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Monday, 12 December 2011 06:40

Defense Minister Meets US Senate Delegation

Monday, December 12, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Defense Minister, Abdul Raheem Wardak met with the budget committee head for the US senate, Powel Ryan and his accompanying delegation here in Kabul, national defense press office reported. 
According to the defense ministry’s press office, at the meeting, the security situation, national army development, training and equipment had been discussed between the two sides as the main agendas. 
The national defense minister assured the US delegation of the developed Afghan national army and is ready to take over security of the country from the international forces in the appointed deadline, but emphasized that the national army’s different segments should be equipped with modern military facilities to address the current requirements. 
Meanwhile, the US senate delegation on behalf of his country assured not to spare any cooperation in the area of equipment and training of the national army, the statement quoted. 
The regional security and relations and effectiveness of the peace talks had also been discussed between the two sides during the meeting.

Monday, December 12, 2011
Kabul (BNA) In order to celebrate the world day of volunteers, initiated by the office of the deputy minister for you affairs of ministry of information and culture, the work of volunteers was launched and the youth took part in cleaning of the Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan hospital and Malali maternity hospital. 
Thanking the youth Temur Shah Ishaqzai deputy minister for youth affairs of the ministry thanked the volunteer youths and appreciated cooperation of the UN in Kabul. 
He told the youth that day is the world day for volunteers and you achieved your mission in cleaning different parts of the city and this way mark the world day. 
The UN representative said at the ceremony that those volunteers who carry on voluntary works in reality take bold steps towards development of their society. 
The youth had been divided into two categories and accompanied by the deputy minister started cleaning of Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan and Malalai maternity hospital.

Monday, 12 December 2011 06:35

President Karzai’s Condolence Message

Monday, December 12, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Regretfully, we got information that one of the Nangarhar University experienced lecturers, Prof. Abdul Waheed Alokozai who had been suffering from a serious illness had passed away. 
Late Prof. Dr. Abdul Waheed Alokozai had worked for years in Nangarhar University, spent most of his life in teaching young doctors with leaving many scientific works and performing his duty in a good manner and his death is a tragedy. 
I extend my sympathy to his family, friends and the Nangarhar University personnel and great patience for the bereaved family.

Monday, December 12, 2011
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai addressing in the World Corruption Day here in Kabul asked the international community to refrain any propagation against Afghanistan, presidential press office said. 
A statement issued by the presidential press office said that speaking in the meeting held on the occasion of the international corruption day; President Hamid Karzai said that some media released reports that Afghanistan would face civil war after the international forces withdrawal from the country. 
“Civil war had taken place from the interferences of the foreign countries and our errors”. 
President Karzai said as quoted in the statement, adding that, “We ask the world community to cooperate with us and abstain from launching any propagation against us”. 
According to the statement, the president, added that the Traditional Loya Jerga participants had been the real representatives of the people of the people of Afghanistan and discussed conditions for the presence of the international forces in the country, so the world community should try its best to restore security in the country and work for the people unison.

Sunday, 11 December 2011 12:16

UN Delegation Visits Herat

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Herat (BNA) A high level delegation of UN met with Aseluddin Jasi deputy governor of Herat yesterday. 
According to BNA reporter, this delegation visited Afghanistan for evaluation activities of this organization. 
This visit took place on request of Afghan foreign ministry, Security Council and secretary general of that organization for assessment of transferring security responsibility process to the Afghan forces. 
In this visit, deputy governor of Herat expressing readiness for taking security responsibility asked the World Society’s further assist with Afghanistan till its self-sufficiency. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Kabul (BNA) President of Iran in a telephone contact with President of Afghanistan last night expressed his condolence on terrorist attack of the Ashora’s day in Kabul. 
Likewise, Mahmod Ahmadi Nezhad President of the Islamic Repblic of Iran emphasized on significance of the three partite session of Afghanistan-Pakistan-Iran, asked that the next session to be held between the authorities of these countries soon.  
According to presidential press office to BNA, in this telephone contact, Hamid Karzai president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan thanking from Ahmadi Nezhad’s sympathies with the Afghan people, accepted his suggestion on holding of the three partite session of Afghanistan-Pakistan-Iran.
President Karzai said that extensions of friendly relations with neighboring countries are at the priorities of Afghanistan’s foreign policy and Afghanistan is ready to participate in this session.  
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Kabul (BNA) In cleaning up operations of national army soldiers in the last 24 hours in provinces of the country, 30 armed militants was detained and a number of arms and ammunition were seized. 
According to national defense ministry press office to BNA, the operations carried out in Kandahar, Helmand, Nangarhar, Logar, Khost, Zabul and Farah provinces, in which 30 armed militants were captured and 6 Kalashnikovs, 3 sets of communication means, 3 rocket launchers and other military equipments were seized by these forces. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

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.