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Saturday, May 26, 2012
Kabul (BNA) NATO says that after Chicago summit the alliance new mission in Afghanistan is supporting Afghan security forces. 
In the summit attended by 50 nations, the participants pledged to train and equip Afghan security forces after 2014 when the NATO-led forces withdraw from Afghanistan. 
Secretary General of NATO Andors Fogh Rasmussen said that the military alliance and its allied nations had made strong commitment at Chicago to support and equip Afghanistan security forces to cope with security threat independently. 
In a statement released by NATO said that the process of security transition from NATO-led force to Afghan security forces going on smoothly and NATO by sending instructors would continue train and equip Afghan forces with light and heavy weaponry. 
NATO’s secretary general, according to the statement, however stated that challenges in Afghanistan are still lying ahead but the world community is determined to overcome, saying a peaceful Afghanistan benefits the region and the world. 
The NSATO-led forces are going to pull our Afghanistan by the end of the 2014. 
However, the political observers believe that the world community would equip and train Afghan security forces properly before leaving Afghanistan.
 

Saturday, May 26, 2012
Kabul (BNAS) France president Francois Hollande visited Kabul on Friday and held meeting with his Afghan counterpart president Hamid Karzai. 
Matters relating to bilateral relations, handing over security from NSATO-led force to Afghan security forces and French support in civilian fields came under discussion. 
Both the presidents also attended a joint press conference. 
President Karzai is sides welcoming his French counterpart and his entourage said that France is fan old friend of Afghanistan and have assisted Afghanistan on different fields. 
France, he said had built best school and hospital. President Karzai also congratulated Hollande over his election, saying his visit to farther depends the relations between the two nations. 
In his remarks at the press conference, president Hollande said French forces pullout is not the end of cooperation with Afghanistan. 
He said that France would continue to support Afghanistan in training of national police and army, in the reconstruction process, health, agriculture, cultural and education. 
Replaying a question president Karzai said: Our relations with Iran are very old and cordial and Afghanistan have been trying to have best relations with its brothers in Iran. 
We have cultural and linguistic commonality and we have clearly talked to our allied in NATO and inking strategic partnerships with US, France. 
Britain and NATO is not against any country.
Replaying another question, President Karzai said:  We have discussed the issue of equipping national army with our international friends and we are in contacts with NATO and Americans over the past several years to provide Afghan security forces with necessary weapons including radar and aircrafts in order to allow our forces to defend the country and hope they pay necessary attention.
 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar is visiting Japan from 23 to 26 May 2012 on the invitation of the Government of Japan.
The Foreign Minister will hold bilateral talks with her Japanese counterpart Mr. Koichiro Gemba on bilateral regional and global issues of mutual interest.
The Pakistan Foreign Minister will also participate in the 18th Annual Conference on “Future of Asia”, sponsored by Nikkei Group, Japan. She will speak on ‘Pakistan’s Perspective on the Future of Asia’ i.e. how Pakistan is contributing and making efforts towards peaceful and sustainable development of Asia.
 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Nooristan (BNA) Nominated deputy governor of Nooristan was killed in an operation of NATO forces this noon. 
Shaikh Jameel was killed in his hideout in the vicinities of Waigal district. 
Ghulamullah Nooristani police official of Nooristan in a contact with BNA confirmed killing of Shaikh Jameel and said that he was killed in an operation of NATO forces in Astozjan area. 
According to him, another commander of armed Taliban has been killed in this operation as well. 
Police official of this province said the nominated deputy governor of Taliban directed largest terrorist attacks in this province. 
Nooristan province is in the east of Afghanistan, having 250 km joint border with Pakistan eyewitnesses of armed Taliban’s including of Pakistani fighters activities.  
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Faizabad (BNA) Two foreign nations and three Afghans were abducted by irresponsible armed men in Badakhshan province yesterday. 
A responsible of national security of Badakhshan said to BNA, two women, foreign nations worked in the medical clinic of Yaran district of that province, without informing security authorities with three Afghans went to Yaftel district, were abducted by armed men from Shelakhzar area of that district. 
The identities of the abductors have not yet been cleared. Efforts continue for founding them. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The first exhibition of books was opened by Jalal Nurani advisor of Ministry of Information and Culture with the cooperation of Sarwar Saadat publishing agency. 
The exhibition displays around one million books consisting of 1135 titles of books in Islamic science, sociology, philosophy, literature, geography and mathematics. 
Addressing the audience Nurani said that such exhibitions are cultural achievements and he called non-existence of printing possibilities a cultural loss in that period and said that in the middle of 19th century for the  for the first time Afghanistan had access to a printing press that printed the Shamsul Nahar daily. 
