haqjo chairman of the Board of Directors of Chambers of Commerce and Industries called formation of the union as a good measure and added that this will bring about further coordination in provision of services by the airlines companies. 
Dr. Daoud Najafi acting minister of transport and civil aviation also said that creation of the union is another positive step towards better coordination of activities of the companies.  
He added that before creation of this union, the ministry of transport and civil aviation forced problems in contacting with the airlines however the union may ease this problem for the ministry.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The spokesperson of ISAF in Afghanistan says that it requires that all the cases against NATO happened inside military units be separately evaluated. 
The spokesperson was talking to the press has added that it is needed that all the cases and armed attacks against the NATO forces inside the military units be separately assessed so their factors revealed. 
According to the spokesperson that there exists separate factors behind every adventure against our soldiers inside the military units which should be verified, but he added that we cannot confirm that Taliban in regular manner has influenced in military sector while he attributed some of the attacks against the NATO forces due to psychological illnesses. 
He is asserting these at a time that on Friday a national army soldier who had joined the army ranks two months back, in the training firing field, killed four French military trainers in Tagab of Kapisa and wounded another 16 Frenchmen. 
At the press conference the NATO spokesperson called recruitment to the national army and the national police as positive. 
He noted that the process of recruitment needs further improvements.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Afghan Attorney General in a statement said involved individuals in forced marriage are to be legally punished. 
Woman, as mother, sister, daughter and wide has changed social and human life to humanity in the light of her kindness. 
Woman’s rights are clearly stated in Islamic Sharia and the constitution. 
Therefore, any illegal and inhuman act against women is far from justice and humanity and such acts are legally followed according to the country’s laws and the perpetrators are punished. 
Afghan presidential palace is also stressing on the rights of women in the country. 
Forced marriage and giving woman in exchange of a murder are the issues which seriously prohibited in Sharia and laws and such matters most of the time create problems and cause violence in the family’s future. 
Such incidents have also widely published through Afghan media, which has raised concern. 
According to 28,25,26 article of counter violence again women’s law, involved individuals in forced marriage and giving woman in exchange of a murder are legally followed through Afghan relevant organs. 
Therefore, all Afghans are informed to support human rights in the light of Islamic Sharia and Afghan constitutions.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012 08:44

Four Kidnappers Arrested

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Kabul police arrested four abductors in Kabul, one of whom was under supervision for the past eight years.
General Mohammad Zahir head of criminal investigation of zone 101 said that the four-member group was lead by Abdul Samad organizers of eight abduction cases.
He added that the arrested group on Friday abducted Dr. Shour Niazi from Second Street of Taimani project and sacked for USD 3 million for his release, but the family of Dr. Shour avoided payment of the ransom.
Dr. Shour had managed to flee from the abductors and came to narrate the story to the police of 11th precinct.
The police arrested the abductors. Abdul Samad is involved in several abductions and police was pursuing him for the past 8 years.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A vast network engaged in practicing of fraud and forgery was arrested along with documents including 50 stamps of different government departments and forgery of order of authorized positions was arrested.
Attorney Abubakr Rafiee director general of struggle against corruption cases told the press yesterday that among the network the forgeries of Gulbahar Habibi and three others are also included who by payment of USD 150,000 had made the order of Marshal Fahim First Vice President of the country and that 17 Jiribs of land that included in the Master Plan of the city and was allocated for cultural establishments was changed in to the Gullbahar Tower and residential apartments were built on it.
Rafiee added that case involves many sides an investigation committee is working on this case and when its assessment is complete its results will be revealed to the media.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012 08:40

Seylab Dara Operation Started In Kapisa

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A sours of the defense ministry said that at least 17 armed oppositions were killed during the operation in central Kapisa province.
The operation aims at mopping up of areas of the AIa Sai district of Kapisa province.
Mohammad Numan press in charge of army corps 201 said that the operation took place in different areas of the district and the areas were cleaned of armed opposition.
Also a considerable number of opposition elements have been wounded in the operation as well and Dr. Mohammad Asif Faizan a commander of the Taliban and a foreign fighter were also injured in the operation.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012 08:39

Arms Handed Over To The DIAG Commission

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) 120 light and heavy arms were delivered by the national security department of Kandahar province to the DIAG process, an official said.
Head of the provincial security department said that the arms include BM-1, Kalashnikovs, rocket launcher, hand grenades, mines and some bullets.
The arms had been seized during the operations by the security forces from the districts of the province.
According to another report, Taliban has torched a vehicle of the national army and took its driver captive.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012 07:06

5,000 Polio Vaccine Boxes Assisted To MoPH

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) 5,000 polio vaccine boxes costing $50,000 were assisted on Tuesday to Afghan ministry of public health. 
In a ceremony which was held for awarding the assistance, Dr. Nadira Hayat Burhani, deputy for delivering health services of MoPH praised ROTERY organization for its assistance and considered it as vital in transition and implementation of polio vaccination. 
According to Dr. Burhani the assistance of such boxes enables vaccinators of the ministry to implement the polio program in remote areas, resulting in prevention of child paralyzing incidents. 
Dr. Burhani considered that cooperation of health partners with Afghanistan is as important in improvement of health services, asking for further technical and financial cooperation in this regard. 
While asserting that Afghan ministry of Public Health is strongly committed to eliminate polio throughout the country, Dr Burhani concerned over opening the borders of the country and illegal immigrations and considered it as a big challenge for the prevention of polio virus. 
She also said that security problems also created problems in implementation of the program in the country. 
Dr. Burhani asked all the armed groups to let Afghan vaccinators implement the program across the country.