26 April 2017

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Kabul (BNA) In continuation of military operations conducted by security troops, 550 acres of land were cleared from poppy bushes in outskirt of Nangarhar province.
According to Selad 201 army corps press office to BNA, the defense and security forces carried out several joint clearing operations for destroying of puppy bushes in various parts of Achen and Sourkhrod districts of Nangarhar province, in which 550 acres of land were cleared from puppy bushes. 
 

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Jalalabad (BNA) Military operation against Daesh fighters were extended in Achen district, and various parts of Nangarhar province.
The operation started on Daesh strongholds in Achen district by commando forces and extended in other eastern parts such as Hasaka Mina and Kot districts of the province.
Jaweed Salim spokesman of commando forces told BNA, in latest conflicts, ten Daesh fighters were lost their lives.
He added, the security forces has managed to capture several regions from of Daesh fighters.
In this operation, at least 70 Daesh affiliates were killed and dozen others were injured.
Salim said, the aim of the operation is destroying of hideouts and centers of Daesh and clearing of Nangarhar province from presence of insurgents.
Spokesman of commando forces said the operations will be continued till annihilation of insurgents in the province. 
 

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:21

Series of Blasts Prevented In Nooristan

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Paroon (BNA) The security forces succeeded to prevent from a series of blasts in Nooristan province.
According to reports, the security forces discovered and neutralized four mines and a bomb from crowded areas of Nooristan province.
According to police commander in the east of the country to BNA, with planting of the mines and bomb Taliban wanted to organize a series of blasts but not succeeded to their evil goals.
No one has been detained in connection of the failed plot.
Another report says that the security forces discovered two weapons caches of Taliban.
Several heavy and light weapons and quantity of explosives were also seized from the caches. 
 

Tuesday April 4, 2017

Kabul (BNA) A former Taliban commander accusing the leader of the group having ties with foreign intelligence service says he works for aliens’ interests and prolongs the war in the country.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes Khan Mohammad Churik a former commander of the group in Balkh province who had fought against Afghan security forces for many years in Chamtal district, Balkh province claims that he had fought for sacred aim. But  now the ways Mullah Hibattullah the leader of Taliban follows caused his discontent, because clearly understands that the leader of Taliban closely affiliated to intelligence services of foreign countries and fight to meet the evil objectives of his masters while Afghan government spare no any efforts for ensuring security and tranquility of people.
Khan Mohammad Churik accusing the leader Taliban affiliation to ISI says recently signing a protocol with Russia, receives military and financial aids from that country. Churik also, claims that Mullah Hibattullah has provided the ground for the presence of foreign militants in Afghanistan and presently about 600 armed foreign terrorists are fighting against Afghan security forces in Sar-e-Pul province and have great role in destruction of our homeland and act as the masters of the local people there. Dawa Khan known as Sabawon another commander of Taliban who like Khan Mohammad Churik has severed his ties with notorious Taliban confirming Churik’s statements says Mullah Hibattullah has joined hand with enemies of Afghanistan deviated Taliban’s movement to a wrong way.
These Two commanders of Taliban say, today the ties of Taliban leadership especially Mullah Hibatullah to foreign intelligence services is not secret to any body and Taliban cannot afford this. Therefore, they have severed from them and joined Afghan security forces to work toward ensuring national interests and to serve the people. The statements indicate that Taliban is not a national or Islamic movement, but in disguise of Islam fight for implementing foreign plans and objectives. Sometimes this group work for Arabs and another time for western countries interests, and presently they are working for ensuring Russians interests in the region. Pakistan has the control of Taliban and uses them as a means for achieving its regional objectives and obtaining concessions from other counties.
This notorious group has no any program or intention of their own, but act according to what ISI instruct them and never think about national interests and the realities of the country. Today, the leadership of Taliban enjoys a prosperous life via drug trafficking, selling weapons and munitions, while encourage the ranks and files of the group for continuation of war and destruction of our homeland. Fortunately, this ominous intention has revealed and the number of their critics decrease by passing each day. The statements of Khan Mohammad Churik and Dawa Khan are clear evident of our claim. The recent developments obviously demonstrate the increasing number among the dissidents of Taliban, we will be witness of joining of other commanders of Taliban like Churik and Dawa Khan to Afghan government forces, and Mullah Hibatullah will be alone in his council with his foreign masters. 
 