Touching on the printing and publications during the Shah Amanullah Khan period said that then tens of publications including non-governmental publications existed and after that 1000 titles of books were printed during the 40s and in 60s a great development had occurred in book printing in the country and other foundations like writers journalists unions came into being. 
The ministry of information and culture has facilitated the possibilities for emergency of printing foundations in the country and now over 100 printing plants are functional in the private sector and alongside these the law of media was enforced. 
Meanwhile Jahan Shahi Rayzen from the embassy of Iran to Kabul, Dr, Masoud Tereshtwal head of the private higher education institutions department in higher education ministry and the representative of Hajj and endowment ministry talked on the occasion.
 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The economic committee of ministers’ council in its meeting yesterday with vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili on the chair approved suggestion for municipality tax removal. 
In the meeting it was stressed that illegal collecting of money on the highways to be checked, export be facilitated and private sector to be boosted. 
The participants also approval the proposal of the ministry for commerce and industries for the removal of the municipality taxes and 0.25 percent increase on custom duty from first Hamal of 1391.  
The participants in the meeting also emphasized for reducing unemployment and training skilled work power in the country. 
In the meeting the issue of 75 percent increase in wage of military retired personnel from 1382 to 1387 was also discussed and it was agreed if the ministry for finance was able to pay the fund within three installments. 
According to another report, vice president Khalili also received members of the Wardak provincial council and listened to the problems of the province. 
Members of the provincial council had also expressed their hatred to insecurity and vowed to support the government. 
In his speech the vice president said that formation Shurai Wahdat Mardam or people unity council in Wardak province is a significant step towards strengthening unity and development among the inhabitants of the province. 
The vice president also said described terrorism as evil imposed on Afghans from abroad; saying the people through councils and in cooperation with the elders and religious scholars can ensure peace and stability in the country. 
He also assured the delegation that the government would do its best to solve the problems of Wardak province.
 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Chicago/Washington (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met with David Cameron British Prime Minister in Chicago city of USA. 
At this meeting they discussed bilateral relations, long-term commitment of Britain towards Afghanistan, transition of security responsibilities to the Afghan forces, peace and reintegration and the future presidential elections of Afghanistan. 
President Karzai said that 2014 is very important for Afghanistan because on one hand transition of security is taking place at this year and the presidential election will be organized. 
Calling the role of Pakistan in the peace process as important said that stability in Afghanistan is to the interest of Pakistan and the region. 
David Cameron said at the meeting that Britain is loyal to its long-term commitments towards Afghanistan and added that all the NATO countries are committed towards the process of transition of security to the Afghan forces. 
He also touched on the assistance of his country to Afghanistan and added that the academy of military officers to be built by Britain forms an important part of his country’s aid in military sphere to Afghanistan. 
He added that his country will assist Afghanistan with 178 million Sterling Pounds annually for reconstruction and development of Afghanistan and in addition to this will provide an aid of $100 annually for security forces of Afghanistan.
 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Chicago/ Washington (BNA) President Hamid Karzai in his meeting with Prime Minister of Norway alongside the Chicago summit discussed bilateral relations, the peace process, transition of security responsibility to the Afghan security forces and the cooperation document between the two nations. 
President Karzai emphasized on the continuation of peace and reconciliation and called it one of the important priorities of Afghanistan. 
He added that Afghanistan does not want to be a burden on the shoulders of the international community and Norway after 2014 and so far much has been achieved in this respect and we are certain that Afghanistan can like other countries carry on its responsibilities successfully. 
He appreciated the declaration of support and assistance by different countries of the world to Afghanistan at the NATO conference.
He reiterated that the assistance rendered by Norway to Afghanistan should meet the satisfaction of both countries and transparency should be observed in its expenses. 
The Norwegian Prime Minister emphasized on strategic cooperation between the two nations and expressed the hope that the strategic cooperation document between the two nations is signed. 
He noted that Norway will assist Afghanistan with $125 million annually towards its reconstruction and in addition to that shall provide additional assistance of $25 million in the military spheres of Afghanistan. 
He reiterated that his country shall expand its assistance to the child health, education and higher education in Afghanistan.
 

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:15

Recreational Park Inaugurated In Faizabad

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Faizabad (BNA) Mohammad Ghani the director of construction with Badakhshan province inaugurated a recreational Park in the provincial capital Faizabad yesterday. 
The park built in 6,000 square meters at a cost of 640000 US dollars funded by the province municipality.