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Monday, 28 May 2012 09:17

Commander Of ANA Martyred In Nuristan

Monday, May 28, 2012
Paroon (BNA) Firing two missile rockets on the center of Noorgeram district of Nuristan province, a commander of Afghan national army was martyred and four others was injured. 
Mohammad Zareen spokesman of Nuristan governor confirming this event said to BNA, armed Taliban fired two missile rockets on battalion of national army forces in Kalagoosh center of Noorgeram district, in which Shir Zaman Waziri commander of this battalion lost his live. 
It is said that the local authorities of Nuristan province said armed rebels equipped and organized from Pakistan and gathered into the areas of Nuristan province. 
Meanwhile, spokesman of Nuristan governor said, operation will be started soon to bring security in the insecure areas of Noorgeram district.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

Sunday, May 27, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Civilian and Military Spokesman of ISAF met with General Director of Bakhtar News Agency Khalili Meenawy and visited different sections of this agency today.
According to BNA reporter, in this meeting the BNA director while talking regarding the working method of this news agency and needs of its agencies in the provinces said, Bakhtar News Agency is the only state agency which has active branches in the 34 provinces of the country that regrettably are facing with shortages of modern equipments.
General Carsten Jacobson military spokesman and Dominic Medley Media advisor of ISAF in their speeches called BNA the only state news agency in the country which with less equipment has more activity.
They promised to connect the branches of BNA from the provinces with the center via internet and provide equipment for its main office.
T. Rateb

Sunday, May 27, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Suraya Dalil Minister of Public Health was selected as deputy chairperson of the World Health Assembly at the 65th general session of the assembly attended by over 70 WHO member countries. 
Talking to the media after her return from Geneva she said that selection of Afghanistan as deputy chairperson of this assembly further signifies the importance of our country before the world community. 
Dr. Dalil added that alongside this assembly she separately met with some ministers of health of USA, Mediterranean countries including Iran, Iraq and Pakistan and emphasized in these meeting on bilateral cooperation. 
In her meeting with the Pakistani health minister, discussions took place on elimination of the virus of polio that both countries carry on parallel polio campaigns on the border regions so that this virus is prevented. 
She noted that the WHO considers polio a serious threat and emphasizes on elimination of its virus, because serious struggle is not launched for elimination of this virus, it can cause affliction among around 200,000 worldwide. 
It is said at this time that the polio virus had been uprooted in countries like India, China but in recent month polio cases have been registered once again. 
She said that polio cases have been registered in Kandahar, Urozgan and Helmand and we have recognized 13 zones in the south of the country where more such cases were registered and we have undertaken a special program for elimination of its virus in those regions.  
Last year, she emphasized, that we had 80 cases of polio in the country 80% of which have been registered in the south of Afghanistan and this year only 6 cases were registered. 
She attributed insecurity as a challenge in struggle against this virus and asked the in charges of the provinces and the elders and influential to cooperate in realization of polio vaccinations so that their children become safe.

Sunday, May 27, 2012
Lashkargah (BNA) A photo exhibition titled “New Afghanistan with Afghans Perspective inaugurated in Lashkargah city, the capital of southern Helmand province on Saturday. 
The exhibition has been organized by Third Eye, the centre of photo journalism, at provincial Information and Cultural department. 
A number of people including Helmand governor had visited the exhibition. 
Mohammad Gulab Mngal, the governor said these programs are sign of progress and peace in the country. 
Every picture has a message and information too; he added and thanked journalists for collection of photos from different aspect of society. 
The exhibition encouraged youth to adopt these kinds of activities, instead of fighting, Abdul Aziz, a participant of the exhibition said. 
According to Raza Sahil, an organizer of the exhibition said he has brought 142 photos on various subjects to the city. 
He has tried to collect issues, hidden from the society and at the same time those photos represented different cultures too, Sahil commented.

Sunday, May 27, 2012
Pul-e-Khumri (BNA) A delegation, sent by the ministry for information and culture yesterday to inspect and investigate the three newly discovered archeological sites in Baghlan province. 
One of the site is a mass grave appeared to be from the past three decades of war and two others are Tapa Badai and Shortipa in Dushi district where potteries dated back to 2 and 4 centuries and speaks of Koshanid and Greek civilians in the area. 
There are 28 archeological sites in Baghlan and guarded by police.