Tuesday April 4, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Based on Khan Mohammad Baz’ head of currency exchangers in Kabul, Shahzada market report the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                                                                  
One Dollar                                                               67/45 afgs                          
One Pound Sterling                                             83/80 afgs                        
One Euro                                                           72/10 afgs                       
One Emirate’s Dirham                                            18/30 afgs                         
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                            627 afgs                       
One Thousand Indian Rupees               1025 afgs            
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                             17/60 afgs   
 

Tuesday April 4, 2017

Kabul (BNA) At least 7 armed oppositions were killed and 18 others were wounded during recent clashes with Afghan security forces in northern Balkh and Kunduz provinces.
According to information of 209 Shaheen army corps to BNA, the conflicts occurred in Gazar region, Chamtal district, Balkh province and Hawlichashma region, Khan Abad district of Kunduz province, as a result 25 anti-government militants were killed and wounded.
Some light weapons have been seized during the clashes as well, the source added.
 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Paroon City (BNA) Four armed Taliban insurgents were killed and three others were injured in recent conflict by security forces in Nooristan province last night.
The clash occurred near Paroon city capital of the province while, security forces shooting on Taliban and prevented from mine planting of them.
A border police commander in the east of the country told BNA, in the clash, 4 armed insurgents were killed and three others were injured.
 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Jalalabad City (BNA) Local officials reported from killing of 50 armed insurgents in series of clearing operations carried out by commando forces in Nangarhar province last night.
The operations conducted on Daesh strongholds in Achen district under the chairmanship of General Munib Amiri.
Jaweed Salim spokesman for commando forces told BNA, in latest conflicts of the operation, 16 Daesh fighters lost their lives and dozen others were injured.
He said the commando forces manage to clean several regions from being of Daesh.
From beginning of this operation till now, 50 Daesh fighters were killed and dozen others were injured.
Salim added, the aim of the operation is destroying of Daesh stronghold and clearing of Achen district from existence of insurgents. 
 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Kabul (BNA) National Defense Ministry reported from killing of 68 armed insurgents including 15 Daesh loyalists across the country.
According to national defense ministry press office to BNA, the defense and security forces conducting joint clearing operations in several provinces of the country killed 68 armed insurgents including a Taliban local commander and 15 Daesh fighters and injured.15 others.
The operations conducted with support of air and artillery forces in outskirts of Kapisa, Nangarhar, Paktika, Ghazni, Kandahar, Urozgan, Zabul, Farah, Herat, Faryab, Kunduz, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul and Helmand provinces. 
 

