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Saturday, June 30, 2012
Asadabad (BNA) Pakistani military once again fired rockets on border areas in Dangam district of Kunar province wounding two people, spokesman for the governor of Kunar province, Wasifullah Wasifi said yesterday. 
He also added that more than 50 rockets were fired on several villages wounding two people and causing property damages. 
A resident of Dangam district insisted that 130 rockets were fired last night forcing many people to leave for safer places. 
One child was also killed. Several of people have lost their lives in the rocketing fired from across the border over the past two years.

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Afghan-Pakistan co-commerce chamber started its activities, while Afghan merchants facing increasing problems in Pakistan and have not used their transit rights as it required.
BNA economical commentator writes:  
Recently Afghan-Pak co-commerce chambers, holding a meeting with participation of Afghan and Pakistani traders started its activities’ in Kabul city. 
The main purpose of this chamber is solving the problems of Afghan and Pakistani traders in both countries. The chamber which is run jointly has the duty to raise the problems of traders with relevant authorities and to find ways for their solutions.
While Afghanistan and Pakistan are committed to an agreement already signed on transit rights, but Afghan businessmen who mostly deliver their commercial goods via Pakistan, are facing serious problems.  
It is repeatedly experienced that the Afghan merchandize goods, have been arrested in Karachi and Guarder ports, which caused the goods to be damaged. 
This problem is very serious when Afghan farmers collect their crop and want to send them to the world markets, via Pakistan. 
Also imposing high taxes, delaying the export, of these fruits and making other pretexts, cause heavy losses for both Afghan government and its businessmen’s while Pakistan has developed its commercial ties with central Asian countries via Afghanistan and daily 100s Pakistani tracks carrying Pakistani goods and products pass through Afghanistan soil aiming the central Asian countries, but Afghan drivers have no right to pass Torkham border line. 
Political experts believe, there are certain groups in neighboring countries, among them Pakistan, misusing the situation of Afghanistan as a land locked country, its security situation land transit issues, create problems for Afghanistan. 
Afghanistan, as it respects the rights of its neighbors and endeavors for regional cooperation and economical growth and observer the transit rights for other countries by creating a safe transit rout, expects those countries, to cooperate with Afghans within international transit law and avoid creating problems. 
Afghan merchants, expect Afghan-Pakistan joint chamber, especially Pakistan section to cooperate their Afghan counterparts, by establishing in atmosphere of trust and mutual cooperation, which is a need for economic growth as a whole. 
Therefore, it is a time to avoid negative rivalries, supremacy and hegemony and to seek to establish an atmosphere of regional cooperation which meets the benefit of all countries.

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The defense minister has called upon general Dustam to choose one, either to stay with government or politics. 
Dustam is currently the head of cadres and personnel of commander in chief of the armed forces and leader of National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan and member of the National Front headed by Ahmad Zia Masoud. 
Defense ministry spokesman General Zahir Azimi said in a press conference yesterday that the defense ministry had sent letter to General Dustam to choose his way.  However, Dustam has yet to respond to the letter. 

Saturday, June 30, 2012
New Delhi (BNA) The Indian government held an international conference on investment in Afghanistan in New Delhi yesterday. 
In the one-day conference organized by India confederation for industry and Afghan government the speakers urged private sectors to invest in Afghanistan. 
Foreign minister Dr. Zalamai Rasoul and his Indian counterpart S.M. Krishna in their speeches underscored for boosting economic cooperation as the way for development in the region.

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Egypt would give 150 scholarships to the students of Afghanistan during the current year, this was stated by the cultural attach of Egypt embassy here Dr. Talal in a meeting with the minister for Justice Habibullah Ghalib yesterday. 
In the meeting the minister for Justice while lauded the relations with Egypt said many of judges in Afghan courts had graduated from Egypt. 
The minister also in the meeting requested sending Egyptian experts to the ministry for justice besides calling for giving scholarships to the members of the legislation directorate. 
For his part, Dr. Talal described the relations with Afghanistan as deep rooted; adding Egypt would continue to support Afghanistan in education and cultural sectors and would provide education to 90 Afghan officers on the field of counter narcotics every month.  Dr. Talal said the Egypt had provided 75 scholarships to Afghanistan last year and this number will be doubled this year and out for these, 10 scholarships are for MA and PHD degrees.