Sunday, May 27, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan-US strategic long-term agreement was confirmed in open majority vote of the members of the House of People of Afghan National Assembly. 
Yesterday the agreement was discussed by the deputies and ultimately in an open voting it was unanimously confirmed by the house deputies signed by president Karzai and US president Barack Obama in a preface and seven chapters. 
At the general session of the House of People led by its speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi the members of the House of People called this agreement to the interest of the people and government of Afghanistan and as a result of open voting it was confirmed by 6 against 3 abstained and 159 in favor. 
The deputies in the general session also criticized the action of the Pakistani government in stopping of the ministry of education’s millions of text books in Karachi port, and insecurity in some provinces, spraying of acid and poisoning of some students in some parts of the country. 
Some other deputies condemned the rocket attacks of Pakistan on Afghan territories and some others asked the private sector and national traders especially the owners of the airlines companies to assist transport of the Afghan text books free of charge through the air. 
Some of the deputies asked for government assistance towards addressing the needs of the flood affected people in some provinces. 
The deputies also complained about non-controlling of border regions of Herat neighboring Iran. 
Other deputies also complained over insecurity in Azra district of Logar province and asked the government for transport of assisted wheat for the people of that district. 
Some deputies discussed transfer of the body of Khalilullah Khalili the famous poet of the country and called late Khalili as a great cultural personality of the country. 
They asked the government that Khalili’s body should be buried within the Kabul University campus and the Karte Parwan road should be named after him including the name of one of the literature faculties of the country.

Sunday, May 27, 2012
Kabul (BNA) While Da Afghanistan Bank or the Central Bank says that the banknotes with denominations 1, 2 and 5 are valid and circling in economic activities, some citizens invalidated the mentioned banknotes and nowadays some drivers and shopkeepers do not accept these banknotes. 
Meantime, Da Afghanistan Bank by issuing a statement announced that all the banknotes with denominations 1, 2 and 5 are valid and there is no place to worry. 
It also warned anyone avoid accepting the above banknotes would be persecuted in accordance with the law.

Sunday, 27 May 2012 06:13

714 Plots Allocated To Returnees

Sunday, May 27, 2012
Kabul (BNA) With the efforts of All Kabul Residents Council 714 residential plots were distributed to 714 returnees in Gul Pacha Ulfat Township yesterday. 
In presence of Minister for Information and Culture and head of the council Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen, the council distributed allotment documents. 
In his speech, Dr. Raheen said that lack of shelter is the main problem of the returnees. 
Returnees who received the allotment of 300 square meters land thanked the council for cooperation.

Sunday, May 27, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Zalmai Rasul Minister of Foreign Affairs met yesterday with Miliband leader of the opposition of Britain. 
At this meeting Dr. Zalmai Rasul representing the people and government of Afghanistan appreciated the assistance to the government of Afghanistan in Helmand province and said that we have achievements in the political, social, and economic spheres of our people in the past decade and the role of Britain in this area is worth appreciation. 
Considering the importance Afghanistan attaches to the upgrading of trust and cooperation in the region of heart of Asia, Dr. Zalmai Rasul provided explanations to Miliband and his accompanying delegation. 
He also emphasized on the importance of long-term cooperation with international allies including Britain in continued upgrading the trust of the people of Afghanistan. 
Touching on the confirmation of the long-term strategic cooperation agreement between Afghanistan and the US by the Afghan House of People he said that this indicates unity of views of all Afghans in preserving of achievements of the past ten year and up keeping of close cooperation with the world to the interest of peace, stability and welfare of Afghanistan in the region. 
Miliband said that his party will continue encouraging the British government towards cooperation with Afghanistan. 
The British opposition delegation includes Sir Richard Stog British ambassador in Kabul and senior members of Labor Party of the country.

Sunday, May 27, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met with the British opposition leader at the presidential palace yesterday, discussing bilateral relations, peace process, and regional and Afghanistan situation. 
Miliband congratulated president Karzai on the achievements of the Chicago conference and assured him that the British people will continue its support to the Afghan people within the joint strategic agreement will not leave alone the Afghan national before the threats by the insurgency. 
Both sides in the meeting emphasized on the consolidation of peace and praised the efforts of the Afghan side in this direction. 
President Hamid Karzai called the role of Britain in peace process and said that British can play a big role in the peace process led by the Afghans and take significant steps in this direction.