Tuesday April 4, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Built in second millennium B.C., the Bakhter Treasury was discovered in the ruins of Zoroastrian Fire Temple located in the abandoned city of Sheberghan, Northern Province.
In 1978-1979, a delegation of Afghan and soviet archeologists led by Victor Sarianid, launched excavations in Telatapa (Gold Hill) ancient site, where 21,618 gold, silver and Ivory works in six graves have been found. The contents of this treasury include thousands of silver coins, golden chains, a small emerald gemmed golden tree, a medal on which a mythical animal has been engraved, a man mounted on a Dofbin, a belt, one winged dragon, a golden crone, Roman and Greek coins. All those artifacts were handed over to Afghanistan national museum department in Kabul in 1979. A number of these artifacts were displayed in 1980. Later for precaution and protection, these treasuries were taken to Koti Baghcha Palace. In 1988 these works were leaked in large chests in Da Afghanistan Bank. On July 1991 a one day exhibition of a number of these relics was held in Koti Baghcha Palace and then they were hidden. At the end of 1992, a senior delegation inspector that place to confirm existence of large chests. A lot of ramous spread on their theft of sealing in black markets and even their melting but the officials concerned preferred to keep silence and not to divulge anything. In 1998 as per suggestion of head Bakhter Treasury exhibition draws more visitors of museums to the MoIC, a delegation went there and prepared a report and certified that the seal and lock of the chests were safe and not broken. In 2003, the Afghan government authorities announced that these works were safe and have not been damaged. In March 2004, an agreement on the contents of works of national museum was signed between the MoIC and the American National Geographic Institute. In April 2004, making of the works started in Kari and English with the participation of Victor Seriandi the discoverer of Tela Tapa treasury, Dr Fredric Hébert representative of N.G.I, Karl Grissman, who had started work with the national museum in 1973, senior government officials and experts of Archeological Institute. During listing, 21618 were counted and registered out of which 20587 works belonged to Telatapa and the rest to Bagram, Hadah, Findakistan, Tapa Flol, Ai Khanum, Tapa Khazana, Kama Daka, Kohna Masjid, Aqkiprak and Sorkh Kotal and beside that a collection of gold and silver coins were registered.
The rest were plundered and pillaged. An exhibition of Bakhter Treasury was opened on Hoot 29, in Beijing the national capital of China in Royal Museum at the presence of Deputy MoIC for youth affairs Dr. Kamal Saddat, Afghan ambassador of China Janan Musazao, Chines officials Lia io ju, head of national museum Mohammad Fahim Rahimi, chief of China Emperor Palace Ji Shiary etc. According to Musazai the Afghan ambassador, both China and Afghanistan had made a lot of efforts for holding of this exhibition and it would be open until June However, Afghanistan enjoys good weather and majority of its people rely on agriculture for their livelihoods and their family’s sustenance, but still 5 million hectares of lands face with water shortage in the country. Officials of the ministry for water and energy said inattention of the governments and lack of necessary facilities over the last years have caused the country’s waters to be flown to neighboring countries of Iran and Pakistan.
Despite enjoying 7 million hectares of agricultural lands, deficiencies in different fields such as, substandard agriculture method, lack of reformed seeds and inattention of farmers have caused only 2million hectares of lands to be used for agricultural crops. Over 5m hectares of farmlands facing water shortage in Afghanistan This is while that the proposal on saving Afghanistan’s waters and building water dams has been the issue discussed by the government officials several times, but it has not come into effect so far. Abdul Matin Salihi, the incharge for horticulture sector of the ministry of agriculture, irrigation and livestock said lack of water was the great challenge before agriculture growth in Afghanistan. He believes that importing 80 percent of agricultural supplies is really concerning for a country where 70 percent of its exports are agricultural goods. He stressed much investment should be considered to save the country’s waters, because, there is no doubt that agricultural expansion is the only way that can positively affect economic development of the country.
“Afghanistan needs 100,000 tons of reformed seeds annually, but currently, the farmers are provided with only 20 percent of the figure,” he added. He said importing low-quality chemical fertilizers and agricultural medications are among other problems which bring down the country’s agricultural products. A number of experts said there was no doubt that Afghanistan was among the countries enjoying good climate and enough water, but unfortunately, the government of Afghanistan could still manage the waters properly. Shir Ali Tazri, an expert said, “despite having necessary facilities, still the people of Afghanistan face with water shortage particularly in agriculture sector, thus, I hope the government could prevent flowing waters to neighboring countries and build dams in some parts of the country to help improve agriculture.” According to the spokesperson of the ministry for water and energy, building dams play imperative and strategic role in balance and stable development.
In fact, construction of dams can create a great change in agricultural sector, he added. The agriculturists of the country say that water plays vital role in agriculture area and they ask the government to pay attention in building dams in different parts of the country so the water shortage problems are met or the country will face a worse situation. Shukria Kohistani 17.2017 for three months. Dr Kamal Sadat said 231 pieces have been displayed in this exhibition. Head of national museum Fahim Rahimi said Bakhter Treasury was exhibited in South Korea national museum. “Our goal behind this exhibition is to show the world that we have long his history and rich culture.” In South Korea, over 200,000 people suited it Rahimi went on to add that the exhibition of Bakhter Treasury is one of the most spectacular in the world. In a two month extinction in Japan, over 6,000 people visited it. “We receive an advance of $250,000 and over Afs 170m have been collected by the government. For the time this exhibition was held in France as now Kazakhstan has requested holding of this exhibition,” Rahimi concluded.
Karima Malikzada
 

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