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The second rounds of talks for cooperation agreement between the European Union and Afghanistan began in Kabul Thursday. 
According to the foreign ministry Jawed Ludin had led the Afghan delegation in the meeting while David Tir from the EU foreign policy led the delegation. 
The first round of talks held in March this year. In his speech, Mr. Ludin expressed confidence that EU as a close partner of Afghanistan would continue to support after 2014 and inking cooperation agreement would further enhance the relations between the two sides. 
The head of EU delegation that “all those gathered around this table are committed to a dynamic and effective government for Afghanistan. 
And this talk indicates would emphasize for good governance, democracy, justice and human rights. 
It is important for both sides and this agreement is credible at least for 10 years and is committed to the agreement came out of Tokyo conference”.

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A French judge has been tasked by United Nations to look into the alleged administrative corruptions in Afghanistan. 
The judge Eva Juli a candidate of green party in the prudential election has confirmed he had been assigned to monitor the issue. 
Fighting corruption is a pre-condition of the international community for extending supports to Afghanistan and Afghan government is also trying to overcome the menace.

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Britain would continue to support Afghanistan national army after 2014, this was stated by Britain chief of army staff general David Richard in a meeting with defense minister General Abdul Rahim Wardakk yesterday. 
In the meeting matters pertaining mutual interests including security situation in Afghanistan and training of national army came under discussion. 
In the meeting the issue of the third phase of security transition was also discussed and Defense Minister General Wardak stressed for equipping Afghan national army with the necessary equipments and the British dignitary promised to support Afghan national army after 2014.

Friday, June 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai in his meeting with the British Chief of Army Staffs discussed struggle against terrorism in Afghanistan and in this region and other issues. 
The British Chief of Army Staff said that his country after 2014 within the framework of cooperation agreement between the two nations will continue its assistance to Afghanistan. 
David Richard added that the British government shall continue assistance to Afghanistan. 
David Richard added that the British government shall continue assisting Afghanistan in training, financing and equipping of its security forces. 
He also informed the president about his visit to Pakistan and his meetings with the authorities of that country and said that Britain supports the process of peace in Afghanistan. 
President Hamid Karzai emphasized on the role of Pakistan in the peace process and restoration of stability in Afghanistan and expressed the hope that the government of Pakistan honestly cooperate in this process.

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Marshal Mohammad Qaseem Fahim First Vice-president while opening the one day workshop on civil services structure in Kabul said that the government employees should be pious, committed and honest before the people and the homeland. 
He added that creation of order after long-term war in the country and coming out of Afghanistan from the unpleasant condition in the past ten years are the biggest achievement. 
He noted that cadres who are being employed at the government of Afghanistan should be with a mission and carry on their tasks with devotion and dedication. 
He considered creation of coordination at the government another important phenomenon for a sound administration and added that such coordination, joint efforts in carrying of tasks makes forces us to take steps on the basis of laws towards progress. 
Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal Minister of Economy said that Afghanistan is an agricultural country much attention should directed at this sector. 
He also called national unity very important and added that all the existing structure should move on this direction. 
He criticized creation of different structures on the basis of donor countries and added that structures should be based on the needs of our country. 
Dr. Ahmad Mushahad, chairman of the administration reform and civil services department said at the workshop that since its inception his administration has exerted all possible efforts towards initiating reforms and has achieved marked services in this direction, adding that the process of administration reform and upgrading the working capacity of cadres can raise the accountability of the employees and cause progress of cadres in the administration. 
Hedayet Amin Arsala Senior Minister of the Presidential Office Mohammad Ebbdah deputy chairman of the commission of judiciary, Najibullah Amin deputy head of administration affairs and Mohammad Mustafa Mastor deputy minister of finance ministry also addressed the workshop. 
The workshop has been attended by deputy ministers and heads of Human Resource Development of the ministries and independent departments ended its work the same day.