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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Maidan-Shaher (BNA) The new building for Jalrez district security commandment was inaugurated in Maidan Wardak province yesterday. 
Shahidullah Shahid spokesperson for Maidan-Wardak governor said to BNA, the building construction work was completed with the financial assistance of ISAF stationed in Maidan-Wardak at the cost of $1,700,000 dollars within one year and came under utilization. 
He added, this building is consisting of 30 offices, a conference room, dining room and other facilities.
In the inaugural ceremony of this building, Mohammad Halim Fedai governor of Maidan-Wardak and other local in charges and tribal elders were present. 
Governor of Maidan-Wardak expressed thanks assistances of ISAF forces and requested further assistances in that province.  
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Sunday, 11 December 2011 10:27

12 Armed Taliban Arrested In Logar

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Pul-i-Alam (BNA) 12 armed Taliban were arrested by Afghan and ISAF forces from Charkh district of Logar province yesterday. 
Colonel Ghulam Sakhi Roogh Lewni police chief of Logar said to BNA, coalition forces carried out an operation in Charkh district last night in which 12 armed Taliban including a key commander of them were detained. 
Deen Mohammad Darwish spokesperson for Logar governor said that in this operation Kalashnikov, pistol, and counterfeit were seized by these forces. 
According to him these persons were captured from Charkh district bazaar and are under investigation by ISAF. 
According to another report, seven persons were captured on charges of cooperation with armed Taliban from Khashrood district of Nimrooz province.
Two PK machine guns, a quantity of mines and explosive devices were seized by Afghan and NATO forces from them, the source added. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Sunday, 11 December 2011 07:51

103 Kg Of Heroin Seized In Nangarhar

Jalalabad (BNA) About 103 kilograms of heroin was seized by police in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, an official said. 
The drugs were recovered from a Mazda truck loaded with cauliflowers in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, police spokesman, St. Cap. Hazrat Mohammad Zamaray, said. 
Two people were arrested in connection with the narcotics, which were meant for smuggling to Kabul, he said. 
The official also said 32.5 acres of land was cleared of poppy crops by police in different areas of the province on Friday.

Sunday, 11 December 2011 07:47

Central Stocks Of MoPH Repaired

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Kabul (BNA) The central stocks of the ministry of public health (MoPH) opened after undergoing repairs by Dr. Nadera Hayat Burhani deputy minister of public health ministry. 
She thanked the UN for assisting in repairing the central stocks of the ministry. 
She added that part of the cost was provided by the ministry’s budget. 
The stock is used for preserving medical equipments.  
According to Burhani the ministry needs a central stock with international standards and this need has been materialized with the cooperation of medical donors of Afghanistan. 
Dr. Zafar head of the SPS said that the stock had some problems in the past which is being resolved after thorough repairs.

Sunday, 11 December 2011 07:43

World Human Rights Day Marked In Kabul

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Kabul (BNA) The World Human Rights Day was marked in a ceremony at the justice ministry. 
The ceremony was attended by a number of National Assembly members, deputy ministers of some ministries, diplomats of foreign countries in Kabul. 
Addressing the gathering justice minister Habibullah Ghalib said that human rights has for lone time been practiced and that the 63 years back after the Second World War adopted the Human Rights Declaration but human rights is still to be materialized in some countries even at the present moment. 
He added that though some countries have incorporated this declaration in their laws and that Afghanistan has inserted the provisions of the human rights in its laws and religious rites. 
He noted that Islamic law is far better than the human rights and we respect these rights on the basis of our traditional and religious practices. 
The UN representative also spoke at this ceremony and said that it is clear that human rights in reality ensures justice in the world and fortunately Afghanistan too has this as part of its policies and tries that this will assist peace and we shall continue our cooperation to this end as well. 
Farid Hamidi representative of Independent Human Rights Commission spoke that marking of this day is an opportunity for the victims of human rights towards those violating the human rights and definitely justice is an important part of human rights that no attention has been attached to it in Afghanistan till now.

