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Saturday, February 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture met with the delegation of the US amateur youth athletes yesterday. 
He said that today we are host to some of the athletes of the US who have taken part in training of the National Olympic Committee and they visited our youth sports groups and promised cooperation to them. 
Dr. Raheen added that we are hopeful that sports relations with the US and Afghanistan strengthens and our sports athletes including the youth (boys and girls) visit the US and the US athletes visit our country and this way cooperation strengthens between the two nations. 
It is said that the US delegation including the youth of the amateur youth union (EEU) on the invitation of the office of deputy minister for youth affairs of the ministry and the National Olympic Committee in order to develop sports in Afghanistan. 
The delegation visited the children and National Radio TV studios. 
The delegation also visited the circus, acrobat, national Atan of the Afghan youth organized by the Kabul people shura that amazed the delegation.
The head of the delegation praised the display of the youths and expressed full support of the US union in sports spheres. 
A member of the US delegation said that this union is the greatest sports foundation of the US stationed in Florida of the US and during the three past days have trained 150 sports trainers of the National Olympic Committee.

Saturday, February 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Some elders, influential and Jehadi personalities of Laghman province met with second vice-president Mohammad Karim Khalili the other day. 
Hajji Naqibullah a representative of the Laghman people at the House of people and head of ulema council of the province spoke and shared some of their problems with Khalili. 
They said that during the initial months of spring due water rise some of their agricultural land destroy and asked for undertaking of measures for prevention of such incidents. 
They also touched on occasional flooding, shortage of health centers, building of dam of Kala Gush and attention towards infrastructural structure in the province. 
Khalili expressed pleasure over meeting with the elders and appreciated the cooperation of Laghman people during the transition of security. 
Khalili issued instructions to the ministry of rehabilitation and rural development and the disaster preparedness department to undertake measures for prevention of agricultural land destruction in the province. 
He assured them that their proposal for building of the dam and infrastructural structures will be taken up at the cabinet meeting. 
The elder invited Khalili to visit the province in an appropriate time.

Saturday, February 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) First Vice-president Marshal Mohammad Qaseem Fahim met with the Iranian ambassador to Kabul the other day. 
At the meeting Marshal Fahim called for preservation and further consolidation of friendly relations and cooperation between the two nations. 
He added that Afghanistan and Iran have common bonds and they cooperate with each other at the highest levels. 
The Iranian ambassador Feda Hussain Maliki stressed that Iran supports the efforts towards restoration of peace in Afghanistan and added that peace and stability in Afghanistan is to the interest of the regional countries and the world. 
They also exchanged views on trade relations and its importance towards economic growth in the two countries.

Saturday, February 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai has assigned a delegation to evaluate the air bombardments on a village in Nejrab district of Kapisa province in which some countrymen were martyred and wounded and material losses caused on the people. 
On the 19th of Dalwa of current year as a result of air bombardments on the village of Gayawi of Nejrab district of Kapisa province a number of innocent countrymen were martyred and wounded. 
Saddened over this tragic incident president Karzai has assigned a delegation led by advisor minister Al-hajj Mohammad Zahir Safi with the following members:
1- National Assembly member and chairman of the security affairs commission Mirdad Nejrabi, as deputy.
2- Member of the National Assembly Hajji Iqbal Safi as members.
3- Senator Mawlawi Ghulam Bahaudden Munsef.
4- Representative of Defense Ministry general Abdul Rehman.
5- Representative of the Interior Ministry General Abdul Khalil Dastyar.
6- Representatives of the national security department General Ghulam Farouq.
7- Member of the House of People Hajji Agha Jan.
8- Representative of the Local organs department Mohammad Haroun Sahibzada.
9- Representative of the administration affairs and council of ministers Secretariat Hashmatullah Hashimi.
The delegation tasked that to convey sympathies of the president of the Islamic republic of Afghanistan to the victims’ families, and in their meetings with the elders, members of the provincial council, religious clergies, assess the incident thoroughly and prepare a report for the presidential office. 
The government authorities of Kapisa province should ensure the security of the delegation and facilitate their assessment. 
And, the national defense ministry should facilitate the trip and return of the delegation.

Saturday, February 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai chaired on Thursday a judicial meeting of senior officials to discuss a report prepared by the defense minister on the Bagram prison, supposed to be transferred the responsibility of this prison to Afghan government within a month time that expired on 5 February. 
Since the one month deadline that expired on 5 February for the complete handover of the prison was not met, the meeting agreed on a renewed one-month ultimatum effective today. 
February 9. 2012 to March 9.2012 for a full transfer of the prison control to Afghan government. 
Due to the non-cooperation by the American side and lack of necessary working conditions required for the government’s justice and judicial staff to function in the prison, it was decided that, as of today Feb 9th, all legal and judicial operations in Bagram prison be ceased and all Afghan attorneys there be recalled for as long as it is ensured that Afghan sovereignty is being exercised in the prison. 
In consistence with the previous agreement, a commission was initially tasked on January 9th, 2010 to complete the transfer of the Bagram prison from the Americans within one year time from January 2011 until January 2012. 
On January 5, 2012, President Karzai had re-assigned the same commission led by Defense Minister to transfer the Bagram prison to Afghan government control within a month time. 
The meeting was attended Chief Justice, Ministers of Defense and Interior, Deputy Justice Minister, National Security Advisor, the Attorney General, Director General NDS, Chairman of the Transition Commission, Presidential Advisor, Director General for the High Office of Oversight and Director General for the IDLG.

Friday, 10 February 2012 18:13

Pakistan beat Afghanistan by seven wickets

Friday 10 February 2012


SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates: Pakistan beat Afghanistan by seven wickets in the first-ever one-day international between the two countries at Sharjah Stadium here on Friday.

