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Monday, 23 January 2012 10:08

Expired Foodstuffs Set On Fire In Kandahar

Monday, January 23, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) 12 tons of expired foodstuffs were set on fire by in-charges of public health of Kandahar province today. 
According to the in-charge, these expired foodstuffs were collected by assessment team in a 4 days program from shops and were set on fire.
Dr. Abdul Qayoom Pokhla head of Kandahar public health department said to BNA, these foodstuffs consisted biscuit, chaps, candy and chocolates. 
He added, the public health department of that province warned shopkeepers to not sell expired foodstuffs anymore.  
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, 23 January 2012 08:36

Rug Lab Destroyed In Takhar

Monday, January 23, 2012
Taloqan (BNA) A drug laboratory had been destroyed by the security forces on Saturday in Shingan village of Farkhar district, Takhar province. 
According to a provincial official for security department in Takhar, the factory was set up in a house where 5kg opium along with chemical stuffs has been destroyed. 
The factory’s owner along with two people has been also arrested.

Monday, 23 January 2012 08:34

Arms, Ammunitions Seized In Provinces

Monday, January 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) ANA forces on Sunday discovered and seized numerous arms and ammunitions in outskirts of various Afghan provinces. 
According to Afghan ministry of defense, the arms and ammunitions which include 7 AK-47 rifles, 4 rocket launchers, 5 hand grenades, 3 mines, a large amount of explosive and other equipments have been discovered and seized in separate operations launched by ANA soldiers in outskirts of Sayedabad, Dumanda, and Barmal districts and Trinkot city of Maidan-Wardak, Khost, Paktika and Urozgan provinces. 
Meanwhile, ANA soldiers in a separate operation discovered numerous explosives along with all equipments in outskirts of Grishk district of Helmand province.

Monday, 23 January 2012 08:30

City Health Project Opened In Kabul

Monday, January 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Soraya Dalil Acting Minister of Public Health opened the city health project in Zonal hospital of Dashti Barchi. 
This project has been launched for development and provision of better health services in health centers of Kabul city with the USD 3 million assisted by the JICA of Japan and World Bank. 
Dr. Soraya Dalil said at the opening ceremony that this project will meet the requirements of 44 health centers in terms of provision of basic medicine and equipment and this way health service delivery will improve in those centers. 
Abdul Hamid Sayadi representative of Kabul provincial council praised the efforts of the public health ministry and Heroshi representative of JICA agency pledged continued financial and technical assistance of JICA with the health sector.

Monday, January 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister for political affairs of foreign ministry attended a joint press conference with the US special envoy for Afghanistan at Foreign Ministry in Kabul. 
Welcoming Mr. Gruessman Ludeen described in relations to the deep and vast relations between the two nations, including support to the peace process of Afghanistan, major meetings on Afghanistan in the coming months including the meeting of NATO heads of state in Chicago, ministerial meeting of regional foreign entitled “Heart of Asia” in Kabul in connection with the Istanbul Conference in June and the international Tokyo conference on the month of July this year. 
Regarding the peace process Ludeen said that peace is important and immediate desire of the people of Afghanistan and the Afghan government is fully committee towards follow up of this process and realization of the aspiration of people of Afghanistan. 
He added that as president Karzai has clearly stated earlier, the government of Afghanistan agrees on opening of the Taliban office in Qatar and practical carrying of peace talks, but stressed that this office is not yet opened. 
He noted that for creation of such an office, in the first place, it is necessary that direct talks is started between the government of Afghanistan and Qatar and a clear agreement comes into being in this respect between the two nations. 
Therefore the government of Afghanistan is waiting for direct contacts with the Qatar government in this respect and shall welcome its delegation visit to Kabul in the near future. 
Gruessman said that during his visit to Kabul he had official meetings with president Karzai, minister of foreign affairs and members of the high peace council. 
He stressed that the US administration supports the Afghan peace process and added that the time is ripe now that efforts should be taken for creation of an office for Taliban in Qatar so that direct talks between Afghans make peace restoration possible. 
He added that only the Afghans can decide on the future of Afghanistan. 
He stressed further that in order to open the office in Qatar the Taliban should also declare that they have stopped their link with the international terrorism and they support peace process for termination of conflict in Afghanistan. 
Stressing the position of Afghanistan in relation to Guantanamo prisoners, Ludeen noted that in connection to the peace process, in case the US administration decide to send some of the prisoners to Qatar and it these prisoners are willing to return and want to join their families in that country, the Afghan government supports this measure as well.