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Hundreds of people rallied in Kabul on Saturday, International Human Rights Day, calling for trying war criminals. 
A large number of women took part in the rally organized by the Social Association of Afghan Justice Seekers (SAARJS). 
The rally began at round 9:30am at the Sadarat Square and culminated in the Deh Afghanan area, with protestors chanting slogans against war criminals and calling for abolition of an amnesty law. 
Carrying photos of war victims, the demonstrators asked the government to bring to justice people involved in mass murder over the past three decades. 
SAAJS head, Weda Ahmad said this news agency; the demonstration was aimed at placing war criminals on trial. 
“Still different kinds of crimes are being committed in Afghanistan and families of war victims want bloodthirsty criminals to be put on trial,” the organizer added. 
Ahmad maintained violence against women had reached its peak and still women and children were being subjected to different forms of violence.

Sunday, 11 December 2011 06:58

UN Continues Its Assistance To Ghor

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Kabul (BNA) The UN delegation from its Kabul office arrived in Ghour province to meet the provincial in charges in Cheghcharan city calling the UN projects in Ghour especially in the peace process and reintegration and return to civil service as outstanding. 
The head of the UN delegation said that the UN shall expand its assistance to Ghour province alongside reconstruction of infrastructural projects and in program for peace, stability for the people in that province.

Sunday, 11 December 2011 06:52

Afghanistan Set up SAFF Cup Final With India

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan edged past Nepal 1-0 in their South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup match in New Delhi to reach the final, an official said on Wednesday. 
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives and Bhutan are participating in the championship that got underway on December 3. 
Afghani players played well, but they lost some chances, pushing the match into the extra time, Afghan coach Humayun Kargar said this news agency.
Thanks to Bilal Arzo, who scored the solitary goal in the 101st minute, Afghanistan marched into the final of the tournament for the first time. 
The coach promised all out efforts to win the championship.   
Afghanistan will take on hosts India in the final, slated for Sunday. 
In their previous encounter, the Afghans held India to a 1-1 draw.

Sunday, 11 December 2011 06:43

Disabled, Part Of Afghan Society

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Kabul (BNA) The third of December as the world disabled day was marked in Kabul yesterday by the Senate commission on disability and their rights Mohammad Alam Aezedyar first secretary of the senate and Mawlawi Abdul Wali Raji and some other members of the senate attended the ceremony. 
Mawlawi Abdul Wali Raji secretary of the Senate, Sayed Mohammad Sadat Naseri head of the commission for disabled of the senate, Senator Nafisa Sultani and some other senators spoke on the rights of the disabled and praised their sacrifices during Jehad and resistance eras in the country. 
They said that the disabled have defended the dignity and pride of the homeland and lost limbs of their bodies. 
The disabled are an important part of the history of this nation and they deserve all possible assistance to ensure their living including shelter, the rights to education, work, marriage, freedom of speech and other basic rights of a citizen of this country.

Sunday, 11 December 2011 06:39

Japan Pledges $ 9.3m For Anti-Polio Drives

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Japan would provide the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) a grant of $9.3 million for polio vaccination in Afghanistan, the ministry said on Saturday. 
A contact to the effect was signed among Japanese Ambassador to Afghanistan Reiichiro Takahashi, United Nations Children’s Fund country representative Peter Crowley and Acting Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil in Kabul on Saturday. 
Fifty six polio cases have been registered in Kandahar, Helmand and Farah provinces since March 22, 2011. 
Last year, the cases were 25, Dalil said after signing the contract. 
She linked the increasing number of polio cases to insecurity that hindered vaccination campaigns in several provinces. 
She cited the return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan as another reason.  In Pakistan, the number of such cases stood at 110 in 2011 and 144 in 2010, she said.
Dalil tanked Japan for the grant, saying implementation of vaccination drives would help lower the mortality rate among children besides boost their immune system. 
Takahashi said it was Japan’s priority to deal with the disease in Afghanistan, pledging continued assistance in this regard. 
The Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) country director, Yoshikazu Yamada, said they had assisted Afghanistan with $50 million for implementing vaccination campaigns since the beginning of 2011. 
Japan has been assisting Afghanistan in constructing clinics, providing medicine and medical equipments, he added. 
Tokyo would provide more than $34 million to the Ministry of Public Health for constructing a building for an infectious diseases hospital in Kabul, he promised.