12 December 2018

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met in his office the Commander of NATO Resolute Support Mission and US Forces, General Austin Scott Miller, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
General Miller called on Foreign Minister Rabbani days after the meeting of the NATO Resolute Support Mission Contributing Nations held on December 5the in Brussels.  The two sides discussed and exchanged views on range of issues, the statement added.
The NATO and US Force Commander recalled with optimism the rejuvenated spirit of support at the Brussels meeting.
Foreign Minister Rabbani and General Miller discussed Afghanistan US bilateral ties and exchanged views on the peace process, and the upcoming elections, as well as the NATO and US support for the Afghan security forces, the statement concluded as saying.
 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Second vice president Sarwar Danesh stressed that the commission to access to information should soon start its work, BNA reported on Sunday.
Expressing glad over recruitment of the commission’s new members, VP Danesh said this organ had a heavy responsibility the agency added.
He called the new law on access to information one of the best laws in region and the world and asked the commission to spare no effort in implementation of the law, BNA went on to say.
After discussions, to address the priorities such as the commission’s structure and budget, VP Danesh instructed that a meeting should soon be held with the presence of finance ministry, civil services and administrative reforms commission, presidential affairs administration and the commission’s representatives to address the mentioned issues.
Law on access to information has recently been endorsed and got the first position worldwide.
 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani addressing a women’s gathering organized by the office of the First Lady and the National Security Council here yesterday said the upcoming presidential elections to be held on time, adding government was decisive in fighting corrupt and powerful individuals in the country.
According to a statement from the presidential press office, the President thanked women’s participation to the event, saying he has directed National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib to increase provincial women’s role peace related committees.
“I am proud of your opinions as it is legal, general and country-wide.  Peace process shouldn’t be Kabul-basked, but should involve the people across the country,” the president added, as quoted in the statement.  Hinting to water management, the president said many dams were either constructed or reconstructed, adding planning of remaining water dams were still going on or none of the country’s region would leave out of electricity.  “There would be no peace sans proper economic planning.  Opportunities should be given to youth so that to be recruited in government organs,” the president noted, saying 22 thousand of youth were recruited by the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil  Services Commission through open competition.
Concluding his remarks, the president called national unity key to Afghan’ unison and stressed on women’s key role.
 

Monday December 10, 2018

Mahtarlam City (BNA) In the continuation of a military operation dozens rebels were killed and several villages have been cleared from existence of anti-government militias in eastern Laghman province.
The operation has started last week by participation of hundreds Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police personnel in relevant areas of Alishing-Dawlat Shah highway.
Press office of Sylab army corps by releasing a statement issued that, several villages have been cleared from being of armed oppositions in Alishing-Dawlat Shah highway.
Recently, 8 terrorists were killed and six more were wounded during the operation, the statement added.
Also within the last 3 days of the military operation more than 50 militants have been killed and wounded and dozens villages clean-up from existence of terrorists.
The military operation will be continued till the highway completely cleared from being of insurgents.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday December 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah contracts were signed for construction of Khush Tepa water canals and electricity generating as well as transmission of electricity line from Nangarhar to Kunar and from Ghazi to Paktika province and construction of substations in Kunar and Paktika provinces, BNA reported. Contracts were signed by acting minister of finance Dr. Hamayoun Qayoumi and minister of agriculture, irrigation and livestock Nasir Ahmad Durani with US ambassador, deputy director for USAID, director of the Asian Development Bank and chairman of Breshna Shirkat. Khush Tepa irrigation and electricity generating project has 270 km length and would irrigate 500 thousand of acres of land. Ministries of energy and water and agriculture, irrigation and livestock as well as the national environment protection agency would have shares in the project. The Nangarhar electricity transmission line to Kunar and construction of a substation would be completed within two years and would benefit 26 thousand of families in these provinces. The projects would cost 60 million USD and would be financed by Asian Development Bank. Meanwhile, the electricity transmission line from Ghazni to Paktika and construction of substation in Paktika would cost 60 million USD and would be also financed by the Asian Development Bank, the project would be completed in two years and would benefit 30 thousand of families.
 

Monday December 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Construction work of a mosque has begun in northern Kunduz province yesterday.
According to BNA local correspondent report, the mosque to be built in three floors with a sum of 60 million Afghani funded by Benayee Company in Sardora Township, Kunduz city the provincial capital of the province.
Abdul Jabar Naimi governor of Kunduz, head of provincial council of the province and heads of government organs were present during the inauguration ceremony of the mosque.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Aibak (BNA) The construction work of five welfare projects kick off in Samangan province.
The issue was stated by Abdul Wahab Langari the head of operational and development of presidential office who traveled to that province.
Mohammad Sediq Aziz press in charge of Samangan province told BNA, the delegation met with the deputy mayor and head of the Hajj and endowment of the province said the plans scheduled to be implemented at the cost of 150 million Afghani in Aybak city.
According to Langari, these projects include construction of waiting house for women and men in public health department, a congregational mosque with the capacity of 1500 prayers, a 2,000 person hall and a gymnasium.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, 09 December 2018 11:29

ISIS Fighters Killed in Recent Raid

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Jalalabad (BNA) 13 ISIS associates were killed in recent raid of Afghan security forces in Nangarhar province last night.
The fighters were suppressed in their strongholds in Hasaka Mina District.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, 13 ISIS fighters were killed in the raids.
He added, two strongholds of the ISIS with all war equipment have been demolished.
Another report says, six insurgents affiliated to ISIS group were detained in Nangarhar province.
The fighters were detained in a clearing operation from suburb of Rodat and Dorbaba district bazaar.
Weapons and explosives have been seized from the detainees.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, 09 December 2018 11:28

Policemen Martyred in Taliban Attack

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) Two policemen were martyred in Balkh province last night.
General Abdul Razaq Qaderi police chief of Balkh told BNA the policemen were martyred while armed Taliban stormed on police checkpoint in Gortapa village, Charboldak district of the province.
He added, two other policeman were also injured in the event.
But residents of the village said, Taliban set on fire a police checkpoint and abducted two policeman with their weapons.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, 09 December 2018 11:27

Taliban Shadow Governor Killed in Paktika

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Sharan (BNA) Taliban shadow governor was killed with four other insurgents in a clearing operation of Afghan security forces in Gomal district Paktika province.
Ghulam Sakhi Rough Lewani police chief of Paktika told BNA, numerous of heavy and light weapons were also seized.
T. Yarzada
 

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