Leg-spinner Shahid Afridi took 5-36 to restrict Afghanistan to 195 before Pakistan romped home in the 38th over with Younis Khan hitting an unbeaten 70 and Imran Farhat scoring 52.

For Afghanistan, Karim Sadiq top-scored with 40 while Mohammad Nabi (37) and Samiullah Shinwari (32) also contributed

Friday, 10 February 2012 15:20

Afghanistan made 195 runs

Friday 10 February 2012

SHARJAH: Leg-spinner Shahid Afridi took his eighth five-wicket haul in one-day cricket but Afghanistan still managed 195 in their first-ever day-night international at Sharjah Stadium here on Friday.

The 31-year-old leg-spinner took four wickets in his first spell to derail Afghanistan -- who won the toss and batted -- from 54-1 to 101-5 before finishing with 5-36 in his 10 overs.

Afridi also became the second spinner with the highest one-day wickets (338) behind Muttiah Muralitharan (534), surpassing India's Anil Kumble who had 333 wickets.

But despite Afridi's brilliance, the Afghan batsmen put up an excellent show and had they not lacked experience -- playing their first one-day international against a top nation -- they would have scored more.

There was plenty of fireworks on and off the field as Afghan batsmen hit six sixes during their innings which delighted the bumper 15,000-strong weekend crowd -- mostly Pakistan and Afghan expats.

Paceman Umar Gul provided Pakistan with the early breakthrough when he caught Noor Ali (nine) off his own bowling before Afridi dismissed Mohammad Shahzad (20), Nawroz Mangal (11), Gulbadin Naib (seven) and Karim Sadiq (40) in his first spell.

Sadiq hit two boundaries and two sixes during his aggressive 47-ball knock.

Mohammad Nabi, who scored 37 with two sixes, added 46 for the sixth wicket with Samiullah Shinwari who finished with 32 studded with four boundaries.

Gul and Wahab Riaz took two wickets each

Friday, 10 February 2012 12:13

11 extremists killed in Orakzai Agency

(BNA) Friday 10 February 2012


PESHAWAR: Security forces killed 11 militants and injured 19 others in Mamuzai area of Orakzai Agency, rFriday.

According to sources, security forces targeted militants’ hideout in Mamuzai area of Upper Orakzai and destroyed three compounds. 11 militants who were hiding in the compounds were also killed while 19 others got injured.

Security forces are conducting operation against militants in the Orakzai Agency and Central Kurram Agency. Many areas have been cleared from extremists so far.

Friday, 10 February 2012 11:57

Afghanistan bat against Pakistan

(BNA) Friday 10 February 2012

SHARJAH: Afghanistan captain Nawroz Mangal won the toss and chose to bat in their historic first-ever day-night international against Pakistan at Sharjah Stadium here on Friday.

Afghanistan, who have played 18 one-day internationals against fellow Associate teams, are playing their first match against a top Test playing nation.

Pakistan, who thrashed England in the three-Test series 3-0 earlier this week, have been boosted by the return of allrounder Shahid Afridi.

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Wahab Riaz

Afghanistan: Nawroz Mangal (capt), Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Karim Sadiq, Samiullah Shinwari, Mirwais Ashraf, Gulbadain Naib, Dawlat Zadran, Shahpoor Zadran, Amir Hamza

Umpires: Simon Taufel (AUS) and Shozab Raza (PAK)
Tv umpire: Ahsan Raza (PAK)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)

Kabul, Thursday 9 February


Aghanistan team players are excited and promise to put up a best show in their first-ever one-day international against Pakistan in Sharjah on Friday, an official said.

The war-torn country has played 18 one-day internationals since gaining status in 2009 but all their matches were against associate and affiliate teams Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland, Kenya and Scotland. And the prospect of playing Pakistan, World Cup champions of one-day cricket in 1992, left the Afghanistan players ecstatic.

"It's a great opportunity for Afghanistan players and they can't wait for Friday," team manager Shafiqullah Stanikzai told AFP. "It's a tough challenege for the team but we will show our qualities and fight to the last."

Of their 18 ODIs to date, Afghanistan have won 11 and lost seven and Stanikzai said despite the big challenge his team will not let their fans down.

"Afghanistan team is an entertainment package and we will try to give the best possible fight to Pakistan who are the form team after beating England 3-0 in Tests and doing well in one-day cricket recently," said Stanikzai.

The cricket relationship between the two countries goes a long way, as the game was made popular in Afghanistan by refugees who spent years living in Pakistan when Soviet troops invaded their country in 1979.

In the last three years cricket has progressed in the war-ravaged country by leaps and bounds. Afghanistan finished fifth in the World Cup qualifiers in 2009 to win the right to play one-day cricket and the following year they won the qualifying tournament to earn an opportunity to play in the World Twenty20 held in West Indies. Stanikzai said Afghanistan are progressing fast.

"With this opportunity we hope to build our team and next month we will feature in the World Tweny20 qualifiers and hope to win that again to play the main tournament," said Stanikzai of the World Twenty20 event to be held in Sri Lanka in September-October this year.

Afghnaistan team will be led by Nawroz Mangal and has exciting players in Karem Sadiq, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad and fast bowler Hamid Hassan.

Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan said his team will not take Afghanistan lightly. "Afghanistan's team is coming up very fast and we will take them very seriously," said Khan, hoping his team carry on their good work from the 3-0 Test series win over England.

"This one-day against Afghanistan will give us an opportunity to switch to the one-day mode before the series against England," said Khan of his team's four-match series starting from February 13.

Pakistan have brought in all-rounders Shahid Afridi and Hammad Azam in the squad for the one-day matches. Organisers in Sharjah hope a large number of Afghan and Pakistan expats will come to support their teams