Monday, January 23, 2012
Nangarhar (BNA) A group of 20 armed insurgents led by a commander on Sunday joined Afghan peace process in Nangarhar province. 
According to an official for Nangarhar security department, the individuals were previously active in outskirts of Achin, Rodat and Deh Bala districts of the province. 
According to Hajji Malik, a provincial official for Nangarhar peace council, since the beginning of the current solar year, 340 armed Taliban insurgents have joined the peace process in various districts of the province.

Monday, January 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Reconstruction work of Poza Ishan investigative farm has been started by Afghan ministry of agriculture and irrigation. 
According to Shah Mohammad director of the farm, the project costing 1.8 million Afs funded by Afghan ministry of agriculture and irrigation. 
He said the project which included pavement and construction of a road in the farm. 
According to the farm’s director, the farm’s 150 acres land was previously paved by Afghan ministry of agriculture and irrigation and it is determined that the rest 268 acres land of the farm would be paved by financial assistance of France in 1391. 
He added construction work of the farm’s enclosed wall with total length of 2000m would be started in the offing and with completion of the project; further investigative experiences would be facilitated in agriculture sector. 
The farm was constructed by Afghan ministry of agriculture and irrigation in 1347 in 468 acres land in Baghlan province.

Monday 23, January

Kabul (BNA)

The bodies of four French soldiers were flown home Sunday, two days after their deaths at the hands of an Afghan soldier led President Nicolas Sarkozy to threaten to pull his forces out of Afghanistan.

French Defence Minister Gerard Longuet, who flew out to Afghanistan after the killings, accompanied the coffins which were draped in the French flag as they arrived at a Paris airport shortly before midnight.

Fifteen French troops were wounded in the attack by an Afghan soldier who shot dead the four unarmed soldiers at a base where they were having a joint sports session on Friday.

Twelve of the wounded soldiers were flown home on Saturday. Two others remain hospitalized at Bagram Air Base while one is being treated at the French military hospital in Kabul.


Monday, 23 January 2012 08:13

Drone attack kills five in Pakistan

Monday 23, January

Kabul (BNA)

Two US drones on Monday fired missiles into a vehicle and on a compound, killing five in North Waziristan, Pakistan , today

"Two US drones fired missiles into a vehicle and on a residential compound killing five suspected militants.

The attacks took place in Datta Khel

Monday, January 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Swedish ambassador to Kabul met with second vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili. 
They exchanged views on the peace process, important issues of Afghanistan and other issues of mutual interest. 
At the meeting Khalili appreciated the assistance of the Swedish government in reconstruction and development of Afghanistan and reiterated on further expansion of Sweden assistance in different provinces. 
He added that peace should not be sacrificed at the cost of past achievements but this should come within the framework of constitution, democracy and preservation of joint achievements of Afghanistan and the international community in the past one decade. 
He noted that the international community is the facilitator of peace process and the Afghan government should lead this process. 
He noted that the expectation of Afghan people from the international community is that as the ally of the people of Afghanistan to accelerate their support towards the new achievements and thus support the people of Afghanistan and should not repeat its past mistakes in relation to Afghanistan. 
He also called consolidation of democracy in the country one of the basic ways for expansion of peace and stability in the country. 
At the meeting the Swedish ambassador while confirming the assertions of Khalili in relation to peace process, emphasized on continued support of his country of the joint achievements of Afghanistan and the international community. 
He also touched on the activities of the Swedish PRT in Saripul, Badghis, and Samangan and informed of increased assistance of his government. 
He also touched on the concentration of Swedish committee’s activities in 18 provinces of the country and emphasized on increase of activities of this committee in other provinces.